The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 81 76
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.49% 1.96% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £313 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 86 102 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.86% 10.12% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 70 79
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +136.84%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in Reading

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) VB
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) VoltDB
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle