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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 421 441
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 185 242 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.24% 2.88% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 162 141
Median daily rate £370 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -14.70% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £31.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -11.80%  

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

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8267 8396 7386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5644 5778 4882
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 129 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +13.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.20 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SoapUI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 172 £400 -3.03% 40
London -35 51 £425 +6.25% 16
South East -27 34 £340 -24.44% 10
West Midlands +16 24 £475 -2.56% 1
East of England +12 20 £488 +95.00% 2
Essex -2 17 £488 +95.00% 2
Yorkshire +33 16 £300 -6.97% 4
West Yorkshire +16 13 £280 -13.17% 4
Telford +10 13 £510 +4.61%
Shropshire +2 13 £510 +4.61%
Leeds +23 12 £278 -4.31% 3
Hampshire +7 11 £438 -5.91% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £475 - 1
South West +7 10 £360 -2.70% 2
North West +23 8 £350 -31.03% 5
Surrey -9 8 £335 -25.55% 2
Cardiff +5 7 £350 -6.66%
Bristol +3 7 £349 -22.55%
South Wales +3 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Wales +2 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £286 -
Berkshire +17 6 £339 -4.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £300 -
North East - 6 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £300 -
Scotland +32 5 £360 +33.33% 1
Reading +16 5 £338 -6.25%
City of London -5 5 £498 +27.56% 6
Milton Keynes - 5 £286 -
Cheshire - 5 £328 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 254 (64.63%) Test Automation
2 253 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (53.94%) Selenium
4 196 (49.87%) Java
5 189 (48.09%) SOAP
6 145 (36.90%) Scrum
7 134 (34.10%) Web Services
8 118 (30.03%) QA
9 110 (27.99%) Jenkins
9 110 (27.99%) SQL
10 100 (25.45%) API Testing
11 98 (24.94%) JIRA
12 88 (22.39%) BDD
13 85 (21.63%) Test Scripting
14 82 (20.87%) TDD
15 81 (20.61%) Git (software)
16 79 (20.10%) Linux
17 78 (19.85%) Performance Testing
18 76 (19.34%) WebDriver
19 75 (19.08%) Finance
20 71 (18.07%) XML
21 68 (17.30%) Cucumber
21 68 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
22 67 (17.05%) User Stories
23 66 (16.79%) Kanban
23 66 (16.79%) Oracle
24 65 (16.54%) JMeter
24 65 (16.54%) JSON
25 64 (16.28%) Groovy
26 62 (15.78%) Defect Management

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 47 (11.96%) Confluence
2 21 (5.34%) WebLogic
3 17 (4.33%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.78%) Mule
8 6 (1.53%) JBoss
8 6 (1.53%) JCAPS
9 5 (1.27%) Apache
10 4 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.76%) nginx
12 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPEL
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.27%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.04%) GitHub
4 5 (1.27%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.51%) vREST
8 1 (0.25%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.09%) HTTP
2 18 (4.58%) SSL
3 16 (4.07%) PuTTY
4 13 (3.31%) WinSCP
5 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) AMQP
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
7 1 (0.25%) Skype
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
7 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (3.82%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.31%) MySQL
6 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.76%) DB2
9 3 (0.76%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.76%) HBase
9 3 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
10 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 212 (53.94%) Selenium
2 110 (27.99%) Jenkins
3 98 (24.94%) JIRA
4 81 (20.61%) Git (software)
5 76 (19.34%) WebDriver
6 68 (17.30%) Cucumber
7 65 (16.54%) JMeter
8 49 (12.47%) LoadRunner
9 45 (11.45%) Subversion
10 44 (11.20%) Maven
11 36 (9.16%) JUnit
12 34 (8.65%) HP UFT
13 29 (7.38%) Ant
14 25 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (5.85%) TestNG
16 22 (5.60%) SpecFlow
16 22 (5.60%) TeamCity
17 19 (4.83%) Eclipse
18 16 (4.07%) LoadUI
19 15 (3.82%) Toad
General
1 75 (19.08%) Finance
2 25 (6.36%) Banking
3 18 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.33%) Marketing
5 16 (4.07%) Retail
6 12 (3.05%) Electronics
6 12 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.27%) Games
8 4 (1.02%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (33.08%) Analyst
2 120 (30.53%) Test Analyst
3 102 (25.95%) Tester
4 68 (17.30%) Developer
5 54 (13.74%) Automation Tester
6 50 (12.72%) Test Engineer
7 27 (6.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 26 (6.62%) QA Tester
9 24 (6.11%) Java Developer
9 24 (6.11%) Selenium Tester
10 23 (5.85%) Test Leader
11 22 (5.60%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 19 (4.83%) Test Automation Engineer
13 17 (4.33%) SOA Developer
14 16 (4.07%) Agile Developer
14 16 (4.07%) Performance Analyst
14 16 (4.07%) Performance Test Analyst
15 15 (3.82%) Agile Tester
15 15 (3.82%) Java Automation Tester
16 14 (3.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (48.09%) SOAP
2 134 (34.10%) Web Services
3 71 (18.07%) XML
4 65 (16.54%) JSON
5 57 (14.50%) REST
6 48 (12.21%) RESTful
7 47 (11.96%) Gherkin
7 47 (11.96%) Middleware
8 38 (9.67%) XSD
9 33 (8.40%) .NET
10 32 (8.14%) WSDL
11 30 (7.63%) Spring
12 29 (7.38%) XSLT
13 22 (5.60%) JSON Schema
14 20 (5.09%) Hibernate
15 16 (4.07%) HTML
16 14 (3.56%) CSS
17 10 (2.54%) JPA
18 9 (2.29%) IBM Integration Bus
18 9 (2.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.33%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.53%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.76%) iPad
7 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.51%) Clustering
8 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.51%) IVR
8 2 (0.51%) NHS
8 2 (0.51%) Replication
9 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.25%) EPoS
9 1 (0.25%) Equities
9 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.10%) Linux
2 45 (11.45%) Unix
3 31 (7.89%) Windows
4 21 (5.34%) Mac OS X
5 18 (4.58%) Windows Server
6 15 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.56%) Android
8 13 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (3.05%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (64.63%) Test Automation
2 253 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (36.90%) Scrum
4 100 (25.45%) API Testing
5 88 (22.39%) BDD
6 85 (21.63%) Test Scripting
7 82 (20.87%) TDD
8 78 (19.85%) Performance Testing
9 68 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (17.05%) User Stories
11 66 (16.79%) Kanban
12 62 (15.78%) Defect Management
13 61 (15.52%) Exploratory Testing
13 61 (15.52%) SOA
13 61 (15.52%) Test Strategy
14 48 (12.21%) DevOps
14 48 (12.21%) Integration Testing
15 45 (11.45%) SDLC
16 42 (10.69%) Software Engineering
17 41 (10.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (49.87%) Java
2 110 (27.99%) SQL
3 64 (16.28%) Groovy
4 45 (11.45%) Python
5 44 (11.20%) C#
6 33 (8.40%) JavaScript
7 31 (7.89%) Scala
8 15 (3.82%) Ruby
9 14 (3.56%) PL/SQL
10 13 (3.31%) F#
11 12 (3.05%) C
12 10 (2.54%) Perl
13 9 (2.29%) C++
13 9 (2.29%) VBScript
14 7 (1.78%) PHP
15 6 (1.53%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.53%) VB
15 6 (1.53%) XPath
16 5 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (12.47%) ISEB
2 48 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 27 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (5.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 22 (5.60%) Security Cleared
5 18 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.05%) Degree
7 10 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (30.03%) QA
2 7 (1.78%) HL7
3 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.51%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) EMIR
6 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (3.31%) vSphere
3 7 (1.78%) Docker
3 7 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (4.07%) Ansible
3 13 (3.31%) vRealize
4 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.02%) Kibana
5 4 (1.02%) logstash
6 3 (0.76%) Grafana
6 3 (0.76%) Nagios
6 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.51%) Consul
7 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Ambari
8 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (16.79%) Oracle
2 53 (13.49%) HP
3 44 (11.20%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.63%) Atlassian
5 25 (6.36%) VMware
6 20 (5.09%) IBM
7 16 (4.07%) WSO2
8 15 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.31%) SAP
10 12 (3.05%) MuleSoft
11 11 (2.80%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.29%) CA Agile Central
13 6 (1.53%) Fiorano
13 6 (1.53%) hybris
13 6 (1.53%) InterSystems
13 6 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.27%) ATG
15 3 (0.76%) Perforce
15 3 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
16 2 (0.51%) webMethods
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago