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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SmartBear Software SoapUI
England / South West
Rank 118 139 133
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 19 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.034% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.66% 0.25% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 519 399 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.16% 13.75% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 240 287
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 29
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 March 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 +11 8 £325 -
Somerset - 3 £458 - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £288 -
SoapUI
England

SoapUI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) SOAP
4 18 (52.94%) QA
5 17 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 17 (50.00%) BDD
6 16 (47.06%) Cucumber
7 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
8 14 (41.18%) Java
8 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
8 14 (41.18%) WebDriver
9 13 (38.24%) .NET
10 11 (32.35%) Ant
10 11 (32.35%) Integration Testing
10 11 (32.35%) API Testing
11 10 (29.41%) Performance Testing
12 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (26.47%) Web Services
12 9 (26.47%) C#
12 9 (26.47%) Finance
13 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (23.53%) Manufacturing
13 8 (23.53%) Scrum
13 8 (23.53%) Electronics
13 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
13 8 (23.53%) SAP
13 8 (23.53%) Compatibility Testing
13 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (23.53%) Programme Management

SoapUI
Top Related 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 2 (5.88%) Anypoint
1 2 (5.88%) Apache
1 2 (5.88%) Confluence
1 2 (5.88%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.88%) Mule
1 2 (5.88%) Mule ESB
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) PuTTY
1 5 (14.71%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 16 (47.06%) Cucumber
3 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
3 14 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 11 (32.35%) Ant
5 8 (23.53%) Maven
6 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
6 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
7 6 (17.65%) Toad
8 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
8 5 (14.71%) JMeter
8 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
8 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
8 5 (14.71%) TestNG
9 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
9 3 (8.82%) GitLab
9 3 (8.82%) Gradle
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Electronics
2 8 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 8 (23.53%) Marketing
2 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) QA Tester
3 9 (26.47%) Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Software QA Tester
4 8 (23.53%) Software Tester
4 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) SOAP
2 13 (38.24%) .NET
3 9 (26.47%) Web Services
4 7 (20.59%) REST
4 7 (20.59%) XML
5 4 (11.76%) CSS
5 4 (11.76%) HTML
5 4 (11.76%) JSON
5 4 (11.76%) Spring
6 3 (8.82%) XSD
7 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE
7 2 (5.88%) RAML
7 2 (5.88%) WSDL
7 2 (5.88%) XSLT
8 1 (2.94%) JDBC
8 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) BDD
2 17 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
4 11 (32.35%) API Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Integration Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (23.53%) Compatibility Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
7 8 (23.53%) Scrum
7 8 (23.53%) SDLC
8 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) F#
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) VBScript
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) XPath
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (14.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) vRealize
2 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.88%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) SAP
2 7 (20.59%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) ATG
4 3 (8.82%) Guidewire
4 3 (8.82%) hybris
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Google