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 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 498 494 445
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -49
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 119 96 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.54% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 65 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £262 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £480 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%

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
7260 6249 6360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.69% 11.86% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4830 4042 3532
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 125 237
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 October 2014.

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 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
England -3 98 £356 +5.55% 35
London +15 45 £375 -3.22% 16
South East -15 18 £325 +12.06% 9
Wales -15 16 £250 -20.63% 5
Hampshire -12 13 £325 +12.06% 2
West Wales - 13 £278 -
Swansea - 13 £278 -
East of England -17 9 £359 -13.03% 3
Southampton - 9 £323 -
City of London +31 8 £406 -14.47% 7
South West -27 8 £350 +36.58% 1
North West -4 6 £319 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire 0 5 £294 -9.61% 4
West Yorkshire -3 5 £294 -9.61% 4
Leeds +1 3 £294 -9.61% 3
Surrey -1 3 £240 -54.28% 2
Cardiff -9 3 £250 -20.63% 1
South Wales -10 3 £250 -20.63% 5
Winchester +3 2 £341 +30.00% 1
Scotland -7 2 £375 -17.80% 1
Manchester -13 2 £425 +41.66% 1
Ipswich - 2 £368 -
Essex - 2 £425 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £368 -
Lancashire - 2 £319 -
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Bristol -14 1 £350 +3.70%
Cheshire - 1 £275 - 1
Kent - 1 £400 - 3
Leicestershire - - - -

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 164 (64.82%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (62.45%) SOAP
3 130 (51.38%) Web Services
4 114 (45.06%) Selenium
5 98 (38.74%) Java
6 91 (35.97%) SQL
7 86 (33.99%) Scrum
8 83 (32.81%) XML
9 79 (31.23%) Test Automation
10 74 (29.25%) Oracle
11 64 (25.30%) Cucumber
12 61 (24.11%) QA
13 57 (22.53%) TDD
14 56 (22.13%) .NET
15 55 (21.74%) BDD
16 53 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (20.95%) REST
17 51 (20.16%) WebDriver
18 50 (19.76%) HP
19 49 (19.37%) User Stories
20 48 (18.97%) Test Scripting
21 45 (17.79%) Maven
21 45 (17.79%) JUnit
22 44 (17.39%) C#
23 42 (16.60%) Linux
23 42 (16.60%) JMeter
24 41 (16.21%) Test Strategy
25 40 (15.81%) Regression Testing
25 40 (15.81%) SOA
26 38 (15.02%) HP Quality Center

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 24 (9.49%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.95%) Apache
5 7 (2.77%) IIS
6 5 (1.98%) Documentum
7 4 (1.58%) Confluence
7 4 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.19%) Jetty
9 2 (0.79%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.35%) Firewall
1 11 (4.35%) HTTP
2 9 (3.56%) Internet
3 8 (3.16%) Wireshark
4 6 (2.37%) 4G
4 6 (2.37%) 3G
4 6 (2.37%) 2G
5 4 (1.58%) FTP
6 3 (1.19%) DAB
6 3 (1.19%) SNMP
6 3 (1.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.79%) ATM
8 1 (0.40%) SSH
8 1 (0.40%) Intranet
8 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.30%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.93%) MySQL
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.56%) DB2
6 8 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.79%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.40%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.40%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 114 (45.06%) Selenium
2 64 (25.30%) Cucumber
3 51 (20.16%) WebDriver
4 45 (17.79%) Maven
4 45 (17.79%) JUnit
5 42 (16.60%) JMeter
6 36 (14.23%) JIRA
7 31 (12.25%) Ant
8 27 (10.67%) Jenkins
9 25 (9.88%) JBehave
10 22 (8.70%) Subversion
11 20 (7.91%) Eclipse
11 20 (7.91%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (7.51%) LoadRunner
13 17 (6.72%) Calabash
13 17 (6.72%) Git (software)
14 16 (6.32%) SpecFlow
14 16 (6.32%) Visual Studio
15 11 (4.35%) ClearCase
15 11 (4.35%) LoadUI
General
1 32 (12.65%) Finance
2 17 (6.72%) Banking
3 12 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.77%) Retail
5 6 (2.37%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 73 (28.85%) Analyst
2 66 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 64 (25.30%) Tester
4 46 (18.18%) Developer
5 26 (10.28%) Automation Tester
5 26 (10.28%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.51%) Java Developer
7 16 (6.32%) Test Leader
8 10 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 10 (3.95%) Test Manager
9 8 (3.16%) Software Developer
10 7 (2.77%) QA Engineer
10 7 (2.77%) Automated Tester
10 7 (2.77%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (2.37%) C++/Java Developer
11 6 (2.37%) C++ Developer
11 6 (2.37%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (2.37%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (2.37%) Systems Tester
12 5 (1.98%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (62.45%) SOAP
2 130 (51.38%) Web Services
3 83 (32.81%) XML
4 56 (22.13%) .NET
5 53 (20.95%) REST
6 35 (13.83%) JSON
7 24 (9.49%) HTML
8 21 (8.30%) J2EE
9 20 (7.91%) XSD
10 18 (7.11%) Middleware
11 15 (5.93%) CSS
11 15 (5.93%) Spring
12 14 (5.53%) JAX-RS
13 13 (5.14%) WSDL
13 13 (5.14%) .NET Framework
14 12 (4.74%) jQuery
15 11 (4.35%) Ajax
16 10 (3.95%) XSLT
17 9 (3.56%) Hibernate
17 9 (3.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.46%) Mobile App
2 22 (8.70%) Open Source
3 14 (5.53%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.77%) Handset
4 7 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.37%) DataPower
5 6 (2.37%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.58%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.79%) User Experience
8 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.60%) Linux
2 35 (13.83%) UNIX
3 20 (7.91%) Windows
4 19 (7.51%) Solaris
5 15 (5.93%) Android
6 12 (4.74%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.79%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.40%) zOS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (64.82%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (33.99%) Scrum
3 79 (31.23%) Test Automation
4 57 (22.53%) TDD
5 55 (21.74%) BDD
6 53 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (19.37%) User Stories
8 48 (18.97%) Test Scripting
9 41 (16.21%) Test Strategy
10 40 (15.81%) Regression Testing
10 40 (15.81%) SOA
11 31 (12.25%) Automated Testing
12 29 (11.46%) Waterfall
13 28 (11.07%) Integration Testing
14 27 (10.67%) Manual Testing
15 26 (10.28%) Software Testing
16 23 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (8.70%) Performance Testing
17 22 (8.70%) Software Engineering
18 20 (7.91%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.74%) Java
2 91 (35.97%) SQL
3 44 (17.39%) C#
4 26 (10.28%) Ruby
5 25 (9.88%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.72%) Groovy
7 16 (6.32%) PHP
8 10 (3.95%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.95%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.95%) C
9 9 (3.56%) C++
10 8 (3.16%) XPath
10 8 (3.16%) Python
11 5 (1.98%) Perl
12 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.19%) Korn
13 3 (1.19%) XQuery
13 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) sed
14 2 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (10.28%) ISTQB
2 24 (9.49%) ISEB
3 23 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.72%) Degree
5 15 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.77%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (24.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 38 (15.02%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.77%) Puppet
3 6 (2.37%) CA LISA
4 5 (1.98%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (29.25%) Oracle
2 50 (19.76%) HP
3 23 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.72%) IBM
5 11 (4.35%) SAP
6 9 (3.56%) JBoss
6 9 (3.56%) Sun
7 7 (2.77%) ESRI
7 7 (2.77%) Apple
8 6 (2.37%) Green Hat
9 5 (1.98%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.58%) hybris
10 4 (1.58%) webMethods
10 4 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.19%) Siebel
11 3 (1.19%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) Citrix
11 3 (1.19%) CA
11 3 (1.19%) Canoo
12 2 (0.79%) New Relic
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