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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 581 535 578
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +43
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.015% 0.17% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £399 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £381 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
6699 5798 5954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 12.02% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4487 3845 3349
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 116 207
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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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 22 September 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 - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (76.00%) Cucumber
1 19 (76.00%) BDD
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Web Services
3 17 (68.00%) SOAP
4 16 (64.00%) TDD
5 15 (60.00%) JBehave
5 15 (60.00%) Mobile App
6 14 (56.00%) Calabash
7 13 (52.00%) Apple iOS
7 13 (52.00%) Android
8 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (48.00%) Robotium
9 10 (40.00%) REST
9 10 (40.00%) Finance
10 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
11 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
11 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
11 8 (32.00%) Scrum
11 8 (32.00%) Selenium
12 7 (28.00%) JIRA
12 7 (28.00%) Ruby
12 7 (28.00%) HTML
13 6 (24.00%) SOA
13 6 (24.00%) Maven
14 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
14 5 (20.00%) Open Source
14 5 (20.00%) ISEB
14 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
15 4 (16.00%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (12.00%) Apache
1 3 (12.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) 3G
1 3 (12.00%) 2G
1 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (12.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 19 (76.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (60.00%) JBehave
3 14 (56.00%) Calabash
4 12 (48.00%) Robotium
5 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 7 (28.00%) JIRA
7 6 (24.00%) Maven
8 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.00%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (12.00%) Ant
9 3 (12.00%) Toad
9 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
9 3 (12.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Test Leader
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) Web Services
2 17 (68.00%) SOAP
3 10 (40.00%) REST
4 7 (28.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (12.00%) Flash
6 3 (12.00%) J2ME
6 3 (12.00%) WAP
6 3 (12.00%) Cocoa
7 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (20.00%) Open Source
3 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.00%) IPTV
4 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (12.00%) Handset
4 3 (12.00%) Video on Demand
4 3 (12.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.00%) Replication
6 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Android
1 13 (52.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) BDD
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) SOA
8 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.00%) User Stories
9 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 1 (4.00%) Line Management
12 1 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Ruby
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
1 4 (16.00%) Apple
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Sun