The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 580 549 569
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +20
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 3 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.033% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.045% 0.28% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£375 £399 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +59.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 -
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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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
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
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 £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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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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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 29 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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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 +11 1 £400 -10.11% 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (75.00%) Web Services
2 20 (71.43%) BDD
3 19 (67.86%) Cucumber
3 19 (67.86%) SOAP
4 17 (60.71%) Mobile App
5 16 (57.14%) TDD
5 16 (57.14%) JBehave
6 15 (53.57%) Calabash
7 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 13 (46.43%) Android
8 13 (46.43%) Apple iOS
9 12 (42.86%) REST
9 12 (42.86%) Robotium
10 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
10 11 (39.29%) Selenium
10 11 (39.29%) Finance
11 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
11 10 (35.71%) Scrum
11 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
12 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (32.14%) JIRA
13 8 (28.57%) Maven
14 7 (25.00%) HTML
14 7 (25.00%) SOA
14 7 (25.00%) Ruby
15 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (21.43%) SQL
15 6 (21.43%) HP
15 6 (21.43%) Apple
15 6 (21.43%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (17.86%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) 3G
1 5 (17.86%) 2G
1 5 (17.86%) 4G
2 3 (10.71%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 19 (67.86%) Cucumber
2 16 (57.14%) JBehave
3 15 (53.57%) Calabash
4 12 (42.86%) Robotium
5 11 (39.29%) Selenium
6 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
7 9 (32.14%) JIRA
8 8 (28.57%) Maven
9 5 (17.86%) Ant
9 5 (17.86%) Toad
9 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
9 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
9 5 (17.86%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (10.71%) Subversion
10 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) Web Services
2 19 (67.86%) SOAP
3 12 (42.86%) REST
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (17.86%) J2ME
5 5 (17.86%) WAP
6 4 (14.29%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) Cocoa Touch
7 3 (10.71%) Cocoa
7 3 (10.71%) Flash
8 2 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Mobile App
2 6 (21.43%) Open Source
3 5 (17.86%) Handset
4 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
5 3 (10.71%) IPTV
5 3 (10.71%) Video on Demand
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Android
1 13 (46.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) BDD
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
3 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Scrum
5 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.00%) SOA
8 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.29%) User Stories
9 4 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.57%) Release Management
11 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
11 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Ruby
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Objective-C
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Groovy
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
1 6 (21.43%) Apple
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Sun