Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 20 June 2019 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 343 348
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 +71
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 303 335 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 3.33% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 209 196
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +10.73% -11.89%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £275
90th Percentile £540 £538 £519
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £34.75 - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,560 10,058 8,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.68% 19.03% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,006 6,383 5,194
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £467 £425
% change year-on-year +1.71% +9.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 198 279
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +0.12%
10th Percentile £23.45 £27.20 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SoapUI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the UK excluding London

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SoapUI in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the UK excluding London

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the UK excluding London

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SoapUI in the UK excluding London

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SoapUI in the UK excluding London

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 June 2019. 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
North of England +35 80 £420 +25.37% 5
East of England +3 64 £444 -10.13% 7
South East -65 59 £400 +4.99%
Midlands +17 48 £425 +5.59%
West Midlands +9 39 £423 -0.59%
Yorkshire +15 35 £385 +28.33% 1
South West -16 29 £425 +5.59% 4
North West +26 25 £420 +20.07% 3
North East +31 20 £425 -26.09% 1
Scotland +23 11 £425 +17.24% 1
Wales +6 9 £321 -24.53%
East Midlands +18 7 £450 +18.42%
Northern Ireland - 4 £300 -
SoapUI
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 186 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (58.09%) Test Automation
3 173 (57.10%) SOAP
4 160 (52.81%) Selenium
5 137 (45.21%) Java
6 116 (38.28%) SQL
7 115 (37.95%) JIRA
8 88 (29.04%) Cucumber
9 87 (28.71%) BDD
10 84 (27.72%) Jenkins
11 81 (26.73%) Unix
11 81 (26.73%) Microservices
12 78 (25.74%) Scrum
13 77 (25.41%) TDD
14 75 (24.75%) Oracle
15 74 (24.42%) JMeter
16 71 (23.43%) Linux
17 68 (22.44%) Test Scripting
18 66 (21.78%) Web Services
19 65 (21.45%) XML
20 63 (20.79%) Git (software)
21 62 (20.46%) Confluence
21 62 (20.46%) User Stories
21 62 (20.46%) API Testing
22 60 (19.80%) C#
23 59 (19.47%) QA
24 58 (19.14%) ISTQB
25 52 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
26 50 (16.50%) Spring
27 49 (16.17%) Integration Testing

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 62 (20.46%) Confluence
2 21 (6.93%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.64%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.32%) Mule
6 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.99%) CMS
7 3 (0.99%) Documentum
7 3 (0.99%) nginx
8 2 (0.66%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.33%) Drupal
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (1.32%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.17%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.98%) GitHub
4 4 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.32%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.66%) Boomi
6 2 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Serverless
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
7 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.63%) Internet
2 4 (1.32%) HTTP
2 4 (1.32%) SSL
3 3 (0.99%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) ATM
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.87%) MySQL
2 36 (11.88%) Oracle Database
3 19 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.63%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.30%) Pentaho
5 10 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.64%) Big Data
7 7 (2.31%) Impala
7 7 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.32%) Sqoop
10 3 (0.99%) DB2
10 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 160 (52.81%) Selenium
2 115 (37.95%) JIRA
3 88 (29.04%) Cucumber
4 84 (27.72%) Jenkins
5 74 (24.42%) JMeter
6 63 (20.79%) Git (software)
7 37 (12.21%) JUnit
8 31 (10.23%) WebDriver
9 29 (9.57%) Visual Studio
10 28 (9.24%) LoadRunner
11 27 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (7.59%) Toad
13 20 (6.60%) HP UFT
13 20 (6.60%) Maven
14 16 (5.28%) SpecFlow
15 10 (3.30%) Bitbucket
16 8 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (1.98%) NSubstitute
17 6 (1.98%) NUnit
17 6 (1.98%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (11.55%) Finance
2 17 (5.61%) Retail
3 11 (3.63%) Banking
4 5 (1.65%) Local Government
5 4 (1.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (28.05%) Analyst
2 82 (27.06%) Test Analyst
3 75 (24.75%) Tester
4 73 (24.09%) Developer
5 44 (14.52%) Java Developer
6 39 (12.87%) Automation Tester
7 28 (9.24%) Test Engineer
8 17 (5.61%) Test Leader
9 16 (5.28%) Lead Developer
9 16 (5.28%) Lead Java Developer
9 16 (5.28%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) QA Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) QA Tester
11 13 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (4.29%) Automation Test Lead
12 10 (3.30%) QA Automation Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) Technical Leader
14 8 (2.64%) Developer in Test
14 8 (2.64%) QA Analyst
14 8 (2.64%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (57.10%) SOAP
2 66 (21.78%) Web Services
3 65 (21.45%) XML
4 50 (16.50%) Spring
5 47 (15.51%) REST
6 41 (13.53%) JSON
7 38 (12.54%) Spring Boot
8 35 (11.55%) .NET
9 24 (7.92%) RESTful
10 20 (6.60%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (6.60%) WSDL
11 18 (5.94%) AngularJS
12 15 (4.95%) CSS
12 15 (4.95%) Gherkin
13 13 (4.29%) Swagger
13 13 (4.29%) XSD
13 13 (4.29%) XSLT
14 12 (3.96%) Middleware
15 11 (3.63%) WCF
16 9 (2.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.63%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.30%) NHS
4 7 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.66%) Social Network
9 1 (0.33%) AS400
9 1 (0.33%) e-Health
9 1 (0.33%) EPoS
9 1 (0.33%) iSeries
9 1 (0.33%) LIMS
9 1 (0.33%) PACS
9 1 (0.33%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 81 (26.73%) Unix
2 71 (23.43%) Linux
3 35 (11.55%) CentOS
3 35 (11.55%) Windows
4 6 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (58.09%) Test Automation
3 87 (28.71%) BDD
4 81 (26.73%) Microservices
5 78 (25.74%) Scrum
6 77 (25.41%) TDD
7 68 (22.44%) Test Scripting
8 62 (20.46%) API Testing
8 62 (20.46%) User Stories
9 52 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (16.17%) Integration Testing
11 45 (14.85%) Test Strategy
12 41 (13.53%) Manual Testing
13 40 (13.20%) Performance Testing
14 39 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (12.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 33 (10.89%) Functional Testing
17 31 (10.23%) DevOps
18 30 (9.90%) Test Management
19 29 (9.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (45.21%) Java
2 116 (38.28%) SQL
3 60 (19.80%) C#
4 26 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.61%) PL/SQL
5 17 (5.61%) Python
6 16 (5.28%) Java 8
7 14 (4.62%) Groovy
8 9 (2.97%) VBScript
9 8 (2.64%) C++
10 6 (1.98%) C
10 6 (1.98%) VB
11 5 (1.65%) Go
11 5 (1.65%) Ruby
11 5 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.32%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.99%) Jython
13 3 (0.99%) PHP
13 3 (0.99%) Scala
13 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (19.14%) ISTQB
2 46 (15.18%) ISEB
3 30 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 28 (9.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (5.94%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.28%) OCPJP
6 16 (5.28%) Sun Certification
7 10 (3.30%) Degree
8 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (19.47%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.29%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.32%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (3.96%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.32%) Ansible
4 3 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.66%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 75 (24.75%) Oracle
2 41 (13.53%) Red Hat
3 26 (8.58%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.92%) Atlassian
5 16 (5.28%) HP
5 16 (5.28%) Sun
6 11 (3.63%) webMethods
7 10 (3.30%) SAP
8 8 (2.64%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.98%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.98%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.65%) IBM
11 3 (0.99%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 3 (0.99%) Informatica
11 3 (0.99%) Pega
11 3 (0.99%) WSO2
12 2 (0.66%) Dell
12 2 (0.66%) Google
12 2 (0.66%) hybris
12 2 (0.66%) Zend