Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 12 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 57 25 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 21.19% 13.81% 8.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.51% 31.65% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 57 27 34
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £39,125
90th Percentile £43,750 £54,250 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,000 £45,125 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.93% -14.05% +23.53%

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 131 79 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 48.70% 43.65% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127 74 197
Chester median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Chester

SOAP
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOAP in Chester.

Salary trend for SOAP in Chester

SOAP
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Chester over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SOAP in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 55 (96.49%) Test Automation
2 54 (94.74%) Java
2 54 (94.74%) C#
3 53 (92.98%) REST
4 52 (91.23%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (89.47%) Scrum
6 50 (87.72%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (87.72%) Hudson
6 50 (87.72%) Jenkins
7 45 (78.95%) BDD
8 44 (77.19%) Selenium
9 43 (75.44%) WebDriver
10 41 (71.93%) Maven
11 39 (68.42%) JUnit
12 36 (63.16%) JavaScript
13 35 (61.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 34 (59.65%) .NET
14 34 (59.65%) GitHub
14 34 (59.65%) Bitbucket
14 34 (59.65%) Microservices
15 33 (57.89%) Cucumber
16 32 (56.14%) TestNG
16 32 (56.14%) NUnit
16 32 (56.14%) SQL
16 32 (56.14%) Docker
17 30 (52.63%) Shell Script
18 24 (42.11%) QA
19 19 (33.33%) HTML
19 19 (33.33%) XML
20 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 34 (59.65%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (87.72%) Hudson
1 50 (87.72%) Jenkins
2 44 (77.19%) Selenium
3 43 (75.44%) WebDriver
4 41 (71.93%) Maven
5 39 (68.42%) JUnit
6 35 (61.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (59.65%) Bitbucket
8 33 (57.89%) Cucumber
9 32 (56.14%) NUnit
9 32 (56.14%) TestNG
10 18 (31.58%) SpecFlow
11 15 (26.32%) Appium
12 13 (22.81%) JIRA
13 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (14.04%) SoapUI
15 1 (1.75%) Postman
15 1 (1.75%) TestRail
15 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Automation Engineer
2 23 (40.35%) QA Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Software QA Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Junior
8 3 (5.26%) Junior Automation Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Junior Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Developer
10 1 (1.75%) .NET Developer
10 1 (1.75%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (92.98%) REST
2 34 (59.65%) .NET
3 19 (33.33%) HTML
3 19 (33.33%) XML
4 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (22.81%) Web Services
6 11 (19.30%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.75%) CSS
8 1 (1.75%) RESTful
8 1 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) PMI
2 5 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (96.49%) Test Automation
2 52 (91.23%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (89.47%) Scrum
4 50 (87.72%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (78.95%) BDD
6 34 (59.65%) Microservices
7 12 (21.05%) Defect Management
8 11 (19.30%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.04%) TDD
11 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Line Management
11 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Stress Testing
11 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Commercial Awareness
12 5 (8.77%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (8.77%) SDLC
12 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
13 4 (7.02%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (94.74%) C#
1 54 (94.74%) Java
2 36 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 32 (56.14%) SQL
4 30 (52.63%) Shell Script
5 17 (29.82%) VBScript
6 7 (12.28%) Groovy
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft