Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 27 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.

SmartBear Software SoapUI
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 533 397 541
Rank change year-on-year -136 +144 -143
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 215 108 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.76% 2.17% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 93 172
10th Percentile £325 £332 £285
25th Percentile £381 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £446 £435 £406
Median % change year-on-year +2.53% +7.08% -0.61%
75th Percentile £504 £488 £488
90th Percentile £599 £529 £525
UK median daily rate £443 £445 £405
% change year-on-year -0.56% +9.88% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £46.41 " £45.55
25th Percentile £46.84 " £50.13
Median hourly rate £48.13 £50.00 £59.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% -15.25% +257.58%
75th Percentile £48.84 " £66.63
90th Percentile £48.94 " £70.45
UK median hourly rate £48.13 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% +172.73%

SoapUI 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 12,243 4,978 13,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.95% 17.95% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,454 3,498 9,196
10th Percentile £363 £315 £328
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £630 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 73 151
10th Percentile £25.63 £30.00 £20.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.04 £54.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.88 £61.45 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in England

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for SoapUI in England

SoapUI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SoapUI in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SoapUI in England

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SoapUI in England.

Hourly rate trend for SoapUI in England

SoapUI
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 SoapUI within the England region over the 6 months to 27 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 -188 60 £500 +11.11% 16
North of England -41 49 £424 +5.94% 19
South East -50 36 £456 +30.53% 13
Yorkshire -27 32 £455 -11.65% 11
South West -31 20 £445 +23.61% 6
Midlands -79 17 £381 -11.81% 6
East of England -58 15 £425 -5.56% 2
West Midlands -68 15 £382 -11.57% 5
North West -55 13 £375 -6.25% 7
North East - 5 £340 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £265 - 1
SoapUI
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI 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 SoapUI.

1 154 (71.63%) Test Automation
2 137 (63.72%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (59.53%) SOAP
4 125 (58.14%) Selenium
5 119 (55.35%) Postman
6 96 (44.65%) Java
6 96 (44.65%) API Testing
7 73 (33.95%) JIRA
8 67 (31.16%) Cucumber
9 66 (30.70%) Jenkins
10 64 (29.77%) Git (software)
11 63 (29.30%) SQL
12 58 (26.98%) Social Skills
13 55 (25.58%) QA
14 54 (25.12%) JMeter
15 53 (24.65%) Software Testing
16 52 (24.19%) Security Cleared
17 51 (23.72%) XML
18 47 (21.86%) Test Scripting
19 46 (21.40%) Web Services
20 41 (19.07%) BDD
20 41 (19.07%) Regression Testing
21 40 (18.60%) JSON
22 38 (17.67%) REST
22 38 (17.67%) DevOps
23 37 (17.21%) Confluence
24 34 (15.81%) SC Cleared
25 32 (14.88%) Linux
25 32 (14.88%) TDD
25 32 (14.88%) Defect Management

SoapUI
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 37 (17.21%) Confluence
2 8 (3.72%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.86%) Apache Qpid
4 4 (1.86%) JBoss
5 3 (1.40%) Apache
5 3 (1.40%) Mule
6 2 (0.93%) Drupal
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.93%) Jetty
6 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.93%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) SAP FI-CA
1 7 (3.26%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (2.79%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.70%) AWS
1 23 (10.70%) Azure
2 11 (5.12%) GitHub
3 10 (4.65%) BrowserStack
4 9 (4.19%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.72%) PaaS
6 7 (3.26%) SaaS
6 7 (3.26%) Serverless
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.33%) AWS Step Functions
9 4 (1.86%) BlazeMeter
9 4 (1.86%) IaaS
10 3 (1.40%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.40%) Slack
11 2 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.93%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.47%) Azure Event Grid
12 1 (0.47%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.79%) Firewall
1 6 (2.79%) HTTP
2 5 (2.33%) SSL
3 3 (1.40%) DNS
3 3 (1.40%) Network Security
3 3 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.93%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.47%) Telnet
5 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.72%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.26%) MySQL
4 7 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.79%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.86%) DB2
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.40%) Power BI
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.93%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.93%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 125 (58.14%) Selenium
2 119 (55.35%) Postman
3 73 (33.95%) JIRA
4 67 (31.16%) Cucumber
5 66 (30.70%) Jenkins
6 64 (29.77%) Git (software)
7 54 (25.12%) JMeter
8 30 (13.95%) WebDriver
9 22 (10.23%) Maven
10 21 (9.77%) REST Assured
11 20 (9.30%) Bitbucket
12 19 (8.84%) SpecFlow
13 17 (7.91%) JBehave
14 14 (6.51%) LoadRunner
15 12 (5.58%) JUnit
16 11 (5.12%) Appium
17 10 (4.65%) Mockito
18 9 (4.19%) Subversion
19 8 (3.72%) Serenity BDD
20 7 (3.26%) Toad
General
1 58 (26.98%) Social Skills
2 23 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 21 (9.77%) Finance
4 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.98%) Banking
5 12 (5.58%) Marketing
6 5 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (2.33%) Retail
7 4 (1.86%) Back Office
7 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.40%) Front Office
9 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (33.49%) Tester
2 44 (20.47%) Automation Tester
3 38 (17.67%) Test Engineer
4 35 (16.28%) Analyst
5 33 (15.35%) Test Analyst
6 29 (13.49%) Developer
7 22 (10.23%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (6.05%) Test Leader
9 11 (5.12%) QA Tester
10 10 (4.65%) Developer in Test
11 9 (4.19%) Performance Tester
12 7 (3.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 6 (2.79%) QA Automation Tester
13 6 (2.79%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (2.79%) Senior Tester
13 6 (2.79%) Software Developer
14 5 (2.33%) Applications Developer
14 5 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
14 5 (2.33%) Test Manager
15 4 (1.86%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (59.53%) SOAP
2 51 (23.72%) XML
3 46 (21.40%) Web Services
4 40 (18.60%) JSON
5 38 (17.67%) REST
6 17 (7.91%) RESTful
7 12 (5.58%) XSLT
8 11 (5.12%) .NET
9 10 (4.65%) HTML
9 10 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.65%) WireMock
10 8 (3.72%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.72%) Middleware
10 8 (3.72%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (3.72%) Swagger
10 8 (3.72%) WebdriverIO
11 7 (3.26%) CSS
11 7 (3.26%) Gherkin
11 7 (3.26%) Spring
12 6 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.72%) User Experience
2 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
3 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.86%) Public Cloud
3 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.40%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.93%) Equities
5 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) FMCG
6 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.88%) Linux
2 25 (11.63%) Unix
3 21 (9.77%) Windows
4 14 (6.51%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.33%) Android
6 3 (1.40%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (71.63%) Test Automation
2 137 (63.72%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (44.65%) API Testing
4 53 (24.65%) Software Testing
5 47 (21.86%) Test Scripting
6 41 (19.07%) BDD
6 41 (19.07%) Regression Testing
7 38 (17.67%) DevOps
8 32 (14.88%) Defect Management
8 32 (14.88%) TDD
9 29 (13.49%) Scenario Testing
10 25 (11.63%) Test Strategy
11 24 (11.16%) Performance Testing
11 24 (11.16%) Scrum
12 21 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (9.77%) Waterfall
13 20 (9.30%) Manual Testing
14 18 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (8.37%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (44.65%) Java
2 63 (29.30%) SQL
3 28 (13.02%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.09%) C#
5 16 (7.44%) PL/SQL
6 13 (6.05%) Python
7 10 (4.65%) Scala
8 9 (4.19%) Groovy
8 9 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.72%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.79%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.86%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.40%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.93%) Ruby
13 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.93%) XPath
14 1 (0.47%) PHP
14 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.81%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.91%) ISTQB
4 16 (7.44%) ISEB
4 16 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.05%) Degree
6 9 (4.19%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.40%) CEH
8 3 (1.40%) CISA
8 3 (1.40%) GIAC
8 3 (1.40%) OSCE
8 3 (1.40%) OSCP
9 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.47%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.58%) QA
2 22 (10.23%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.40%) GDPR
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) NIST
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (3.26%) Kibana
2 6 (2.79%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.79%) logstash
3 4 (1.86%) Ansible
4 3 (1.40%) Grafana
4 3 (1.40%) HP Fortify
4 3 (1.40%) Terraform
4 3 (1.40%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.93%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.93%) Graphite
5 2 (0.93%) Nessus
5 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.93%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) nmon
6 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (13.95%) Oracle
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.65%) SAP
3 8 (3.72%) Splunk
4 7 (3.26%) CA
4 7 (3.26%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (2.79%) HP
6 5 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.33%) webMethods
7 4 (1.86%) Cadence
7 4 (1.86%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.40%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.40%) Black Duck
8 3 (1.40%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.40%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.40%) Qualys
8 3 (1.40%) Sonatype
8 3 (1.40%) Tripwire