The first table below looks at the demand for SoapUI skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SoapUI over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 128 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 3 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.100% 0.11% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 0.93% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£344 £181 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.44% -54.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £181 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £181 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £338 £381
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.26 -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 323 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 11.92% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 167 173
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.88 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -19.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SoapUI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SoapUI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SoapUI across the North West region.

SoapUI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 2 £338 +86.98%
Lancashire -12 1 £350 - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SoapUI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SoapUI.

1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SoapUI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SoapUI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (25.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle