Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 477 399 428
Rank change year-on-year -78 +29 +86
Contract jobs citing JMeter 244 228 483
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 2.88% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 161 337
10th Percentile £315 £300 £325
25th Percentile £363 £360 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £427 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.75% -2.40% +2.94%
75th Percentile £503 £490 £488
90th Percentile £575 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +5.72% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 10,746 7,906 18,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.48% 18.20% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,187 5,520 12,146
10th Percentile £350 £333 £333
25th Percentile £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.39% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 110 258
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.23 £21.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £36.75 £36.55
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year - +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.08 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.96 £44.00
% change year-on-year +3.36% +4.44% +3.53%

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
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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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 14 June 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 -53 176 £450 +4.17% 48
Work from Home -175 108 £425 -4.23% 13
UK excluding London -29 106 £439 +5.72% 25
London -78 78 £465 +4.79% 27
North of England +19 30 £433 +8.13% 10
South East +2 24 £475 +15.15% 4
Scotland -37 20 £450 -1.10% 2
North West +4 14 £440 +21.38% 2
Midlands -22 14 £339 -12.58% 1
South West +1 11 £450 - 6
West Midlands -29 10 £325 -16.13%
North East +15 9 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire +13 7 £388 -8.82% 6
East of England -1 4 £383 -19.37%
East Midlands - 4 £375 - 1
Wales +6 3 £458 +22.00% 2

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 132 (54.10%) Test Automation
2 128 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (47.13%) Java
4 107 (43.85%) Selenium
5 99 (40.57%) Jenkins
6 97 (39.75%) Performance Testing
7 88 (36.07%) DevOps
8 77 (31.56%) JIRA
9 72 (29.51%) Cucumber
10 65 (26.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 65 (26.64%) Azure
11 63 (25.82%) Postman
12 62 (25.41%) AWS
13 60 (24.59%) Security Cleared
14 56 (22.95%) QA
14 56 (22.95%) JavaScript
15 54 (22.13%) Social Skills
16 50 (20.49%) BDD
17 49 (20.08%) Docker
18 48 (19.67%) Scrum
19 46 (18.85%) SQL
19 46 (18.85%) Software Testing
20 45 (18.44%) TDD
20 45 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (18.44%) C#
21 44 (18.03%) LoadRunner
22 41 (16.80%) Public Sector
23 40 (16.39%) RESTful
24 39 (15.98%) SC Cleared
25 37 (15.16%) GitHub

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 13 (5.33%) Confluence
2 11 (4.51%) Apache
3 8 (3.28%) Mule
4 6 (2.46%) CMS
4 6 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.82%) WildFly
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 65 (26.64%) Azure
2 62 (25.41%) AWS
3 37 (15.16%) GitHub
4 23 (9.43%) Serverless
5 14 (5.74%) SaaS
6 13 (5.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 13 (5.33%) PaaS
7 10 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (4.10%) BlazeMeter
7 10 (4.10%) GCP
8 9 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.87%) Azure Functions
10 7 (2.87%) BrowserStack
10 7 (2.87%) OpenShift
11 6 (2.46%) Datadog
12 5 (2.05%) Amazon S3
12 5 (2.05%) IaaS
12 5 (2.05%) Slack
12 5 (2.05%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.87%) HTTP
1 7 (2.87%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.82%) DNS
2 2 (0.82%) VPN
3 1 (0.41%) DSL
3 1 (0.41%) FTP
3 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.41%) SSL
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.10%) Redis
3 9 (3.69%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (2.46%) DB2
5 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.64%) Power BI
7 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 107 (43.85%) Selenium
2 99 (40.57%) Jenkins
3 77 (31.56%) JIRA
4 72 (29.51%) Cucumber
5 63 (25.82%) Postman
6 44 (18.03%) LoadRunner
7 36 (14.75%) SoapUI
8 34 (13.93%) GitLab
9 32 (13.11%) Git (software)
10 29 (11.89%) Maven
11 28 (11.48%) REST Assured
12 27 (11.07%) JUnit
13 26 (10.66%) SpecFlow
14 25 (10.25%) NeoLoad
15 23 (9.43%) Gatling
16 19 (7.79%) Serenity BDD
17 15 (6.15%) Ant
17 15 (6.15%) Subversion
18 14 (5.74%) Appium
19 13 (5.33%) SonarQube
General
1 54 (22.13%) Social Skills
2 41 (16.80%) Public Sector
3 20 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.79%) Finance
5 10 (4.10%) Marketing
6 6 (2.46%) Banking
7 4 (1.64%) Retail
8 3 (1.23%) Advertising
8 3 (1.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.23%) Publishing
8 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.41%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (40.57%) Tester
2 46 (18.85%) Performance Tester
3 39 (15.98%) Test Engineer
4 35 (14.34%) Developer
5 28 (11.48%) Automation Tester
6 20 (8.20%) Analyst
7 19 (7.79%) Test Analyst
8 17 (6.97%) Developer in Test
9 14 (5.74%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) Performance Test Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.51%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.51%) Non-Functional Tester
11 11 (4.51%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.69%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) QA Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.39%) RESTful
2 26 (10.66%) Node.js
3 25 (10.25%) REST
4 22 (9.02%) Web Services
5 20 (8.20%) React
6 19 (7.79%) SOAP
6 19 (7.79%) XML
7 17 (6.97%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.97%) JSON
8 15 (6.15%) .NET
9 13 (5.33%) OAuth
9 13 (5.33%) Spring
10 12 (4.92%) WireMock
11 11 (4.51%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.10%) Gherkin
12 10 (4.10%) Swagger
13 9 (3.69%) Jest
14 8 (3.28%) HTML
15 7 (2.87%) .NET Core
15 7 (2.87%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.51%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.46%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.05%) User Experience
4 3 (1.23%) PlayStation
4 3 (1.23%) Wiki
5 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.41%) NHS
6 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.38%) Linux
2 5 (2.05%) Android
2 5 (2.05%) Windows
3 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) AIX
4 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (54.10%) Test Automation
2 128 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (39.75%) Performance Testing
4 88 (36.07%) DevOps
5 65 (26.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 50 (20.49%) BDD
7 48 (19.67%) Scrum
8 46 (18.85%) Software Testing
9 45 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (18.44%) TDD
10 37 (15.16%) API Testing
10 37 (15.16%) Test Strategy
11 33 (13.52%) Microservices
11 33 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (11.48%) SDET
13 26 (10.66%) Defect Management
13 26 (10.66%) Test Management
14 24 (9.84%) Load Testing
15 23 (9.43%) Acceptance Criteria
15 23 (9.43%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (47.13%) Java
2 56 (22.95%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.85%) SQL
4 45 (18.44%) C#
5 23 (9.43%) Python
6 15 (6.15%) C
7 9 (3.69%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.87%) Java 8
8 7 (2.87%) Perl
9 6 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.05%) Scala
11 4 (1.64%) Ruby
11 4 (1.64%) VB
12 3 (1.23%) Groovy
12 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.82%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.82%) ES6
14 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.98%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.93%) ISTQB
4 20 (8.20%) ISEB
4 20 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.69%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.46%) Degree
8 5 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.23%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.95%) QA
2 16 (6.56%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.82%) WCAG
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (20.08%) Docker
2 17 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.23%) Varnish
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (10.25%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.33%) Grafana
3 10 (4.10%) Terraform
4 9 (3.69%) Ansible
4 9 (3.69%) Kibana
5 8 (3.28%) Puppet
6 7 (2.87%) HP ALM
6 7 (2.87%) Rancher
7 4 (1.64%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.23%) logstash
8 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.82%) Nagios
10 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.41%) Istio
10 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 29 (11.89%) Splunk
2 19 (7.79%) AppDynamics
3 13 (5.33%) Dynatrace
4 11 (4.51%) HP
5 9 (3.69%) IBM
5 9 (3.69%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.28%) New Relic
6 8 (3.28%) SAP
7 7 (2.87%) Google
8 6 (2.46%) MuleSoft
8 6 (2.46%) Oracle
9 4 (1.64%) Dell
10 3 (1.23%) Adobe
10 3 (1.23%) Informatica
10 3 (1.23%) OutSystems
11 2 (0.82%) hybris
11 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.41%) Acunetix
12 1 (0.41%) CyberSource
12 1 (0.41%) WSO2