Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for The Grinder skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited The Grinder over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The Grinder - Java Load Testing Framework
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 839 867
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28 -
Contract jobs citing The Grinder 49 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.048% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 2 5
England median daily rate £478 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.72% +31.82% -
10th Percentile £420 £345 £256
90th Percentile £700 £380 £408
UK median daily rate £478 £363 £275
% change year-on-year +31.72% +31.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The Grinder is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,730 16,798 16,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 18.41% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,617 11,663 11,038
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 278 236
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.83 £30.60 £25.56
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.13 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

The Grinder
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing The Grinder as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing The Grinder in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing The Grinder in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing The Grinder within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 41 £515 +42.07% 2
North West - 8 £475 - 1
North of England - 8 £475 - 1
The Grinder
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing The Grinder also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for The Grinder.

1 44 (89.80%) JMeter
2 42 (85.71%) Java
3 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (65.31%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
5 26 (53.06%) Performance Testing
6 22 (44.90%) Maven
6 22 (44.90%) Scala
6 22 (44.90%) Clojure
6 22 (44.90%) Docker
6 22 (44.90%) Public Cloud
7 20 (40.82%) Kubernetes
7 20 (40.82%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (40.82%) Kafka
7 20 (40.82%) JIRA
7 20 (40.82%) Apache
7 20 (40.82%) C#
7 20 (40.82%) Scrum
8 19 (38.78%) Test Strategy
8 19 (38.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (36.73%) Mesos
9 18 (36.73%) QA
9 18 (36.73%) Selenium
9 18 (36.73%) ActiveMQ
10 17 (34.69%) LoadRunner
10 17 (34.69%) Visual Studio
10 17 (34.69%) BlazeMeter
11 16 (32.65%) Zephyr
11 16 (32.65%) Confluence
11 16 (32.65%) GitHub

The Grinder
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (40.82%) Apache
2 16 (32.65%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 32 (65.31%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (38.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (34.69%) BlazeMeter
4 16 (32.65%) GitHub
5 10 (20.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (16.33%) Slack
Development Applications
1 44 (89.80%) JMeter
2 22 (44.90%) Maven
3 20 (40.82%) JIRA
4 18 (36.73%) Selenium
5 17 (34.69%) LoadRunner
5 17 (34.69%) Visual Studio
6 16 (32.65%) Jenkins
6 16 (32.65%) Zephyr
7 12 (24.49%) Gatling
7 12 (24.49%) TeamCity
8 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 4 (8.16%) Travis CI
10 2 (4.08%) Gradle
10 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
11 1 (2.04%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Java Engineer
1 11 (22.45%) Tester
2 10 (20.41%) Performance Tester
3 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.33%) QA Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Technical Leader
6 5 (10.20%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) Kafka
1 20 (40.82%) RabbitMQ
2 18 (36.73%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Performance Testing
2 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
3 20 (40.82%) Scrum
4 19 (38.78%) Test Strategy
5 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Line Management
7 9 (18.37%) BDD
7 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.37%) Decision-Making
7 9 (18.37%) People Management
7 9 (18.37%) Performance Metrics
7 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (18.37%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 7 (14.29%) Kanban
8 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) Clojure
2 22 (44.90%) Scala
3 20 (40.82%) C#
4 9 (18.37%) Java 8
5 7 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (8.16%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Groovy
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) Jython
7 2 (4.08%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
1 4 (8.16%) ISEB
1 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) QA
System Software
1 22 (44.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) Kubernetes
2 18 (36.73%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Dynatrace
2 9 (18.37%) AppDynamics
2 9 (18.37%) New Relic
3 2 (4.08%) IBM