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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SmartBear Software SoapUI
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 103 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 6 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 0.056% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 0.43% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 14
Median daily rate £275 - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 231 235 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.62% 13.09% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 161 138
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (85.71%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
3 9 (64.29%) SOAP
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) Web Services
6 6 (42.86%) XML
7 5 (35.71%) Python
7 5 (35.71%) QA
7 5 (35.71%) BDD
8 4 (28.57%) JSON
8 4 (28.57%) JIRA
8 4 (28.57%) C#
8 4 (28.57%) WSDL
9 3 (21.43%) TDD
9 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
9 3 (21.43%) Spring
9 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 3 (21.43%) ISEB
9 3 (21.43%) ClearCase
9 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 3 (21.43%) REST
9 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 3 (21.43%) Appium
10 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
10 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 2 (14.29%) FindBugs
10 2 (14.29%) Gherkin

SoapUI
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Appium
3 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
3 3 (21.43%) ClearCase
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Checkstyle
4 2 (14.29%) FindBugs
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) SOAP
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) WSDL
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
6 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) OWASP
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Stories
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) XPath
5 1 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy