Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 839 -
Rank change year-on-year -27 - -
Contract jobs citing vREST 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.003% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.020% 0.024% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
UK median daily rate £368 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.63% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 - -
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 20,285 12,298 9,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.32% 13.51% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,814 8,464 6,675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.02%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 170 151
UK median hourly rate £18.89 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.73 £11.67
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.10 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -17.50%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -39 4 £368 -22.63%
East of England - 3 £360 -
UK excluding London - 3 £360 -
London -43 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vREST 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 vREST.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) Behat
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) BrowserStack

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 1 (25.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Java Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Behat
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA