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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 141 138 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 15 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.063% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.44% 0.66% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £315 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £315 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +500.00%
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
436 305 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.28% 9.63% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 159 99
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.47 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £53.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +1 9 £320 +1.58% 2
Cheshire - 1 £388 -
Merseyside - 1 £80 - 1
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (93.75%) SOAP
2 19 (59.38%) Web Services
2 19 (59.38%) QA
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
5 12 (37.50%) Groovy
6 11 (34.38%) SQL
6 11 (34.38%) Selenium
7 10 (31.25%) Subversion
7 10 (31.25%) JSON
7 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 9 (28.13%) Java
8 9 (28.13%) TDD
9 6 (18.75%) J2EE
9 6 (18.75%) XML
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle
10 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.63%) SOA
10 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Open Source
10 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
10 5 (15.63%) Gherkin
11 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 4 (12.50%) Kanban
11 4 (12.50%) Retail
11 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SNMP
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 10 (31.25%) Subversion
3 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.13%) TestNG
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Tester
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) SOAP
2 19 (59.38%) Web Services
3 10 (31.25%) JSON
4 6 (18.75%) J2EE
4 6 (18.75%) XML
5 5 (15.63%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.25%) XSD
6 2 (6.25%) XSLT
6 2 (6.25%) WSDL
7 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.13%) Middleware
7 1 (3.13%) Spring
7 1 (3.13%) HTML
7 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
3 9 (28.13%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.63%) SOA
4 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Kanban
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) ERP
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Test Management
8 1 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Groovy
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (59.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Sybase