Period
to 18 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Postman skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Postman over the 6 months to 18 April 2021 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.

Postman
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 423 444 528
Rank change year-on-year +21 +84 +191
Contract jobs citing Postman 244 227 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.66% 2.25% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 155 237
10th Percentile £297 £306 £300
25th Percentile £361 £336 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £488
90th Percentile £550 £600 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% -5.88%

Postman is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,162 10,093 19,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 17.57% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,223 6,935 13,665
10th Percentile £331 £331 £331
25th Percentile £400 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £490 £488
Median % change year-on-year -0.51% +0.51% +2.63%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 154 264
10th Percentile £27.60 £18.25 £22.55
25th Percentile £40.00 £33.25 £36.73
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +5.88%

Postman
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Postman as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Postman in the UK

Postman
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Postman.

Daily rate trend for Postman in the UK

Postman
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Postman over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Postman in the UK

Postman
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postman within the UK over the 6 months to 18 April 2021. 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
England +55 187 £425 - 71
UK excluding London +73 93 £425 +16.44% 42
London -18 92 £425 - 36
Work from Home -170 85 £400 -5.88% 18
North of England +47 23 £455 +6.43% 18
Midlands +40 20 £378 +4.86% 8
South East +63 19 £344 +2.61% 7
West Midlands +28 19 £378 +1.00% 8
Scotland -3 17 £424 +26.49% 3
South West +61 11 £425 +17.24% 1
North West +30 8 £440 +36.43% 8
Yorkshire +23 8 £475 -5.00% 9
North East +31 7 £475 +5.56% 1
East of England +36 4 £500 +17.65% 1
East Midlands +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Postman 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 with a requirement for Postman.

1 171 (70.08%) Test Automation
2 132 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (46.72%) Java
4 112 (45.90%) Selenium
5 97 (39.75%) SoapUI
6 89 (36.48%) QA
7 88 (36.07%) Jenkins
8 73 (29.92%) Cucumber
9 71 (29.10%) C#
9 71 (29.10%) DevOps
10 69 (28.28%) BDD
11 68 (27.87%) Azure
11 68 (27.87%) API Testing
12 65 (26.64%) SQL
13 60 (24.59%) JIRA
14 58 (23.77%) SOAP
15 57 (23.36%) Git (software)
16 54 (22.13%) JMeter
17 52 (21.31%) SpecFlow
18 49 (20.08%) TDD
19 44 (18.03%) JSON
20 42 (17.21%) Software Testing
20 42 (17.21%) RESTful
21 40 (16.39%) REST
22 38 (15.57%) AWS
22 38 (15.57%) Scrum
22 38 (15.57%) XML
23 35 (14.34%) Confluence
24 34 (13.93%) REST Assured
25 33 (13.52%) JavaScript

Postman
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 35 (14.34%) Confluence
2 10 (4.10%) Anypoint
3 9 (3.69%) Mule
3 9 (3.69%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.05%) JBoss
5 4 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.82%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) SAP FI-CA
1 13 (5.33%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (27.87%) Azure
2 38 (15.57%) AWS
3 27 (11.07%) Serverless
4 17 (6.97%) GitHub
5 12 (4.92%) SaaS
6 10 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.28%) Azure Functions
7 8 (3.28%) OpenShift
7 8 (3.28%) PaaS
8 7 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.46%) Slack
10 5 (2.05%) Apigee
10 5 (2.05%) Boomi
10 5 (2.05%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.64%) Tricentis Tosca
12 3 (1.23%) CloudBees
13 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.82%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.82%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.28%) HTTP
2 5 (2.05%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.64%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.23%) FTP
4 3 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.41%) ATM
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) SMTP
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) SSL
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) WebEx
5 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.74%) MySQL
2 14 (5.74%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.69%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.28%) DB2
5 5 (2.05%) Power BI
6 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.23%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.41%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 112 (45.90%) Selenium
2 97 (39.75%) SoapUI
3 88 (36.07%) Jenkins
4 73 (29.92%) Cucumber
5 60 (24.59%) JIRA
6 57 (23.36%) Git (software)
7 54 (22.13%) JMeter
8 52 (21.31%) SpecFlow
9 34 (13.93%) REST Assured
10 32 (13.11%) JUnit
11 27 (11.07%) Appium
12 20 (8.20%) Maven
13 18 (7.38%) IntelliJ
14 17 (6.97%) Visual Studio
15 15 (6.15%) WebDriver
16 14 (5.74%) GitLab
17 13 (5.33%) Cypress.io
18 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (4.10%) NUnit
20 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (9.84%) Finance
2 23 (9.43%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.46%) Banking
3 6 (2.46%) Retail
4 4 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (29.51%) Tester
2 52 (21.31%) Automation Tester
3 47 (19.26%) Developer
4 30 (12.30%) Analyst
5 29 (11.89%) Test Engineer
6 27 (11.07%) Test Analyst
7 22 (9.02%) Test Automation Engineer
8 20 (8.20%) QA Tester
9 15 (6.15%) QA Engineer
10 13 (5.33%) QA Automation Tester
11 10 (4.10%) MuleSoft Developer
12 9 (3.69%) SAP Analyst
12 9 (3.69%) SAP Test Analyst
13 8 (3.28%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Developer in Test
14 7 (2.87%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Test Leader
15 6 (2.46%) Automation Engineer
15 6 (2.46%) Automation Test Lead
15 6 (2.46%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (23.77%) SOAP
2 44 (18.03%) JSON
3 42 (17.21%) RESTful
4 40 (16.39%) REST
5 38 (15.57%) XML
6 29 (11.89%) .NET
6 29 (11.89%) Gherkin
7 25 (10.25%) Web Services
8 21 (8.61%) Swagger
9 18 (7.38%) OAuth
10 16 (6.56%) .NET Framework
10 16 (6.56%) AngularJS
10 16 (6.56%) Node.js
11 14 (5.74%) Spring
12 13 (5.33%) .NET Core
13 11 (4.51%) React
14 10 (4.10%) RAML
14 10 (4.10%) Spring Boot
14 10 (4.10%) XSLT
15 8 (3.28%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.15%) Mobile App
1 15 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.28%) Cloud Native
4 6 (2.46%) NHS
5 5 (2.05%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.64%) Replication
6 4 (1.64%) User Experience
7 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.82%) Wiki
9 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.41%) IVR
9 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Smart City
9 1 (0.41%) Tandem
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.48%) Apple iOS
2 24 (9.84%) Android
3 22 (9.02%) Unix
4 15 (6.15%) Windows
5 9 (3.69%) Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (70.08%) Test Automation
2 132 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (29.10%) DevOps
4 69 (28.28%) BDD
5 68 (27.87%) API Testing
6 49 (20.08%) TDD
7 42 (17.21%) Software Testing
8 38 (15.57%) Scrum
9 28 (11.48%) Microservices
10 24 (9.84%) Manual Testing
11 23 (9.43%) Integration Testing
11 23 (9.43%) QA Automation
11 23 (9.43%) Test Strategy
12 22 (9.02%) Unit Testing
13 21 (8.61%) Waterfall
14 20 (8.20%) Defect Management
15 19 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (7.79%) Regression Testing
16 18 (7.38%) Performance Testing
16 18 (7.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 114 (46.72%) Java
2 71 (29.10%) C#
3 65 (26.64%) SQL
4 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.20%) Java 8
5 20 (8.20%) Python
6 14 (5.74%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.69%) Apple Swift
7 9 (3.69%) Groovy
8 8 (3.28%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.87%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.05%) Ruby
11 4 (1.64%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.23%) Perl
13 2 (0.82%) C
14 1 (0.41%) C++
14 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (9.84%) ISTQB
2 22 (9.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (7.79%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.97%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.74%) ISEB
6 11 (4.51%) Degree
7 4 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) HNC
8 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (36.48%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (13.11%) Docker
2 11 (4.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (4.92%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.51%) Terraform
3 5 (2.05%) Puppet
4 4 (1.64%) Ansible
5 3 (1.23%) Grafana
5 3 (1.23%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.23%) Rancher
6 2 (0.82%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.82%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.82%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Giant Swarm
7 1 (0.41%) Graphite
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (10.25%) Oracle
2 24 (9.84%) MuleSoft
3 14 (5.74%) SAP
4 13 (5.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.51%) IBM
6 10 (4.10%) Splunk
7 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.64%) Dell
9 3 (1.23%) Apple
9 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.23%) Databricks
9 3 (1.23%) Google
9 3 (1.23%) HP
9 3 (1.23%) Perfecto Mobile
9 3 (1.23%) webMethods
10 2 (0.82%) Altova
10 2 (0.82%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.41%) New Relic
11 1 (0.41%) Xamarin