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 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 134 140
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.23% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 1.68% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £433 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.31% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £253 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £473 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 462 417 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.92% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 285 283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +12.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £43.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 27 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
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £425 - 2
Somerset - 1 £440 -
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
4 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
6 7 (41.18%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
7 6 (35.29%) BDD
7 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) ATG
8 5 (29.41%) Banking
8 5 (29.41%) Retail
8 5 (29.41%) Retail Banking
8 5 (29.41%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (29.41%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (29.41%) hybris
8 5 (29.41%) Coaching
8 5 (29.41%) API Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (23.53%) Gradle
9 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Internet
9 4 (23.53%) C#

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (70.59%) Cucumber
3 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
4 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (23.53%) Ant
6 4 (23.53%) Gradle
6 4 (23.53%) Maven
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 1 (5.88%) Calabash
8 1 (5.88%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Java Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) QA Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) API Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Coaching
5 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) ATG
1 5 (29.41%) hybris