The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 30 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.

Apache JMeter
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 138 145
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.069% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £311 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.87% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £418 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
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 South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 522 396 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.08% 13.60% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 237 291
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 31
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.10 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the South West

JMeter
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol - 5 £300 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Wiltshire +3 2 £315 -10.00%
Somerset +2 1 £440 +3.52% 1
Devon - 1 £306 -
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 27 (90.00%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (36.67%) HTML
5 11 (36.67%) LoadRunner
6 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 10 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 9 (30.00%) Python
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
7 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Retail
8 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 8 (26.67%) CSS
8 8 (26.67%) BDD
9 7 (23.33%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (23.33%) Retail Banking
9 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 7 (23.33%) MVC
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) JDBC
10 6 (20.00%) OOP
10 6 (20.00%) Internet
10 6 (20.00%) RESTful
10 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 5 (16.67%) QA

JMeter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (90.00%) Selenium
2 13 (43.33%) Cucumber
3 11 (36.67%) LoadRunner
4 10 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (23.33%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (13.33%) Ant
7 4 (13.33%) Gradle
7 4 (13.33%) Maven
8 2 (6.67%) Fiddler
8 2 (6.67%) JIRA
8 2 (6.67%) JUnit
8 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.33%) Calabash
9 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
9 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
9 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
9 1 (3.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (26.67%) Retail
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Java Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Big Data Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) HTML
2 8 (26.67%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) JDBC
3 6 (20.00%) RESTful
4 4 (13.33%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) XSD
5 3 (10.00%) JSON
5 3 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (6.67%) Spring
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) Ajax
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE
7 1 (3.33%) JSF
7 1 (3.33%) JSP
7 1 (3.33%) JSR 168
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (3.33%) Struts
7 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 7 (23.33%) MVC
5 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (20.00%) OOP
7 5 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (10.00%) API Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Coaching
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.00%) Web Development
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) ATG
1 3 (10.00%) hybris
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle