The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 29 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 > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 134 137
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.93% 1.67% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
South West median daily rate £366 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% -7.50%  
England median daily rate £413 £418 £389
% change year-on-year -1.19% +7.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 466 419 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.04% 13.92% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 675 616
South West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
10th Percentile £313 £288 £303
90th Percentile £517 £550 £484
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 37
South West median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% +11.28%  
10th Percentile £38.63 £33.13 £32.54
90th Percentile £54.38 £43.88 £46.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the South West

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the South West

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol -2 7 £349 -22.55% 1
Somerset - 1 £440 -
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 24 (82.76%) Test Automation
2 21 (72.41%) Selenium
3 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) QA
5 15 (51.72%) API Testing
6 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
6 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
7 13 (44.83%) .NET
7 13 (44.83%) Integration Testing
8 12 (41.38%) Performance Testing
8 12 (41.38%) BDD
8 12 (41.38%) Ant
8 12 (41.38%) Windows
8 12 (41.38%) Linux
9 11 (37.93%) SOAP
9 11 (37.93%) Java
9 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
9 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
9 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
9 11 (37.93%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (34.48%) HP UFT
10 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
11 9 (31.03%) Web Services
11 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (27.59%) F#
12 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (27.59%) TestNG
12 8 (27.59%) TeamCity
12 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (10.34%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) PuTTY
1 8 (27.59%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Reports
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Selenium
2 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (41.38%) Ant
4 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
5 10 (34.48%) HP UFT
6 8 (27.59%) Eclipse
6 8 (27.59%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (27.59%) SpecFlow
6 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (27.59%) TeamCity
6 8 (27.59%) TestNG
6 8 (27.59%) Toad
6 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
7 6 (20.69%) JMeter
7 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.79%) Gradle
8 4 (13.79%) Maven
9 2 (6.90%) JIRA
9 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
10 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.24%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Tester
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Automation Tester
3 7 (24.14%) QA Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) QA Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) TIBCO Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) SOAP
3 9 (31.03%) Web Services
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (6.90%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Test Automation
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) API Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
5 13 (44.83%) Integration Testing
6 12 (41.38%) BDD
6 12 (41.38%) Performance Testing
7 11 (37.93%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
8 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
9 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (27.59%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (27.59%) Scrum
10 8 (27.59%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (20.69%) DevOps
12 5 (17.24%) Coaching
12 5 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (17.24%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
12 5 (17.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) F#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) VBScript
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (24.14%) ISEB
3 6 (20.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Virtual Machines
1 8 (27.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) vRealize
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Kibana
2 1 (3.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
1 8 (27.59%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) ATG
2 5 (17.24%) hybris
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) TIBCO