The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for JMeter skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache JMeter
England / North West
Rank 120 152 146
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.28% 1.30% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £275 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £395
% change year-on-year -3.33% -5.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

JMeter is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing JMeter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the North West

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JMeter in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the North West

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the North West

JMeter
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 5 £405 -
Manchester +6 4 £206 -43.10% 8
Cheshire - 1 £275 -
JMeter
England

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JMeter 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 North West region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (61.90%) Cucumber
4 10 (47.62%) Puppet
4 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (47.62%) GitHub
4 10 (47.62%) Bitbucket
4 10 (47.62%) Ansible
5 8 (38.10%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
8 5 (23.81%) Analytics
8 5 (23.81%) Gradle
8 5 (23.81%) Artifactory
8 5 (23.81%) Splunk
8 5 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (23.81%) Docker
8 5 (23.81%) logstash
8 5 (23.81%) Kibana
8 5 (23.81%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (23.81%) Spock
8 5 (23.81%) Datadog
8 5 (23.81%) SonarQube
8 5 (23.81%) Google
8 5 (23.81%) Maven
8 5 (23.81%) Google Analytics

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (23.81%) Drupal
1 5 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) GitHub
2 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (23.81%) Datadog
3 5 (23.81%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (61.90%) Cucumber
4 10 (47.62%) Bitbucket
5 5 (23.81%) Artifactory
5 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) Gradle
5 5 (23.81%) Maven
5 5 (23.81%) SonarQube
5 5 (23.81%) Spock
6 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
7 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
8 2 (9.52%) JIRA
8 2 (9.52%) LoadUI
8 2 (9.52%) Log4j
8 2 (9.52%) TestNG
8 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
9 1 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Drupal Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
5 1 (4.76%) Java EE
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) BDD
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) API Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Open Source
7 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Ansible
1 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (47.62%) Puppet
2 5 (23.81%) Kibana
2 5 (23.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Google
1 5 (23.81%) Splunk
2 2 (9.52%) HP