The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 136 132 134
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 26 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.73% 0.89% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 2
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£350 £319 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +32.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £294 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £344 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 - £43.26
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
550 336 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.55% 10.83% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 198 173
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £36.70 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SoapUI across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SoapUI Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 14 £435 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £330 - 1
Lancashire -8 4 £356 +11.76%
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 28 (66.67%) SOAP
2 25 (59.52%) SQL
3 24 (57.14%) QA
4 19 (45.24%) Performance Testing
5 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (40.48%) TDD
5 17 (40.48%) Web Services
6 16 (38.10%) Selenium
7 15 (35.71%) Oracle
8 14 (33.33%) Java
9 13 (30.95%) XML
10 12 (28.57%) C#
11 10 (23.81%) Middleware
11 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
11 10 (23.81%) Scrum
11 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
12 9 (21.43%) BDD
12 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
12 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
13 8 (19.05%) Open Source
13 8 (19.05%) SOA
13 8 (19.05%) ETL
13 8 (19.05%) WSDL
13 8 (19.05%) XSD
13 8 (19.05%) XSLT
13 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
13 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
14 7 (16.67%) UNIX
14 7 (16.67%) HTML
15 6 (14.29%) ISTQB

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (2.38%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SNMP
1 3 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 4 (9.52%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
2 10 (23.81%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) JMeter
3 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.90%) LoadUI
4 4 (9.52%) eggPlant
4 4 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (9.52%) Subversion
5 3 (7.14%) JUnit
5 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.38%) Hudson
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Tester
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 6 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 4 (9.52%) SOA Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) SOAP
2 17 (40.48%) Web Services
3 13 (30.95%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) Middleware
5 8 (19.05%) XSD
5 8 (19.05%) XSLT
5 8 (19.05%) WSDL
6 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
8 5 (11.90%) JMS
9 4 (9.52%) .NET
9 4 (9.52%) J2EE
9 4 (9.52%) JSON
10 2 (4.76%) WebCenter
10 2 (4.76%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.14%) DataPower
1 3 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) UNIX
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Performance Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) TDD
3 10 (23.81%) Scrum
3 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 9 (21.43%) BDD
4 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Open Source
5 8 (19.05%) SOA
5 8 (19.05%) ETL
6 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Groovy
6 3 (7.14%) Perl
6 3 (7.14%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (11.90%) Telerik
3 3 (7.14%) Sybase
3 3 (7.14%) ATG
4 2 (4.76%) Stellent
4 2 (4.76%) Retek
4 2 (4.76%) Endeca
5 1 (2.38%) hybris
5 1 (2.38%) Eloqua
5 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft