Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 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.

SmartBear Software SoapUI
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 435 462
Rank change year-on-year +29 +27 +12
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 214 485 501
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.53% 2.62% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 303 332
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £312 £307 £288
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.45% - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8,460 18,494 19,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.06% 20.38% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,506 12,305 13,499
Median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £315
90th Percentile £663 £638 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 287 222
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £20.12 £23.70 £27.55
90th Percentile £57.90 £54.25 £67.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.05% +2.35% -

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 28 May 2020.

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 17 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 28 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 +48 190 £438 +2.94% 9
UK excluding London +13 142 £400 - 8
London +132 64 £500 +11.11% 1
North of England +50 41 £400 -3.03% 3
East of England +22 26 £463 +11.45% 2
South East +84 21 £380 -5.00% 2
South West +31 20 £525 +23.53% 1
Midlands +45 18 £359 -14.54%
Yorkshire +43 16 £450 +7.14% 1
North West +45 13 £388 -7.74% 2
North East +8 13 £450 +20.00%
Scotland +34 12 £388 -6.06%
West Midlands +30 9 £450 +7.14%
East Midlands +47 7 £263 -34.38%
Work from Home +18 7 £513 +13.89% 1
Wales +26 4 £358 +10.00%
Northern Ireland +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 135 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 128 (59.81%) Selenium
3 121 (56.54%) SOAP
4 119 (55.61%) Java
5 97 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (40.19%) SQL
7 82 (38.32%) Jenkins
7 82 (38.32%) Postman
8 72 (33.64%) Web Services
9 64 (29.91%) Cucumber
10 61 (28.50%) API Testing
11 59 (27.57%) BDD
12 58 (27.10%) JavaScript
13 57 (26.64%) TDD
13 57 (26.64%) REST
14 56 (26.17%) JIRA
15 53 (24.77%) Oracle
16 51 (23.83%) XML
16 51 (23.83%) Git (software)
17 50 (23.36%) Microservices
18 49 (22.90%) Scrum
18 49 (22.90%) C#
19 47 (21.96%) JSON
20 46 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (20.56%) DevOps
22 43 (20.09%) QA
23 39 (18.22%) Finance
24 38 (17.76%) Linux
24 38 (17.76%) Integration Testing
25 36 (16.82%) Windows

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 25 (11.68%) Confluence
2 22 (10.28%) Apache
2 22 (10.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (10.28%) WebLogic
3 20 (9.35%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.74%) JBoss
5 7 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.54%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.40%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (1.40%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.47%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.15%) Azure
2 17 (7.94%) AWS
2 17 (7.94%) PaaS
3 15 (7.01%) SaaS
4 7 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.34%) BrowserStack
5 5 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.34%) npm
5 5 (2.34%) Slack
6 3 (1.40%) GCP
6 3 (1.40%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.40%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.93%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.47%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.80%) HTTP
2 5 (2.34%) SSL
3 3 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.93%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) Intranet
5 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.40%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Impala
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 128 (59.81%) Selenium
2 82 (38.32%) Jenkins
2 82 (38.32%) Postman
3 64 (29.91%) Cucumber
4 56 (26.17%) JIRA
5 51 (23.83%) Git (software)
6 29 (13.55%) JMeter
7 25 (11.68%) WebDriver
8 22 (10.28%) JUnit
8 22 (10.28%) Maven
9 21 (9.81%) REST Assured
10 20 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (7.94%) Visual Studio
12 15 (7.01%) SpecFlow
13 14 (6.54%) Zephyr
14 13 (6.07%) Bitbucket
15 12 (5.61%) HP UFT
15 12 (5.61%) Subversion
15 12 (5.61%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (4.21%) Gradle
General
1 39 (18.22%) Finance
2 26 (12.15%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.14%) Banking
4 6 (2.80%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.87%) Retail
7 3 (1.40%) Local Government
7 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (23.83%) Tester
2 38 (17.76%) Analyst
3 34 (15.89%) Developer
4 32 (14.95%) Test Analyst
5 30 (14.02%) Automation Tester
6 24 (11.21%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.41%) Software Engineer
8 16 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
9 15 (7.01%) Senior Tester
10 13 (6.07%) QA Tester
11 11 (5.14%) Java Engineer
12 10 (4.67%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.67%) QA Engineer
12 10 (4.67%) Test Leader
13 9 (4.21%) Applications Developer
13 9 (4.21%) QA Automation Engineer
14 8 (3.74%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (3.74%) Senior Automation Tester
15 7 (3.27%) Java Mobile Developer
15 7 (3.27%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (56.54%) SOAP
2 72 (33.64%) Web Services
3 57 (26.64%) REST
4 51 (23.83%) XML
5 47 (21.96%) JSON
6 35 (16.36%) XSLT
7 33 (15.42%) CSS
7 33 (15.42%) Spring
8 30 (14.02%) HTML
9 26 (12.15%) .NET
10 20 (9.35%) Oracle Fusion
10 20 (9.35%) RESTful
11 19 (8.88%) Spring Boot
12 13 (6.07%) AngularJS
12 13 (6.07%) Gherkin
12 13 (6.07%) WCF
13 12 (5.61%) .NET Framework
13 12 (5.61%) Ajax
13 12 (5.61%) ASP.NET
13 12 (5.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.40%) DataPower
5 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.76%) Linux
2 36 (16.82%) Windows
3 19 (8.88%) Unix
4 3 (1.40%) Android
4 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.93%) CentOS
5 2 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (63.08%) Test Automation
2 97 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (28.50%) API Testing
4 59 (27.57%) BDD
5 57 (26.64%) TDD
6 50 (23.36%) Microservices
7 49 (22.90%) Scrum
8 46 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (20.56%) DevOps
10 38 (17.76%) Integration Testing
11 35 (16.36%) Performance Testing
12 33 (15.42%) Kanban
13 32 (14.95%) Test Scripting
14 31 (14.49%) Regression Testing
15 30 (14.02%) Test Strategy
16 27 (12.62%) ERP
16 27 (12.62%) SOA
17 22 (10.28%) Unit Testing
18 21 (9.81%) Software Engineering
19 20 (9.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 119 (55.61%) Java
2 86 (40.19%) SQL
3 58 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 49 (22.90%) C#
5 23 (10.75%) PL/SQL
6 22 (10.28%) Groovy
7 19 (8.88%) Java 8
8 9 (4.21%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.21%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.80%) C
10 5 (2.34%) Perl
10 5 (2.34%) Python
11 4 (1.87%) VBA
12 3 (1.40%) VB
13 2 (0.93%) F#
13 2 (0.93%) Scala
13 2 (0.93%) XPath
14 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (15.42%) ISTQB
2 31 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 28 (13.08%) ISEB
4 27 (12.62%) SC Cleared
5 24 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.87%) Degree
7 4 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.09%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) WCAG
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.41%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.35%) Terraform
2 14 (6.54%) Ansible
3 12 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.87%) Puppet
6 3 (1.40%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.93%) Kibana
7 2 (0.93%) logstash
7 2 (0.93%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (24.77%) Oracle
2 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.74%) HP
4 7 (3.27%) SAP
5 5 (2.34%) IBM
6 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.40%) webMethods
7 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.93%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.93%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.93%) Pega
7 2 (0.93%) Progress
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.93%) WSO2
8 1 (0.47%) Databricks
8 1 (0.47%) Delphix
8 1 (0.47%) FNZ
8 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Splunk