Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 380 433 501
Rank change year-on-year +53 +68 +86
Contract jobs citing JMeter 232 489 424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.88% 2.67% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 342 290
Median daily rate £427 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.40% +2.94% +2.72%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £305
90th Percentile £555 £564 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £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 8,066 18,291 19,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.04% 20.18% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,280 12,130 13,487
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £316
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 291 225
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £19.80 £24.00 £26.90
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £37.88 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.93% +2.35% -

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

JMeter
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 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 6 June 2020. 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 +46 192 £438 - 19
UK excluding London +22 147 £413 -2.94% 16
London +127 80 £438 -6.42% 5
South East +60 31 £400 -11.11% 2
North of England +24 27 £400 -5.88% 7
Scotland +41 25 £460 -8.00% 1
Midlands +59 24 £360 -7.10% 1
West Midlands +66 23 £360 -10.00% 1
South West +35 22 £481 +13.24% 3
North West +16 15 £375 -14.29% 2
Work from Home +11 15 £450 -4.26% 5
North East +14 9 £450 -
East of England +50 8 £475 +31.94% 1
Wales +33 7 £375 +31.00%
Yorkshire +54 4 £450 +15.38% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £300 - 1
East Midlands +32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 155 (66.81%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 107 (46.12%) Java
4 96 (41.38%) Selenium
5 88 (37.93%) Performance Testing
6 77 (33.19%) JIRA
7 63 (27.16%) Cucumber
8 60 (25.86%) DevOps
8 60 (25.86%) QA
9 56 (24.14%) BDD
10 53 (22.84%) Jenkins
11 49 (21.12%) JavaScript
12 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
12 47 (20.26%) Security Cleared
12 47 (20.26%) Non-Functional Testing
13 44 (18.97%) SQL
13 44 (18.97%) LoadRunner
14 43 (18.53%) Microservices
15 40 (17.24%) Gatling
15 40 (17.24%) C#
16 39 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (16.81%) Git (software)
17 38 (16.38%) Postman
18 37 (15.95%) Confluence
18 37 (15.95%) SC Cleared
18 37 (15.95%) TDD
19 36 (15.52%) ISTQB
19 36 (15.52%) Scrum
20 35 (15.09%) Web Services
20 35 (15.09%) Public Sector

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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 37 (15.95%) Confluence
2 15 (6.47%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.88%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.59%) IIS
5 4 (1.72%) Apache
6 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.86%) JBoss
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.86%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.29%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.07%) Azure
2 24 (10.34%) AWS
3 16 (6.90%) GitHub
4 15 (6.47%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (3.45%) BrowserStack
6 6 (2.59%) Slack
7 5 (2.16%) GCP
7 5 (2.16%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.72%) IaaS
9 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.29%) SaaS
9 3 (1.29%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.86%) PaaS
11 1 (0.43%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.33%) HTTP
2 4 (1.72%) DNS
2 4 (1.72%) IPv6
3 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.86%) SSL
4 2 (0.86%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.02%) DB2
2 7 (3.02%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.72%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (1.29%) Big Data
5 3 (1.29%) GIS
5 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (41.38%) Selenium
2 77 (33.19%) JIRA
3 63 (27.16%) Cucumber
4 53 (22.84%) Jenkins
5 44 (18.97%) LoadRunner
6 40 (17.24%) Gatling
7 39 (16.81%) Git (software)
8 38 (16.38%) Postman
9 30 (12.93%) SoapUI
10 28 (12.07%) WebDriver
11 20 (8.62%) REST Assured
11 20 (8.62%) SpecFlow
12 18 (7.76%) JUnit
13 17 (7.33%) Visual Studio
14 14 (6.03%) Maven
15 12 (5.17%) NeoLoad
16 11 (4.74%) GitLab
16 11 (4.74%) SonarQube
17 10 (4.31%) Mockito
18 9 (3.88%) Gradle
General
1 35 (15.09%) Public Sector
2 32 (13.79%) Finance
3 17 (7.33%) Banking
4 2 (0.86%) Legal
4 2 (0.86%) Publishing
4 2 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Police
5 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (31.90%) Tester
2 50 (21.55%) Analyst
3 38 (16.38%) Automation Tester
4 33 (14.22%) Test Analyst
5 30 (12.93%) Test Engineer
6 27 (11.64%) Developer
7 17 (7.33%) Performance Tester
7 17 (7.33%) QA Engineer
8 15 (6.47%) Performance Engineer
8 15 (6.47%) QA Analyst
9 14 (6.03%) Java Developer
9 14 (6.03%) Performance Analyst
10 12 (5.17%) Performance Test Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) Performance Test Analyst
11 10 (4.31%) Test Leader
11 10 (4.31%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.88%) QA Tester
13 8 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
14 7 (3.02%) Non-Functional Tester
15 6 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.09%) Web Services
2 33 (14.22%) SOAP
3 31 (13.36%) Gherkin
4 24 (10.34%) RESTful
5 23 (9.91%) .NET
6 21 (9.05%) REST
6 21 (9.05%) Spring
7 20 (8.62%) JSON
8 19 (8.19%) XML
9 13 (5.60%) CSS
9 13 (5.60%) HTML
10 12 (5.17%) AngularJS
10 12 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (5.17%) HTML5
10 12 (5.17%) J2EE
10 12 (5.17%) Spring Boot
11 11 (4.74%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (2.59%) WireMock
14 5 (2.16%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.47%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.88%) User Experience
4 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.29%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.07%) Linux
2 14 (6.03%) Unix
3 11 (4.74%) Windows
4 5 (2.16%) Android
4 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (66.81%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 88 (37.93%) Performance Testing
4 60 (25.86%) DevOps
5 56 (24.14%) BDD
6 47 (20.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 47 (20.26%) Test Scripting
7 43 (18.53%) Microservices
8 39 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (15.95%) TDD
10 36 (15.52%) Scrum
11 31 (13.36%) Functional Testing
11 31 (13.36%) Scenario Testing
12 28 (12.07%) Defect Management
13 27 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (11.64%) Waterfall
14 26 (11.21%) API Testing
14 26 (11.21%) Open Source
14 26 (11.21%) SDLC
15 25 (10.78%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (46.12%) Java
2 49 (21.12%) JavaScript
3 44 (18.97%) SQL
4 40 (17.24%) C#
5 25 (10.78%) Python
6 10 (4.31%) Kotlin
7 8 (3.45%) Groovy
7 8 (3.45%) Java 8
7 8 (3.45%) Scala
8 3 (1.29%) Perl
8 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) C
10 1 (0.43%) Jython
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 47 (20.26%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.95%) SC Cleared
3 36 (15.52%) ISTQB
4 24 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (7.76%) ISEB
6 10 (4.31%) Degree
7 9 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (25.86%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.86%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (9.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.17%) Ansible
1 12 (5.17%) Terraform
2 8 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.16%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.16%) Kibana
3 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.16%) Puppet
4 4 (1.72%) logstash
5 2 (0.86%) Grafana
5 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.86%) Nessus
5 2 (0.86%) nmon
6 1 (0.43%) Consul
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.90%) Oracle
3 15 (6.47%) AppDynamics
4 14 (6.03%) HP
4 14 (6.03%) IBM
5 6 (2.59%) Splunk
6 5 (2.16%) Telerik
7 4 (1.72%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.72%) Google
8 3 (1.29%) Databricks
8 3 (1.29%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.29%) New Relic
8 3 (1.29%) SAP
8 3 (1.29%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.86%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.86%) WSO2
10 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.43%) VMware