The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SoapUI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SoapUI over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SmartBear Software SoapUI
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 116 111
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 32 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 0.27% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.53% 2.19% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 12
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £411 £364
% change year-on-year -14.89% +13.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SoapUI is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 375 319 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.77% 12.45% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 192 179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.35 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.39 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SoapUI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the East of England

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SoapUI in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the East of England

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the East of England

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SoapUI in the East of England

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 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
Essex - 17 £413 - 5
Hertfordshire +12 7 £406 - 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £398 -
Suffolk +8 1 £310 -11.42%
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (64.52%) Selenium
3 38 (61.29%) Java
4 31 (50.00%) JIRA
4 31 (50.00%) TDD
5 28 (45.16%) Scrum
5 28 (45.16%) Cucumber
6 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
7 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
7 25 (40.32%) SQL
8 22 (35.48%) Web Services
9 20 (32.26%) SOAP
9 20 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (32.26%) BDD
9 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
10 16 (25.81%) JUnit
10 16 (25.81%) Oracle
10 16 (25.81%) WebLogic
10 16 (25.81%) DevOps
10 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
10 16 (25.81%) Kanban
11 15 (24.19%) Confluence
11 15 (24.19%) SOA
12 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
13 13 (20.97%) Python
13 13 (20.97%) JMeter
13 13 (20.97%) QA
13 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
13 13 (20.97%) Ruby
13 13 (20.97%) Software Testing

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 16 (25.81%) WebLogic
2 15 (24.19%) Confluence
3 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.61%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) SSL
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) DB2
3 2 (3.23%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (64.52%) Selenium
2 31 (50.00%) JIRA
3 28 (45.16%) Cucumber
4 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
5 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
6 16 (25.81%) JUnit
7 13 (20.97%) JMeter
8 12 (19.35%) Maven
8 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
9 10 (16.13%) Calabash
9 10 (16.13%) Capybara
10 8 (12.90%) JBehave
11 7 (11.29%) XDoclet
12 6 (9.68%) LoadRunner
12 6 (9.68%) Subversion
12 6 (9.68%) TeamCity
13 4 (6.45%) Appium
13 4 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (4.84%) Ant
14 3 (4.84%) TestNG
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Marketing
3 7 (11.29%) Electronics
3 7 (11.29%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Retail
5 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Tester
3 12 (19.35%) Test Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Java Developer
4 11 (17.74%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) Applications Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Mobile Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Automation Tester
8 6 (9.68%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (9.68%) Test Specialist
9 5 (8.06%) UI Specialist
10 4 (6.45%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (6.45%) SOA Developer
11 3 (4.84%) Developer in Test
11 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (4.84%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) Web Services
2 20 (32.26%) SOAP
3 12 (19.35%) XML
4 10 (16.13%) Gherkin
4 10 (16.13%) Middleware
5 9 (14.52%) JSON
5 9 (14.52%) Spring
6 8 (12.90%) Hibernate
6 8 (12.90%) WSDL
6 8 (12.90%) XSD
7 7 (11.29%) EJB
7 7 (11.29%) Java EE
7 7 (11.29%) REST
7 7 (11.29%) RESTful
8 5 (8.06%) JSON Schema
9 4 (6.45%) HTML
9 4 (6.45%) JMS
9 4 (6.45%) XSLT
10 3 (4.84%) JAX-RS
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Android
1 10 (16.13%) Apple iOS
1 10 (16.13%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) TDD
3 28 (45.16%) Scrum
4 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
5 20 (32.26%) BDD
5 20 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (25.81%) DevOps
6 16 (25.81%) Kanban
6 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
7 15 (24.19%) SOA
8 13 (20.97%) API Testing
8 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
8 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Open Source
10 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
11 9 (14.52%) ATDD
11 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.52%) User Stories
12 8 (12.90%) Automation Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) Java
2 25 (40.32%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.97%) Python
4 13 (20.97%) Ruby
5 11 (17.74%) Groovy
6 7 (11.29%) C#
7 4 (6.45%) C
8 3 (4.84%) Perl
8 3 (4.84%) PHP
9 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISEB
2 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) QA
2 6 (9.68%) SDET
3 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.29%) SAP
4 6 (9.68%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.45%) IBM
6 3 (4.84%) WSO2
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) hybris
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