Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 303 268
Rank change year-on-year +79 -35 +28
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 143 58 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.38% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.75% 2.43% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 38 113
South East median daily rate £390 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -18.82% +7.59%
10th Percentile £303 £260 £325
90th Percentile £512 £481 £498
England median daily rate £400 £390 £410
% change year-on-year +2.56% -4.88% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £31.75

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 3,013 2,390 2,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.33% 15.54% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,829 1,429 1,574
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 80 86
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -2.82% +10.63%
10th Percentile £36.50 £15.00 £33.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £74.48 £54.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +14.74%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Hampshire +37 64 £386 +18.62% 3
Thames Valley +1 40 £325 -1.89% 9
Berkshire +19 39 £325 -3.70% 4
West Sussex +20 23 £445 +1.79% 4
Surrey -18 23 £450 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £350 +22.59% 1
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 105 (73.43%) Java
2 100 (69.93%) Test Automation
3 88 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (56.64%) Selenium
4 81 (56.64%) Web Services
5 63 (44.06%) Oracle
6 55 (38.46%) API Testing
7 51 (35.66%) Scrum
8 50 (34.97%) Linux
9 44 (30.77%) SOAP
9 44 (30.77%) Kanban
10 42 (29.37%) Performance Testing
11 41 (28.67%) Eclipse
12 39 (27.27%) Windows
12 39 (27.27%) Security Cleared
13 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
13 38 (26.57%) Test Strategy
13 38 (26.57%) SQL
13 38 (26.57%) .NET
13 38 (26.57%) HP
14 37 (25.87%) QA
15 36 (25.17%) Oracle Database
16 35 (24.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 35 (24.48%) JIRA
16 35 (24.48%) XML
17 33 (23.08%) Unix
17 33 (23.08%) Cucumber
17 33 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
18 32 (22.38%) HP ALM
18 32 (22.38%) Ant

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 20 (13.99%) Confluence
2 16 (11.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.99%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (5.59%) JBoss
6 5 (3.50%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.40%) Drupal
7 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.70%) IIS
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.80%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.40%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.40%) Serverless
5 1 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.70%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.08%) PuTTY
1 23 (16.08%) WinSCP
2 6 (4.20%) HTTP
3 3 (2.10%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.10%) SSL
4 2 (1.40%) 3G
4 2 (1.40%) 4G
4 2 (1.40%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.40%) LAN
4 2 (1.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.17%) Oracle Database
2 35 (24.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
4 30 (20.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 29 (20.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (16.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (12.59%) Relational Database
8 16 (11.19%) MySQL
9 10 (6.99%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.70%) DB2
11 1 (0.70%) Endeca
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (56.64%) Selenium
2 41 (28.67%) Eclipse
3 35 (24.48%) JIRA
4 33 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 32 (22.38%) Ant
6 30 (20.98%) SpecFlow
7 29 (20.28%) HP UFT
7 29 (20.28%) Oracle APEX
7 29 (20.28%) TestNG
8 27 (18.88%) Maven
8 27 (18.88%) Subversion
9 25 (17.48%) Jenkins
10 23 (16.08%) JUnit
10 23 (16.08%) LoadRunner
11 19 (13.29%) Git (software)
12 16 (11.19%) XMLSpy
13 15 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (8.39%) Bitbucket
14 12 (8.39%) IntelliJ
14 12 (8.39%) LoadUI
General
1 8 (5.59%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Banking
2 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (32.17%) Analyst
2 45 (31.47%) Test Analyst
3 31 (21.68%) Developer
4 23 (16.08%) Test Engineer
5 22 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 21 (14.69%) Tester
7 20 (13.99%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) Developer in Test
10 9 (6.29%) Integration Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) Integration Test Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) QA Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (4.20%) QA Leader
13 5 (3.50%) Java Middleware Developer
13 5 (3.50%) Middleware Developer
13 5 (3.50%) QA Engineer
13 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (56.64%) Web Services
2 44 (30.77%) SOAP
3 38 (26.57%) .NET
4 35 (24.48%) XML
5 31 (21.68%) RESTful
6 24 (16.78%) REST
7 20 (13.99%) Java EE
8 18 (12.59%) Gherkin
8 18 (12.59%) JSON
8 18 (12.59%) Middleware
8 18 (12.59%) XSD
9 16 (11.19%) WSDL
10 15 (10.49%) JMS
11 14 (9.79%) JDBC
11 14 (9.79%) Spring
12 13 (9.09%) JAXB
12 13 (9.09%) JAX-WS
12 13 (9.09%) XSL
13 12 (8.39%) Java EE 5
13 12 (8.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.40%) NHS
4 1 (0.70%) Clustering
4 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.70%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.97%) Linux
2 39 (27.27%) Windows
3 33 (23.08%) Unix
4 28 (19.58%) Windows Server
5 23 (16.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (69.93%) Test Automation
2 88 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (38.46%) API Testing
4 51 (35.66%) Scrum
5 44 (30.77%) Kanban
6 42 (29.37%) Performance Testing
7 38 (26.57%) Test Strategy
8 33 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
9 31 (21.68%) DevOps
9 31 (21.68%) SOA
10 30 (20.98%) BDD
11 26 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 23 (16.08%) Defect Management
12 23 (16.08%) TDD
13 20 (13.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (13.29%) OO
14 19 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (12.59%) Security Testing
16 17 (11.89%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 105 (73.43%) Java
2 38 (26.57%) SQL
3 27 (18.88%) F#
4 24 (16.78%) Groovy
5 18 (12.59%) Scala
6 13 (9.09%) Python
7 12 (8.39%) Ruby
8 9 (6.29%) C#
9 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.10%) C
10 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.10%) VBScript
11 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.70%) Java 8
12 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) XPath
12 1 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 39 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
3 25 (17.48%) ISEB
4 23 (16.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (14.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.10%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.87%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (16.08%) vSphere
2 2 (1.40%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (22.38%) HP ALM
2 6 (4.20%) vRealize
3 4 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.10%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.40%) Terraform
6 1 (0.70%) Nessus
6 1 (0.70%) SCCM
6 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (44.06%) Oracle
2 38 (26.57%) HP
3 30 (20.98%) Microsoft
4 28 (19.58%) Software AG
4 28 (19.58%) webMethods
5 25 (17.48%) VMware
6 23 (16.08%) Red Hat
7 17 (11.89%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.80%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.80%) Dynatrace
8 4 (2.80%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (2.10%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.40%) IBM
10 2 (1.40%) Nokia
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco
11 1 (0.70%) Juniper
11 1 (0.70%) McAfee
11 1 (0.70%) NetApp
11 1 (0.70%) Remedy
11 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds