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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 134 130 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 6 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.034% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 0.29% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£319 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
SoapUI
England

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
375 339 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.74% 11.65% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 170 194
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -11.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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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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 -13 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Lancashire - 2 £319 -
Cheshire - 1 £275 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) SOA

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) FxCop
4 1 (14.29%) TestNG
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) T4 Templates
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
4 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) HP