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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartBear Software SoapUI
Rank 503 477 481
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 92 101 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 1.62% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £262 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.26 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.26 -

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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
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 £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -35 83 £350 +7.69% 24
London +22 26 £375 -5.66% 7
South East -28 23 £320 -1.53% 9
Hampshire -19 13 £314 +8.18% 1
Southampton +3 11 £314 -11.61%
South West - 9 £358 - 2
City of London +34 7 £350 -2.09% 3
East Midlands +6 7 £340 -4.22% 1
Surrey +1 7 £240 -54.28% 1
West Yorkshire +9 6 £320 +11.30% 3
Yorkshire 0 6 £320 +11.30% 3
Leeds +6 4 £320 +28.00% 1
Cardiff 0 4 £250 -20.94% 1
South Wales -5 4 £250 -6.71% 1
Wales -12 4 £250 -7.06% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £288 - 1
North West +1 3 £319 +32.67% 1
Scotland -11 3 £375 -6.25% 3
East of England -32 3 £368 -8.12% 2
West Midlands - 3 £500 -
Staines - 3 £375 -
Suffolk -16 2 £368 +33.63% 1
Lancashire - 2 £319 -
Ipswich - 2 £368 - 1
Manchester -7 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £400 - 4
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Clapham - - - -

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 151 (59.68%) SOAP
2 137 (54.15%) Web Services
3 125 (49.41%) Selenium
4 102 (40.32%) SQL
5 84 (33.20%) Java
6 82 (32.41%) Test Automation
7 79 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (29.25%) Oracle
8 74 (29.25%) QA
9 69 (27.27%) Scrum
10 67 (26.48%) XML
11 65 (25.69%) BDD
12 61 (24.11%) WebDriver
13 59 (23.32%) .NET
14 57 (22.53%) Cucumber
15 56 (22.13%) C#
16 54 (21.34%) TDD
17 50 (19.76%) Finance
18 49 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (17.79%) Linux
20 43 (17.00%) Test Scripting
21 42 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
21 42 (16.60%) SOA
21 42 (16.60%) JMeter
22 41 (16.21%) HP
22 41 (16.21%) Mobile App
23 40 (15.81%) REST
24 39 (15.42%) Regression Testing
25 37 (14.62%) JIRA
25 37 (14.62%) SQL Server

SoapUI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.53%) Apache
3 13 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.56%) IIS
5 7 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.98%) Documentum
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (1.58%) Confluence
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.79%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) DNN
10 1 (0.40%) Drupal
10 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.40%) Jetty
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
1 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.53%) Internet
2 11 (4.35%) 4G
2 11 (4.35%) 2G
2 11 (4.35%) 3G
2 11 (4.35%) HTTP
3 4 (1.58%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.58%) FTP
3 4 (1.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.32%) MySQL
4 10 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.77%) DB2
7 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.79%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.40%) QlikView
11 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.40%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.40%) Big Data
11 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.40%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 125 (49.41%) Selenium
2 61 (24.11%) WebDriver
3 57 (22.53%) Cucumber
4 42 (16.60%) JMeter
5 37 (14.62%) JIRA
6 32 (12.65%) Maven
7 27 (10.67%) Ant
8 26 (10.28%) JUnit
8 26 (10.28%) Visual Studio
8 26 (10.28%) JBehave
9 25 (9.88%) Jenkins
10 24 (9.49%) Calabash
10 24 (9.49%) LoadRunner
11 20 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (6.72%) Git (software)
13 16 (6.32%) Subversion
13 16 (6.32%) eggPlant
13 16 (6.32%) SpecFlow
14 15 (5.93%) LoadUI
15 14 (5.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 50 (19.76%) Finance
2 26 (10.28%) Banking
3 20 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.93%) Retail
5 3 (1.19%) Games
5 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Front Office
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 2 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (29.25%) Analyst
2 69 (27.27%) Tester
3 64 (25.30%) Test Analyst
4 32 (12.65%) Developer
5 27 (10.67%) Automation Tester
6 25 (9.88%) Test Leader
7 23 (9.09%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 10 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.56%) Systems Tester
10 9 (3.56%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.77%) Automated Tester
11 7 (2.77%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.77%) Senior Tester
12 6 (2.37%) QA Tester
12 6 (2.37%) QA Analyst
12 6 (2.37%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (2.37%) QA Leader
12 6 (2.37%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (59.68%) SOAP
2 137 (54.15%) Web Services
3 67 (26.48%) XML
4 59 (23.32%) .NET
5 40 (15.81%) REST
6 18 (7.11%) Middleware
7 17 (6.72%) XSD
8 16 (6.32%) JSON
9 15 (5.93%) HTML
10 14 (5.53%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.35%) WAP
11 11 (4.35%) ASP.NET
11 11 (4.35%) J2ME
12 10 (3.95%) XSLT
12 10 (3.95%) WSDL
13 9 (3.56%) WCF
13 9 (3.56%) MDX
14 7 (2.77%) J2EE
15 6 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (2.37%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.21%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.93%) Open Source
3 12 (4.74%) Handset
4 9 (3.56%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (3.16%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (1.98%) DataPower
7 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.19%) iSeries
8 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.79%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.40%) Online Games
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.79%) Linux
2 27 (10.67%) UNIX
3 19 (7.51%) Solaris
4 15 (5.93%) Android
5 13 (5.14%) Windows
6 12 (4.74%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) zOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.41%) Test Automation
2 79 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (27.27%) Scrum
4 65 (25.69%) BDD
5 54 (21.34%) TDD
6 49 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (17.00%) Test Scripting
8 42 (16.60%) SOA
9 39 (15.42%) Regression Testing
10 31 (12.25%) Automated Testing
10 31 (12.25%) Integration Testing
11 30 (11.86%) Test Strategy
12 28 (11.07%) Software Testing
12 28 (11.07%) E-Commerce
12 28 (11.07%) User Stories
12 28 (11.07%) Automation Testing
13 27 (10.67%) Manual Testing
14 26 (10.28%) Performance Testing
14 26 (10.28%) Waterfall
15 24 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (40.32%) SQL
2 84 (33.20%) Java
3 56 (22.13%) C#
4 27 (10.67%) Ruby
5 18 (7.11%) Groovy
6 15 (5.93%) PHP
7 13 (5.14%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.56%) Python
10 8 (3.16%) XPath
10 8 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.37%) C++
12 5 (1.98%) C
12 5 (1.98%) Perl
13 4 (1.58%) XQuery
13 4 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.19%) VB
14 3 (1.19%) Korn
15 2 (0.79%) AWK
Qualifications
1 33 (13.04%) ISEB
2 29 (11.46%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.70%) Degree
4 19 (7.51%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (29.25%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.77%) Puppet
3 5 (1.98%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.98%) CA LISA
4 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (29.25%) Oracle
2 41 (16.21%) HP
3 22 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.53%) Sun
5 12 (4.74%) IBM
5 12 (4.74%) Apple
6 9 (3.56%) hybris
6 9 (3.56%) SAP
7 7 (2.77%) ESRI
8 6 (2.37%) Citrix
9 5 (1.98%) Green Hat
10 4 (1.58%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.58%) JBoss
11 3 (1.19%) Siebel
11 3 (1.19%) webMethods
11 3 (1.19%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) CA
11 3 (1.19%) Endeca
11 3 (1.19%) Google
11 3 (1.19%) Coremetrics
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago