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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 445 494 436
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -58
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 175 107 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 1.55% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 70 88
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £453 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +59 162 £400 +14.28% 47
London +2 55 £415 +3.75% 16
South East +48 53 £425 +26.39% 6
Surrey +21 26 £430 -
Leatherhead - 23 £434 -
North West -20 15 £314 -1.87% 5
West Yorkshire +1 13 £338 -0.73% 10
Yorkshire -7 13 £338 -0.73% 11
Hampshire +13 11 £425 +26.86% 3
Scotland 0 11 £330 +32.00% 1
Leeds - 11 £329 - 6
Berkshire +11 10 £445 +71.98% 2
East of England +6 10 £450 +12.50% 1
East Midlands -1 10 £270 -18.79%
Edinburgh -6 10 £313 +25.00% 1
Manchester -23 9 £310 -3.24% 4
Leicestershire - 9 £270 -
Reading -5 8 £448 +32.59%
City of London +31 7 £400 +9.58% 4
Essex -2 6 £450 +12.50%
South West -1 3 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands -15 3 £500 -13.04% 4
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £325 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 1
Kent - 3 £450 -
Bristol -2 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Warwickshire - 2 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 1

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 230 (59.28%) SOAP
2 200 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (48.20%) SQL
4 158 (40.72%) Java
5 157 (40.46%) Web Services
6 151 (38.92%) Selenium
7 142 (36.60%) XML
8 107 (27.58%) Oracle
9 106 (27.32%) JIRA
10 101 (26.03%) Test Automation
11 84 (21.65%) Scrum
12 77 (19.85%) QA
13 72 (18.56%) Test Scripting
13 72 (18.56%) BDD
14 68 (17.53%) HP
14 68 (17.53%) Defect Management
15 67 (17.27%) Automated Testing
16 65 (16.75%) Unix
17 64 (16.49%) Software Testing
18 63 (16.24%) Security Cleared
18 63 (16.24%) Linux
19 61 (15.72%) SC Cleared
20 60 (15.46%) Cucumber
20 60 (15.46%) SOA
20 60 (15.46%) TDD
21 58 (14.95%) Maven
22 53 (13.66%) Manual Testing
22 53 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
23 52 (13.40%) Test Management
24 51 (13.14%) JavaScript

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (6.70%) JBoss
2 20 (5.15%) WebLogic
3 15 (3.87%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.35%) Confluence
4 13 (3.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (2.84%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.32%) DNN
7 7 (1.80%) CMS
8 5 (1.29%) Apache
8 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (1.03%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.77%) IIS
10 3 (0.77%) Jetty
10 3 (0.77%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.52%) Liferay
11 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) HipChat
1 3 (0.77%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.52%) MS Office
2 2 (0.52%) MS Project
2 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.52%) GitHub
2 2 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.35%) HTTP
2 7 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.29%) Internet
4 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.03%) SNMP
5 2 (0.52%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.54%) Oracle Database
2 22 (5.67%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.80%) DB2
7 6 (1.55%) MySQL
8 5 (1.29%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.03%) QlikView
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Navigator
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.77%) VoltDB
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 151 (38.92%) Selenium
2 106 (27.32%) JIRA
3 60 (15.46%) Cucumber
4 58 (14.95%) Maven
5 48 (12.37%) Jenkins
5 48 (12.37%) JMeter
6 40 (10.31%) Git (software)
7 36 (9.28%) WebDriver
8 33 (8.51%) Subversion
9 32 (8.25%) HP UFT
10 28 (7.22%) Eclipse
11 27 (6.96%) Ant
11 27 (6.96%) JUnit
12 26 (6.70%) LoadUI
13 25 (6.44%) LoadRunner
13 25 (6.44%) Visual Studio
14 23 (5.93%) SpecFlow
15 22 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (3.87%) TestNG
17 14 (3.61%) ClearQuest
General
1 36 (9.28%) Finance
2 27 (6.96%) Banking
3 15 (3.87%) Retail
4 12 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.32%) Marketing
6 6 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Advertising
8 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (36.60%) Analyst
2 139 (35.82%) Test Analyst
3 85 (21.91%) Tester
4 55 (14.18%) Developer
5 38 (9.79%) Test Engineer
6 36 (9.28%) Test Manager
7 30 (7.73%) Senior Analyst
7 30 (7.73%) Senior Test Analyst
8 29 (7.47%) Automation Analyst
8 29 (7.47%) Automation Test Analyst
9 28 (7.22%) Agile Test Analyst
9 28 (7.22%) Automation Tester
10 25 (6.44%) Java Developer
11 24 (6.19%) QA Analyst
12 23 (5.93%) QA Test Analyst
13 19 (4.90%) XML Analyst
14 17 (4.38%) Performance Tester
14 17 (4.38%) QA Engineer
14 17 (4.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 17 (4.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (59.28%) SOAP
2 157 (40.46%) Web Services
3 142 (36.60%) XML
4 45 (11.60%) REST
5 42 (10.82%) .NET
6 41 (10.57%) XML Messaging
7 37 (9.54%) HTML
8 36 (9.28%) RESTful
9 31 (7.99%) Gherkin
9 31 (7.99%) JSON
10 29 (7.47%) Middleware
11 28 (7.22%) Spring
12 26 (6.70%) WSDL
13 25 (6.44%) Java EE
14 23 (5.93%) AngularJS
14 23 (5.93%) XSD
15 22 (5.67%) CSS
16 19 (4.90%) ASP.NET
17 18 (4.64%) Hibernate
18 14 (3.61%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.03%) Biometrics
5 4 (1.03%) Clustering
5 4 (1.03%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.03%) Replication
5 4 (1.03%) User Experience
6 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.77%) DataPower
6 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (0.77%) Online Games
6 3 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.75%) Unix
2 63 (16.24%) Linux
3 32 (8.25%) Windows
4 7 (1.80%) Solaris
5 6 (1.55%) Android
5 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (26.03%) Test Automation
3 84 (21.65%) Scrum
4 72 (18.56%) BDD
4 72 (18.56%) Test Scripting
5 68 (17.53%) Defect Management
6 67 (17.27%) Automated Testing
7 64 (16.49%) Software Testing
8 60 (15.46%) SOA
8 60 (15.46%) TDD
9 53 (13.66%) Manual Testing
10 52 (13.40%) Test Management
11 51 (13.14%) Functional Testing
12 50 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (11.08%) Performance Testing
14 42 (10.82%) Test Strategy
15 41 (10.57%) Integration Testing
16 40 (10.31%) E-Commerce
16 40 (10.31%) Non-Functional Testing
17 37 (9.54%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (48.20%) SQL
2 158 (40.72%) Java
3 51 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 47 (12.11%) C#
5 40 (10.31%) PL/SQL
6 30 (7.73%) Groovy
7 28 (7.22%) Ruby
8 19 (4.90%) Python
9 15 (3.87%) VBA
10 11 (2.84%) Perl
10 11 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.32%) C++
12 7 (1.80%) VBScript
13 6 (1.55%) CoffeeScript
13 6 (1.55%) Scala
13 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.55%) VB
14 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.03%) PHP
16 3 (0.77%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 63 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.72%) SC Cleared
3 50 (12.89%) ISTQB
4 48 (12.37%) ISEB
5 22 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (4.12%) Degree
6 16 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (19.85%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.26%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) Cygwin
1 2 (0.52%) KVM
2 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.29%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (1.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.77%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.52%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.26%) Grafana
6 1 (0.26%) Graphite
Vendors
1 107 (27.58%) Oracle
2 68 (17.53%) HP
3 21 (5.41%) IBM
4 17 (4.38%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.80%) Remedy
6 6 (1.55%) AppDynamics
6 6 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.55%) Dynatrace
6 6 (1.55%) New Relic
6 6 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (1.29%) ATG
7 5 (1.29%) Rally
7 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.03%) Compaq
8 4 (1.03%) hybris
8 4 (1.03%) SAP
8 4 (1.03%) Terracotta
8 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.03%) webMethods
9 3 (0.77%) Google
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago