The table below looks at the statistics for SoapUI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SoapUI over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 420 412 515
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +103
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 250 268 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.88% 3.52% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 185 78
Median daily rate £395 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +7.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £31.75 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
-11.80% -

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
8695 7618 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 13.35% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5022 4411
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 128 146
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

SoapUI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SoapUI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 243 £400 +1.26% 40
London +13 100 £390 -2.50% 17
South East -20 62 £419 +4.68% 9
West Midlands -14 24 £488 -15.21% 2
Shropshire - 20 £488 -
Croydon -2 16 £378 - 1
Surrey -28 16 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England +6 15 £370 +48.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 15 £325 +18.18% 2
Telford - 15 £488 -
West Yorkshire -4 14 £325 +18.18% 2
City of London +49 13 £390 -0.95% 7
Berkshire +8 12 £353 +0.71% 2
Leatherhead -2 11 £450 +12.50%
Oxfordshire - 11 £450 -
South West +11 10 £340 -15.00% 1
West Sussex -13 10 £310 -27.05% 1
Reading +12 9 £355 +1.42% 2
Leeds -6 9 - - 1
Hampshire -6 7 £463 +24.16% 4
Oxford - 7 £450 -
East Midlands +4 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire +2 6 £315 -
Hook - 6 £463 -
Scotland +9 5 £260 -5.45%
Essex 0 5 £250 +19.04%
Manchester -19 5 £508 +58.59% 3
North West -29 5 £508 +49.26% 7
Bedfordshire - 5 £378 -
North East -44 4 £273 -

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 293 (59.55%) SOAP
2 252 (51.22%) Java
3 240 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (46.54%) SQL
5 180 (36.59%) Selenium
6 178 (36.18%) Web Services
7 177 (35.98%) XML
8 160 (32.52%) Oracle
9 140 (28.46%) JIRA
10 134 (27.24%) Maven
11 110 (22.36%) Linux
12 105 (21.34%) Jenkins
13 104 (21.14%) Scrum
14 100 (20.33%) JUnit
14 100 (20.33%) SOA
14 100 (20.33%) QA
15 95 (19.31%) Spring
16 94 (19.11%) Unix
17 87 (17.68%) REST
18 84 (17.07%) JMeter
19 83 (16.87%) TDD
20 81 (16.46%) Functional Testing
21 79 (16.06%) Test Automation
22 78 (15.85%) Git (software)
22 78 (15.85%) Test Scripting
23 77 (15.65%) BDD
24 74 (15.04%) XSD
24 74 (15.04%) Cucumber
25 72 (14.63%) WebDriver
25 72 (14.63%) Security Cleared

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (8.94%) Confluence
2 36 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 31 (6.30%) JBoss
4 25 (5.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 25 (5.08%) WebSphere
5 21 (4.27%) IIS
6 18 (3.66%) Apache
7 13 (2.64%) CMS
8 9 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.42%) Mule
10 6 (1.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 5 (1.02%) nginx
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.41%) Liferay
13 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.20%) Documentum
14 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.03%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Maximo
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.81%) SaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Boomi
4 3 (0.61%) GitHub
5 2 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.59%) HTTP
2 19 (3.86%) SNMP
3 12 (2.44%) SSL
4 10 (2.03%) Kerberos
4 10 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.83%) LDAP
5 9 (1.83%) PuTTY
6 4 (0.81%) FTP
7 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.61%) SSH
8 1 (0.20%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.20%) DWDM
8 1 (0.20%) Internet
8 1 (0.20%) MPLS
8 1 (0.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) VPLS
8 1 (0.20%) WebEx
8 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.37%) Oracle Database
2 35 (7.11%) MongoDB
3 21 (4.27%) DB2
4 17 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.85%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.64%) MySQL
8 12 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.03%) VoltDB
10 9 (1.83%) JasperReports
11 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
13 5 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.41%) Big Data
15 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 180 (36.59%) Selenium
2 140 (28.46%) JIRA
3 134 (27.24%) Maven
4 105 (21.34%) Jenkins
5 100 (20.33%) JUnit
6 84 (17.07%) JMeter
7 78 (15.85%) Git (software)
8 74 (15.04%) Cucumber
9 72 (14.63%) WebDriver
10 46 (9.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (8.74%) Ant
12 38 (7.72%) LoadRunner
12 38 (7.72%) SpecFlow
13 36 (7.32%) Eclipse
14 33 (6.71%) Subversion
15 25 (5.08%) SonarQube
16 23 (4.67%) Hudson
17 21 (4.27%) JBehave
17 21 (4.27%) LoadUI
18 18 (3.66%) Gradle
General
1 71 (14.43%) Finance
2 50 (10.16%) Banking
3 44 (8.94%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.46%) Retail
5 7 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.22%) Publishing
7 5 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.81%) Games
8 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (28.05%) Analyst
2 133 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 105 (21.34%) Developer
4 93 (18.90%) Tester
5 67 (13.62%) Architect
6 66 (13.41%) Java Developer
7 40 (8.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (7.32%) Automation Tester
9 31 (6.30%) Software Architect
10 29 (5.89%) Developer in Test
11 23 (4.67%) Designer
11 23 (4.67%) Test Engineer
12 22 (4.47%) Java Architect
13 21 (4.27%) SOA Designer
14 20 (4.07%) Solutions Designer
15 19 (3.86%) QA Engineer
15 19 (3.86%) SOA Solution Designer
16 16 (3.25%) Agile Test Analyst
16 16 (3.25%) Test Manager
17 15 (3.05%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (59.55%) SOAP
2 178 (36.18%) Web Services
3 177 (35.98%) XML
4 95 (19.31%) Spring
5 87 (17.68%) REST
6 74 (15.04%) XSD
7 54 (10.98%) HTML
7 54 (10.98%) RESTful
8 50 (10.16%) Hibernate
8 50 (10.16%) Java EE
9 43 (8.74%) J2EE
10 42 (8.54%) WSDL
11 41 (8.33%) JMS
12 37 (7.52%) Spring Boot
13 36 (7.32%) WireMock
14 33 (6.71%) Ajax
14 33 (6.71%) AngularJS
14 33 (6.71%) Hystrix
14 33 (6.71%) Middleware
15 32 (6.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.03%) DataPower
5 9 (1.83%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.02%) User Experience
7 4 (0.81%) iPad
7 4 (0.81%) iPhone
7 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (0.81%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.61%) Fintech
8 3 (0.61%) Social Network
8 3 (0.61%) STB
8 3 (0.61%) Wiki
9 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.41%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 110 (22.36%) Linux
2 94 (19.11%) Unix
3 59 (11.99%) Windows
4 20 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.24%) Solaris
6 9 (1.83%) AIX
6 9 (1.83%) Android
7 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (21.14%) Scrum
3 100 (20.33%) SOA
4 83 (16.87%) TDD
5 81 (16.46%) Functional Testing
6 79 (16.06%) Test Automation
7 78 (15.85%) Test Scripting
8 77 (15.65%) BDD
9 70 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (12.60%) Test Planning
11 61 (12.40%) Integration Testing
11 61 (12.40%) Performance Testing
12 48 (9.76%) Regression Testing
13 47 (9.55%) Use Case
14 43 (8.74%) Waterfall
15 42 (8.54%) Defect Tracking
15 42 (8.54%) Test Strategy
16 40 (8.13%) API Testing
17 37 (7.52%) System Integration Testing
18 35 (7.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 252 (51.22%) Java
2 229 (46.54%) SQL
3 69 (14.02%) JavaScript
4 50 (10.16%) C#
5 38 (7.72%) Groovy
6 37 (7.52%) PL/SQL
6 37 (7.52%) Python
7 25 (5.08%) Ruby
8 24 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 19 (3.86%) Perl
10 9 (1.83%) Scala
11 6 (1.22%) VBScript
12 5 (1.02%) C++
12 5 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (0.81%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.81%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (0.81%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.81%) VBA
14 3 (0.61%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 72 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.96%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 36 (7.32%) Degree
4 36 (7.32%) ISEB
5 8 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.33%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) WCAG
3 3 (0.61%) SDET
4 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (6.91%) Docker
2 11 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
1 42 (8.54%) Puppet
2 33 (6.71%) Graphite
3 21 (4.27%) Grafana
4 9 (1.83%) Consul
4 9 (1.83%) TIBCO Hawk
5 7 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.41%) Kibana
8 2 (0.41%) logstash
8 2 (0.41%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 160 (32.52%) Oracle
2 64 (13.01%) HP
3 39 (7.93%) IBM
4 30 (6.10%) Informatica
5 18 (3.66%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.25%) Atlassian
7 14 (2.85%) Rally
7 14 (2.85%) Talend
8 12 (2.44%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.03%) Canoo
10 7 (1.42%) ForgeRock
10 7 (1.42%) SAP
10 7 (1.42%) Sonatype
11 6 (1.22%) Dynatrace
11 6 (1.22%) WSO2
12 5 (1.02%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.02%) New Relic
12 5 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.81%) Pegasus
14 3 (0.61%) CA
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