Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 430 447 566
Rank change year-on-year +17 +119 +15
Contract jobs citing JMeter 476 543 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.83% 2.59% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 354 207
UK median daily rate £425 £439 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +4.46% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £312
90th Percentile £530 £593 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £398
% change year-on-year +4.62% +2.20% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.44% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -34.44% - -

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 16,840 20,987 17,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 20.55% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,938 14,376 11,841
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 223 299
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £25.30 £26.55 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.40 £52.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +1.19%

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Top 15 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 22 August 2019. 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 +10 427 £425 -3.41% 83
UK excluding London +53 310 £425 +4.62% 57
London -15 151 £450 -3.23% 31
North of England +41 107 £425 +6.25% 24
South East +56 101 £430 +21.13% 12
North East +58 39 £461 +2.50% 6
North West +20 36 £425 - 10
Yorkshire +15 32 £383 +4.79% 8
Midlands +34 28 £375 -18.92% 9
Scotland +30 28 £500 +17.65% 3
West Midlands +39 22 £383 -7.27% 8
South West -35 21 £425 -2.86% 5
East of England -12 19 £358 -20.56% 2
East Midlands +24 6 £375 -25.00% 1
Wales +11 6 £310 -0.80% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 331 (69.54%) Test Automation
2 294 (61.76%) Selenium
3 261 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (48.95%) Java
5 216 (45.38%) Performance Testing
6 189 (39.71%) QA
7 165 (34.66%) Jenkins
8 163 (34.24%) Cucumber
9 161 (33.82%) BDD
10 126 (26.47%) JIRA
11 121 (25.42%) DevOps
12 109 (22.90%) SQL
13 107 (22.48%) Azure
14 103 (21.64%) Non-Functional Testing
15 102 (21.43%) TDD
16 99 (20.80%) RESTful
17 96 (20.17%) WebDriver
17 96 (20.17%) C#
18 91 (19.12%) JavaScript
19 88 (18.49%) LoadRunner
20 87 (18.28%) Web Services
21 85 (17.86%) Gatling
22 83 (17.44%) Scrum
22 83 (17.44%) SoapUI
23 77 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
24 76 (15.97%) Confluence
24 76 (15.97%) Git (software)
25 72 (15.13%) JUnit
26 67 (14.08%) SOAP
26 67 (14.08%) Test Strategy

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 76 (15.97%) Confluence
2 23 (4.83%) Apache
3 22 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (4.20%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.10%) GeoServer
6 10 (2.10%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.26%) IIS
9 6 (1.26%) Jetty
10 5 (1.05%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.05%) nginx
11 4 (0.84%) JBoss
11 4 (0.84%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.42%) Appian
13 2 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 107 (22.48%) Azure
2 49 (10.29%) AWS
3 36 (7.56%) BrowserStack
4 25 (5.25%) Sauce Labs
5 24 (5.04%) GitHub
6 16 (3.36%) SaaS
7 14 (2.94%) BlazeMeter
8 13 (2.73%) PaaS
9 10 (2.10%) IaaS
9 10 (2.10%) Loggly
10 8 (1.68%) GCP
11 7 (1.47%) Google Analytics
12 6 (1.26%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.26%) Serverless
13 5 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) HTTP
2 6 (1.26%) Internet
3 3 (0.63%) Intranet
4 2 (0.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.21%) 2G
5 1 (0.21%) 3G
5 1 (0.21%) 4G
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.21%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) IPsec
5 1 (0.21%) LAN
5 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) SMTP
5 1 (0.21%) SSH
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.25%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (3.36%) Redis
5 11 (2.31%) Big Data
6 10 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (2.10%) GIS
7 9 (1.89%) Blockchain
7 9 (1.89%) DB2
8 8 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.47%) MySQL
10 6 (1.26%) Impala
10 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.26%) Pentaho
11 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.63%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 294 (61.76%) Selenium
2 165 (34.66%) Jenkins
3 163 (34.24%) Cucumber
4 126 (26.47%) JIRA
5 96 (20.17%) WebDriver
6 88 (18.49%) LoadRunner
7 85 (17.86%) Gatling
8 83 (17.44%) SoapUI
9 76 (15.97%) Git (software)
10 72 (15.13%) JUnit
11 51 (10.71%) SpecFlow
12 49 (10.29%) Maven
13 38 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
14 33 (6.93%) Visual Studio
15 30 (6.30%) TeamCity
16 28 (5.88%) NeoLoad
17 27 (5.67%) Jasmine
18 23 (4.83%) GitLab
19 20 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
19 20 (4.20%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (13.45%) Public Sector
2 43 (9.03%) Finance
3 19 (3.99%) Banking
4 15 (3.15%) Legal
5 9 (1.89%) Retail
6 6 (1.26%) Front Office
6 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.26%) Marketing
6 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.63%) Electronics
7 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (25.63%) Tester
2 88 (18.49%) Developer
3 80 (16.81%) Test Engineer
4 69 (14.50%) Analyst
5 63 (13.24%) Test Analyst
6 58 (12.18%) Automation Tester
7 50 (10.50%) Performance Tester
8 41 (8.61%) QA Engineer
9 35 (7.35%) Java Developer
10 31 (6.51%) Test Automation Engineer
11 25 (5.25%) QA Leader
12 24 (5.04%) Developer in Test
13 23 (4.83%) Test Leader
14 22 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
15 21 (4.41%) Software Developer
16 19 (3.99%) QA Tester
17 17 (3.57%) Performance Test Engineer
18 16 (3.36%) Automation Test Analyst
19 15 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
19 15 (3.15%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (20.80%) RESTful
2 87 (18.28%) Web Services
3 67 (14.08%) SOAP
4 51 (10.71%) Spring
5 46 (9.66%) Gherkin
6 42 (8.82%) Node.js
7 41 (8.61%) AngularJS
7 41 (8.61%) REST
8 39 (8.19%) JSON
9 38 (7.98%) XML
10 36 (7.56%) .NET
11 31 (6.51%) CSS
12 26 (5.46%) hapi
13 25 (5.25%) jQuery
14 24 (5.04%) Hibernate
14 24 (5.04%) HTML
15 23 (4.83%) React
16 20 (4.20%) Swagger
17 18 (3.78%) JMS
17 18 (3.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (2.94%) Blog
4 11 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.68%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.47%) Derivative
7 6 (1.26%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.05%) NHS
9 4 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.42%) EPoS
11 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.21%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.50%) Linux
2 47 (9.87%) Windows
3 21 (4.41%) Unix
4 15 (3.15%) Android
5 13 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.10%) VMS
7 7 (1.47%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.26%) CentOS
8 6 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.42%) AIX
10 2 (0.42%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (69.54%) Test Automation
2 261 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (45.38%) Performance Testing
4 161 (33.82%) BDD
5 121 (25.42%) DevOps
6 103 (21.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 102 (21.43%) TDD
8 83 (17.44%) Scrum
9 77 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (14.08%) Test Strategy
11 63 (13.24%) Integration Testing
11 63 (13.24%) Microservices
12 60 (12.61%) API Testing
13 59 (12.39%) Load Testing
13 59 (12.39%) Regression Testing
14 56 (11.76%) Functional Testing
15 49 (10.29%) Test Scripting
16 48 (10.08%) SDET
17 44 (9.24%) Kanban
18 40 (8.40%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 233 (48.95%) Java
2 109 (22.90%) SQL
3 96 (20.17%) C#
4 91 (19.12%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.98%) Python
6 20 (4.20%) Java 8
7 14 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.94%) Ruby
8 13 (2.73%) C
9 12 (2.52%) Groovy
10 11 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.10%) Scala
12 9 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.68%) C++
14 7 (1.47%) Perl
15 6 (1.26%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.05%) Kotlin
16 5 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.24%) ISEB
3 37 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 36 (7.56%) ISTQB
5 16 (3.36%) Degree
6 12 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.84%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (39.71%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) GDPR
3 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (12.61%) Docker
2 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.42%) HDFS
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Postfix
4 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.57%) Kibana
3 14 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (2.31%) logstash
4 11 (2.31%) Puppet
5 9 (1.89%) Ansible
5 9 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.68%) Terraform
7 6 (1.26%) HP ALM
8 5 (1.05%) Grafana
9 4 (0.84%) Packer
10 3 (0.63%) Nessus
10 3 (0.63%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.21%) Control-M
12 1 (0.21%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.21%) Mesos
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.21%) Nagios
12 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (7.56%) Oracle
2 31 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 21 (4.41%) HP
5 17 (3.57%) Google
6 12 (2.52%) New Relic
7 10 (2.10%) Micro Focus
8 9 (1.89%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.47%) IBM
9 7 (1.47%) WSO2
10 5 (1.05%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 5 (1.05%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.84%) Adobe
11 4 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.84%) SAP
11 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.84%) webMethods
12 3 (0.63%) Apple
12 3 (0.63%) VMware