Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 159 204
Rank change year-on-year -34 +45 -23
Contract jobs citing JMeter 9 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.43% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 2.71% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 4
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £366 £275 £475
90th Percentile £448 £433 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 923 701 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.75% 15.87% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 470 509
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +7.59% +12.86%
10th Percentile £306 £268 £263
90th Percentile £550 £553 £507
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -9.72% +9.09%
10th Percentile £17.03 £23.75 £19.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.31 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing JMeter as a percentage 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

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

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 20 July 2018. 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
Birmingham -15 6 £413 +3.13% 6
Shropshire -26 2 £391 -23.28%
Warwickshire -1 1 £395 -1.25%
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
4 6 (66.67%) Confluence
4 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (66.67%) JIRA
4 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
6 4 (44.44%) RESTful
6 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
6 4 (44.44%) Migration
6 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
6 4 (44.44%) QA
6 4 (44.44%) API Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (44.44%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (22.22%) Pega
8 2 (22.22%) TestNG

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 6 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (22.22%) Documentum
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (22.22%) Gatling
5 2 (22.22%) Maven
5 2 (22.22%) TestNG
6 1 (11.11%) NeoLoad
6 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (44.44%) API Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Web Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (22.22%) Kanban
7 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 2 (22.22%) SOA
7 2 (22.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
1 2 (22.22%) Pega