The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 150 135
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.13% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.50% 1.03% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 17
Median daily rate £350 £508 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +49.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £494 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £522 £500
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 467 486 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.10% 12.76% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 324 252
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.10 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the North West

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the North West

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire - 5 £328 - 1
Manchester +7 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 1
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 11 (68.75%) SOAP
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) REST
4 5 (31.25%) JSON
4 5 (31.25%) API Testing
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Appium
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) Appium
3 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) FxCop
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
5 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (6.25%) T4 Templates
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Lead
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) JSON
4 4 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) XSD
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) Swagger
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) API Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Logistics
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Software AG
1 2 (12.50%) webMethods
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft