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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 126 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.14% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.43% 1.42% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
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£306 £238 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -17.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.40 -
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
379 281 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.80% 9.92% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 150 172
Average daily rate £358 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.25 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.12 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 12 £300 - 1
Cheshire - - - -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (78.95%) SOAP
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 11 (57.89%) Web Services
4 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
7 7 (36.84%) Retail
8 6 (31.58%) QA
8 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (26.32%) Java
10 4 (21.05%) JIRA
11 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
11 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
11 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (15.79%) Project Management
11 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (15.79%) J2EE
11 3 (15.79%) ERP
11 3 (15.79%) Workflow
11 3 (15.79%) TDD
11 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
12 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
12 2 (10.53%) Web Testing

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (15.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
5 2 (10.53%) JMeter
5 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.53%) TestNG
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) Toad
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 1 (5.26%) FxCop
6 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
6 1 (5.26%) T4 Templates
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) SOAP
2 11 (57.89%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Management
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) System Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) HP
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