Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JMeter skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JMeter over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 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
UK
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 393 439 379
Rank change year-on-year +46 -60 +147
Contract jobs citing JMeter 247 289 659
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.44% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.94% 2.54% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 225 461
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £328
90th Percentile £600 £538 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

JMeter is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8,389 11,373 20,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.44% 17.22% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,707 7,771 14,315
Median daily rate £475 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.04% +3.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £328
90th Percentile £648 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 164 247
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% -1.82%
10th Percentile £31.48 £17.95 £25.24
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £44.14
% change year-on-year +2.27% -0.31% -1.92%

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JMeter as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JMeter.

Daily rate trend for JMeter in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JMeter.

Hourly rate trend for JMeter in the UK

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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

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Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the UK over the 6 months to 7 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 197 £450 +8.11% 23
UK excluding London +74 105 £450 +12.50% 22
London +68 93 £450 +5.39% 6
Work from Home -155 89 £440 +37.50% 5
South East +77 35 £450 +12.50% 4
North of England +65 31 £475 +11.76% 7
Scotland +21 14 £440 -2.22% 4
North East +35 13 £498 +10.56% 3
Midlands +34 12 £315 -15.72% 1
North West +36 11 £518 +29.21% 3
South West +75 9 £420 +5.00% 3
West Midlands +23 9 £315 -15.72% 1
Yorkshire +41 7 £431 -4.17% 1
East of England +52 4 £450 +22.28% 2
East Midlands +24 3 £405 -
Wales +10 1 £425 +41.67%

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing JMeter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for JMeter.

1 133 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 131 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (51.42%) Java
4 104 (42.11%) Selenium
5 97 (39.27%) Performance Testing
6 89 (36.03%) Jenkins
7 80 (32.39%) DevOps
8 74 (29.96%) JIRA
9 72 (29.15%) QA
9 72 (29.15%) Security Cleared
10 69 (27.94%) BDD
11 65 (26.32%) Cucumber
12 60 (24.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 58 (23.48%) Azure
14 52 (21.05%) Postman
15 51 (20.65%) AWS
15 51 (20.65%) SC Cleared
16 50 (20.24%) Scrum
17 49 (19.84%) LoadRunner
17 49 (19.84%) JavaScript
18 48 (19.43%) Linux
19 47 (19.03%) TDD
20 46 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
21 41 (16.60%) SQL
22 39 (15.79%) RESTful
23 38 (15.38%) Test Strategy
23 38 (15.38%) API Testing
24 37 (14.98%) C#
24 37 (14.98%) SOAP
25 35 (14.17%) SoapUI

JMeter
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (8.91%) WebSphere
2 21 (8.50%) Confluence
3 15 (6.07%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.24%) Mule
5 5 (2.02%) JBoss
6 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.21%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.21%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.81%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.81%) WildFly
9 1 (0.40%) Documentum
9 1 (0.40%) FileNet
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.81%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.40%) Exstream
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.48%) Azure
2 51 (20.65%) AWS
3 27 (10.93%) GitHub
4 16 (6.48%) SaaS
4 16 (6.48%) Serverless
5 14 (5.67%) IaaS
5 14 (5.67%) PaaS
6 11 (4.45%) Azure Functions
7 8 (3.24%) Power Platform
7 8 (3.24%) Slack
8 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (2.83%) GCP
9 5 (2.02%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.62%) Boomi
10 4 (1.62%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.21%) Apigee
11 3 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.29%) HTTP
2 6 (2.43%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.81%) FTP
4 2 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) AMQP
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) IPsec
5 1 (0.40%) IPv4
5 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) WebEx
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.45%) DB2
3 10 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.24%) Power BI
5 7 (2.83%) MySQL
5 7 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.43%) Redis
7 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.81%) Cloud Spanner
8 2 (0.81%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.40%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 104 (42.11%) Selenium
2 89 (36.03%) Jenkins
3 74 (29.96%) JIRA
4 65 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 52 (21.05%) Postman
6 49 (19.84%) LoadRunner
7 35 (14.17%) SoapUI
8 32 (12.96%) JUnit
8 32 (12.96%) NeoLoad
9 30 (12.15%) Git (software)
9 30 (12.15%) Maven
10 29 (11.74%) REST Assured
11 26 (10.53%) GitLab
12 21 (8.50%) SonarQube
13 17 (6.88%) Ant
13 17 (6.88%) Mockito
13 17 (6.88%) WebDriver
14 16 (6.48%) Gatling
14 16 (6.48%) SpecFlow
15 14 (5.67%) Gradle
General
1 24 (9.72%) Public Sector
2 21 (8.50%) Finance
3 8 (3.24%) Banking
4 4 (1.62%) Marketing
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.21%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (29.96%) Tester
2 50 (20.24%) Test Engineer
3 40 (16.19%) Performance Tester
4 27 (10.93%) Analyst
4 27 (10.93%) Developer
5 26 (10.53%) Performance Engineer
6 24 (9.72%) Performance Test Engineer
7 21 (8.50%) Automation Tester
8 19 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) Test Manager
10 12 (4.86%) Senior Test Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Non-Functional Tester
11 11 (4.45%) Performance Analyst
11 11 (4.45%) QA Tester
11 11 (4.45%) Software Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) QA Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Senior Performance Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.64%) Developer in Test
13 9 (3.64%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.79%) RESTful
2 37 (14.98%) SOAP
3 32 (12.96%) JSON
4 31 (12.55%) XML
5 26 (10.53%) Web Services
6 25 (10.12%) .NET
7 24 (9.72%) Spring
8 20 (8.10%) Node.js
9 18 (7.29%) HTML
9 18 (7.29%) REST
10 14 (5.67%) J2EE
11 13 (5.26%) AngularJS
12 12 (4.86%) .NET Core
12 12 (4.86%) CSS
12 12 (4.86%) HTML5
12 12 (4.86%) RxJava
13 10 (4.05%) .NET Framework
13 10 (4.05%) WireMock
14 9 (3.64%) Gherkin
15 8 (3.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.50%) Mobile App
2 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.86%) Data Structures
3 12 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.86%) Mobile Payment
4 10 (4.05%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.02%) User Experience
6 4 (1.62%) NHS
7 3 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.21%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.21%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 2 (0.81%) Wiki
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.40%) IVR
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.43%) Linux
2 10 (4.05%) Windows
3 7 (2.83%) Android
3 7 (2.83%) Unix
4 6 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 131 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (39.27%) Performance Testing
4 80 (32.39%) DevOps
5 69 (27.94%) BDD
6 60 (24.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 50 (20.24%) Scrum
8 47 (19.03%) TDD
9 46 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (15.38%) API Testing
10 38 (15.38%) Test Strategy
11 32 (12.96%) Test Scripting
12 31 (12.55%) Scenario Testing
13 29 (11.74%) Functional Testing
13 29 (11.74%) Microservices
14 26 (10.53%) Open Source
14 26 (10.53%) Test Management
14 26 (10.53%) Waterfall
15 24 (9.72%) Regression Testing
16 22 (8.91%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (51.42%) Java
2 49 (19.84%) JavaScript
3 41 (16.60%) SQL
4 37 (14.98%) C#
5 31 (12.55%) Python
6 15 (6.07%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.26%) Java 8
7 13 (5.26%) Kotlin
8 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.24%) VB
10 7 (2.83%) Perl
11 6 (2.43%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.02%) Go
13 4 (1.62%) Ruby
14 3 (1.21%) C
14 3 (1.21%) C++
14 3 (1.21%) Groovy
14 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.81%) AWK
15 2 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (29.15%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.65%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.34%) ISTQB
4 24 (9.72%) ISEB
5 17 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (4.05%) Degree
6 10 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.21%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (29.15%) QA
2 9 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (13.77%) Docker
2 9 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (10.53%) Ansible
2 24 (9.72%) Terraform
3 19 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 14 (5.67%) Puppet
5 13 (5.26%) HP ALM
6 11 (4.45%) Kibana
7 10 (4.05%) Grafana
8 8 (3.24%) Rancher
9 4 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.21%) logstash
11 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.40%) Giant Swarm
12 1 (0.40%) Iperf
12 1 (0.40%) MIIS
12 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.40%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (9.72%) HP
2 23 (9.31%) Oracle
3 21 (8.50%) Splunk
4 16 (6.48%) Dynatrace
5 14 (5.67%) New Relic
6 13 (5.26%) MuleSoft
7 12 (4.86%) IBM
8 9 (3.64%) AppDynamics
9 7 (2.83%) Google
9 7 (2.83%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.43%) SAP
11 4 (1.62%) Apple
11 4 (1.62%) Dell
12 3 (1.21%) hybris
12 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.21%) Talend
13 2 (0.81%) Confluent
13 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.81%) WSO2