Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 338 396
Rank change year-on-year +56 +58 -1
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 470 328 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.85% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.27% 3.59% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 240 170
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.28% +2.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £262
90th Percentile £524 £526 £507
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.86% -11.81%
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -61.18% +33.86% -11.81%

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 11,008 9,142 9,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.99% 17.41% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,012 5,867 5,804
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £563 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 260 234
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%
10th Percentile £26.70 £31.23 £25.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +77 162 £410 +2.50% 16
Midlands +30 84 £388 -18.42% 14
East of England +17 75 £488 +28.29% 7
West Midlands +8 66 £383 -22.34% 9
North of England -7 64 £363 +20.83% 18
Wales -10 30 £425 +21.43% 1
Yorkshire -11 30 £335 +21.82% 7
South West -38 30 £340 -2.86% 8
North West -1 27 £400 +29.03% 9
Scotland -13 24 £363 +3.57% 4
East Midlands +23 18 £400 -8.57% 5
North East -4 7 £331 -30.26% 2
South Coast +4 4 - -
SoapUI
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 327 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 315 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (62.98%) Java
4 252 (53.62%) SOAP
5 239 (50.85%) Selenium
6 189 (40.21%) API Testing
7 158 (33.62%) Scrum
8 154 (32.77%) JIRA
9 146 (31.06%) SQL
10 145 (30.85%) Cucumber
11 144 (30.64%) Web Services
12 129 (27.45%) QA
13 119 (25.32%) Oracle
14 115 (24.47%) Confluence
15 114 (24.26%) XML
16 113 (24.04%) BDD
17 110 (23.40%) Jenkins
18 103 (21.91%) JMeter
19 102 (21.70%) TDD
20 99 (21.06%) Test Scripting
21 93 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
22 90 (19.15%) Performance Testing
23 87 (18.51%) Groovy
24 84 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
25 82 (17.45%) User Stories
26 80 (17.02%) Kanban
27 74 (15.74%) RESTful
28 71 (15.11%) Windows
29 68 (14.47%) ISEB
30 66 (14.04%) REST

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
1 115 (24.47%) Confluence
2 30 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 17 (3.62%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.40%) Drupal
5 13 (2.77%) JBoss
6 11 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (2.13%) CMS
7 10 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.49%) Apache
10 6 (1.28%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.28%) Mule
11 4 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.43%) Documentum
13 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (0.64%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.34%) BrowserStack
4 7 (1.49%) Apigee
5 5 (1.06%) GitHub
6 4 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.64%) vREST
8 2 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.43%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.74%) HTTP
2 16 (3.40%) 3G
2 16 (3.40%) 4G
2 16 (3.40%) Diameter Protocol
3 15 (3.19%) Wireshark
4 10 (2.13%) VPN
5 9 (1.91%) Internet
6 8 (1.70%) PuTTY
6 8 (1.70%) WinSCP
7 5 (1.06%) SSL
8 2 (0.43%) FTP
8 2 (0.43%) SMS
8 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.21%) 2G
9 1 (0.21%) Network Security
9 1 (0.21%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
9 1 (0.21%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.11%) MongoDB
2 24 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (4.68%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (2.55%) MySQL
7 11 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.91%) Pentaho
10 6 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.06%) Impala
12 4 (0.85%) Big Data
12 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.64%) DB2
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 239 (50.85%) Selenium
2 154 (32.77%) JIRA
3 145 (30.85%) Cucumber
4 110 (23.40%) Jenkins
5 103 (21.91%) JMeter
6 62 (13.19%) Git (software)
7 55 (11.70%) WebDriver
8 54 (11.49%) Maven
9 47 (10.00%) JUnit
10 37 (7.87%) Eclipse
11 32 (6.81%) HP UFT
11 32 (6.81%) LoadRunner
12 29 (6.17%) SpecFlow
13 28 (5.96%) Subversion
14 23 (4.89%) Ant
15 20 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (4.26%) TestNG
16 19 (4.04%) Zephyr
17 18 (3.83%) Bitbucket
18 16 (3.40%) Toad
General
1 45 (9.57%) Finance
2 35 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.89%) Banking
3 23 (4.89%) Marketing
4 21 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.62%) Electronics
6 12 (2.55%) Retail
7 3 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (35.32%) Analyst
2 159 (33.83%) Test Analyst
3 111 (23.62%) Tester
4 90 (19.15%) Developer
5 76 (16.17%) Automation Tester
6 63 (13.40%) Automation Test Analyst
6 63 (13.40%) Test Engineer
7 57 (12.13%) Java Developer
8 27 (5.74%) Test Automation Engineer
9 24 (5.11%) Developer in Test
10 20 (4.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 16 (3.40%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.19%) QA Engineer
13 14 (2.98%) Java Automation Tester
13 14 (2.98%) QA Test Analyst
14 12 (2.55%) Selenium Tester
14 12 (2.55%) Software Tester
14 12 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (2.34%) QA Leader
15 11 (2.34%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (53.62%) SOAP
2 144 (30.64%) Web Services
3 114 (24.26%) XML
4 74 (15.74%) RESTful
5 66 (14.04%) REST
6 60 (12.77%) JSON
7 50 (10.64%) Spring
8 47 (10.00%) Gherkin
9 38 (8.09%) HTML
10 34 (7.23%) Spring Boot
11 30 (6.38%) .NET
11 30 (6.38%) CSS
12 29 (6.17%) AngularJS
13 20 (4.26%) Middleware
14 18 (3.83%) WSDL
15 16 (3.40%) JMS
16 15 (3.19%) Ajax
16 15 (3.19%) LDAP
16 15 (3.19%) XSD
16 15 (3.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (1.70%) NHS
4 7 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.28%) DataPower
5 6 (1.28%) User Experience
6 5 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.85%) Clustering
7 4 (0.85%) Replication
7 4 (0.85%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.43%) SCADA
8 2 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.21%) Blog
9 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.21%) IVR
9 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.11%) Windows
2 59 (12.55%) Unix
3 57 (12.13%) Linux
4 21 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.34%) Android
6 10 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.49%) Solaris
7 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.28%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 315 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (40.21%) API Testing
4 158 (33.62%) Scrum
5 113 (24.04%) BDD
6 102 (21.70%) TDD
7 99 (21.06%) Test Scripting
8 93 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (19.15%) Performance Testing
10 84 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
11 82 (17.45%) User Stories
12 80 (17.02%) Kanban
13 65 (13.83%) SOA
14 64 (13.62%) Integration Testing
15 61 (12.98%) Test Strategy
16 58 (12.34%) Open Source
17 54 (11.49%) SDLC
18 48 (10.21%) Microservices
19 47 (10.00%) Functional Testing
20 45 (9.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 296 (62.98%) Java
2 146 (31.06%) SQL
3 87 (18.51%) Groovy
4 37 (7.87%) Scala
5 36 (7.66%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.17%) C#
7 21 (4.47%) Ruby
8 20 (4.26%) Python
9 18 (3.83%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.83%) VBScript
10 15 (3.19%) C++
11 13 (2.77%) F#
12 10 (2.13%) VB
13 9 (1.91%) Java 8
13 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.70%) Perl
15 4 (0.85%) C
16 3 (0.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 2 (0.43%) PHP
17 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (14.47%) ISEB
2 55 (11.70%) ISTQB
3 42 (8.94%) Security Cleared
4 39 (8.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 37 (7.87%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.91%) Degree
7 9 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.21%) CCA
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (27.45%) QA
2 10 (2.13%) WCAG
3 7 (1.49%) PMO
4 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (6.60%) Docker
2 8 (1.70%) vSphere
3 6 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (5.11%) HP ALM
2 12 (2.55%) Ansible
3 9 (1.91%) WMI
4 8 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.70%) Kibana
4 8 (1.70%) logstash
4 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.49%) CA Service Virtualization
5 7 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.28%) Terraform
7 4 (0.85%) Puppet
8 3 (0.64%) vRealize
9 1 (0.21%) Automic
9 1 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 119 (25.32%) Oracle
2 51 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 42 (8.94%) HP
4 36 (7.66%) Atlassian
5 34 (7.23%) SAP
6 33 (7.02%) webMethods
7 16 (3.40%) Nokia
8 14 (2.98%) IBM
8 14 (2.98%) Software AG
9 11 (2.34%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.34%) WSO2
10 8 (1.70%) VMware
11 7 (1.49%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.49%) CA
11 7 (1.49%) Google
12 6 (1.28%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.06%) Micro Focus
13 5 (1.06%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (0.85%) Adobe