Period
to 25 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 453 343 445
Rank change year-on-year -110 +102 -39
Contract jobs citing JMeter 378 185 437
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.59% 3.50% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 127 286
10th Percentile £363 £295 £300
25th Percentile £406 £360 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £432 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.06% +1.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £494
90th Percentile £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 - £24.00

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 14,580 5,289 16,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.24% 17.79% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,004 3,703 10,604
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £698 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 73 223
10th Percentile £25.38 £22.20 £24.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.18 £52.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £70.18 £57.20 £57.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 September 2021.

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 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 September 2021. 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 -108 305 £475 +9.95% 72
UK excluding London -87 160 £438 +2.94% 60
London -134 141 £525 +20.00% 21
Work from Home -139 129 £450 +2.86% 19
North of England -57 49 £450 - 16
North West -45 28 £463 +8.82% 9
South West -26 26 £475 +29.25% 13
South East -59 26 £463 +28.47% 9
East of England -37 25 £420 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire -38 17 £388 -16.22% 5
Scotland -69 17 £361 -15.00% 5
Midlands -84 12 £383 +8.36% 9
West Midlands -73 10 £380 +7.65% 8
Wales - 5 £490 - 4
North East -13 4 £550 +13.70% 2
East Midlands - 1 £385 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 215 (56.88%) Test Automation
2 199 (52.65%) Performance Testing
3 192 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (46.83%) Selenium
5 171 (45.24%) Java
6 147 (38.89%) Jenkins
7 132 (34.92%) DevOps
8 126 (33.33%) JIRA
9 125 (33.07%) Cucumber
10 106 (28.04%) Software Testing
11 99 (26.19%) AWS
12 92 (24.34%) Social Skills
13 87 (23.02%) JavaScript
13 87 (23.02%) Azure
14 82 (21.69%) Docker
15 73 (19.31%) Security Cleared
16 71 (18.78%) Postman
17 69 (18.25%) Microservices
18 68 (17.99%) QA
18 68 (17.99%) SQL
19 67 (17.72%) C#
19 67 (17.72%) Gatling
20 62 (16.40%) Git (software)
20 62 (16.40%) Non-Functional Testing
21 61 (16.14%) BDD
21 61 (16.14%) Public Sector
22 60 (15.87%) REST
22 60 (15.87%) API Testing
23 59 (15.61%) SDET
24 56 (14.81%) SC Cleared

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 52 (13.76%) Confluence
2 15 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.17%) Apache
5 10 (2.65%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.38%) GemFire
7 8 (2.12%) CMS
8 6 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.59%) JBoss
9 5 (1.32%) Mule
10 4 (1.06%) Apache Qpid
10 4 (1.06%) SAS
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.26%) Drupal
12 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 99 (26.19%) AWS
2 87 (23.02%) Azure
3 45 (11.90%) GitHub
4 31 (8.20%) BrowserStack
5 26 (6.88%) BlazeMeter
5 26 (6.88%) Serverless
6 22 (5.82%) GCP
7 19 (5.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (3.44%) NuGet
9 13 (3.44%) SaaS
10 12 (3.17%) Sauce Labs
11 10 (2.65%) Trello
12 8 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.85%) PaaS
14 6 (1.59%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.59%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.23%) HTTP
2 6 (1.59%) DSL
3 4 (1.06%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.06%) Skype
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) VPN
4 2 (0.53%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.61%) Relational Database
2 21 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 21 (5.56%) Redis
3 19 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.44%) DB2
5 12 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.17%) MySQL
6 11 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.38%) InterSystems Cache
8 9 (2.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.79%) Power BI
11 2 (0.53%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.53%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.53%) Informix
11 2 (0.53%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.26%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 177 (46.83%) Selenium
2 147 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 126 (33.33%) JIRA
4 125 (33.07%) Cucumber
5 71 (18.78%) Postman
6 67 (17.72%) Gatling
7 62 (16.40%) Git (software)
8 53 (14.02%) SpecFlow
9 51 (13.49%) REST Assured
10 47 (12.43%) LoadRunner
11 46 (12.17%) WebDriver
12 42 (11.11%) JUnit
12 42 (11.11%) Maven
13 39 (10.32%) SoapUI
14 34 (8.99%) Bitbucket
15 32 (8.47%) Cypress.io
15 32 (8.47%) GitLab
16 27 (7.14%) Serenity BDD
17 25 (6.61%) NeoLoad
18 24 (6.35%) Travis CI
General
1 92 (24.34%) Social Skills
2 61 (16.14%) Public Sector
3 36 (9.52%) Finance
4 33 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.17%) Marketing
6 8 (2.12%) Banking
6 8 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (1.59%) Front Office
8 4 (1.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.79%) Electronics
9 3 (0.79%) Games
9 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 106 (28.04%) Tester
2 88 (23.28%) Developer
3 64 (16.93%) Test Engineer
4 40 (10.58%) Analyst
4 40 (10.58%) Developer in Test
5 38 (10.05%) Test Analyst
6 37 (9.79%) Automation Tester
6 37 (9.79%) Performance Tester
7 33 (8.73%) Software Developer
8 29 (7.67%) Performance Engineer
9 28 (7.41%) Software Engineer
10 27 (7.14%) Java Developer
11 20 (5.29%) Software Test Engineer
12 18 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
13 16 (4.23%) QA Engineer
14 14 (3.70%) Performance Test Engineer
15 13 (3.44%) Test Automation Engineer
16 12 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
16 12 (3.17%) Senior Software Test Engineer
17 11 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.87%) REST
2 55 (14.55%) RESTful
3 42 (11.11%) React
4 40 (10.58%) Gherkin
5 39 (10.32%) Kafka
6 38 (10.05%) Spring
7 36 (9.52%) XML
8 35 (9.26%) .NET
9 33 (8.73%) Node.js
9 33 (8.73%) Web Services
10 29 (7.67%) SOAP
11 25 (6.61%) JSON
11 25 (6.61%) Spring Boot
12 24 (6.35%) .NET Framework
12 24 (6.35%) AngularJS
13 22 (5.82%) HTML
14 20 (5.29%) CSS
15 19 (5.03%) GraphQL
16 17 (4.50%) Chai
17 15 (3.97%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 12 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.65%) Algorithms
3 10 (2.65%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.85%) User Experience
5 6 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.32%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (0.79%) NHS
8 3 (0.79%) Wiki
9 2 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.53%) FMCG
9 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.03%) Linux
2 8 (2.12%) Unix
2 8 (2.12%) Windows
3 5 (1.32%) Android
3 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (56.88%) Test Automation
2 199 (52.65%) Performance Testing
3 192 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (34.92%) DevOps
5 106 (28.04%) Software Testing
6 69 (18.25%) Microservices
7 62 (16.40%) Non-Functional Testing
8 61 (16.14%) BDD
9 60 (15.87%) API Testing
10 59 (15.61%) SDET
11 55 (14.55%) Scrum
12 52 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (13.23%) Software Engineering
14 49 (12.96%) TDD
15 46 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (11.64%) Test Strategy
17 42 (11.11%) Load Testing
18 37 (9.79%) Full Stack Development
19 36 (9.52%) Test Scripting
20 35 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 171 (45.24%) Java
2 87 (23.02%) JavaScript
3 68 (17.99%) SQL
4 67 (17.72%) C#
5 33 (8.73%) Python
6 24 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 15 (3.97%) C
8 11 (2.91%) Scala
9 10 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.65%) Groovy
9 10 (2.65%) Java 8
10 7 (1.85%) Perl
11 6 (1.59%) C++
11 6 (1.59%) Ruby
12 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.06%) PHP
13 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.53%) AWK
14 2 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (19.31%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.43%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (4.76%) Degree
6 14 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (3.70%) ISEB
7 9 (2.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (17.99%) QA
2 49 (12.96%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.79%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) WCAG
6 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.26%) PSD2
6 1 (0.26%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.26%) SOC 2
System Software
1 82 (21.69%) Docker
2 7 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.79%) Varnish
4 1 (0.26%) vCloud
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (11.38%) Kubernetes
2 26 (6.88%) Grafana
3 15 (3.97%) Terraform
4 13 (3.44%) Kibana
5 11 (2.91%) Ansible
6 9 (2.38%) Graphite
6 9 (2.38%) logstash
7 8 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.85%) Data Guard
9 6 (1.59%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.53%) Istio
10 2 (0.53%) Nagios
10 2 (0.53%) nmon
10 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.53%) Puppet
10 2 (0.53%) Rancher
11 1 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.26%) Salt
11 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (7.41%) Splunk
2 27 (7.14%) New Relic
2 27 (7.14%) Oracle
3 24 (6.35%) AppDynamics
4 15 (3.97%) IBM
5 14 (3.70%) Dynatrace
5 14 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.65%) HP
6 10 (2.65%) Perfecto Mobile
6 10 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.85%) MuleSoft
7 7 (1.85%) SAP
8 6 (1.59%) Adobe
9 5 (1.32%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.32%) Sybase
10 4 (1.06%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.79%) Google
11 3 (0.79%) hybris
11 3 (0.79%) Informatica
11 3 (0.79%) WSO2