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 27 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 564 549 532
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 8 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.041% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.35% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 1
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£325 £394 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
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
6660 5423 5514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.81% 11.62% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 3566 3315
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 225
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £18.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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

eggPlant
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 27 November 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 -22 5 - - 3
Yorkshire -10 2 £325 +8.33% 5
South East - 1 £250 - 2
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
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eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Subversion
3 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
3 7 (63.64%) ISEB
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 6 (54.55%) Python
4 6 (54.55%) HP
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
5 5 (45.45%) UML
5 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
5 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Test Management
5 5 (45.45%) V-Model
5 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (45.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (45.45%) NeoLoad
6 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
6 4 (36.36%) Android
6 4 (36.36%) Validation
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (27.27%) JIRA
7 3 (27.27%) Selenium
8 2 (18.18%) Online Games

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (18.18%) uiautomator
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Subversion
2 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
2 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (45.45%) NeoLoad
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Hudson
4 2 (18.18%) Calabash
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Appium
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) JBehave
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) Android SDK
2 1 (9.09%) Cocoa
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Online Games
2 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
3 1 (9.09%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (9.09%) IPTV
3 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) UML
4 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) V-Model
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (36.36%) Validation
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 1 (9.09%) User Stories
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago