Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 429 379 456
Rank change year-on-year -50 +77 -89
Contract jobs citing JMeter 459 237 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.95% 3.30% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 153 223
10th Percentile £363 £314 £300
25th Percentile £413 £360 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £420
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +7.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £590 £500 £488
90th Percentile £644 £587 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +10.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £36.25 - -
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +108.33% -
75th Percentile £42.88 - -
90th Percentile £45.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +108.33% -

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 15,562 7,185 12,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.89% 17.36% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,883 4,974 8,402
10th Percentile £383 £320 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £638 £556 £575
90th Percentile £725 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +12.27% -4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 158 157
10th Percentile £35.45 £30.00 £16.38
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +1.12% +1.14%
75th Percentile £64.75 £53.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.30 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 24 January 2022.

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

JMeter
Top 17 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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -88 359 £485 +7.78% 65
UK excluding London -43 185 £449 +1.99% 50
Work from Home -49 173 £500 +11.11% 17
London -108 163 £550 +19.57% 22
South East -41 47 £438 -2.78% 10
North of England -45 44 £400 -15.79% 17
South West -32 30 £463 +10.12% 5
North West -30 28 £425 -26.09% 10
Midlands -53 28 £432 +23.08% 10
East of England -29 26 £523 +22.65% 1
West Midlands -51 21 £424 +20.66% 7
Yorkshire -25 17 £393 -8.99% 5
East Midlands - 6 £515 - 3
Wales - 5 £325 -
Scotland -58 4 £390 -11.36% 7
North East -15 1 £440 -11.56% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 239 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (48.58%) Performance Testing
3 209 (45.53%) Test Automation
4 180 (39.22%) Java
5 172 (37.47%) Selenium
6 171 (37.25%) JIRA
7 152 (33.12%) Cucumber
8 147 (32.03%) Jenkins
9 128 (27.89%) DevOps
10 127 (27.67%) AWS
11 124 (27.02%) Social Skills
12 123 (26.80%) Docker
13 117 (25.49%) Security Cleared
13 117 (25.49%) CI/CD
13 117 (25.49%) Gatling
14 104 (22.66%) Non-Functional Testing
14 104 (22.66%) Software Testing
15 95 (20.70%) Git (software)
16 93 (20.26%) SQL
17 92 (20.04%) Confluence
17 92 (20.04%) Microservices
18 89 (19.39%) Azure
19 81 (17.65%) BDD
20 80 (17.43%) LoadRunner
21 78 (16.99%) Kubernetes
22 77 (16.78%) Postman
23 76 (16.56%) Public Sector
23 76 (16.56%) JavaScript
23 76 (16.56%) QA
24 67 (14.60%) API Testing

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 92 (20.04%) Confluence
2 15 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.27%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.40%) GemFire
4 5 (1.09%) CMS
4 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Magento
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (27.67%) AWS
2 89 (19.39%) Azure
3 34 (7.41%) BrowserStack
4 32 (6.97%) GitHub
5 24 (5.23%) BlazeMeter
5 24 (5.23%) GCP
6 21 (4.58%) Amazon S3
7 16 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 16 (3.49%) Serverless
8 11 (2.40%) OpenShift
9 9 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
10 8 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (1.09%) AWS Step Functions
13 5 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (1.09%) SaaS
14 4 (0.87%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.63%) HTTP
2 4 (0.87%) Firewall
2 4 (0.87%) FTP
2 4 (0.87%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.87%) Skype
2 4 (0.87%) SMTP
2 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.44%) DHCP
3 2 (0.44%) DNS
3 2 (0.44%) DSL
3 2 (0.44%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) SSL
3 2 (0.44%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) Telnet
4 1 (0.22%) VPN
4 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 24 (5.23%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.27%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.27%) MySQL
7 12 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 12 (2.61%) Redis
8 11 (2.40%) InterSystems Cache
8 11 (2.40%) SQL Server
9 9 (1.96%) DB2
9 9 (1.96%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.65%) Big Data
11 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.44%) DbVisualizer
12 2 (0.44%) Informix
12 2 (0.44%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 172 (37.47%) Selenium
2 171 (37.25%) JIRA
3 152 (33.12%) Cucumber
4 147 (32.03%) Jenkins
5 117 (25.49%) Gatling
6 95 (20.70%) Git (software)
7 80 (17.43%) LoadRunner
8 77 (16.78%) Postman
9 67 (14.60%) SoapUI
10 59 (12.85%) JUnit
11 55 (11.98%) SpecFlow
12 43 (9.37%) Cypress.io
13 41 (8.93%) REST Assured
14 40 (8.71%) Bitbucket
15 37 (8.06%) Maven
16 34 (7.41%) SonarQube
17 33 (7.19%) WebDriver
18 30 (6.54%) Appium
19 26 (5.66%) NeoLoad
20 23 (5.01%) GitLab
General
1 124 (27.02%) Social Skills
2 76 (16.56%) Public Sector
3 51 (11.11%) Finance
4 44 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.27%) Banking
5 15 (3.27%) Retail
6 12 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (2.18%) Front Office
8 9 (1.96%) Games
9 8 (1.74%) Marketing
10 4 (0.87%) Advertising
10 4 (0.87%) Law
11 3 (0.65%) Automotive
11 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 100 (21.79%) Tester
2 92 (20.04%) Developer
3 74 (16.12%) Analyst
4 70 (15.25%) Test Engineer
5 69 (15.03%) Test Analyst
6 47 (10.24%) Performance Tester
7 43 (9.37%) Java Developer
8 30 (6.54%) Automation Tester
8 30 (6.54%) Developer in Test
9 28 (6.10%) Test Leader
10 25 (5.45%) Performance Analyst
10 25 (5.45%) Performance Engineer
10 25 (5.45%) Software Developer
11 21 (4.58%) Performance Test Analyst
11 21 (4.58%) Software Test Engineer
12 19 (4.14%) Consultant
12 19 (4.14%) Software Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) QA Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Senior Test Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.16%) REST
2 63 (13.73%) Kafka
3 50 (10.89%) XML
4 49 (10.68%) Spring Boot
5 47 (10.24%) SOAP
6 44 (9.59%) Spring
7 34 (7.41%) .NET
8 32 (6.97%) Gherkin
9 31 (6.75%) Web Services
10 29 (6.32%) JSON
11 28 (6.10%) HTML
12 26 (5.66%) React
13 23 (5.01%) RESTful
14 22 (4.79%) AngularJS
15 19 (4.14%) CSS
16 18 (3.92%) Node.js
16 18 (3.92%) Swagger
17 16 (3.49%) pytest
18 15 (3.27%) JMS
19 14 (3.05%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 15 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 12 (2.61%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.96%) User Experience
6 7 (1.53%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.53%) NHS
7 6 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.31%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.44%) Equities
10 2 (0.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.44%) Legacy Applications
10 2 (0.44%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.41%) Linux
2 18 (3.92%) Windows
3 13 (2.83%) Unix
4 7 (1.53%) Android
4 7 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.09%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (52.07%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (48.58%) Performance Testing
3 209 (45.53%) Test Automation
4 128 (27.89%) DevOps
5 117 (25.49%) CI/CD
6 104 (22.66%) Non-Functional Testing
6 104 (22.66%) Software Testing
7 92 (20.04%) Microservices
8 81 (17.65%) BDD
9 67 (14.60%) API Testing
10 64 (13.94%) Scenario Testing
11 61 (13.29%) Test Strategy
12 57 (12.42%) Scrum
13 55 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (11.33%) SDET
15 49 (10.68%) Test Scripting
16 46 (10.02%) Software Engineering
17 45 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (9.80%) TDD
18 42 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 180 (39.22%) Java
2 93 (20.26%) SQL
3 76 (16.56%) JavaScript
4 61 (13.29%) Python
5 53 (11.55%) C#
6 28 (6.10%) Bash
7 23 (5.01%) Groovy
7 23 (5.01%) TypeScript
8 18 (3.92%) Java 8
8 18 (3.92%) Scala
9 10 (2.18%) C++
10 9 (1.96%) C
10 9 (1.96%) Java 11
11 8 (1.74%) Ruby
12 7 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.31%) Erlang
13 6 (1.31%) Perl
13 6 (1.31%) PHP
13 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 66 (14.38%) SC Cleared
3 60 (13.07%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 22 (4.79%) Degree
6 20 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (3.70%) ISEB
8 11 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.87%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (16.56%) QA
2 32 (6.97%) Accessibility
3 13 (2.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 123 (26.80%) Docker
2 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.65%) vCloud
3 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 78 (16.99%) Kubernetes
2 43 (9.37%) Grafana
3 25 (5.45%) Ansible
4 23 (5.01%) Kibana
5 20 (4.36%) Terraform
6 11 (2.40%) Graphite
6 11 (2.40%) logstash
7 8 (1.74%) Istio
8 7 (1.53%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.53%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.31%) Puppet
10 4 (0.87%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.65%) nmon
12 2 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.44%) Nagios
12 2 (0.44%) SCCM
12 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (9.37%) Oracle
2 38 (8.28%) AppDynamics
3 36 (7.84%) Splunk
4 24 (5.23%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.23%) New Relic
5 22 (4.79%) Dynatrace
6 15 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.61%) HP
8 11 (2.40%) Perfecto Mobile
9 10 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.18%) Synopsys
10 9 (1.96%) IBM
11 7 (1.53%) Citrix
11 7 (1.53%) Sybase
12 6 (1.31%) VMware
13 5 (1.09%) Google
14 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.65%) Micro Focus
14 3 (0.65%) Xamarin
15 2 (0.44%) hybris