Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 437 479 473
Rank change year-on-year +42 -6 +162
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 530 477 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 2.74% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 282 338
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.10% +2.47% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £550 £518 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £43.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £41.00

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 19078 17440 16371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.50% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13287 11750 10892
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 251 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SoapUI.

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI.

Contractor 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 18 November 2017. 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 +58 491 £403 +3.21% 35
UK excluding London +73 348 £375 +1.35% 23
London -5 181 £450 +12.50% 12
South East -1 82 £400 +1.59% 7
East of England +7 67 £400 +6.67% 3
South West +55 61 £350 -12.50%
North of England +57 58 £300 -6.25% 10
Midlands +19 40 £510 +11.78% 3
West Midlands +33 34 £530 +16.16% 2
Yorkshire +17 33 £270 -16.92% 6
Wales +19 19 £363 -3.33%
North West +27 17 £310 -5.70% 4
Scotland +2 16 £273 -17.42%
North East +64 8 £475 +74.31%
East Midlands +2 6 £438 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £263 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 335 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (60.19%) SOAP
3 276 (52.08%) Test Automation
4 260 (49.06%) Java
5 243 (45.85%) Selenium
6 205 (38.68%) Web Services
7 178 (33.58%) SQL
8 146 (27.55%) JIRA
9 143 (26.98%) Scrum
10 141 (26.60%) XML
11 136 (25.66%) API Testing
12 127 (23.96%) Jenkins
13 124 (23.40%) QA
14 123 (23.21%) Maven
15 119 (22.45%) Finance
16 118 (22.26%) Cucumber
17 115 (21.70%) BDD
18 100 (18.87%) Oracle
19 96 (18.11%) Ant
20 93 (17.55%) SOA
21 91 (17.17%) Test Scripting
21 91 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
22 90 (16.98%) Git (software)
22 90 (16.98%) TDD
23 89 (16.79%) REST
24 87 (16.42%) JMeter
25 85 (16.04%) JUnit
26 81 (15.28%) JSON
27 75 (14.15%) C#
28 73 (13.77%) Kanban

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 58 (10.94%) Confluence
2 45 (8.49%) JBoss
3 37 (6.98%) WebLogic
4 36 (6.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 36 (6.79%) WebSphere
5 29 (5.47%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (2.45%) JCAPS
8 9 (1.70%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.94%) Mule
10 4 (0.75%) CMS
10 4 (0.75%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.75%) SAS
11 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.38%) Apache
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.38%) PegaRULES
13 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.64%) OpenShift
4 12 (2.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 12 (2.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 11 (2.08%) Force.com
6 7 (1.32%) Trello
7 5 (0.94%) BrowserStack
7 5 (0.94%) GitHub
8 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.75%) npm
9 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.57%) IaaS
9 3 (0.57%) PaaS
9 3 (0.57%) Serverless
9 3 (0.57%) vREST
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.34%) HTTP
2 18 (3.40%) PuTTY
2 18 (3.40%) WinSCP
3 14 (2.64%) FTP
4 12 (2.26%) SSL
5 10 (1.89%) Internet
6 9 (1.70%) SMS
7 6 (1.13%) ATM
7 6 (1.13%) Firewall
8 3 (0.57%) AMQP
9 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.38%) Intranet
10 1 (0.19%) DSL
10 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.79%) Oracle Database
3 27 (5.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 23 (4.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.70%) Big Data
12 7 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.32%) MySQL
13 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.94%) DB2
14 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 243 (45.85%) Selenium
2 146 (27.55%) JIRA
3 127 (23.96%) Jenkins
4 123 (23.21%) Maven
5 118 (22.26%) Cucumber
6 96 (18.11%) Ant
7 90 (16.98%) Git (software)
8 87 (16.42%) JMeter
9 85 (16.04%) JUnit
10 68 (12.83%) WebDriver
11 58 (10.94%) Eclipse
12 50 (9.43%) SpecFlow
13 49 (9.25%) Subversion
14 41 (7.74%) LoadRunner
15 37 (6.98%) HP UFT
16 36 (6.79%) TeamCity
17 33 (6.23%) LoadUI
18 31 (5.85%) TestNG
19 29 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (5.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 119 (22.45%) Finance
2 64 (12.08%) Banking
3 45 (8.49%) Retail
4 35 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.91%) Marketing
6 25 (4.72%) Manufacturing
7 23 (4.34%) Electronics
8 6 (1.13%) Back Office
8 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.94%) Automotive
9 5 (0.94%) Publishing
10 4 (0.75%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 165 (31.13%) Analyst
2 151 (28.49%) Test Analyst
3 125 (23.58%) Tester
4 120 (22.64%) Developer
5 71 (13.40%) Java Developer
6 51 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 50 (9.43%) Automation Tester
8 36 (6.79%) Automation Test Analyst
9 35 (6.60%) QA Tester
10 26 (4.91%) Agile Tester
10 26 (4.91%) Senior Developer
11 24 (4.53%) Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (4.34%) Performance Analyst
12 23 (4.34%) Performance Test Analyst
13 22 (4.15%) QA Engineer
13 22 (4.15%) Software Tester
14 16 (3.02%) QA Analyst
14 16 (3.02%) Web Tester
15 15 (2.83%) Consultant
15 15 (2.83%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (60.19%) SOAP
2 205 (38.68%) Web Services
3 141 (26.60%) XML
4 89 (16.79%) REST
5 81 (15.28%) JSON
6 63 (11.89%) Spring
7 62 (11.70%) .NET
7 62 (11.70%) Middleware
8 58 (10.94%) XSD
9 52 (9.81%) RESTful
10 43 (8.11%) Hibernate
11 40 (7.55%) CSS
11 40 (7.55%) HTML
12 39 (7.36%) WSDL
13 36 (6.79%) Ajax
14 34 (6.42%) J2EE
15 30 (5.66%) AngularJS
16 29 (5.47%) XSLT
17 28 (5.28%) jQuery
18 26 (4.91%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.45%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.45%) N-Tier
6 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.51%) DataPower
9 6 (1.13%) RIA
9 6 (1.13%) User Experience
10 5 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.94%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.75%) Equities
11 4 (0.75%) Fintech
11 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.75%) iPad
11 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.75%) NHS
12 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.26%) Linux
2 46 (8.68%) Unix
3 32 (6.04%) Windows
4 22 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.45%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.13%) Android
8 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.75%) AIX
10 2 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (52.08%) Test Automation
3 143 (26.98%) Scrum
4 136 (25.66%) API Testing
5 115 (21.70%) BDD
6 93 (17.55%) SOA
7 91 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (17.17%) Test Scripting
8 90 (16.98%) TDD
9 73 (13.77%) Kanban
10 71 (13.40%) SDLC
11 68 (12.83%) Test Strategy
12 64 (12.08%) Integration Testing
13 63 (11.89%) Performance Testing
14 60 (11.32%) Software Testing
15 50 (9.43%) Waterfall
16 48 (9.06%) Defect Management
17 46 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (8.49%) Open Source
19 43 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (49.06%) Java
2 178 (33.58%) SQL
3 75 (14.15%) C#
4 62 (11.70%) Groovy
5 59 (11.13%) JavaScript
6 36 (6.79%) Python
7 30 (5.66%) C++
7 30 (5.66%) PL/SQL
8 20 (3.77%) Ruby
9 18 (3.40%) F#
9 18 (3.40%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.02%) Scala
10 16 (3.02%) XPath
11 12 (2.26%) Apex Code
11 12 (2.26%) SOQL
12 11 (2.08%) Perl
13 10 (1.89%) C
13 10 (1.89%) VBScript
14 9 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 55 (10.38%) ISEB
3 46 (8.68%) Security Cleared
4 31 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.77%) Degree
7 14 (2.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (23.40%) QA
2 13 (2.45%) HL7
3 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.75%) WCAG
5 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (3.21%) vSphere
2 14 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.13%) Docker
5 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.89%) Ansible
3 8 (1.51%) Puppet
4 7 (1.32%) CA Service Virtualization
5 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.75%) vRealize
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 100 (18.87%) Oracle
2 71 (13.40%) HP
3 53 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.98%) Atlassian
4 37 (6.98%) VMware
5 26 (4.91%) IBM
6 25 (4.72%) SAP
7 24 (4.53%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (3.96%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.77%) webMethods
10 15 (2.83%) CA
10 15 (2.83%) WSO2
11 14 (2.64%) MuleSoft
12 13 (2.45%) Fiorano
12 13 (2.45%) Software AG
13 12 (2.26%) InterSystems
13 12 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
13 12 (2.26%) Solace
14 11 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
14 11 (2.08%) Sybase