The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 June 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.

Apache JMeter
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 232 227
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 20 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 2.80% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 15
Median daily rate £393 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1280 1321 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 804 733
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire +24 8 £390 +0.64%
Kent - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £401 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex -4 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 30 (85.71%) Java
2 27 (77.14%) Selenium
2 27 (77.14%) Test Automation
3 22 (62.86%) BDD
4 21 (60.00%) HP
4 21 (60.00%) TDD
5 20 (57.14%) WebDriver
6 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (45.71%) Ruby
7 16 (45.71%) LoadRunner
7 16 (45.71%) REST
8 14 (40.00%) JIRA
9 13 (37.14%) Web Services
9 13 (37.14%) Cucumber
9 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (34.29%) JSON
10 12 (34.29%) Groovy
10 12 (34.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (34.29%) Sitecore
10 12 (34.29%) Splunk
10 12 (34.29%) Bitbucket
10 12 (34.29%) Gradle
10 12 (34.29%) Apache Ivy
10 12 (34.29%) eggPlant
10 12 (34.29%) XML
10 12 (34.29%) Ant
10 12 (34.29%) Project Management
10 12 (34.29%) HTTP
10 12 (34.29%) OOP
10 12 (34.29%) OO

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (34.29%) CMS
1 12 (34.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (25.71%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) HTTP
2 4 (11.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (77.14%) Selenium
2 20 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 16 (45.71%) LoadRunner
4 14 (40.00%) JIRA
5 13 (37.14%) Cucumber
6 12 (34.29%) Ant
6 12 (34.29%) Apache Ivy
6 12 (34.29%) Bitbucket
6 12 (34.29%) eggPlant
6 12 (34.29%) Gradle
6 12 (34.29%) Maven
7 9 (25.71%) Gatling
7 9 (25.71%) NeoLoad
8 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
8 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.43%) JUnit
9 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Tester
2 8 (22.86%) Performance Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Developer in Test
5 4 (11.43%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Test Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) REST
2 13 (37.14%) Web Services
3 12 (34.29%) JSON
3 12 (34.29%) XML
4 9 (25.71%) React
5 7 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
7 3 (8.57%) .NET
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (8.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Test Automation
2 22 (62.86%) BDD
3 21 (60.00%) TDD
4 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (34.29%) Content Management
6 12 (34.29%) OO
6 12 (34.29%) OOP
6 12 (34.29%) Project Management
7 10 (28.57%) Scrum
8 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Performance Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (20.00%) SDLC
10 7 (20.00%) SOA
10 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.14%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (17.14%) Visualisation
12 5 (14.29%) Component Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) Ruby
3 12 (34.29%) Groovy
3 12 (34.29%) Python
4 11 (31.43%) C#
5 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) C
8 3 (8.57%) C++
9 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Fortify
2 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) HP
2 12 (34.29%) Sitecore
2 12 (34.29%) Splunk
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle