Period
to 1 June 2020

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 6 months to 1 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 172 186
Rank change year-on-year +70 +14 -34
Contract jobs citing JMeter 23 24 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.52% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.91% 2.29% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 5
Median daily rate £360 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £332 £278 £294
90th Percentile £475 £451 £407
England median daily rate £427 £438 £427
% change year-on-year -2.40% +2.58% +1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 333 1,048 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.52% 22.65% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 660 518
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -15.85% +26.15%
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.71 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.20% +2.84% +0.59%

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing JMeter as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the West Midlands

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JMeter in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for JMeter in the West Midlands

JMeter
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JMeter in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JMeter in the West Midlands

JMeter
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 6 months to 1 June 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
Shropshire - 18 £360 -
Birmingham +12 3 £450 +5.88%
Coventry +31 1 £450 +62.16%
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 19 (82.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
3 17 (73.91%) Test Scripting
4 16 (69.57%) Customer Requirements
5 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
6 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) Selenium
8 7 (30.43%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
10 4 (17.39%) QA
10 4 (17.39%) ISEB
10 4 (17.39%) WireMock
11 3 (13.04%) DevOps
11 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
12 2 (8.70%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (8.70%) RESTful
12 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
12 2 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
12 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (8.70%) Open Source
12 2 (8.70%) logstash
12 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (8.70%) HP
12 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
12 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
12 2 (8.70%) Linux
12 2 (8.70%) Python
12 2 (8.70%) IBM
12 2 (8.70%) TDD

JMeter
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 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.70%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.35%) Burp Suite
3 1 (4.35%) Cypress.io
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Protractor
3 1 (4.35%) REST Assured
3 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Tester
2 11 (47.83%) Automation Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tester
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WireMock
2 2 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.35%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (4.35%) Dropwizard
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) JDBC
3 1 (4.35%) JPA
3 1 (4.35%) RESTEasy
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Test Scripting
3 16 (69.57%) Customer Requirements
4 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) BDD
8 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
8 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Migration
8 1 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kibana
1 2 (8.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle