Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 856 870
Rank change year-on-year +29 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing The Grinder 18 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.10% 0.031% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
England median daily rate £450 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £406 -
% change year-on-year +10.77% - -
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 17713 15879 15182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 16.64% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12455 10684 10213
England median daily rate £463 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.62% +4.18% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 227 312
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.15 £24.00 £21.89
90th Percentile £60.70 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +8.11%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -31 9 £413 +50.00% 1
East of England - 6 £350 - 1
South West - 3 £486 -
The Grinder
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing The Grinder also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for The Grinder.

1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) Java
3 14 (77.78%) JMeter
4 13 (72.22%) TDD
5 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
5 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
6 9 (50.00%) QA
7 8 (44.44%) BDD
7 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
7 8 (44.44%) Selenium
7 8 (44.44%) Gatling
8 7 (38.89%) SQL
9 6 (33.33%) QA Automation
9 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (33.33%) AppDynamics
10 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (27.78%) SDLC
10 5 (27.78%) New Relic
10 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
10 5 (27.78%) DbVisualizer
10 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (27.78%) Dynatrace
10 5 (27.78%) Grafana
10 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (27.78%) Perl
10 5 (27.78%) PHP
10 5 (27.78%) Oracle
10 5 (27.78%) DB2
10 5 (27.78%) JBoss

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 5 (27.78%) JBoss
1 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) DB2
1 5 (27.78%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) JMeter
2 8 (44.44%) Gatling
2 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
4 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 4 (22.22%) Travis CI
5 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
7 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (27.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Automation Tester
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) QA Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) AIX
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) TDD
3 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
4 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (33.33%) QA Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) Kanban
6 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Statistics
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Stress Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) AWK
3 5 (27.78%) Perl
3 5 (27.78%) PHP
3 5 (27.78%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) Jython
5 3 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 5 (27.78%) Dynatrace
2 5 (27.78%) New Relic
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) HP