Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 856 -
Rank change year-on-year -24 - -
Contract jobs citing vREST 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.002% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.013% 0.014% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median daily rate £360 £403 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £330 -
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
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 22,255 14,602 11,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 14.91% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,251 9,989 7,923
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +9.76%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 219 177
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +7.85% -19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £63.75 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.80% +11.65% -26.09%

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
Top 3 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 18 September 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
UK excluding London -27 3 £360 +9.09%
England -33 3 £360 -10.56%
East of England - 3 £360 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) Behat
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) QA

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Behat
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA