The table below looks at the statistics for Capybara skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capybara over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capybara
Rank 520 546 567
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +21
Contract jobs citing Capybara 55 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £358 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6559 5825 6023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.94% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4253 3814 3495
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 125 209
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

Capybara
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Capybara Jobs Demand Trend in England

Capybara
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Capybara across the England region.

Capybara Daily Rate Trend in England

Capybara
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capybara across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Capybara Daily Rate Histogram in England

Capybara
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capybara within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 49 £388 -8.82% 7
South East - 2 £501 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Capybara
UK

Capybara
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Capybara 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 Capybara.

1 86 (94.51%) Cucumber
2 81 (89.01%) Ruby
3 67 (73.63%) BDD
4 40 (43.96%) TDD
5 37 (40.66%) QA
6 36 (39.56%) Test Automation
7 35 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (37.36%) Scrum
8 34 (37.36%) Java
9 33 (36.26%) JavaScript
10 32 (35.16%) Selenium
11 31 (34.07%) Git (software)
11 31 (34.07%) Web Services
11 31 (34.07%) Jenkins
12 30 (32.97%) RSpec
13 28 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (30.77%) JSON
14 26 (28.57%) CSS
15 24 (26.37%) REST
16 23 (25.27%) XML
16 23 (25.27%) HTML
17 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
18 20 (21.98%) WATIR
19 19 (20.88%) WebDriver
20 18 (19.78%) CSS3
21 17 (18.68%) Subversion
22 16 (17.58%) Automated Testing
22 16 (17.58%) JIRA
22 16 (17.58%) TeamCity
22 16 (17.58%) RESTful

Capybara
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Capybara 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 Capybara. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.79%) Node.js
2 7 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (6.59%) Confluence
4 2 (2.20%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) SSH
2 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) MySQL
1 3 (3.30%) Redis
1 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 86 (94.51%) Cucumber
2 32 (35.16%) Selenium
3 31 (34.07%) Git (software)
3 31 (34.07%) Jenkins
4 30 (32.97%) RSpec
5 20 (21.98%) WATIR
6 19 (20.88%) WebDriver
7 17 (18.68%) Subversion
8 16 (17.58%) JIRA
8 16 (17.58%) TeamCity
8 16 (17.58%) Hudson
9 14 (15.38%) Calabash
10 13 (14.29%) IntelliJ
11 12 (13.19%) Eclipse
12 8 (8.79%) Maven
12 8 (8.79%) JBehave
13 6 (6.59%) RubyMine
13 6 (6.59%) Gradle
14 5 (5.49%) Sublime Text
15 4 (4.40%) Sinon.JS
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Publishing
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (45.05%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) Tester
3 15 (16.48%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Automation Tester
6 9 (9.89%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) UI Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Consultant
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 2 (2.20%) QA Consultant
12 2 (2.20%) Development Engineer
12 2 (2.20%) Quality Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Automation Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) Web Services
2 28 (30.77%) JSON
3 26 (28.57%) CSS
4 24 (26.37%) REST
5 23 (25.27%) HTML
5 23 (25.27%) XML
6 18 (19.78%) CSS3
7 16 (17.58%) RESTful
8 13 (14.29%) HTML5
8 13 (14.29%) Sass
9 10 (10.99%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.99%) Sinatra
10 9 (9.89%) Gherkin
10 9 (9.89%) SOAP
11 8 (8.79%) Ajax
12 6 (6.59%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (6.59%) jQuery
12 6 (6.59%) LESS
13 5 (5.49%) Ember.js
13 5 (5.49%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.30%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.30%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.30%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) BDD
2 40 (43.96%) TDD
3 36 (39.56%) Test Automation
4 35 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (37.36%) Scrum
6 28 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (24.18%) Test Scripting
8 16 (17.58%) Automated Testing
9 14 (15.38%) OO
10 12 (13.19%) Pair Programming
10 12 (13.19%) Kanban
11 10 (10.99%) OOP
11 10 (10.99%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (8.79%) User Stories
12 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.69%) Web Design
14 6 (6.59%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (6.59%) Load Testing
14 6 (6.59%) Automation Testing
15 5 (5.49%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (89.01%) Ruby
2 34 (37.36%) Java
3 33 (36.26%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.09%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.20%) Scala
7 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.20%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) XQuery
8 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) ISEB
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (40.66%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Graylog2
2 3 (3.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) VMware
2 5 (5.49%) Akamai
2 5 (5.49%) Adobe
3 4 (4.40%) New Relic
4 2 (2.20%) Perforce
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
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