Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 340 438 372
Rank change year-on-year +98 -66 +166
Contract jobs citing JMeter 199 416 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.49% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.42% 2.80% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 285 464
Median daily rate £432 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.77% -5.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £319
90th Percentile £588 £529 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.00% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -4.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +44.07% -34.44% -

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 5,824 14,883 21,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.82% 17.58% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,733 9,776 14,971
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £315 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 236 222
Median hourly rate £42.13 £44.01 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.28% +3.55% -
10th Percentile £34.50 £24.00 £26.53
90th Percentile £59.23 £59.38 £52.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 31 October 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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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JMeter over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for JMeter in the UK

JMeter
Top 14 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 31 October 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 +118 176 £435 +2.35% 30
UK excluding London +98 96 £432 +8.00% 12
London +140 80 £438 -2.78% 17
Work from Home -91 37 £432 +28.00% 5
North of England +56 36 £450 +5.88% 7
Midlands +91 21 £356 -11.13%
North West +86 21 £450 +5.88% 5
West Midlands +74 21 £356 -11.13%
South East +101 16 £360 -2.04% 3
North East +16 12 £488 +2.63% 1
East of England +75 9 £441 +22.50% 2
South West +100 8 £360 -12.73% 1
Scotland +57 7 £394 -21.25%
Yorkshire +43 3 £463 +32.14% 1

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 130 (65.33%) Test Automation
2 121 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (52.26%) Java
4 97 (48.74%) Performance Testing
5 83 (41.71%) Selenium
6 78 (39.20%) Cucumber
6 78 (39.20%) BDD
7 71 (35.68%) DevOps
8 63 (31.66%) Security Cleared
9 60 (30.15%) JIRA
10 59 (29.65%) QA
11 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
12 55 (27.64%) TDD
13 53 (26.63%) SC Cleared
14 51 (25.63%) Jenkins
15 50 (25.13%) Azure
16 48 (24.12%) Scrum
17 47 (23.62%) Linux
17 47 (23.62%) Non-Functional Testing
18 45 (22.61%) SQL
19 43 (21.61%) JavaScript
20 42 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (21.11%) Test Strategy
21 39 (19.60%) LoadRunner
22 38 (19.10%) Unix
22 38 (19.10%) Spring
22 38 (19.10%) Public Sector
23 37 (18.59%) Scenario Testing
23 37 (18.59%) JUnit
23 37 (18.59%) Functional Testing

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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 25 (12.56%) WebLogic
2 22 (11.06%) Confluence
3 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.52%) Mule
5 4 (2.01%) Anypoint
5 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.51%) Apache
6 3 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.51%) JBoss
7 2 (1.01%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) Documentum
8 1 (0.50%) FileNet
8 1 (0.50%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.01%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.50%) Exstream
3 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.50%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.13%) Azure
2 31 (15.58%) AWS
3 15 (7.54%) BlazeMeter
3 15 (7.54%) GitHub
4 12 (6.03%) BrowserStack
5 8 (4.02%) SaaS
6 7 (3.52%) Slack
7 6 (3.02%) PaaS
8 5 (2.51%) Apigee
8 5 (2.51%) IaaS
8 5 (2.51%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.51%) Serverless
8 5 (2.51%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (1.51%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.51%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.01%) GCP
10 2 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.54%) HTTP
2 5 (2.51%) FTP
3 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) AMQP
4 1 (0.50%) Skype
4 1 (0.50%) SMTP
4 1 (0.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.50%) WebEx
4 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.53%) Data Mining
3 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.02%) MySQL
4 6 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.51%) DB2
5 5 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.51%) Power BI
6 4 (2.01%) ZAP BI
7 3 (1.51%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.51%) Redis
8 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.50%) DataStage
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (41.71%) Selenium
2 78 (39.20%) Cucumber
3 60 (30.15%) JIRA
4 51 (25.63%) Jenkins
5 39 (19.60%) LoadRunner
6 37 (18.59%) JUnit
7 34 (17.09%) Postman
8 28 (14.07%) NeoLoad
8 28 (14.07%) SoapUI
9 27 (13.57%) WebDriver
10 24 (12.06%) Gatling
10 24 (12.06%) Git (software)
11 19 (9.55%) Maven
12 18 (9.05%) eggPlant
12 18 (9.05%) Toad
13 17 (8.54%) REST Assured
14 16 (8.04%) LoadUI
15 15 (7.54%) SonarQube
16 14 (7.04%) Gradle
17 12 (6.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (19.10%) Public Sector
2 14 (7.04%) Finance
3 6 (3.02%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.01%) Police
4 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (25.13%) Tester
2 47 (23.62%) Test Engineer
3 28 (14.07%) Analyst
4 24 (12.06%) Developer
5 22 (11.06%) Automation Tester
6 20 (10.05%) Test Analyst
7 18 (9.05%) Performance Engineer
8 17 (8.54%) Performance Test Engineer
9 15 (7.54%) Performance Analyst
10 13 (6.53%) Performance Test Analyst
10 13 (6.53%) Test Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.53%) Performance Tester
11 11 (5.53%) QA Tester
12 10 (5.03%) Test Manager
13 9 (4.52%) Architect
13 9 (4.52%) Non-Functional Tester
13 9 (4.52%) QA Analyst
13 9 (4.52%) Software Engineer
13 9 (4.52%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.10%) Spring
2 36 (18.09%) SOAP
3 31 (15.58%) RESTful
3 31 (15.58%) XML
4 29 (14.57%) Web Services
5 27 (13.57%) JSON
6 24 (12.06%) REST
7 20 (10.05%) .NET
7 20 (10.05%) Gherkin
8 17 (8.54%) CSS
8 17 (8.54%) Spring Boot
9 16 (8.04%) WireMock
10 14 (7.04%) HTML
10 14 (7.04%) J2EE
11 12 (6.03%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (5.53%) AngularJS
13 10 (5.03%) Middleware
14 9 (4.52%) .NET Framework
14 9 (4.52%) HTML5
14 9 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.52%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.02%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.02%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (2.51%) User Experience
7 4 (2.01%) Clustering
7 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.51%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.01%) NHS
9 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.01%) Wiki
10 1 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.50%) Derivative
10 1 (0.50%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.62%) Linux
2 38 (19.10%) Unix
3 33 (16.58%) Windows
4 3 (1.51%) Android
4 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (65.33%) Test Automation
2 121 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (48.74%) Performance Testing
4 78 (39.20%) BDD
5 71 (35.68%) DevOps
6 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
7 55 (27.64%) TDD
8 48 (24.12%) Scrum
9 47 (23.62%) Non-Functional Testing
10 42 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (21.11%) Test Strategy
11 37 (18.59%) Functional Testing
11 37 (18.59%) Scenario Testing
12 36 (18.09%) API Testing
12 36 (18.09%) Integration Testing
13 34 (17.09%) Microservices
14 32 (16.08%) SDLC
15 26 (13.07%) Defect Management
15 26 (13.07%) Open Source
16 25 (12.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (52.26%) Java
2 45 (22.61%) SQL
3 43 (21.61%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.56%) C#
5 18 (9.05%) Python
6 10 (5.03%) Java 8
7 8 (4.02%) Kotlin
7 8 (4.02%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.01%) C
9 4 (2.01%) Scala
10 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.51%) Go
10 3 (1.51%) Perl
10 3 (1.51%) Ruby
10 3 (1.51%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.01%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (31.66%) Security Cleared
2 53 (26.63%) SC Cleared
3 33 (16.58%) ISEB
4 30 (15.08%) ISTQB
5 25 (12.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (3.52%) Degree
8 5 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.51%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.50%) MCP
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.50%) OCP
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (29.65%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (13.57%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.01%) HDFS
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.05%) Kubernetes
2 15 (7.54%) Terraform
3 13 (6.53%) Ansible
3 13 (6.53%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (6.03%) ZABBIX
5 11 (5.53%) SCOM
6 9 (4.52%) Rancher
7 7 (3.52%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.01%) Kibana
8 2 (1.01%) Nessus
9 1 (0.50%) Giant Swarm
9 1 (0.50%) Grafana
9 1 (0.50%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.50%) logstash
9 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (17.59%) Oracle
2 18 (9.05%) Splunk
3 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.54%) AppDynamics
5 14 (7.04%) Dynatrace
5 14 (7.04%) HP
6 13 (6.53%) New Relic
6 13 (6.53%) webMethods
7 11 (5.53%) SolarWinds
8 10 (5.03%) MuleSoft
9 7 (3.52%) SAP
9 7 (3.52%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.51%) IBM
11 4 (2.01%) Pega
11 4 (2.01%) Talend
12 3 (1.51%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.01%) Micro Focus
13 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.01%) WSO2