Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 490 445 440
Rank change year-on-year -45 -5 +26
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 186 229 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.93% 2.43% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 151 315
10th Percentile £315 £313 £306
25th Percentile £369 £361 £351
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - +4.29%
75th Percentile £495 £538 £488
90th Percentile £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
10th Percentile " " £33.18
25th Percentile £36.25 " £33.25
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00
75th Percentile £44.38 " £47.50
90th Percentile £47.75 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00

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 9,626 9,406 19,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 17.60% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,496 6,445 13,086
10th Percentile £338 £331 £331
25th Percentile £405 £408 £404
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £500 £482
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.68% +1.53%
75th Percentile £575 £580 £575
90th Percentile £650 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 148 268
10th Percentile £26.00 £18.25 £23.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £37.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £56.25 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 5 May 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SoapUI over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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 -30 150 £439 +3.24% 23
UK excluding London -6 83 £425 +6.25% 14
London -20 67 £450 -12.20% 8
Work from Home -197 65 £405 -22.86% 6
Midlands +22 21 £363 +26.09% 1
North of England +18 20 £450 +12.50% 4
South East +42 18 £425 +11.55% 8
West Midlands +15 17 £363 -19.44% 1
Yorkshire +24 13 £475 +5.56% 2
East of England +14 9 £450 -11.33% 1
Scotland -11 9 £400 +3.23%
South West +36 6 £463 -7.50%
North East +24 5 £440 -2.22%
East Midlands +16 4 - -
North West +11 2 £300 -20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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.

1 114 (61.29%) Test Automation
2 103 (55.38%) Postman
3 101 (54.30%) Java
4 91 (48.92%) SOAP
5 86 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (44.09%) Selenium
7 61 (32.80%) Jenkins
8 57 (30.65%) JIRA
9 55 (29.57%) SQL
10 52 (27.96%) QA
11 45 (24.19%) Web Services
11 45 (24.19%) XML
12 44 (23.66%) BDD
13 43 (23.12%) DevOps
13 43 (23.12%) C#
14 41 (22.04%) Azure
15 39 (20.97%) JMeter
15 39 (20.97%) JSON
16 38 (20.43%) Cucumber
16 38 (20.43%) Social Skills
17 36 (19.35%) Confluence
18 34 (18.28%) API Testing
19 33 (17.74%) Oracle
20 32 (17.20%) Software Testing
20 32 (17.20%) REST
21 31 (16.67%) RESTful
22 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
22 30 (16.13%) Waterfall
23 29 (15.59%) JavaScript
23 29 (15.59%) .NET

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 36 (19.35%) Confluence
2 11 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.84%) Anypoint
4 8 (4.30%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.76%) JBoss
5 7 (3.76%) Mule
6 6 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.69%) Apache
7 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.69%) IBM Domino
7 5 (2.69%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (1.61%) CMS
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.45%) SAP FI-CA
1 12 (6.45%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.61%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.04%) Azure
2 12 (6.45%) AWS
3 9 (4.84%) Serverless
4 8 (4.30%) GitHub
5 7 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.69%) Boomi
7 4 (2.15%) Apigee
7 4 (2.15%) SaaS
8 3 (1.61%) CloudBees
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.08%) Slack
9 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.54%) PaaS
10 1 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.45%) HTTP
2 6 (3.23%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.69%) SSL
4 3 (1.61%) FTP
5 2 (1.08%) Firewall
5 2 (1.08%) Intranet
5 2 (1.08%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.08%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.54%) DNS
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
6 1 (0.54%) Network Security
6 1 (0.54%) SMTP
6 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.68%) MySQL
3 11 (5.91%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.61%) DB2
8 2 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.54%) MS Access
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.54%) Power BI
9 1 (0.54%) Redis
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 103 (55.38%) Postman
2 82 (44.09%) Selenium
3 61 (32.80%) Jenkins
4 57 (30.65%) JIRA
5 39 (20.97%) JMeter
6 38 (20.43%) Cucumber
7 28 (15.05%) Maven
8 23 (12.37%) Git (software)
9 22 (11.83%) JUnit
9 22 (11.83%) REST Assured
9 22 (11.83%) SpecFlow
10 16 (8.60%) WebDriver
11 11 (5.91%) Appium
12 9 (4.84%) Visual Studio
13 8 (4.30%) Burp Suite
13 8 (4.30%) Gatling
13 8 (4.30%) git-flow
13 8 (4.30%) HP UFT
14 6 (3.23%) Robot Framework
14 6 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (20.43%) Social Skills
2 18 (9.68%) Public Sector
3 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.30%) Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Finance
5 6 (3.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Local Government
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (28.49%) Tester
2 44 (23.66%) Developer
3 40 (21.51%) Automation Tester
4 20 (10.75%) Analyst
5 19 (10.22%) Test Analyst
6 18 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Test Manager
8 10 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.84%) Integration Developer
9 9 (4.84%) QA Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) Performance Tester
10 8 (4.30%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) SAP Test Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) MuleSoft Developer
12 6 (3.23%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Test Automation Specialist
13 5 (2.69%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.69%) Software Developer
13 5 (2.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (48.92%) SOAP
2 45 (24.19%) Web Services
2 45 (24.19%) XML
3 39 (20.97%) JSON
4 32 (17.20%) REST
5 31 (16.67%) RESTful
6 29 (15.59%) .NET
7 16 (8.60%) Swagger
8 15 (8.06%) AngularJS
8 15 (8.06%) React
9 14 (7.53%) Node.js
10 13 (6.99%) XSLT
11 11 (5.91%) J2EE
11 11 (5.91%) OAuth
12 10 (5.38%) RAML
13 9 (4.84%) .NET Framework
13 9 (4.84%) Gherkin
13 9 (4.84%) WSDL
14 8 (4.30%) Dropwizard
14 8 (4.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.84%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.69%) Equities
3 5 (2.69%) Hedge funds
3 5 (2.69%) NHS
3 5 (2.69%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.61%) PlayStation
4 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.08%) DataPower
5 2 (1.08%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) Smart City
6 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.52%) Unix
2 20 (10.75%) Linux
3 19 (10.22%) Windows
4 11 (5.91%) Android
4 11 (5.91%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.15%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.61%) CentOS
7 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (61.29%) Test Automation
2 86 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (23.66%) BDD
4 43 (23.12%) DevOps
5 34 (18.28%) API Testing
6 32 (17.20%) Software Testing
7 30 (16.13%) Waterfall
8 28 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (15.05%) Scrum
9 24 (12.90%) TDD
10 23 (12.37%) SOA
10 23 (12.37%) Test Scripting
11 21 (11.29%) Defect Management
12 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
13 18 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 18 (9.68%) Test Strategy
13 18 (9.68%) Unit Testing
14 17 (9.14%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.06%) Microservices
15 15 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 101 (54.30%) Java
2 55 (29.57%) SQL
3 43 (23.12%) C#
4 29 (15.59%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.75%) Python
6 19 (10.22%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.30%) Groovy
10 7 (3.76%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.23%) Java 8
12 5 (2.69%) VB
13 3 (1.61%) C
13 3 (1.61%) C++
13 3 (1.61%) Perl
13 3 (1.61%) PHP
13 3 (1.61%) VBScript
14 2 (1.08%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.08%) F#
14 2 (1.08%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.75%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (8.60%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.99%) ISEB
6 6 (3.23%) Degree
7 4 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (27.96%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.38%) Docker
2 6 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) CloudHub
1 5 (2.69%) HP ALM
1 5 (2.69%) Kubernetes
1 5 (2.69%) Puppet
2 4 (2.15%) Kibana
3 3 (1.61%) Ansible
3 3 (1.61%) logstash
3 3 (1.61%) Rancher
4 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.54%) Giant Swarm
5 1 (0.54%) Grafana
5 1 (0.54%) Graphite
5 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.54%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (17.74%) Oracle
2 20 (10.75%) MuleSoft
3 13 (6.99%) SAP
4 9 (4.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.30%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.76%) IBM
7 6 (3.23%) HP
8 5 (2.69%) Altova
8 5 (2.69%) Xerox
9 4 (2.15%) Dell
9 4 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.61%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.61%) Apple
10 3 (1.61%) hybris
10 3 (1.61%) Informatica
10 3 (1.61%) Perfecto Mobile
10 3 (1.61%) WSO2
11 2 (1.08%) Dynatrace
11 2 (1.08%) Google
11 2 (1.08%) Splunk