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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 126 124
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 0.68% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 308 438 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.76% 15.94% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 228 129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £295 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Automotive
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 1 (8.33%) Use Case
7 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
7 1 (8.33%) Data Integration

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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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) LoadUI
4 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Pega
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Talend
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