The first table below looks at the demand for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 200 211 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.028% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
795 821 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.59% 11.54% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 619 621
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +24.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing eggPlant across the City of London region.

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 12 (85.71%) Web Services
1 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 12 (85.71%) BDD
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) SOAP
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) JBehave
3 10 (71.43%) Robotium
3 10 (71.43%) Calabash
4 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (35.71%) REST
5 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
5 5 (35.71%) Android
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) SOA
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) Apple
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Apache
8 2 (14.29%) J2ME

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (14.29%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) 2G
1 2 (14.29%) 4G
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) Robotium
2 10 (71.43%) Calabash
2 10 (71.43%) JBehave
3 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Ant
6 2 (14.29%) Toad
6 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (14.29%) Maven
6 2 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 11 (78.57%) SOAP
3 5 (35.71%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) J2ME
4 2 (14.29%) WAP
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Handset
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Android
1 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) BDD
2 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) Release Management
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
1 3 (21.43%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Sun