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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 579 561 542
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 19 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.016% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
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£280 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £370 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-33.75% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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
6991 6371 5466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.53% 12.90% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 4157 3495
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.15 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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

eggPlant
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 30 July 2015.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in England

eggPlant
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 30 July 2015. 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
Yorkshire - 5 £260 - 2
London -2 4 £463 +2.77% 3
North West - 4 £350 -
East of England - 4 £238 -
South East - 2 - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) C#
4 9 (31.03%) ETL
4 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Java
5 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (24.14%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) QA
6 7 (24.14%) Ruby
6 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
7 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
8 5 (17.24%) C++
8 5 (17.24%) SOAP
8 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
8 5 (17.24%) TDD
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (17.24%) Test Management
8 5 (17.24%) JIRA
8 5 (17.24%) Tableau
8 5 (17.24%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.34%) RTSP
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
4 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (17.24%) JIRA
5 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
5 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
5 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.34%) JUnit
6 3 (10.34%) Xcode
6 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (10.34%) Calabash
6 3 (10.34%) Appium
7 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.90%) Subversion
8 1 (3.45%) JMeter
8 1 (3.45%) Toad
8 1 (3.45%) MSTest
8 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) SOAP
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (10.34%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) Middleware
3 3 (10.34%) JSON
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Digital Media
2 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.45%) EFT
4 1 (3.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
2 9 (31.03%) ETL
2 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
3 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Test Management
6 5 (17.24%) Open Source
6 5 (17.24%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Content Management
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) BDD
7 3 (10.34%) Kanban
7 3 (10.34%) Use Case
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) Ruby
5 5 (17.24%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Tableau
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.45%) Mercator
5 1 (3.45%) ESRI
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