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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 495 507
Rank change year-on-year +39 +12  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 127 146 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 1.89% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 80
Median daily rate £375 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

JMeter is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7769 7745 7088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.30% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5162 4523
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 188 137
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.80 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JMeter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 120 £375 -8.25% 60
London +4 42 £425 -3.95% 28
Yorkshire +31 16 £375 +10.29% 8
South East +1 16 £450 +12.50% 6
Berkshire +40 14 £450 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +31 14 £375 +36.36% 6
South West +16 14 £303 -21.80% 3
Leeds +25 12 £375 +36.36% 5
East of England +2 10 £325 -21.21% 2
Bracknell - 10 £450 -
North West +28 9 £275 -24.13% 8
Essex - 8 £325 -
East Midlands +2 7 £388 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £325 -
Bristol - 7 £300 -
Scotland +22 6 £450 +18.42% 1
Edinburgh +20 6 £450 +18.42% 1
Nottingham +13 5 £388 -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £388 -
Liverpool - 5 £405 -
Merseyside - 5 £405 -
West Midlands +19 4 £360 - 4
Reading +23 3 £313 -16.66% 1
Manchester +8 3 £138 -62.06% 8
Dorset - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Wiltshire +2 2 £315 -10.00%
Swindon +1 2 £315 -10.00%
City of London 0 2 £460 +17.72% 10
Hertfordshire 0 2 £356 -5.00% 1

JMeter
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JMeter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JMeter.

1 177 (61.46%) Selenium
2 160 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (50.35%) Java
4 120 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 96 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 86 (29.86%) Cucumber
7 84 (29.17%) JIRA
8 83 (28.82%) Jenkins
9 76 (26.39%) BDD
10 75 (26.04%) SoapUI
11 69 (23.96%) QA
12 65 (22.57%) Scrum
13 59 (20.49%) Git (software)
13 59 (20.49%) Test Automation
14 58 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (19.44%) JavaScript
15 56 (19.44%) Automated Testing
16 55 (19.10%) SOAP
17 53 (18.40%) JSON
17 53 (18.40%) Maven
18 52 (18.06%) WebDriver
19 51 (17.71%) Python
20 50 (17.36%) XML
21 47 (16.32%) TDD
22 46 (15.97%) SQL
22 46 (15.97%) Test Scripting
23 45 (15.63%) REST
23 45 (15.63%) Linux
23 45 (15.63%) Finance
24 41 (14.24%) Web Services

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 35 (12.15%) Confluence
2 22 (7.64%) CMS
3 19 (6.60%) Tomcat
4 18 (6.25%) Apache
5 16 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (4.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (3.13%) Drupal
7 9 (3.13%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.78%) JBoss
9 7 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (2.08%) Anypoint
11 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.69%) nginx
13 1 (0.35%) Jetty
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.99%) GitHub
3 20 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.13%) PaaS
5 5 (1.74%) Datadog
5 5 (1.74%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.69%) IaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Loggly
7 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.68%) HTTP
2 18 (6.25%) Internet
3 10 (3.47%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (1.04%) BGP
5 2 (0.69%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.69%) DNS
5 2 (0.69%) Firewall
5 2 (0.69%) HSRP
5 2 (0.69%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.69%) LAN
5 2 (0.69%) LDAP
5 2 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.69%) VLAN
5 2 (0.69%) VPN
5 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.35%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.35%) Multicast
6 1 (0.35%) SDH
6 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 15 (5.21%) Redis
3 14 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.13%) Big Data
5 8 (2.78%) MySQL
6 7 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.69%) Informix
10 2 (0.69%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.35%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 177 (61.46%) Selenium
2 96 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 86 (29.86%) Cucumber
4 84 (29.17%) JIRA
5 83 (28.82%) Jenkins
6 75 (26.04%) SoapUI
7 59 (20.49%) Git (software)
8 53 (18.40%) Maven
9 52 (18.06%) WebDriver
10 38 (13.19%) Gradle
11 35 (12.15%) Ant
12 31 (10.76%) Bitbucket
13 30 (10.42%) JUnit
14 20 (6.94%) NeoLoad
15 18 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
16 16 (5.56%) eggPlant
17 14 (4.86%) Gatling
18 13 (4.51%) HP UFT
18 13 (4.51%) TeamCity
19 11 (3.82%) NUnit
General
1 45 (15.63%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Retail
3 17 (5.90%) Banking
4 9 (3.13%) Marketing
4 9 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 9 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.78%) Games
6 2 (0.69%) Automotive
6 2 (0.69%) German Language
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.35%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 80 (27.78%) Tester
2 58 (20.14%) Analyst
3 55 (19.10%) Test Analyst
4 46 (15.97%) Developer
5 36 (12.50%) Performance Tester
6 26 (9.03%) Test Engineer
7 23 (7.99%) Automation Tester
7 23 (7.99%) Java Developer
8 22 (7.64%) Architect
9 17 (5.90%) Developer in Test
9 17 (5.90%) Performance Analyst
9 17 (5.90%) Performance Test Analyst
9 17 (5.90%) Test Automation Engineer
10 16 (5.56%) Test Leader
11 15 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
13 10 (3.47%) Performance Engineer
13 10 (3.47%) QA Tester
13 10 (3.47%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.10%) SOAP
2 53 (18.40%) JSON
3 50 (17.36%) XML
4 45 (15.63%) REST
5 41 (14.24%) Web Services
6 34 (11.81%) HTML
7 30 (10.42%) RESTful
8 27 (9.38%) Spring
9 25 (8.68%) CSS
10 16 (5.56%) Spring Boot
11 15 (5.21%) JDBC
12 12 (4.17%) .NET
12 12 (4.17%) XSD
13 11 (3.82%) J2EE
14 10 (3.47%) LAPP Stack
15 9 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (3.13%) Node.js
15 9 (3.13%) React
16 6 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
16 6 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.08%) NHS
5 5 (1.74%) User Experience
6 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.69%) Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.35%) W3C
9 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.63%) Linux
2 23 (7.99%) Unix
3 15 (5.21%) Windows
4 3 (1.04%) Android
4 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 76 (26.39%) BDD
4 65 (22.57%) Scrum
5 59 (20.49%) Test Automation
6 58 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (19.44%) Automated Testing
8 47 (16.32%) TDD
9 46 (15.97%) Test Scripting
10 38 (13.19%) Test Strategy
11 31 (10.76%) DevOps
11 31 (10.76%) OOP
12 30 (10.42%) SDLC
13 29 (10.07%) OO
13 29 (10.07%) Open Source
14 28 (9.72%) API Testing
14 28 (9.72%) Manual Testing
15 27 (9.38%) Configuration Management
16 25 (8.68%) Software Testing
17 24 (8.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (50.35%) Java
2 56 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 51 (17.71%) Python
4 46 (15.97%) SQL
5 31 (10.76%) Groovy
6 30 (10.42%) Ruby
7 20 (6.94%) C#
7 20 (6.94%) PHP
8 17 (5.90%) C
9 16 (5.56%) C++
10 13 (4.51%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.47%) Perl
12 7 (2.43%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.43%) Scala
13 6 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.69%) AWK
15 2 (0.69%) Clojure
15 2 (0.69%) VB
16 1 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 31 (10.76%) ISEB
4 17 (5.90%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.43%) Degree
7 4 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CCNA
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (23.96%) QA
2 7 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.43%) SDET
3 6 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.04%) WAI
4 3 (1.04%) WCAG
5 2 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (7.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.69%) LXC
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.35%) KVM
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (5.90%) Ansible
2 17 (5.90%) Puppet
3 10 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (3.47%) Nagios
4 7 (2.43%) HP Fortify
4 7 (2.43%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (2.43%) Kibana
4 7 (2.43%) logstash
5 5 (1.74%) Graphite
6 3 (1.04%) Ambari
7 2 (0.69%) Grafana
7 2 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.69%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.69%) Salt
7 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (14.24%) Splunk
2 29 (10.07%) HP
3 21 (7.29%) Oracle
4 16 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 13 (4.51%) Atlassian
6 12 (4.17%) AppDynamics
7 11 (3.82%) Microsoft
8 9 (3.13%) MuleSoft
9 8 (2.78%) IBM
9 8 (2.78%) New Relic
10 7 (2.43%) Google
11 4 (1.39%) Siebel
12 3 (1.04%) ATG
12 3 (1.04%) hybris
12 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.69%) BMC
13 2 (0.69%) Empirix
13 2 (0.69%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.69%) Perforce
13 2 (0.69%) SOASTA, Inc
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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West Midlands
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Rate: £275 - £375 per day
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West Midlands
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Rate: £100 - £200 per day
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