Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 553 380 446
Rank change year-on-year -173 +66 +28
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 237 722 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 3.20% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 421 387
UK median daily rate £401 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +1.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £263
90th Percentile £526 £525 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.63% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -
10th Percentile £34.30 £23.75 £41.35
90th Percentile £67.90 £47.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -10.56% +3.45% -

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 13,725 22,534 19,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 21.38% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,996 15,485 13,407
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 224 272
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.27 £30.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £66.75 £53.75 £61.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 11 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SoapUI in the UK

SoapUI
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 SoapUI within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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 -167 214 £405 - 57
UK excluding London -145 165 £378 -5.63% 52
London -21 68 £425 -5.56% 6
South East -45 50 £360 -13.51% 13
North of England +15 47 £378 +4.86% 22
Yorkshire +26 21 £420 +27.27% 13
East of England -28 21 £463 +2.78% 4
North West +17 18 £369 -7.81% 8
South West -10 16 £410 +9.33% 4
Wales +9 13 £325 -23.53% 1
Midlands -26 11 £325 -18.75% 8
North East +12 8 £350 - 1
Scotland +15 7 £288 -17.86%
West Midlands -34 5 £506 +29.39% 5
East Midlands +23 4 £325 -19.65% 3

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 157 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (64.14%) Test Automation
3 131 (55.27%) Selenium
4 127 (53.59%) SOAP
5 105 (44.30%) Java
6 84 (35.44%) SQL
7 76 (32.07%) JIRA
7 76 (32.07%) Postman
8 67 (28.27%) QA
9 63 (26.58%) API Testing
10 62 (26.16%) Web Services
11 59 (24.89%) BDD
12 58 (24.47%) Cucumber
13 57 (24.05%) Jenkins
14 51 (21.52%) C#
15 49 (20.68%) XML
15 49 (20.68%) Scrum
16 46 (19.41%) JMeter
17 45 (18.99%) Performance Testing
17 45 (18.99%) Integration Testing
18 44 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (18.57%) TDD
19 42 (17.72%) ISTQB
19 42 (17.72%) Regression Testing
20 40 (16.88%) Test Scripting
21 39 (16.46%) RESTful
22 38 (16.03%) Git (software)
22 38 (16.03%) Finance
23 36 (15.19%) Security Cleared
24 34 (14.35%) Test Strategy

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 32 (13.50%) Confluence
2 12 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.38%) Mule
4 7 (2.95%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.53%) Apache
5 6 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.69%) JBoss
7 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.27%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.42%) CMS
10 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.42%) IIS
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
1 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.81%) Azure
2 15 (6.33%) AWS
3 5 (2.11%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.69%) SaaS
5 3 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.84%) GitHub
6 2 (0.84%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.84%) Serverless
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) Boomi
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) npm
7 1 (0.42%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Trello
7 1 (0.42%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.38%) HTTP
2 5 (2.11%) Internet
3 3 (1.27%) PuTTY
3 3 (1.27%) SSL
3 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.27%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.84%) Firewall
4 2 (0.84%) VPN
5 1 (0.42%) 2G
5 1 (0.42%) 3G
5 1 (0.42%) 4G
5 1 (0.42%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.42%) IPsec
5 1 (0.42%) MPLS
5 1 (0.42%) SMS
5 1 (0.42%) SMTP
5 1 (0.42%) SSH
5 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.11%) MySQL
4 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.27%) DB2
6 3 (1.27%) Impala
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.27%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 131 (55.27%) Selenium
2 76 (32.07%) JIRA
2 76 (32.07%) Postman
3 58 (24.47%) Cucumber
4 57 (24.05%) Jenkins
5 46 (19.41%) JMeter
6 38 (16.03%) Git (software)
7 34 (14.35%) SpecFlow
8 29 (12.24%) Maven
9 28 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (10.13%) WebDriver
11 17 (7.17%) LoadRunner
12 15 (6.33%) HP UFT
13 13 (5.49%) Visual Studio
14 12 (5.06%) Eclipse
14 12 (5.06%) REST Assured
14 12 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (4.64%) JUnit
15 11 (4.64%) Katalon Studio
15 11 (4.64%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 38 (16.03%) Finance
2 16 (6.75%) Retail
3 15 (6.33%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.64%) Banking
4 11 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Billing
6 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Police
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (27.43%) Analyst
2 56 (23.63%) Test Analyst
3 42 (17.72%) Tester
4 38 (16.03%) Test Engineer
5 25 (10.55%) Developer
6 21 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 17 (7.17%) Automation Tester
8 15 (6.33%) QA Engineer
9 14 (5.91%) Automation Engineer
9 14 (5.91%) Test Leader
10 11 (4.64%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (3.80%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.80%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.38%) MuleSoft Developer
13 7 (2.95%) Automation Test Lead
13 7 (2.95%) Developer in Test
13 7 (2.95%) Java Developer
14 6 (2.53%) Java Software Engineer
14 6 (2.53%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (53.59%) SOAP
2 62 (26.16%) Web Services
3 49 (20.68%) XML
4 39 (16.46%) RESTful
5 33 (13.92%) JSON
6 30 (12.66%) .NET
7 29 (12.24%) HTML
7 29 (12.24%) REST
8 26 (10.97%) CSS
9 19 (8.02%) AngularJS
10 15 (6.33%) Gherkin
11 14 (5.91%) Node.js
12 12 (5.06%) Java EE
13 10 (4.22%) Middleware
13 10 (4.22%) Spring
13 10 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (3.80%) GraphQL
14 9 (3.80%) XSLT
15 8 (3.38%) React
16 6 (2.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.53%) User Experience
3 6 (2.53%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) NHS
6 3 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.27%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) Equities
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.50%) Linux
2 22 (9.28%) Windows
3 19 (8.02%) Unix
4 8 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.95%) Android
5 7 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) CentOS
8 2 (0.84%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (64.14%) Test Automation
3 63 (26.58%) API Testing
4 59 (24.89%) BDD
5 49 (20.68%) Scrum
6 45 (18.99%) Integration Testing
6 45 (18.99%) Performance Testing
7 44 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (18.57%) TDD
8 42 (17.72%) Regression Testing
9 40 (16.88%) Test Scripting
10 34 (14.35%) Test Strategy
11 33 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (13.50%) DevOps
13 30 (12.66%) User Stories
14 27 (11.39%) Software Testing
14 27 (11.39%) Test Management
15 24 (10.13%) Manual Testing
16 23 (9.70%) Exploratory Testing
16 23 (9.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (44.30%) Java
2 84 (35.44%) SQL
3 51 (21.52%) C#
4 34 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.44%) Python
6 10 (4.22%) Groovy
7 9 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.38%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.95%) Perl
9 7 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.53%) Java 8
11 5 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.69%) PHP
13 3 (1.27%) C
13 3 (1.27%) F#
14 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.84%) Ruby
14 2 (0.84%) Scala
14 2 (0.84%) VBScript
15 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (17.72%) ISTQB
2 36 (15.19%) Security Cleared
3 28 (11.81%) ISEB
3 28 (11.81%) SC Cleared
4 19 (8.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.06%) Degree
6 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.84%) SANS
9 1 (0.42%) CCIE
9 1 (0.42%) CCNA
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (28.27%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) GDPR
3 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (6.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) vSphere
3 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.53%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.53%) Kibana
3 4 (1.69%) logstash
4 3 (1.27%) Ansible
4 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.27%) Puppet
4 3 (1.27%) Terraform
5 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.84%) Mesos
5 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.84%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.42%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 31 (13.08%) Oracle
2 28 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.33%) HP
4 12 (5.06%) MuleSoft
5 9 (3.80%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.38%) IBM
7 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.69%) Software AG
8 4 (1.69%) webMethods
9 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.27%) VMware
10 2 (0.84%) Acunetix
10 2 (0.84%) Demandware
10 2 (0.84%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.84%) Jitterbit
11 1 (0.42%) Apple
11 1 (0.42%) CA
11 1 (0.42%) hybris
11 1 (0.42%) Pega
11 1 (0.42%) WSO2