Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 August 2022 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 577 575 369
Rank change year-on-year -2 -206 +142
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 265 210 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 1.56% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 147 140
10th Percentile £379 £326 £325
25th Percentile £448 £363 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +24.12% -2.86% +3.55%
75th Percentile £603 £500 £519
90th Percentile £650 £607 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £424 £425
% change year-on-year +17.99% -0.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £54.25 £48.13 -
Median % change year-on-year +12.73% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.25 £48.13 -
% change year-on-year +12.73% - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15,196 13,453 6,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.35% 18.13% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,588 9,178 4,294
10th Percentile £400 £356 £331
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £662 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 204 92
10th Percentile £37.84 £25.33 £21.28
25th Percentile £47.86 £41.19 £40.75
Median hourly rate £57.73 £50.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.45% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £60.50 £54.17
90th Percentile £75.00 £68.93 £59.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £45.96
% change year-on-year +20.00% +8.80% +2.12%

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SoapUI over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SoapUI.

Hourly rate trend for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -3 233 £550 +25.71% 28
UK excluding London -14 129 £500 +17.99% 19
London -25 96 £550 +15.79% 11
Work from Home -80 90 £500 +12.36% 7
South East +20 66 £600 +37.14% 7
North of England -38 23 £475 +8.26% 5
Midlands -28 17 £398 +9.66% 1
North West -22 13 £531 +32.81% 2
East of England -4 12 £526 +23.82% 1
West Midlands -29 12 £389 +7.31% 1
Yorkshire -36 9 £475 +4.40% 3
Scotland +4 8 £375 -3.85% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £463 -
South West -23 2 - - 3
North East -10 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 178 (67.17%) SOAP
2 169 (63.77%) Test Automation
3 157 (59.25%) Postman
4 147 (55.47%) Selenium
5 141 (53.21%) Agile
6 139 (52.45%) Java
7 134 (50.57%) SQL
8 112 (42.26%) Jenkins
9 93 (35.09%) JIRA
10 91 (34.34%) Security Cleared
11 89 (33.58%) REST
11 89 (33.58%) Web Services
12 88 (33.21%) XML
13 86 (32.45%) Git (software)
14 82 (30.94%) QA
14 82 (30.94%) API Testing
15 80 (30.19%) JSON
16 79 (29.81%) Oracle
16 79 (29.81%) CI/CD
17 71 (26.79%) JMeter
17 71 (26.79%) Cucumber
18 68 (25.66%) Azure
19 67 (25.28%) SC Cleared
20 63 (23.77%) PL/SQL
21 60 (22.64%) Windows
22 59 (22.26%) Linux
23 58 (21.89%) DevOps
24 56 (21.13%) Social Skills
25 54 (20.38%) Confluence
26 52 (19.62%) Continuous Integration

SoapUI
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 54 (20.38%) Confluence
2 13 (4.91%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.26%) Alfresco
3 6 (2.26%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.51%) Mule
4 4 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.13%) Jetty
5 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.38%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (12.45%) Oracle ERP
2 14 (5.28%) SAP FI-CA
2 14 (5.28%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (25.66%) Azure
2 42 (15.85%) SaaS
3 40 (15.09%) AWS
4 34 (12.83%) PaaS
5 15 (5.66%) GitHub
6 14 (5.28%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (3.77%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.77%) BrowserStack
8 8 (3.02%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (3.02%) Slack
9 7 (2.64%) IaaS
10 5 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.13%) GCP
13 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.75%) AWS KMS
13 2 (0.75%) Serverless
14 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.38%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.30%) HTTP
2 12 (4.53%) Firewall
3 9 (3.40%) HTTPS
4 8 (3.02%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.26%) DNS
5 6 (2.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.55%) MySQL
3 18 (6.79%) Oracle Database
4 17 (6.42%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.77%) DB2
5 10 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.02%) Data Mining
6 8 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.02%) MS Access
6 8 (3.02%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 157 (59.25%) Postman
2 147 (55.47%) Selenium
3 112 (42.26%) Jenkins
4 93 (35.09%) JIRA
5 86 (32.45%) Git (software)
6 71 (26.79%) Cucumber
6 71 (26.79%) JMeter
7 33 (12.45%) REST Assured
8 31 (11.70%) WebDriver
9 30 (11.32%) Maven
10 22 (8.30%) Bitbucket
10 22 (8.30%) JUnit
11 19 (7.17%) Robot Framework
12 16 (6.04%) Cypress.io
12 16 (6.04%) Zephyr
13 14 (5.28%) Appium
14 13 (4.91%) GitLab
14 13 (4.91%) Subversion
14 13 (4.91%) TestNG
15 12 (4.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 56 (21.13%) Social Skills
2 51 (19.25%) Finance
3 28 (10.57%) Public Sector
4 26 (9.81%) Banking
5 21 (7.92%) Influencing Skills
6 18 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.51%) Retail
7 4 (1.51%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Marketing
9 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (19.25%) Tester
2 44 (16.60%) Test Engineer
3 34 (12.83%) Analyst
4 30 (11.32%) Oracle Specialist
4 30 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 29 (10.94%) Automation Tester
6 28 (10.57%) Developer
7 27 (10.19%) Integration Specialist
8 17 (6.42%) QA Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.15%) Architect
10 11 (4.15%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Senior Tester
11 10 (3.77%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.40%) Cloud Specialist
12 9 (3.40%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.40%) QA Tester
13 8 (3.02%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.64%) Java Engineer
15 6 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (67.17%) SOAP
2 89 (33.58%) REST
2 89 (33.58%) Web Services
3 88 (33.21%) XML
4 80 (30.19%) JSON
5 38 (14.34%) XSLT
6 31 (11.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 30 (11.32%) .NET
8 26 (9.81%) RESTful
9 22 (8.30%) Spring
10 17 (6.42%) HTML
11 16 (6.04%) WireMock
12 15 (5.66%) CSS
12 15 (5.66%) JMS
12 15 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (5.28%) Spring Batch
13 14 (5.28%) Spring Boot
14 13 (4.91%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (4.15%) Gherkin
15 11 (4.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.64%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.64%) W3C
4 6 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (2.26%) User Experience
4 6 (2.26%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.51%) DataPower
7 3 (1.13%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.13%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.75%) Clustering
8 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.75%) PDA
8 2 (0.75%) PKI
8 2 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.64%) Windows
2 59 (22.26%) Linux
3 39 (14.72%) Unix
4 7 (2.64%) AIX
4 7 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.89%) Android
6 3 (1.13%) SUSE
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (63.77%) Test Automation
2 141 (53.21%) Agile
3 82 (30.94%) API Testing
4 79 (29.81%) CI/CD
5 58 (21.89%) DevOps
6 52 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (19.62%) Test Scripting
7 49 (18.49%) Microservices
8 47 (17.74%) BDD
9 42 (15.85%) Software Testing
10 41 (15.47%) Defect Management
10 41 (15.47%) Scrum
11 40 (15.09%) Unit Testing
12 38 (14.34%) ERP
12 38 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (12.08%) Waterfall
14 31 (11.70%) Regression Testing
15 30 (11.32%) TDD
16 29 (10.94%) Functional Testing
17 26 (9.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 139 (52.45%) Java
2 134 (50.57%) SQL
3 63 (23.77%) PL/SQL
4 50 (18.87%) Python
5 46 (17.36%) JavaScript
6 43 (16.23%) C#
7 22 (8.30%) PowerShell
8 17 (6.42%) Bash
9 9 (3.40%) C
9 9 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.64%) C++
11 6 (2.26%) Groovy
12 5 (1.89%) Perl
13 4 (1.51%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.13%) ABAP
14 3 (1.13%) Korn
14 3 (1.13%) SAPscript
14 3 (1.13%) Scala
15 2 (0.75%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 91 (34.34%) Security Cleared
2 67 (25.28%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.34%) ISTQB
4 31 (11.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (10.57%) ISEB
6 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.89%) Degree
8 3 (1.13%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.13%) SAP Certification
8 3 (1.13%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.75%) OSCP
10 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.38%) CISA
10 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.38%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) GPEN
10 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.38%) OSCE
10 1 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (30.94%) QA
2 13 (4.91%) Accessibility
3 8 (3.02%) WCAG
4 3 (1.13%) SLA
5 2 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (11.70%) Docker
2 8 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (6.42%) Ansible
2 15 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.77%) Kibana
4 8 (3.02%) logstash
5 7 (2.64%) Nessus
6 6 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.26%) Terraform
7 5 (1.89%) Puppet
8 4 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.13%) Consul
9 3 (1.13%) HP ALM
9 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.38%) Grafana
10 1 (0.38%) Rancher
10 1 (0.38%) SCOM
10 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.38%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 79 (29.81%) Oracle
2 36 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.17%) AppDynamics
4 18 (6.79%) SAP
5 17 (6.42%) Splunk
6 10 (3.77%) IBM
7 9 (3.40%) Atlassian
7 9 (3.40%) webMethods
8 7 (2.64%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.64%) Google
8 7 (2.64%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.89%) VMware
10 4 (1.51%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.51%) HP
11 3 (1.13%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.13%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.13%) Netsparker
11 3 (1.13%) Perforce
11 3 (1.13%) Sun