The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 471 468 501
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +33
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 107 95 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.58% 1.67% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 44
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £344 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.13 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.20% +15.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.13 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +15.13%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6751 5700 5727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.38% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 3548 3391
Average daily rate £386 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 150 211
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.85 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 9 July 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 9 July 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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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 -9 96 £350 - 41
London +44 45 £375 +4.31% 19
South East -45 19 £313 -10.71% 14
East Midlands +12 11 £340 - 1
City of London +19 9 £350 - 5
Wales -17 9 £400 +49.25% 3
Hampshire -27 9 £313 -9.74% 7
Yorkshire +3 8 £310 +31.91% 3
West Yorkshire +2 8 £310 +31.91% 3
Leeds +2 8 £310 +26.53% 3
Southampton +6 7 £313 -11.97% 5
Cardiff -8 6 £400 +70.21%
South Wales -24 6 £400 +59.04% 2
South West - 6 £358 - 5
Surrey +5 5 £240 -31.42%
Berkshire +3 3 £265 -33.75%
Staines 0 3 £375 -4.76%
West Midlands - 3 £388 -
Reading 0 2 £345 -
Birmingham - 2 £388 -
Manchester -4 1 £338 +86.98%
North West -5 1 £338 +8.87% 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £288 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £265 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Camberley - - - -
Brentford - - - -

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 184 (59.16%) Selenium
2 175 (56.27%) SOAP
3 157 (50.48%) Web Services
4 125 (40.19%) SQL
5 108 (34.73%) Java
5 108 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (32.80%) Test Automation
7 97 (31.19%) QA
8 95 (30.55%) WebDriver
9 83 (26.69%) TDD
10 82 (26.37%) Scrum
11 81 (26.05%) XML
11 81 (26.05%) BDD
12 80 (25.72%) Oracle
13 76 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (22.51%) Cucumber
15 64 (20.58%) JIRA
15 64 (20.58%) SOA
16 62 (19.94%) Finance
16 62 (19.94%) Maven
17 57 (18.33%) Mobile App
18 56 (18.01%) C#
19 54 (17.36%) Linux
20 53 (17.04%) .NET
20 53 (17.04%) Test Scripting
21 50 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
22 49 (15.76%) JMeter
23 48 (15.43%) E-Commerce
23 48 (15.43%) REST
24 45 (14.47%) HP

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (7.72%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.47%) Apache
3 10 (3.22%) IIS
4 9 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.89%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.57%) Confluence
6 5 (1.61%) Documentum
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.64%) DNN
8 2 (0.64%) Mule
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.64%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) CSG Singleview
1 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.64%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.79%) Internet
2 14 (4.50%) 4G
2 14 (4.50%) 3G
2 14 (4.50%) 2G
3 13 (4.18%) HTTP
4 7 (2.25%) SSL
5 5 (1.61%) FTP
6 3 (0.96%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.64%) ATM
7 2 (0.64%) Firewall
8 1 (0.32%) SSH
8 1 (0.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.32%) SAN
8 1 (0.32%) DNS
8 1 (0.32%) IPv4
8 1 (0.32%) IPv6
8 1 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.47%) MySQL
4 10 (3.22%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.89%) DB2
6 8 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.96%) OLAP
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.64%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.32%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 184 (59.16%) Selenium
2 95 (30.55%) WebDriver
3 70 (22.51%) Cucumber
4 64 (20.58%) JIRA
5 62 (19.94%) Maven
6 49 (15.76%) JMeter
7 44 (14.15%) Jenkins
8 43 (13.83%) JUnit
9 39 (12.54%) Ant
10 36 (11.58%) JBehave
11 31 (9.97%) LoadRunner
12 27 (8.68%) Calabash
13 24 (7.72%) Git (software)
14 23 (7.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (7.40%) eggPlant
15 21 (6.75%) Visual Studio
16 20 (6.43%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (6.43%) Apache Ivy
17 19 (6.11%) LoadUI
18 16 (5.14%) Subversion
General
1 62 (19.94%) Finance
2 38 (12.22%) Banking
3 26 (8.36%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.50%) Retail
5 5 (1.61%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Marketing
6 2 (0.64%) Publishing
6 2 (0.64%) Games
6 2 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Front Office
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 93 (29.90%) Analyst
2 84 (27.01%) Test Analyst
3 82 (26.37%) Tester
4 41 (13.18%) Developer
5 29 (9.32%) Automation Tester
6 28 (9.00%) Test Leader
7 24 (7.72%) Test Engineer
8 18 (5.79%) Test Manager
9 13 (4.18%) Automation Analyst
9 13 (4.18%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (3.86%) Agile Test Analyst
10 12 (3.86%) Senior Tester
11 11 (3.54%) QA Engineer
12 10 (3.22%) QA Leader
13 9 (2.89%) Systems Tester
13 9 (2.89%) Automated Tester
13 9 (2.89%) Integration Tester
14 8 (2.57%) Consultant
15 7 (2.25%) Test Consultant
15 7 (2.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (56.27%) SOAP
2 157 (50.48%) Web Services
3 81 (26.05%) XML
4 53 (17.04%) .NET
5 48 (15.43%) REST
6 22 (7.07%) JSON
7 19 (6.11%) Middleware
8 18 (5.79%) HTML
9 16 (5.14%) XSD
10 15 (4.82%) WSDL
11 14 (4.50%) WAP
11 14 (4.50%) J2ME
12 13 (4.18%) XSLT
13 11 (3.54%) WCF
13 11 (3.54%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.22%) J2EE
15 9 (2.89%) ASP.NET
16 8 (2.57%) RESTful
16 8 (2.57%) Spring
17 7 (2.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.33%) Mobile App
2 20 (6.43%) Open Source
3 16 (5.14%) Handset
4 14 (4.50%) Mobile Banking
5 10 (3.22%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.57%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.96%) iSeries
8 3 (0.96%) DataPower
8 3 (0.96%) Statistics
9 2 (0.64%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) IPTV
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.36%) Linux
2 35 (11.25%) UNIX
3 23 (7.40%) Solaris
4 20 (6.43%) Android
5 19 (6.11%) Windows
6 17 (5.47%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.64%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.32%) zOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (32.80%) Test Automation
3 83 (26.69%) TDD
4 82 (26.37%) Scrum
5 81 (26.05%) BDD
6 76 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (20.58%) SOA
8 53 (17.04%) Test Scripting
9 48 (15.43%) E-Commerce
10 43 (13.83%) Automated Testing
11 34 (10.93%) Test Strategy
12 33 (10.61%) Automation Testing
12 33 (10.61%) Integration Testing
13 32 (10.29%) Manual Testing
14 30 (9.65%) Performance Testing
15 29 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (9.32%) Software Testing
15 29 (9.32%) Regression Testing
16 25 (8.04%) Waterfall
17 23 (7.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 125 (40.19%) SQL
2 108 (34.73%) Java
3 56 (18.01%) C#
4 28 (9.00%) Groovy
5 27 (8.68%) Ruby
6 24 (7.72%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.82%) PHP
8 11 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.89%) XPath
10 7 (2.25%) XQuery
11 6 (1.93%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.93%) Perl
11 6 (1.93%) C++
11 6 (1.93%) Python
12 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.29%) VB
13 3 (0.96%) Korn
14 2 (0.64%) sed
14 2 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (9.97%) ISEB
2 30 (9.65%) ISTQB
3 27 (8.68%) Degree
4 25 (8.04%) Security Cleared
5 24 (7.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (31.19%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (16.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.61%) Puppet
3 4 (1.29%) MOM
4 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.64%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.64%) WMI
6 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (25.72%) Oracle
2 45 (14.47%) HP
3 21 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.47%) Apple
4 17 (5.47%) Sun
5 12 (3.86%) IBM
6 9 (2.89%) hybris
7 8 (2.57%) SAP
8 6 (1.93%) Citrix
9 5 (1.61%) ESRI
9 5 (1.61%) JBoss
10 4 (1.29%) Green Hat
10 4 (1.29%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.96%) Endeca
11 3 (0.96%) Google
11 3 (0.96%) Coremetrics
11 3 (0.96%) Siebel
11 3 (0.96%) EMC
12 2 (0.64%) Symbian
12 2 (0.64%) Informatica
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Middlesex
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago