Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for vREST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vREST over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

vREST - Automated REST API Testing Tool
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 875 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - -
Contract jobs citing vREST 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.003% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.029% 0.024% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
UK median daily rate £475 £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

vREST is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17312 12538 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 12.17% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12008 8614 5159
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 190 116
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% -16.55% +7.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

vREST
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for vREST in the UK

vREST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vREST in the UK

vREST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vREST over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vREST in the UK

vREST
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vREST within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 -13 5 £475 - 1
London -14 4 £475 - 1
South West - 1 £330 -
UK excluding London - 1 £330 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vREST 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 vREST.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) GitHub
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) SDET
3 3 (60.00%) BrowserStack
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) Behat
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Internet

vREST
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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) BrowserStack
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer in Test
1 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Scala Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Behat
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) SDET
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA