Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 441 354 501
Rank change year-on-year -87 +147 +84
Contract jobs citing JMeter 390 756 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 3.43% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 483 288
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £310
90th Percentile £530 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £399
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.58% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -31.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -

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 14,044 22,021 19,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 21.21% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,212 15,115 13,381
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 231 282
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.50 £26.75 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.66%

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the UK

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

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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 November 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 -89 340 £425 -5.56% 53
UK excluding London -89 244 £400 -5.88% 47
London -34 129 £450 -5.26% 12
North of England -36 85 £425 - 15
South East +13 75 £363 -12.65% 10
Yorkshire +28 36 £372 -2.75% 5
North East +16 28 £495 +20.00% 4
East of England +1 24 £368 -13.41% 2
Scotland +5 22 £475 +10.14% 2
North West -49 21 £425 -1.28% 6
South West -32 15 £400 -11.11% 5
Midlands +16 12 £431 +4.55% 9
Wales +38 11 £310 -11.43% 4
West Midlands +23 9 £431 +7.81% 6
East Midlands +13 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 268 (68.72%) Test Automation
2 224 (57.44%) Selenium
3 220 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (50.26%) Performance Testing
5 164 (42.05%) Java
6 133 (34.10%) QA
7 120 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 108 (27.69%) Jenkins
9 107 (27.44%) BDD
10 101 (25.90%) SQL
11 100 (25.64%) RESTful
12 92 (23.59%) JIRA
13 85 (21.79%) DevOps
14 80 (20.51%) JavaScript
15 79 (20.26%) Gatling
16 78 (20.00%) Azure
17 77 (19.74%) WebDriver
17 77 (19.74%) Non-Functional Testing
18 72 (18.46%) TDD
19 70 (17.95%) Microservices
20 67 (17.18%) Test Strategy
20 67 (17.18%) C#
21 65 (16.67%) LoadRunner
22 64 (16.41%) Web Services
22 64 (16.41%) API Testing
23 60 (15.38%) JUnit
24 58 (14.87%) Scrum
25 56 (14.36%) Confluence
26 55 (14.10%) SoapUI
27 52 (13.33%) Continuous Integration

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 56 (14.36%) Confluence
2 23 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.36%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.59%) Apache
4 14 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.05%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.28%) GeoServer
6 5 (1.28%) Jetty
6 5 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) OpenEdge
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.26%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.00%) Azure
2 36 (9.23%) AWS
3 32 (8.21%) BrowserStack
4 21 (5.38%) BlazeMeter
4 21 (5.38%) Sauce Labs
5 16 (4.10%) GitHub
6 11 (2.82%) Google Analytics
7 10 (2.56%) SaaS
7 10 (2.56%) Serverless
8 7 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (1.28%) Datadog
11 4 (1.03%) GCP
12 3 (0.77%) PaaS
13 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) HTTP
2 8 (2.05%) VPN
3 2 (0.51%) 3G
3 2 (0.51%) 4G
3 2 (0.51%) Firewall
3 2 (0.51%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) 2G
4 1 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.26%) IPsec
4 1 (0.26%) LAN
4 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) SMS
4 1 (0.26%) SMTP
4 1 (0.26%) SSH
4 1 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.26%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.82%) Big Data
5 10 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.54%) MySQL
9 5 (1.28%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.28%) DataStage
9 5 (1.28%) GIS
10 4 (1.03%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.77%) DB2
11 3 (0.77%) Redis
12 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.51%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 224 (57.44%) Selenium
2 120 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 108 (27.69%) Jenkins
4 92 (23.59%) JIRA
5 79 (20.26%) Gatling
6 77 (19.74%) WebDriver
7 65 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 60 (15.38%) JUnit
9 55 (14.10%) SoapUI
10 37 (9.49%) Git (software)
11 35 (8.97%) SpecFlow
12 33 (8.46%) Maven
13 24 (6.15%) Visual Studio
14 23 (5.90%) NeoLoad
15 21 (5.38%) git-flow
15 21 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (4.62%) Gradle
17 17 (4.36%) Mockito
17 17 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (11.54%) Public Sector
2 43 (11.03%) Finance
3 16 (4.10%) Legal
4 14 (3.59%) Banking
5 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.28%) Electronics
6 5 (1.28%) Marketing
7 4 (1.03%) Advertising
7 4 (1.03%) Front Office
7 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (25.13%) Tester
2 72 (18.46%) Analyst
3 71 (18.21%) Test Analyst
4 65 (16.67%) Developer
5 64 (16.41%) Test Engineer
6 47 (12.05%) Automation Tester
7 36 (9.23%) QA Engineer
8 35 (8.97%) Performance Tester
9 30 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
10 29 (7.44%) Java Developer
11 27 (6.92%) Test Leader
12 21 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
12 21 (5.38%) Developer in Test
13 18 (4.62%) Performance Test Leader
13 18 (4.62%) QA Leader
14 17 (4.36%) Software Developer
15 15 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
15 15 (3.85%) Performance Engineer
15 15 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
15 15 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (25.64%) RESTful
2 64 (16.41%) Web Services
3 52 (13.33%) SOAP
4 47 (12.05%) Gherkin
5 37 (9.49%) AngularJS
5 37 (9.49%) Spring
6 31 (7.95%) CSS
6 31 (7.95%) Node.js
7 28 (7.18%) XML
8 25 (6.41%) .NET
8 25 (6.41%) JSON
8 25 (6.41%) React
8 25 (6.41%) REST
9 24 (6.15%) HTML
9 24 (6.15%) jQuery
10 20 (5.13%) Hibernate
11 18 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (4.62%) hapi
12 12 (3.08%) HTML5
12 12 (3.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (5.38%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.10%) Blog
3 11 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.28%) User Experience
6 4 (1.03%) Derivative
6 4 (1.03%) EPoS
6 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (0.77%) NHS
7 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.51%) Equities
8 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.46%) Linux
2 31 (7.95%) Windows
3 26 (6.67%) Unix
4 11 (2.82%) Android
5 10 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.79%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.28%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) VMS
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (68.72%) Test Automation
2 220 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (50.26%) Performance Testing
4 107 (27.44%) BDD
5 85 (21.79%) DevOps
6 77 (19.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 72 (18.46%) TDD
8 70 (17.95%) Microservices
9 67 (17.18%) Test Strategy
10 64 (16.41%) API Testing
11 58 (14.87%) Scrum
12 52 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (12.82%) Regression Testing
13 50 (12.82%) Test Scripting
14 49 (12.56%) Functional Testing
15 44 (11.28%) Kanban
16 42 (10.77%) Load Testing
17 39 (10.00%) Integration Testing
18 34 (8.72%) SDET
19 33 (8.46%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (42.05%) Java
2 101 (25.90%) SQL
3 80 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 67 (17.18%) C#
5 23 (5.90%) Python
6 19 (4.87%) Java 8
7 11 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.05%) C
9 8 (2.05%) Kotlin
10 7 (1.79%) Ruby
11 6 (1.54%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.54%) Scala
12 3 (0.77%) C++
12 3 (0.77%) Perl
12 3 (0.77%) VBScript
13 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.51%) ES6
13 2 (0.51%) Groovy
13 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.74%) ISEB
3 28 (7.18%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.59%) Degree
6 13 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.79%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (34.10%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) GDPR
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (11.03%) Docker
2 2 (0.51%) HDFS
2 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (7.95%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.08%) Kibana
3 11 (2.82%) Terraform
4 10 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (2.31%) logstash
6 7 (1.79%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.54%) Ansible
8 5 (1.28%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.03%) Perfmon
9 4 (1.03%) Puppet
10 3 (0.77%) Grafana
10 3 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.77%) Mesos
10 3 (0.77%) Nessus
11 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.26%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.26%) Nagios
12 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (10.26%) Oracle
2 30 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.62%) Google
4 17 (4.36%) HP
5 11 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.79%) New Relic
7 6 (1.54%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.54%) SAP
8 5 (1.28%) Adobe
8 5 (1.28%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.28%) WSO2
9 4 (1.03%) webMethods
10 3 (0.77%) IBM
10 3 (0.77%) Splunk
10 3 (0.77%) VMware
11 2 (0.51%) Cisco
11 2 (0.51%) Databricks
11 2 (0.51%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow