Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for REST Assured skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST Assured over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 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.

REST Assured
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 609 444 698
Rank change year-on-year -165 +254 -13
Contract jobs citing REST Assured 130 52 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 1.06% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 40 61
10th Percentile £328 £305 £360
25th Percentile £403 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £429 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.02% -4.78% -
75th Percentile £538 £503 £488
90th Percentile £605 £540 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.75 - -

REST Assured is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 12,090 4,904 13,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.91% 18.10% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,305 3,451 9,227
10th Percentile £363 £315 £330
25th Percentile £435 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 69 157
10th Percentile £25.48 £29.07 £20.30
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +8.24%
75th Percentile £61.63 £54.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.01 £61.30 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

REST Assured
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing REST Assured as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for REST Assured in England

REST Assured
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST Assured in England.

Daily rate trend for REST Assured in England

REST Assured
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST Assured in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for REST Assured in England

REST Assured
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing REST Assured in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for REST Assured in England

REST Assured
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST Assured within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -158 78 £500 +18.34% 11
North of England -74 14 £433 -8.95% 7
Midlands -73 12 £417 -1.42%
North West -46 10 £445 - 2
West Midlands -59 8 £405 +8.80%
East of England -53 7 £438 -13.79%
South East -88 5 £413 -6.25% 2
North East -10 4 £326 -31.32% 3
East Midlands -31 4 £500 +18.34%
South West -47 3 £550 +57.14% 1
REST Assured
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing REST Assured also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for REST Assured.

1 120 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 91 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 88 (67.69%) Java
4 75 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (53.08%) Selenium
6 63 (48.46%) JIRA
7 59 (45.38%) Git (software)
7 59 (45.38%) API Testing
8 58 (44.62%) Jenkins
9 53 (40.77%) BDD
9 53 (40.77%) Social Skills
10 51 (39.23%) Software Testing
11 46 (35.38%) JMeter
11 46 (35.38%) Microservices
12 41 (31.54%) QA
13 40 (30.77%) DevOps
14 35 (26.92%) Postman
15 31 (23.85%) REST
15 31 (23.85%) Performance Testing
16 29 (22.31%) Finance
16 29 (22.31%) Confluence
17 28 (21.54%) Gatling
18 27 (20.77%) WireMock
18 27 (20.77%) Scrum
19 26 (20.00%) Gherkin
20 24 (18.46%) Functional Testing
20 24 (18.46%) Continuous Delivery
21 23 (17.69%) Python
22 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
22 22 (16.92%) Spring

REST Assured
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 29 (22.31%) Confluence
2 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.54%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.77%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) AWS
2 12 (9.23%) BrowserStack
3 6 (4.62%) Azure
3 6 (4.62%) GitHub
4 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.08%) Apigee
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.54%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.54%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.77%) GCP
7 1 (0.77%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.77%) Slack
7 1 (0.77%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.85%) DB2
3 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.31%) Adabas
5 2 (1.54%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.54%) Informix
5 2 (1.54%) MySQL
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.77%) MS Access
6 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 91 (70.00%) Cucumber
2 69 (53.08%) Selenium
3 63 (48.46%) JIRA
4 59 (45.38%) Git (software)
5 58 (44.62%) Jenkins
6 46 (35.38%) JMeter
7 35 (26.92%) Postman
8 28 (21.54%) Gatling
9 21 (16.15%) GitLab
9 21 (16.15%) Maven
9 21 (16.15%) WebDriver
10 20 (15.38%) SoapUI
11 18 (13.85%) Cypress.io
12 15 (11.54%) Mocha
13 14 (10.77%) Spock
14 13 (10.00%) Appium
15 12 (9.23%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (7.69%) JUnit
16 10 (7.69%) SpecFlow
17 7 (5.38%) Subversion
General
1 53 (40.77%) Social Skills
2 29 (22.31%) Finance
3 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 7 (5.38%) Banking
6 5 (3.85%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (30.77%) Test Engineer
1 40 (30.77%) Tester
2 27 (20.77%) Automation Tester
3 16 (12.31%) Senior Test Engineer
3 16 (12.31%) Test Automation Engineer
4 15 (11.54%) Analyst
4 15 (11.54%) Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.00%) Developer in Test
5 13 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (9.23%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Lead Tester
8 5 (3.85%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) QA Tester
8 5 (3.85%) Software Tester
8 5 (3.85%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) REST
2 27 (20.77%) WireMock
3 26 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 22 (16.92%) Spring
5 21 (16.15%) RESTful
5 21 (16.15%) SOAP
6 16 (12.31%) Kafka
7 15 (11.54%) Chai
7 15 (11.54%) WebdriverIO
8 14 (10.77%) GraphQL
8 14 (10.77%) Playwright
9 13 (10.00%) XML
10 12 (9.23%) Node.js
10 12 (9.23%) Web Services
11 11 (8.46%) JSON
12 10 (7.69%) .NET
13 8 (6.15%) JPA
14 7 (5.38%) Hibernate
14 7 (5.38%) Spring Boot
15 6 (4.62%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.77%) Blog
4 1 (0.77%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.77%) NHS
4 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.77%) User Experience
4 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Unix
2 4 (3.08%) Linux
2 4 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (0.77%) Android
3 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 75 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (45.38%) API Testing
4 53 (40.77%) BDD
5 51 (39.23%) Software Testing
6 46 (35.38%) Microservices
7 40 (30.77%) DevOps
8 31 (23.85%) Performance Testing
9 27 (20.77%) Scrum
10 24 (18.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (18.46%) Functional Testing
11 19 (14.62%) Project Management
11 19 (14.62%) SDET
11 19 (14.62%) Software Engineering
12 18 (13.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (13.85%) SDLC
12 18 (13.85%) User Stories
13 17 (13.08%) Acceptance Criteria
13 17 (13.08%) Non-Functional Testing
14 16 (12.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 88 (67.69%) Java
2 23 (17.69%) Python
3 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.15%) SQL
5 18 (13.85%) C#
6 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.15%) Scala
8 7 (5.38%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.62%) Groovy
10 4 (3.08%) Perl
10 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.31%) Java 8
12 2 (1.54%) C++
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
12 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.77%) C
13 1 (0.77%) VB
13 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.62%) Degree
5 6 (4.62%) ISEB
6 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.54%) QA
2 10 (7.69%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.38%) Ansible
3 6 (4.62%) Terraform
4 1 (0.77%) Grafana
4 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) Perfecto Mobile
2 7 (5.38%) MuleSoft
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.08%) Telerik
5 3 (2.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.54%) hybris
6 2 (1.54%) Splunk
6 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.54%) Xerox
7 1 (0.77%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.77%) CA
7 1 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.77%) Delphix
7 1 (0.77%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft