The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 98 79
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.28% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 2.31% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 11
Median daily rate - £508 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +49.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -15.29% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -11.80%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 218 216 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.62% 12.22% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 143 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Bugzilla
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Appium
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Appium
2 3 (42.86%) Bugzilla
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Java Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) QA Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA