Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for REST Assured skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST Assured over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 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.

REST Assured
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 562 703 779
Rank change year-on-year +141 +76 +48
Contract jobs citing REST Assured 63 162 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 103 96
Median daily rate £456 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +32.04%
10th Percentile £334 £307 £363
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% +40.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

REST Assured 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 8,600 18,751 19,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.99% 20.46% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,585 12,495 13,603
Median daily rate £493 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +0.53% +11.18%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £315
90th Percentile £659 £638 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 289 219
Median hourly rate £38.38 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £19.48 £23.85 £28.40
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £37.88 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.92% +3.53% -

REST Assured
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for REST Assured in the UK

REST Assured
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for REST Assured in the UK

REST Assured
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST Assured over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST Assured in the UK

REST Assured
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 REST Assured within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 +135 58 £450 - 1
UK excluding London +130 33 £456 +1.39%
London +122 29 £450 -4.76% 1
North of England +76 12 £450 +5.88%
East of England +64 8 £508 -
North West +47 7 £540 +17.39%
Midlands +67 6 £450 -3.74%
East Midlands - 5 £423 -
Scotland +37 4 £488 +39.29%
North East +19 4 £450 +45.16%
South West +46 3 £506 +12.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
South East +98 1 £440 -2.22%
West Midlands +56 1 £450 -3.74%
Work from Home - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing REST Assured 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 REST Assured.

1 59 (93.65%) Test Automation
2 55 (87.30%) Java
3 50 (79.37%) Cucumber
4 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (63.49%) BDD
6 33 (52.38%) Selenium
6 33 (52.38%) Jenkins
7 29 (46.03%) QA
8 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
9 24 (38.10%) API Testing
10 23 (36.51%) REST
11 22 (34.92%) SQL
11 22 (34.92%) Microservices
12 21 (33.33%) SoapUI
12 21 (33.33%) Integration Testing
13 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
13 20 (31.75%) JMeter
14 19 (30.16%) DevOps
15 18 (28.57%) Postman
15 18 (28.57%) JIRA
15 18 (28.57%) TDD
15 18 (28.57%) Git (software)
16 15 (23.81%) WebDriver
16 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (23.81%) Performance Testing
16 15 (23.81%) JavaScript
16 15 (23.81%) Docker
17 14 (22.22%) Public Sector
18 13 (20.63%) Unix
18 13 (20.63%) Confluence

REST Assured
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 13 (20.63%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Azure
2 6 (9.52%) AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (4.76%) Slack
4 1 (1.59%) GCP
4 1 (1.59%) GitHub
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) DB2
1 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (79.37%) Cucumber
2 33 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 33 (52.38%) Selenium
3 21 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 20 (31.75%) JMeter
5 18 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 18 (28.57%) JIRA
5 18 (28.57%) Postman
6 15 (23.81%) WebDriver
7 10 (15.87%) GitLab
7 10 (15.87%) JUnit
8 9 (14.29%) Gatling
9 8 (12.70%) Maven
10 7 (11.11%) Appium
10 7 (11.11%) SonarQube
11 6 (9.52%) Bitbucket
11 6 (9.52%) Jasmine
11 6 (9.52%) Protractor
12 5 (7.94%) Gradle
13 4 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Tester
2 17 (26.98%) Automation Tester
3 14 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) QA Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) QA Tester
4 8 (12.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
6 6 (9.52%) Test Specialist
7 5 (7.94%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (7.94%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Agile Tester
10 2 (3.17%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) REST
2 13 (20.63%) Gherkin
3 11 (17.46%) Spring
4 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
5 9 (14.29%) J2SE
6 8 (12.70%) RESTful
7 6 (9.52%) SOAP
8 4 (6.35%) JSON
8 4 (6.35%) RESTEasy
8 4 (6.35%) Web Services
9 3 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (4.76%) Node.js
9 3 (4.76%) Swagger
9 3 (4.76%) XML
10 2 (3.17%) Java EE
10 2 (3.17%) JMS
10 2 (3.17%) Nightwatchjs
10 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (3.17%) WireMock
11 1 (1.59%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Unix
2 3 (4.76%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (93.65%) Test Automation
2 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (63.49%) BDD
4 24 (38.10%) API Testing
5 22 (34.92%) Microservices
6 21 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 19 (30.16%) DevOps
8 18 (28.57%) TDD
9 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (23.81%) Performance Testing
10 13 (20.63%) Scenario Testing
11 12 (19.05%) Open Source
12 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
13 8 (12.70%) Scrum
14 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
14 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 7 (11.11%) SDLC
15 6 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
15 6 (9.52%) Test Strategy
15 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (87.30%) Java
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 15 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.94%) Groovy
5 3 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.17%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (11.11%) ISEB
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.03%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Ansible
2 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.35%) Terraform
3 3 (4.76%) Kibana
3 3 (4.76%) logstash
4 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) IBM
3 2 (3.17%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.59%) Ariba
4 1 (1.59%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.59%) Pega
4 1 (1.59%) SAP