The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SoapUI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SoapUI over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

SmartBear Software SoapUI
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 113 119
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6  
Contract jobs citing SoapUI 23 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.96% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 6.44% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 2
Median daily rate £475 £488 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -15.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -15.29% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -11.80%  

SoapUI is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 322 450 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.04% 14.91% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 266 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

SoapUI
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SoapUI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SoapUI in the West Midlands

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SoapUI in the West Midlands

SoapUI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SoapUI in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SoapUI in the West Midlands

SoapUI
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SoapUI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +8 12 £493 +1.02%
Warwickshire +9 4 £375 +29.31% 1
Birmingham +14 2 £400 -23.44%
Coventry - 1 £275 - 1
SoapUI
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SoapUI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SoapUI.

1 22 (68.75%) SOAP
2 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (56.25%) Scrum
4 17 (53.13%) JSON
5 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (46.88%) Linux
7 14 (43.75%) Middleware
7 14 (43.75%) XML
7 14 (43.75%) TDD
8 13 (40.63%) Subversion
8 13 (40.63%) XSD
8 13 (40.63%) SOA
8 13 (40.63%) Unix
8 13 (40.63%) WSDL
8 13 (40.63%) Mac OS X
8 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
8 13 (40.63%) JSON Schema
9 12 (37.50%) Conceptual Models
9 12 (37.50%) SSL
9 12 (37.50%) HTTP
9 12 (37.50%) Kanban
10 11 (34.38%) JMeter
10 11 (34.38%) XSLT
10 11 (34.38%) WSO2
11 10 (31.25%) MuleSoft
11 10 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
13 8 (25.00%) DevOps
13 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (21.88%) Ansible

SoapUI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) HTTP
1 12 (37.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (40.63%) Subversion
3 11 (34.38%) JMeter
4 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (21.88%) Maven
6 6 (18.75%) LoadUI
7 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
9 3 (9.38%) JIRA
9 3 (9.38%) JUnit
9 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
10 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
11 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
11 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (3.13%) TestRail
11 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
1 15 (46.88%) Test Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Developer
3 12 (37.50%) SOA Developer
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Developer
4 11 (34.38%) Linux Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Senior Agile Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Messaging Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
9 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) SOAP
2 17 (53.13%) JSON
3 14 (43.75%) Middleware
3 14 (43.75%) XML
4 13 (40.63%) JSON Schema
4 13 (40.63%) WSDL
4 13 (40.63%) XSD
5 11 (34.38%) XSLT
6 3 (9.38%) REST
7 2 (6.25%) Web Services
8 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Mac OS X
2 13 (40.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Scrum
3 14 (43.75%) TDD
4 13 (40.63%) SOA
4 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
5 12 (37.50%) Conceptual Models
5 12 (37.50%) Kanban
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.00%) DevOps
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
7 6 (18.75%) User Stories
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Migration
9 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
9 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Ansible
2 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) WSO2
2 10 (31.25%) MuleSoft
3 6 (18.75%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Pega
4 1 (3.13%) Talend