The table below looks at the statistics for SoapUI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SoapUI over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 421 415 434
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 169 179 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 2.69% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 130 75
Average daily rate
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£386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +500.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +500.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7273 6660 5325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.31% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4664 4242 3376
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 116 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.06 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

SoapUI
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SoapUI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SoapUI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SoapUI within the UK.

SoapUI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SoapUI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SoapUI within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

SoapUI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SoapUI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI within the UK.

SoapUI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SoapUI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
England -18 156 £388 +10.71% 40
London -54 49 £400 +14.28% 13
South East -21 33 £363 +18.85% 14
North West -1 18 £340 +7.93% 3
East of England +21 17 £400 +4.57% 3
Essex +25 15 £400 -0.92% 1
Manchester +1 14 £330 +4.76% 2
South West +11 13 £400 - 2
City of London -3 13 £381 +8.92% 6
Berkshire -3 11 £325 +6.55% 7
Hampshire -7 11 £385 +20.78% 1
Reading +6 9 £325 -11.86% 2
Yorkshire -4 9 £340 +23.63% 3
West Midlands - 9 £575 -
Southampton - 8 £395 -
Surrey 0 6 £375 +26.05% 3
West Yorkshire -3 6 £333 +20.90% 3
East Midlands -5 5 £300 -18.91% 2
West Sussex - 5 £488 - 1
Brentwood - 4 - -
Market Harborough +1 2 £300 -18.91%
Leicestershire -1 2 £300 -18.91%
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - - 1
Nottingham -9 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Bristol -2 1 £400 -
Chester - 1 £388 -
Cheshire - 1 £388 -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 187 (63.61%) SOAP
2 176 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (51.02%) Java
4 135 (45.92%) SQL
5 119 (40.48%) Web Services
6 114 (38.78%) XML
7 105 (35.71%) Selenium
8 85 (28.91%) Oracle
9 76 (25.85%) Scrum
10 75 (25.51%) QA
11 56 (19.05%) Linux
12 55 (18.71%) JIRA
13 53 (18.03%) TDD
14 51 (17.35%) SOA
14 51 (17.35%) Jenkins
15 47 (15.99%) Waterfall
16 46 (15.65%) Test Automation
16 46 (15.65%) Integration Testing
17 44 (14.97%) JUnit
18 43 (14.63%) HTML
19 42 (14.29%) .NET
20 41 (13.95%) Windows
20 41 (13.95%) JMeter
21 40 (13.61%) J2EE
21 40 (13.61%) WebDriver
22 38 (12.93%) Use Case
23 37 (12.59%) IBM
23 37 (12.59%) Microsoft
23 37 (12.59%) Finance
24 36 (12.24%) BDD

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 34 (11.56%) JBoss
2 32 (10.88%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.78%) Confluence
4 16 (5.44%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.40%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.38%) IIS
7 6 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.70%) Jetty
9 4 (1.36%) Documentum
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.68%) CMS
11 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.68%) DNN
12 1 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (6.12%) MS Office
2 15 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.36%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) AWD
4 1 (0.34%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.70%) HTTP
3 3 (1.02%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.02%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) ATM
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) SNMP
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.46%) MySQL
3 18 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (2.72%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.38%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.04%) SQL Navigator
7 6 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.36%) VoltDB
9 4 (1.36%) Big Data
10 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.02%) DB2
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 105 (35.71%) Selenium
2 55 (18.71%) JIRA
3 51 (17.35%) Jenkins
4 44 (14.97%) JUnit
5 41 (13.95%) JMeter
6 40 (13.61%) WebDriver
7 35 (11.90%) Subversion
7 35 (11.90%) Maven
8 33 (11.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 32 (10.88%) Cucumber
10 31 (10.54%) Ant
11 27 (9.18%) Eclipse
12 18 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (5.78%) Git (software)
14 14 (4.76%) TestNG
14 14 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (4.42%) Hudson
16 11 (3.74%) SpecFlow
16 11 (3.74%) Visual Studio
17 10 (3.40%) JBehave
General
1 37 (12.59%) Finance
2 17 (5.78%) Banking
2 17 (5.78%) Marketing
3 14 (4.76%) Retail
4 6 (2.04%) Games
4 6 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.02%) Online Betting
5 3 (1.02%) Automotive
6 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (31.97%) Analyst
2 80 (27.21%) Test Analyst
3 64 (21.77%) Tester
4 62 (21.09%) Developer
5 46 (15.65%) Java Developer
6 22 (7.48%) Automation Tester
7 20 (6.80%) Test Leader
8 19 (6.46%) Senior Tester
9 15 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (4.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 12 (4.08%) QA Analyst
11 12 (4.08%) Architect
12 11 (3.74%) Test Engineer
12 11 (3.74%) QA Engineer
13 9 (3.06%) Integration Architect
14 8 (2.72%) Automation Analyst
14 8 (2.72%) Automation Test Analyst
15 7 (2.38%) Integration Tester
15 7 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (63.61%) SOAP
2 119 (40.48%) Web Services
3 114 (38.78%) XML
4 43 (14.63%) HTML
5 42 (14.29%) .NET
6 40 (13.61%) J2EE
7 27 (9.18%) Hibernate
7 27 (9.18%) REST
8 25 (8.50%) XSD
9 24 (8.16%) HTML5
10 22 (7.48%) CSS
10 22 (7.48%) WSDL
11 21 (7.14%) Middleware
12 20 (6.80%) JAXB
13 18 (6.12%) Spring
13 18 (6.12%) JSF
13 18 (6.12%) XHTML
13 18 (6.12%) JSON
13 18 (6.12%) RESTful
13 18 (6.12%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.12%) Open Source
2 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.74%) DataPower
5 9 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.04%) Online Games
7 5 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.70%) W3C
8 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.68%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Equities
10 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.05%) Linux
2 41 (13.95%) Windows
3 32 (10.88%) UNIX
4 24 (8.16%) Solaris
5 6 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.36%) AIX
7 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.02%) Android
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.85%) Scrum
3 53 (18.03%) TDD
4 51 (17.35%) SOA
5 47 (15.99%) Waterfall
6 46 (15.65%) Test Automation
6 46 (15.65%) Integration Testing
7 38 (12.93%) Use Case
8 36 (12.24%) BDD
9 35 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 35 (11.90%) Automated Testing
10 33 (11.22%) Test Scripting
11 30 (10.20%) Test Strategy
12 26 (8.84%) User Stories
13 25 (8.50%) RUP
13 25 (8.50%) Software Testing
14 24 (8.16%) Performance Testing
14 24 (8.16%) Automation Testing
15 21 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (51.02%) Java
2 135 (45.92%) SQL
3 33 (11.22%) Groovy
4 32 (10.88%) JavaScript
5 23 (7.82%) PL/SQL
5 23 (7.82%) C#
6 20 (6.80%) Ruby
7 17 (5.78%) Python
8 12 (4.08%) Perl
9 7 (2.38%) Scala
10 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.36%) C++
10 4 (1.36%) C
10 4 (1.36%) XPath
11 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.02%) XQuery
12 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.68%) VBScript
13 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.34%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 33 (11.22%) ISEB
2 31 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 30 (10.20%) ISTQB
4 15 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 12 (4.08%) Degree
6 12 (4.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) HND
7 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (25.51%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.44%) Puppet
3 10 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.40%) CA LISA
4 8 (2.72%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.36%) WMI
6 2 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (28.91%) Oracle
2 37 (12.59%) IBM
2 37 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.22%) HP
4 11 (3.74%) webMethods
5 9 (3.06%) Green Hat
5 9 (3.06%) TIBCO
6 7 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.04%) VMware
8 5 (1.70%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.70%) Perforce
8 5 (1.70%) SAP
9 3 (1.02%) ESRI
9 3 (1.02%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.68%) Remedy
11 1 (0.34%) Pega
11 1 (0.34%) ExactTarget
11 1 (0.34%) Progress
11 1 (0.34%) Temenos
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago