Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 October 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 299 268
Rank change year-on-year +70 -31 -12
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 161 68 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.17% 2.40% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 76
South East median daily rate £405 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £287 £285 £309
90th Percentile £514 £488 £524
England median daily rate £405 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.82% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -61.18% +33.86% -11.81%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,116 2,839 2,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.10% 17.48% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,928 1,747 1,599
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £292
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 77
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31.90 £31.50 £35.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.69 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SoapUI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the South East

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the South East

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the South East

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SoapUI in the South East

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
West Sussex +31 48 £425 +18.06% 5
Thames Valley +24 45 £320 -24.71% 9
Berkshire +24 37 £300 -32.58% 7
Surrey +15 37 £450 +20.81%
Hampshire -30 18 £363 -6.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £363 +39.42% 1
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £420 -
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 111 (68.94%) Test Automation
2 105 (65.22%) Java
3 103 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (47.20%) SOAP
5 72 (44.72%) Selenium
5 72 (44.72%) API Testing
6 57 (35.40%) Cucumber
7 56 (34.78%) JIRA
7 56 (34.78%) QA
8 47 (29.19%) SQL
9 45 (27.95%) Scrum
9 45 (27.95%) BDD
10 44 (27.33%) Confluence
11 41 (25.47%) JMeter
11 41 (25.47%) Web Services
12 35 (21.74%) HP
12 35 (21.74%) Test Strategy
13 34 (21.12%) Oracle
14 32 (19.88%) Performance Testing
14 32 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 27 (16.77%) Integration Testing
17 26 (16.15%) Test Scripting
17 26 (16.15%) Kanban
18 25 (15.53%) User Stories
18 25 (15.53%) Windows
19 24 (14.91%) SOA
20 22 (13.66%) XML
20 22 (13.66%) Groovy
21 21 (13.04%) Continuous Integration

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 44 (27.33%) Confluence
2 7 (4.35%) Drupal
2 7 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.24%) JBoss
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.21%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.48%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.24%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.62%) Apigee
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) 3G
1 15 (9.32%) 4G
1 15 (9.32%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (8.70%) HTTP
2 14 (8.70%) Wireshark
3 7 (4.35%) PuTTY
3 7 (4.35%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) 2G
5 1 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.62%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (6.83%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.86%) DB2
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.24%) Big Data
8 2 (1.24%) MySQL
9 1 (0.62%) Endeca
9 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.62%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (44.72%) Selenium
2 57 (35.40%) Cucumber
3 56 (34.78%) JIRA
4 41 (25.47%) JMeter
5 18 (11.18%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.94%) HP UFT
7 15 (9.32%) LoadRunner
8 14 (8.70%) SpecFlow
9 13 (8.07%) Oracle APEX
10 11 (6.83%) Ant
10 11 (6.83%) Eclipse
11 10 (6.21%) Git (software)
11 10 (6.21%) TestNG
12 8 (4.97%) Maven
13 6 (3.73%) Appium
13 6 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (3.73%) WebDriver
13 6 (3.73%) Xcode
13 6 (3.73%) Zephyr
14 5 (3.11%) Subversion
General
1 17 (10.56%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.73%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) Finance
4 4 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (41.61%) Analyst
1 67 (41.61%) Test Analyst
2 32 (19.88%) Test Engineer
3 29 (18.01%) Automation Test Analyst
4 27 (16.77%) Tester
5 22 (13.66%) Automation Tester
6 19 (11.80%) Developer
7 12 (7.45%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.21%) QA Leader
9 8 (4.97%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) UI Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Developer in Test
13 4 (2.48%) QA Automation Tester
13 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (47.20%) SOAP
2 41 (25.47%) Web Services
3 22 (13.66%) XML
4 21 (13.04%) .NET
5 18 (11.18%) Gherkin
6 17 (10.56%) RESTful
7 14 (8.70%) LDAP
8 12 (7.45%) Node.js
9 8 (4.97%) JDBC
10 7 (4.35%) HTML
11 6 (3.73%) Ajax
11 6 (3.73%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET
11 6 (3.73%) Spring Boot
12 5 (3.11%) JSON
12 5 (3.11%) Middleware
12 5 (3.11%) REST
13 4 (2.48%) WSDL
13 4 (2.48%) XSD
13 4 (2.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.48%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.24%) NHS
3 2 (1.24%) User Experience
4 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.53%) Windows
2 16 (9.94%) Linux
3 14 (8.70%) Unix
4 13 (8.07%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.73%) Android
6 6 (3.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (68.94%) Test Automation
2 103 (63.98%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (44.72%) API Testing
4 45 (27.95%) BDD
4 45 (27.95%) Scrum
5 35 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 32 (19.88%) Performance Testing
6 32 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (16.77%) Integration Testing
8 26 (16.15%) Kanban
8 26 (16.15%) Test Scripting
9 25 (15.53%) User Stories
10 24 (14.91%) SOA
11 21 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (11.80%) Defect Management
12 19 (11.80%) SDLC
13 18 (11.18%) Open Source
14 17 (10.56%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (9.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 105 (65.22%) Java
2 47 (29.19%) SQL
3 22 (13.66%) Groovy
4 15 (9.32%) Scala
5 12 (7.45%) F#
6 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.97%) C#
8 5 (3.11%) Python
8 5 (3.11%) VBScript
9 4 (2.48%) C++
10 2 (1.24%) C
10 2 (1.24%) Ruby
10 2 (1.24%) XPath
11 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.62%) VB
11 1 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) ISEB
2 19 (11.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.45%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.97%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (34.78%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) vSphere
2 2 (1.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.86%) vRealize
3 2 (1.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (21.74%) HP
2 34 (21.12%) Oracle
3 18 (11.18%) Atlassian
4 16 (9.94%) webMethods
5 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.32%) Nokia
6 13 (8.07%) Software AG
7 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.35%) VMware
9 6 (3.73%) AppDynamics
9 6 (3.73%) Dynatrace
10 5 (3.11%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (1.86%) SAP
12 1 (0.62%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.62%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.62%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.62%) MapR
12 1 (0.62%) Telerik