Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 326 402
Rank change year-on-year +42 +76 0
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 501 362 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.90% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.42% 3.84% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 261 158
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.07% -4.04%
10th Percentile £284 £256 £263
90th Percentile £513 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +3.45% - -

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 11,328 9,437 8,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.28% 17.61% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,194 6,055 5,541
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 241 229
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.18 £29.50 £23.80
90th Percentile £56.15 £62.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 14 December 2018.

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
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 14 December 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
South East +52 157 £416 +4.06% 15
Midlands +30 91 £400 -11.11% 11
East of England -2 83 £450 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +17 78 £400 -22.71% 5
North of England +3 68 £369 +22.92% 32
South West -48 41 £375 +6.84% 9
Wales -8 34 £425 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire -16 29 £330 +22.22% 13
Scotland -4 26 £363 +34.26% 9
North West -6 21 £400 +29.03% 14
North East +10 18 £356 -25.00% 5
East Midlands +17 13 £405 -4.82% 6
South Coast +1 4 - -
SoapUI
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 351 (70.06%) Test Automation
2 334 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (57.49%) Java
4 266 (53.09%) SOAP
5 252 (50.30%) Selenium
6 178 (35.53%) JIRA
7 174 (34.73%) API Testing
8 173 (34.53%) SQL
9 159 (31.74%) Cucumber
10 158 (31.54%) Scrum
11 145 (28.94%) QA
12 136 (27.15%) JMeter
13 129 (25.75%) BDD
13 129 (25.75%) Confluence
14 125 (24.95%) Oracle
15 124 (24.75%) Web Services
16 121 (24.15%) TDD
17 116 (23.15%) Jenkins
18 113 (22.55%) Performance Testing
19 112 (22.36%) XML
20 110 (21.96%) Test Scripting
21 103 (20.56%) User Stories
22 102 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
23 95 (18.96%) Integration Testing
24 84 (16.77%) Test Strategy
25 83 (16.57%) REST
26 79 (15.77%) ISTQB
27 76 (15.17%) ISEB
28 74 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
29 71 (14.17%) Git (software)

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
1 129 (25.75%) Confluence
2 32 (6.39%) WebLogic
3 18 (3.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (3.59%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.99%) Drupal
5 11 (2.20%) JBoss
5 11 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (2.00%) CMS
7 8 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.40%) Apache
9 6 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.20%) Mule
10 5 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.40%) SAS
13 1 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (1.00%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (0.60%) Maximo
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.39%) BrowserStack
4 12 (2.40%) GitHub
5 7 (1.40%) Apigee
6 5 (1.00%) Boomi
7 2 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.40%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.40%) Slack
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.19%) HTTP
2 16 (3.19%) 3G
2 16 (3.19%) 4G
2 16 (3.19%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (3.19%) Internet
2 16 (3.19%) Wireshark
3 12 (2.40%) VPN
4 4 (0.80%) SSL
5 2 (0.40%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.40%) SMS
5 2 (0.40%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.20%) 2G
6 1 (0.20%) FTP
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) SS7
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.99%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.79%) Pentaho
6 13 (2.59%) Impala
6 13 (2.59%) MySQL
7 12 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.80%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.60%) Big Data
11 7 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 252 (50.30%) Selenium
2 178 (35.53%) JIRA
3 159 (31.74%) Cucumber
4 136 (27.15%) JMeter
5 116 (23.15%) Jenkins
6 71 (14.17%) Git (software)
7 68 (13.57%) WebDriver
8 59 (11.78%) Maven
9 51 (10.18%) JUnit
10 36 (7.19%) LoadRunner
11 27 (5.39%) Eclipse
12 26 (5.19%) SonarQube
13 25 (4.99%) HP UFT
14 23 (4.59%) Bitbucket
14 23 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (4.39%) Subversion
16 20 (3.99%) Zephyr
17 19 (3.79%) Mockito
18 17 (3.39%) SpecFlow
18 17 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (9.58%) Finance
2 32 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.79%) Banking
4 20 (3.99%) Marketing
5 16 (3.19%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.59%) Electronics
7 10 (2.00%) Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 175 (34.93%) Analyst
2 169 (33.73%) Test Analyst
3 125 (24.95%) Tester
4 87 (17.37%) Developer
5 84 (16.77%) Automation Tester
6 69 (13.77%) Test Engineer
7 57 (11.38%) Java Developer
8 52 (10.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 30 (5.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (4.79%) Developer in Test
11 23 (4.59%) QA Tester
12 17 (3.39%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 16 (3.19%) Java Automation Tester
13 16 (3.19%) QA Engineer
14 15 (2.99%) Software Tester
15 14 (2.79%) QA Automation Tester
15 14 (2.79%) QA Leader
15 14 (2.79%) Test Leader
16 11 (2.20%) QA Analyst
17 10 (2.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (53.09%) SOAP
2 124 (24.75%) Web Services
3 112 (22.36%) XML
4 83 (16.57%) REST
5 62 (12.38%) JSON
6 59 (11.78%) RESTful
7 55 (10.98%) Spring
8 49 (9.78%) Gherkin
9 42 (8.38%) Spring Boot
10 36 (7.19%) CSS
10 36 (7.19%) HTML
11 29 (5.79%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.39%) Swagger
13 18 (3.59%) Middleware
14 16 (3.19%) Node.js
14 16 (3.19%) WSDL
15 15 (2.99%) LDAP
16 14 (2.79%) JMS
16 14 (2.79%) XSD
17 13 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 13 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.60%) NHS
5 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.00%) Clustering
6 5 (1.00%) DataPower
6 5 (1.00%) Replication
7 4 (0.80%) SCADA
7 4 (0.80%) User Experience
8 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.40%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.20%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.17%) Windows
2 64 (12.77%) Unix
3 63 (12.57%) Linux
4 18 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.80%) Android
7 8 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.20%) Solaris
9 3 (0.60%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (70.06%) Test Automation
2 334 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (34.73%) API Testing
4 158 (31.54%) Scrum
5 129 (25.75%) BDD
6 121 (24.15%) TDD
7 113 (22.55%) Performance Testing
8 110 (21.96%) Test Scripting
9 103 (20.56%) User Stories
10 102 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (18.96%) Integration Testing
12 84 (16.77%) Test Strategy
13 74 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
14 69 (13.77%) Functional Testing
15 65 (12.97%) Regression Testing
16 64 (12.77%) Kanban
17 63 (12.57%) Microservices
17 63 (12.57%) SOA
18 60 (11.98%) SDLC
19 58 (11.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 288 (57.49%) Java
2 173 (34.53%) SQL
3 69 (13.77%) Groovy
4 40 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.59%) C#
6 21 (4.19%) Scala
7 20 (3.99%) Ruby
8 18 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.19%) VB
9 16 (3.19%) VBScript
10 13 (2.59%) C++
10 13 (2.59%) Python
11 9 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.20%) Java 8
12 6 (1.20%) Perl
13 3 (0.60%) C
13 3 (0.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.40%) F#
14 2 (0.40%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (15.77%) ISTQB
2 76 (15.17%) ISEB
3 40 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (6.79%) Security Cleared
5 30 (5.99%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.20%) Degree
7 5 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.40%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.40%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CCA
9 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (28.94%) QA
2 15 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.00%) WCAG
4 5 (1.00%) PMO
5 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (8.98%) Docker
2 7 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) vSphere
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.59%) HP ALM
2 9 (1.80%) Ansible
2 9 (1.80%) logstash
2 9 (1.80%) WMI
3 8 (1.60%) Kibana
3 8 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.20%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.00%) Terraform
6 2 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) Automic
7 1 (0.20%) Mesos
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 125 (24.95%) Oracle
2 59 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.99%) Atlassian
3 30 (5.99%) SAP
4 28 (5.59%) HP
5 23 (4.59%) webMethods
6 16 (3.19%) Nokia
7 15 (2.99%) IBM
7 15 (2.99%) WSO2
8 13 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.80%) VMware
10 6 (1.20%) CA
10 6 (1.20%) Google
10 6 (1.20%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.00%) Adobe
11 5 (1.00%) Dell
12 4 (0.80%) hybris
12 4 (0.80%) Micro Focus
13 3 (0.60%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.60%) Guidewire