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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 484 497
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 135 160 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.92% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 112 85
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year - +15.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 8215 8328 7455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.48% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5625 5734 4920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 23 June 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 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 23 June 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 +18 131 £425 +1.19% 55
London +6 70 £488 +16.07% 27
South East -9 19 £393 -3.38% 4
East of England +2 13 £425 -10.52% 4
West Midlands +21 12 £375 -25.00% 2
Berkshire +24 8 £390 +0.64%
Yorkshire +20 8 £400 +14.28% 7
West Yorkshire +17 7 £395 +31.66% 6
North West +22 6 £405 +3.18% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £425 -
Essex - 6 £425 - 1
City of London -11 5 £500 +29.03% 10
Scotland +37 4 - - 2
Glasgow +9 4 - - 2
Leeds +7 4 - - 6
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £350 -17.64% 2
Merseyside +2 4 £405 +29.60% 1
Croydon -12 4 £450 +18.42%
Liverpool - 4 £405 -
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Kent - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £401 - 1
Reading +14 3 £338 -15.62%
South West +1 3 £433 +19.31% 3
Hertfordshire -4 3 £350 -26.31%
Osterley - 3 £500 -
Manchester +13 2 £394 - 2
Warwickshire +9 2 £400 -
Shropshire - 2 £510 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 160 (59.04%) Selenium
2 153 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (56.46%) Test Automation
3 138 (50.92%) Java
4 110 (40.59%) JIRA
5 101 (37.27%) Cucumber
6 99 (36.53%) Jenkins
7 91 (33.58%) Performance Testing
8 78 (28.78%) LoadRunner
9 77 (28.41%) BDD
10 75 (27.68%) QA
11 66 (24.35%) TDD
12 65 (23.99%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (22.88%) Scrum
14 61 (22.51%) SoapUI
15 60 (22.14%) SQL
16 58 (21.40%) Git (software)
17 56 (20.66%) Finance
18 51 (18.82%) Confluence
19 50 (18.45%) Test Scripting
20 49 (18.08%) Linux
21 46 (16.97%) Web Services
21 46 (16.97%) WebDriver
22 45 (16.61%) ISTQB
23 44 (16.24%) Test Strategy
24 42 (15.50%) REST
24 42 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
24 42 (15.50%) Maven
24 42 (15.50%) HP
25 41 (15.13%) JavaScript

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 51 (18.82%) Confluence
2 21 (7.75%) Tomcat
3 18 (6.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (6.27%) CMS
5 15 (5.54%) Apache
6 14 (5.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (3.69%) Anypoint
8 8 (2.95%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.21%) nginx
9 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.11%) IIS
11 3 (1.11%) JBoss
12 2 (0.74%) Documentum
12 2 (0.74%) Drupal
13 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.37%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.96%) GitHub
3 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.80%) PaaS
5 6 (2.21%) Datadog
6 3 (1.11%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.11%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.74%) IaaS
7 2 (0.74%) Loggly
7 2 (0.74%) SaaS
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.07%) HTTP
2 15 (5.54%) Internet
3 7 (2.58%) LDAP
4 2 (0.74%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.12%) MongoDB
2 19 (7.01%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.90%) Redis
4 14 (5.17%) MySQL
5 9 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.11%) DB2
9 3 (1.11%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.11%) HBase
9 3 (1.11%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.74%) Informix
10 2 (0.74%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.37%) Big Data
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 160 (59.04%) Selenium
2 110 (40.59%) JIRA
3 101 (37.27%) Cucumber
4 99 (36.53%) Jenkins
5 78 (28.78%) LoadRunner
6 61 (22.51%) SoapUI
7 58 (21.40%) Git (software)
8 46 (16.97%) WebDriver
9 42 (15.50%) Maven
10 38 (14.02%) Gatling
11 37 (13.65%) JUnit
12 34 (12.55%) Bitbucket
13 29 (10.70%) Gradle
14 25 (9.23%) TeamCity
15 23 (8.49%) Ant
16 19 (7.01%) Hudson
17 17 (6.27%) LoadUI
18 15 (5.54%) HP UFT
19 14 (5.17%) Apache Ivy
19 14 (5.17%) eggPlant
General
1 56 (20.66%) Finance
2 25 (9.23%) Banking
3 14 (5.17%) Retail
4 8 (2.95%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.58%) Marketing
6 6 (2.21%) Games
7 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) German Language
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) iGaming
9 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (27.68%) Tester
2 61 (22.51%) Analyst
3 56 (20.66%) Test Analyst
4 35 (12.92%) Developer
5 31 (11.44%) Automation Tester
6 30 (11.07%) Performance Tester
7 26 (9.59%) Test Engineer
8 20 (7.38%) Performance Engineer
9 19 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (6.64%) Java Developer
11 17 (6.27%) Performance Analyst
11 17 (6.27%) Performance Test Analyst
12 15 (5.54%) Automation Test Analyst
12 15 (5.54%) Operations Engineer
13 13 (4.80%) Java Engineer
13 13 (4.80%) Platform Engineer
13 13 (4.80%) QA Engineer
14 12 (4.43%) Test Leader
15 10 (3.69%) Developer in Test
16 9 (3.32%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.97%) Web Services
2 42 (15.50%) REST
3 36 (13.28%) JSON
4 34 (12.55%) SOAP
5 33 (12.18%) XML
6 26 (9.59%) HTML
7 23 (8.49%) Spring
8 17 (6.27%) Node.js
9 16 (5.90%) Spring Boot
10 14 (5.17%) React
11 12 (4.43%) J2EE
11 12 (4.43%) RESTful
12 10 (3.69%) Gherkin
13 9 (3.32%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (2.95%) Ajax
14 8 (2.95%) CSS
15 7 (2.58%) .NET
15 7 (2.58%) Express
15 7 (2.58%) ODBC
15 7 (2.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.54%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.58%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.11%) User Experience
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.37%) W3C
9 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.08%) Linux
2 25 (9.23%) Windows
3 19 (7.01%) Unix
4 2 (0.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.37%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
1 153 (56.46%) Test Automation
2 91 (33.58%) Performance Testing
3 77 (28.41%) BDD
4 66 (24.35%) TDD
5 65 (23.99%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (22.88%) Scrum
7 50 (18.45%) Test Scripting
8 44 (16.24%) Test Strategy
9 34 (12.55%) DevOps
10 32 (11.81%) SDLC
11 29 (10.70%) User Stories
12 28 (10.33%) Software Testing
13 27 (9.96%) Scenario Testing
14 26 (9.59%) Non-Functional Testing
15 25 (9.23%) Microservices
16 23 (8.49%) API Testing
16 23 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (7.75%) Kanban
17 21 (7.75%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (50.92%) Java
2 60 (22.14%) SQL
3 41 (15.13%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.65%) Python
5 30 (11.07%) C#
5 30 (11.07%) Ruby
6 24 (8.86%) Groovy
7 15 (5.54%) C
8 12 (4.43%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.43%) PHP
9 8 (2.95%) Scala
10 6 (2.21%) Perl
11 5 (1.85%) C++
12 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.74%) AWK
13 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.74%) VB
14 1 (0.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 45 (16.61%) ISTQB
2 28 (10.33%) ISEB
2 28 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.58%) Degree
6 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (27.68%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (9.23%) Docker
2 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.74%) KVM
3 2 (0.74%) LXC
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (7.75%) Ansible
2 17 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (4.43%) Grafana
4 12 (4.43%) Puppet
5 11 (4.06%) Graphite
5 11 (4.06%) Nagios
6 10 (3.69%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.32%) HP Fortify
7 9 (3.32%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (2.21%) Kibana
9 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.48%) logstash
9 4 (1.48%) Rancher
10 3 (1.11%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.74%) Ambari
11 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 42 (15.50%) HP
2 38 (14.02%) Splunk
3 22 (8.12%) Oracle
4 20 (7.38%) AppDynamics
5 17 (6.27%) New Relic
6 14 (5.17%) MuleSoft
6 14 (5.17%) Sitecore
7 12 (4.43%) Dynatrace
8 10 (3.69%) SOASTA, Inc
9 6 (2.21%) Microsoft
10 5 (1.85%) ATG
10 5 (1.85%) hybris
10 5 (1.85%) VMware
11 4 (1.48%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.48%) Google
11 4 (1.48%) IBM
12 3 (1.11%) BMC
12 3 (1.11%) Perforce
12 3 (1.11%) Sybase
13 2 (0.74%) Sun
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago