Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 299 255
Rank change year-on-year +83 -44 +2
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 176 68 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 0.42% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.83% 2.51% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 42 98
South East median daily rate £381 £339 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -20.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £319
90th Percentile £504 £468 £498
England median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 - £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 3,017 2,706 2,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.10% 16.82% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,844 1,611 1,710
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 84
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £31.79
90th Percentile £52.38 £57.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +23 56 £381 +17.23%
Thames Valley +21 51 £325 -3.70% 2
Berkshire +18 45 £325 -3.70% 1
West Sussex +38 38 £419 +35.16% 3
Surrey -13 30 £450 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £350 +22.59%
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 137 (77.84%) Java
2 119 (67.61%) Test Automation
3 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (49.43%) Selenium
5 80 (45.45%) Web Services
6 74 (42.05%) API Testing
7 69 (39.20%) SOAP
8 64 (36.36%) Oracle
9 57 (32.39%) Scrum
10 51 (28.98%) Performance Testing
10 51 (28.98%) Cucumber
11 49 (27.84%) QA
12 48 (27.27%) SQL
13 47 (26.70%) Linux
14 46 (26.14%) Windows
14 46 (26.14%) Kanban
14 46 (26.14%) Test Strategy
15 45 (25.57%) HP
16 44 (25.00%) XML
16 44 (25.00%) JIRA
17 42 (23.86%) BDD
18 39 (22.16%) .NET
18 39 (22.16%) Eclipse
19 38 (21.59%) System Integration Testing
19 38 (21.59%) HP ALM
20 36 (20.45%) Oracle Database
20 36 (20.45%) ISEB
20 36 (20.45%) SC Cleared
20 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
21 35 (19.89%) Oracle Database 11g

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 27 (15.34%) Confluence
2 14 (7.95%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (5.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (3.98%) Drupal
6 5 (2.84%) JBoss
6 5 (2.84%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.41%) BrowserStack
4 3 (1.70%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.14%) Serverless
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
6 1 (0.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.07%) PuTTY
1 23 (13.07%) WinSCP
2 14 (7.95%) HTTP
3 9 (5.11%) 3G
3 9 (5.11%) 4G
3 9 (5.11%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (4.55%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) 2G
6 1 (0.57%) LAN
6 1 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.57%) Skype
6 1 (0.57%) SS7
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.45%) Oracle Database
2 35 (19.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 29 (16.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (16.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 24 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (10.80%) Relational Database
7 17 (9.66%) MySQL
8 10 (5.68%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.14%) Big Data
10 2 (1.14%) DB2
11 1 (0.57%) Endeca
11 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.57%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 87 (49.43%) Selenium
2 51 (28.98%) Cucumber
3 44 (25.00%) JIRA
4 39 (22.16%) Eclipse
5 31 (17.61%) HP UFT
6 30 (17.05%) SpecFlow
7 29 (16.48%) Oracle APEX
8 28 (15.91%) Ant
8 28 (15.91%) Jenkins
9 27 (15.34%) LoadRunner
9 27 (15.34%) TestNG
10 24 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 24 (13.64%) Maven
11 22 (12.50%) Subversion
12 21 (11.93%) JMeter
13 20 (11.36%) JUnit
14 17 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (9.09%) XMLSpy
16 12 (6.82%) IntelliJ
17 10 (5.68%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.98%) Banking
2 7 (3.98%) Finance
3 3 (1.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (36.93%) Analyst
1 65 (36.93%) Test Analyst
2 34 (19.32%) Developer
3 31 (17.61%) Automation Test Analyst
4 29 (16.48%) Test Engineer
5 28 (15.91%) Tester
6 25 (14.20%) Java Developer
7 20 (11.36%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Java Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) QA Analyst
9 9 (5.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (5.11%) UI Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Developer in Test
10 8 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (3.98%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.41%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.41%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (45.45%) Web Services
2 69 (39.20%) SOAP
3 44 (25.00%) XML
4 39 (22.16%) .NET
5 33 (18.75%) RESTful
6 21 (11.93%) Gherkin
7 20 (11.36%) XSD
8 19 (10.80%) JDBC
8 19 (10.80%) Middleware
9 18 (10.23%) REST
9 18 (10.23%) WSDL
10 17 (9.66%) Java EE
10 17 (9.66%) JSON
11 14 (7.95%) Spring
12 13 (7.39%) JAXB
12 13 (7.39%) JAX-WS
12 13 (7.39%) XSL
13 12 (6.82%) EJB
13 12 (6.82%) J2EE
13 12 (6.82%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.39%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.55%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.70%) Linux
2 46 (26.14%) Windows
3 34 (19.32%) Unix
4 29 (16.48%) Windows Server
5 23 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.84%) Android
7 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (67.61%) Test Automation
2 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (42.05%) API Testing
4 57 (32.39%) Scrum
5 51 (28.98%) Performance Testing
6 46 (26.14%) Kanban
6 46 (26.14%) Test Strategy
7 42 (23.86%) BDD
8 38 (21.59%) System Integration Testing
9 34 (19.32%) Test Scripting
10 32 (18.18%) DevOps
10 32 (18.18%) SOA
11 30 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (12.50%) Defect Management
13 22 (12.50%) TDD
13 22 (12.50%) User Stories
14 20 (11.36%) OO
14 20 (11.36%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (77.84%) Java
2 48 (27.27%) SQL
3 29 (16.48%) Groovy
4 28 (15.91%) F#
5 20 (11.36%) Scala
6 13 (7.39%) Python
7 12 (6.82%) Ruby
8 10 (5.68%) C#
9 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.27%) VBScript
11 3 (1.70%) C++
12 2 (1.14%) C
12 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.57%) VB
13 1 (0.57%) XPath
13 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 36 (20.45%) ISEB
1 36 (20.45%) SC Cleared
1 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (13.07%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (7.39%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (27.84%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (13.07%) vSphere
2 3 (1.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (21.59%) HP ALM
2 6 (3.41%) vRealize
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
3 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (36.36%) Oracle
2 45 (25.57%) HP
3 32 (18.18%) webMethods
4 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
5 29 (16.48%) Software AG
6 24 (13.64%) VMware
7 23 (13.07%) Red Hat
8 17 (9.66%) Atlassian
9 9 (5.11%) Nokia
10 6 (3.41%) AppDynamics
10 6 (3.41%) Dynatrace
11 5 (2.84%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (1.70%) SAP
13 2 (1.14%) Capita
14 1 (0.57%) Apigee
14 1 (0.57%) ArcSight
14 1 (0.57%) Cloudera
14 1 (0.57%) IBM
14 1 (0.57%) MapR
14 1 (0.57%) Telerik