Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 556 582
Rank change year-on-year +59 +26 -11
Contract jobs citing JMeter 433 349 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 2.01% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 225 239
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £305
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -0.63% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 19102 17329 16414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.55% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13298 11652 10925
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.06%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 252 345
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.95 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £61.14 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 25 November 2017.

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
Top 16 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 25 November 2017. 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 +58 407 £438 +9.38% 52
London +56 223 £460 +8.24% 22
UK excluding London +56 207 £398 -0.63% 32
South East -6 53 £388 -3.13% 8
North of England +38 49 £400 +10.34% 7
East of England +1 32 £345 -8.00% 3
Midlands +42 28 £410 +2.50% 8
North West +30 25 £375 +5.26% 2
West Midlands +42 23 £400 -11.11% 4
South West -3 21 £433 +5.49% 4
Yorkshire +20 19 £500 +26.58% 3
Scotland +16 15 £375 +36.36% 1
Wales +2 7 £350 -6.67% 1
North East +46 6 £575 +79.69% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £425 +9.68% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 242 (55.89%) Test Automation
2 235 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (50.35%) Java
4 200 (46.19%) Selenium
5 164 (37.88%) Performance Testing
6 156 (36.03%) Jenkins
7 134 (30.95%) BDD
8 130 (30.02%) SQL
9 129 (29.79%) Cucumber
10 127 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
11 118 (27.25%) JIRA
12 107 (24.71%) TDD
12 107 (24.71%) Scrum
13 102 (23.56%) JavaScript
14 98 (22.63%) LoadRunner
15 91 (21.02%) Git (software)
16 86 (19.86%) SoapUI
17 85 (19.63%) JUnit
18 81 (18.71%) QA
19 78 (18.01%) Linux
20 76 (17.55%) Web Services
21 72 (16.63%) Security Cleared
22 66 (15.24%) Non-Functional Testing
23 63 (14.55%) Oracle
24 60 (13.86%) C#
25 58 (13.39%) Gatling
26 57 (13.16%) REST
27 56 (12.93%) DevOps
28 55 (12.70%) RESTful
29 54 (12.47%) HP

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 47 (10.85%) Confluence
2 28 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 27 (6.24%) Apache
4 18 (4.16%) JBoss
5 17 (3.93%) IIS
6 14 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (3.23%) WebLogic
7 13 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.62%) nginx
10 4 (0.92%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.92%) SAS
11 3 (0.69%) CMS
11 3 (0.69%) Drupal
11 3 (0.69%) Mule
12 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.46%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.46%) BlazeMeter
3 15 (3.46%) BrowserStack
3 15 (3.46%) GitHub
4 9 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.62%) Slack
6 4 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.92%) PaaS
6 4 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.69%) npm
7 3 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.46%) Heroku
8 2 (0.46%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Office 365
8 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.39%) HTTP
2 16 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.08%) Firewall
4 8 (1.85%) BIG-IP
5 6 (1.39%) SMS
6 4 (0.92%) FTP
7 3 (0.69%) LDAP
7 3 (0.69%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.69%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.46%) SSL
9 1 (0.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.54%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.39%) Redis
5 16 (3.70%) Big Data
5 16 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.77%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.54%) MySQL
10 7 (1.62%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.15%) DB2
12 5 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
12 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 200 (46.19%) Selenium
2 156 (36.03%) Jenkins
3 129 (29.79%) Cucumber
4 118 (27.25%) JIRA
5 98 (22.63%) LoadRunner
6 91 (21.02%) Git (software)
7 86 (19.86%) SoapUI
8 85 (19.63%) JUnit
9 58 (13.39%) Gatling
10 49 (11.32%) WebDriver
11 43 (9.93%) Protractor
12 41 (9.47%) Maven
12 41 (9.47%) TeamCity
13 39 (9.01%) SpecFlow
14 29 (6.70%) Appium
15 27 (6.24%) LoadUI
16 26 (6.00%) Gradle
17 25 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (5.31%) Ant
19 20 (4.62%) JBehave
General
1 49 (11.32%) Finance
2 40 (9.24%) Banking
3 15 (3.46%) Retail
4 13 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.62%) Games
5 7 (1.62%) Marketing
5 7 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.15%) Automotive
7 4 (0.92%) Advertising
8 3 (0.69%) Electronics
8 3 (0.69%) Law
8 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (27.94%) Tester
2 99 (22.86%) Analyst
3 94 (21.71%) Test Analyst
4 64 (14.78%) Developer
5 59 (13.63%) Automation Tester
6 47 (10.85%) Test Engineer
7 41 (9.47%) Performance Tester
8 35 (8.08%) Java Developer
9 26 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
10 24 (5.54%) Consultant
10 24 (5.54%) Test Automation Engineer
11 23 (5.31%) Performance Analyst
11 23 (5.31%) Performance Test Analyst
12 17 (3.93%) Java Engineer
12 17 (3.93%) Performance Consultant
12 17 (3.93%) Selenium Tester
13 16 (3.70%) Test Consultant
14 15 (3.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 14 (3.23%) Developer in Test
15 14 (3.23%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.55%) Web Services
2 57 (13.16%) REST
3 55 (12.70%) RESTful
4 53 (12.24%) AngularJS
5 52 (12.01%) SOAP
6 43 (9.93%) HTML
7 34 (7.85%) RESTEasy
7 34 (7.85%) Spring
8 30 (6.93%) Node.js
9 28 (6.47%) .NET
9 28 (6.47%) XML
10 27 (6.24%) JSON
11 24 (5.54%) Gherkin
12 20 (4.62%) CSS
13 19 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
13 19 (4.39%) Middleware
14 14 (3.23%) Ajax
14 14 (3.23%) SAML
15 12 (2.77%) J2EE
15 12 (2.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.16%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.54%) User Experience
4 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (1.15%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.15%) DataPower
4 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.15%) PKI
5 4 (0.92%) Clustering
5 4 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.46%) Fintech
7 2 (0.46%) iPad
7 2 (0.46%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.01%) Linux
2 39 (9.01%) Unix
3 34 (7.85%) Windows
4 9 (2.08%) AIX
5 8 (1.85%) CentOS
6 7 (1.62%) Android
7 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.92%) Fedora
9 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (55.89%) Test Automation
2 235 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (37.88%) Performance Testing
4 134 (30.95%) BDD
5 127 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (24.71%) Scrum
6 107 (24.71%) TDD
7 66 (15.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 56 (12.93%) DevOps
9 52 (12.01%) Load Testing
9 52 (12.01%) Test Scripting
10 48 (11.09%) Functional Testing
11 45 (10.39%) OWASP
12 38 (8.78%) Microservices
12 38 (8.78%) SDLC
12 38 (8.78%) Software Testing
12 38 (8.78%) Test Management
13 37 (8.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 35 (8.08%) Exploratory Testing
15 34 (7.85%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (50.35%) Java
2 130 (30.02%) SQL
3 102 (23.56%) JavaScript
4 60 (13.86%) C#
5 51 (11.78%) Python
6 40 (9.24%) Ruby
7 20 (4.62%) Groovy
8 17 (3.93%) Perl
9 15 (3.46%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.00%) C
10 13 (3.00%) PHP
11 10 (2.31%) Scala
11 10 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.39%) AWK
12 6 (1.39%) C++
13 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.15%) VBA
14 4 (0.92%) VB
14 4 (0.92%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (16.63%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.70%) ISTQB
4 38 (8.78%) ISEB
5 17 (3.93%) Degree
6 16 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.92%) MCSA
10 4 (0.92%) MCSE
10 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (18.71%) QA
2 10 (2.31%) WCAG
3 3 (0.69%) WAI
4 2 (0.46%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 37 (8.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (10.62%) Ansible
2 34 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (5.54%) Puppet
4 19 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (3.93%) Kibana
6 15 (3.46%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.46%) logstash
7 11 (2.54%) Grafana
8 10 (2.31%) Rancher
9 8 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (1.85%) Nagios
9 8 (1.85%) Terraform
10 7 (1.62%) Nessus
11 5 (1.15%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.15%) Graylog
11 5 (1.15%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.15%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.92%) Graphite
12 4 (0.92%) Packer
Vendors
1 63 (14.55%) Oracle
2 54 (12.47%) HP
3 28 (6.47%) AppDynamics
4 22 (5.08%) Splunk
5 16 (3.70%) IBM
5 16 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 15 (3.46%) Dynatrace
7 14 (3.23%) New Relic
8 12 (2.77%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.77%) CA
9 8 (1.85%) F5
9 8 (1.85%) Google
10 7 (1.62%) Teradata
10 7 (1.62%) WSO2
11 6 (1.39%) ATG
11 6 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.39%) hybris
11 6 (1.39%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.15%) Micro Focus
12 5 (1.15%) Serena