The first table below looks at the demand for eggPlant 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 eggPlant over the 3 months to 18 April 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 560 499 571
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +72
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 30 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 5
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £320 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6350 4965 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 11.52% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4136 3199 3248
Average daily rate £375 £399 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 132 194
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

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

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing eggPlant across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant across the England region.

eggPlant Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 eggPlant within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +1 28 £438 +2.94% 3
South East - 1 £450 -
North West - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 32 (76.19%) BDD
2 30 (71.43%) Selenium
3 29 (69.05%) TDD
4 26 (61.90%) Web Services
5 23 (54.76%) SOAP
5 23 (54.76%) Cucumber
6 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 18 (42.86%) Calabash
7 17 (40.48%) Mobile App
7 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (38.10%) JBehave
8 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
9 15 (35.71%) Apple iOS
9 15 (35.71%) REST
9 15 (35.71%) Android
9 15 (35.71%) Finance
10 14 (33.33%) Robotium
11 13 (30.95%) SoapUI
11 13 (30.95%) JIRA
11 13 (30.95%) Automation Testing
12 12 (28.57%) Scrum
13 11 (26.19%) QA
14 10 (23.81%) Banking
14 10 (23.81%) Maven
14 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
14 10 (23.81%) SOA
15 9 (21.43%) Python
15 9 (21.43%) Java
15 9 (21.43%) SQL
15 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5 (11.90%) Apache
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) 3G
1 5 (11.90%) 2G
1 5 (11.90%) 4G
2 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQLite
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (71.43%) Selenium
2 23 (54.76%) Cucumber
3 18 (42.86%) Calabash
4 16 (38.10%) JBehave
4 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
5 14 (33.33%) Robotium
6 13 (30.95%) SoapUI
6 13 (30.95%) JIRA
7 10 (23.81%) Maven
8 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
10 5 (11.90%) Ant
10 5 (11.90%) Toad
10 5 (11.90%) Subversion
10 5 (11.90%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (11.90%) Ranorex
11 4 (9.52%) TestNG
11 4 (9.52%) JUnit
12 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
12 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Tester
2 10 (23.81%) Test Leader
2 10 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Mobile Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) Web Services
2 23 (54.76%) SOAP
3 15 (35.71%) REST
4 8 (19.05%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) J2ME
5 5 (11.90%) WAP
5 5 (11.90%) HTML5
6 3 (7.14%) Flash
6 3 (7.14%) Cocoa
6 3 (7.14%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (7.14%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.76%) .NET
8 1 (2.38%) XML
8 1 (2.38%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Mobile App
2 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Handset
3 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (9.52%) Open Source
4 4 (9.52%) Video on Demand
4 4 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (9.52%) IPTV
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (2.38%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Apple iOS
1 15 (35.71%) Android
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) BDD
2 29 (69.05%) TDD
3 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) Automation Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Scrum
7 10 (23.81%) Manual Testing
7 10 (23.81%) SOA
8 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
11 4 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.76%) Agile Testing
12 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (2.38%) ITIL
13 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Python
1 9 (21.43%) Java
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) Objective-C
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (4.76%) Groovy
5 2 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (2.38%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) Apple
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Sun
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