The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 110 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
276 256 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.93% 9.83% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 136 104
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Reading - 5 £450 -
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South East

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing eggPlant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited eggPlant.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing eggPlant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited eggPlant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB