The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 135 120
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.23% 0.042%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.73% 1.56% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year - +15.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 322 450 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.04% 14.91% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 266 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JMeter in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +9 2 £400 -
Shropshire - 2 £510 -
Coventry +14 1 £275 - 1
Birmingham +12 1 £363 -27.50% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
1 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
4 5 (31.25%) LoadUI
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Confluence
6 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 5 (31.25%) LoadUI
3 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (6.25%) JMX
4 1 (6.25%) JSF
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (31.25%) SDLC
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Pega
2 1 (6.25%) Talend