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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 568 531 558
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +27
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.094% 0.24% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6417 5516 5655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.00% 11.84% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 3526 3377
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 133 205
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 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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

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 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

eggPlant
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 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 +13 4 £450 +1.12% 4
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (71.05%) Web Services
1 27 (71.05%) BDD
2 25 (65.79%) SOAP
3 24 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 23 (60.53%) TDD
5 22 (57.89%) Mobile App
5 22 (57.89%) Test Automation
6 20 (52.63%) Selenium
7 19 (50.00%) JBehave
8 18 (47.37%) REST
8 18 (47.37%) Calabash
9 17 (44.74%) Apple iOS
9 17 (44.74%) Android
10 16 (42.11%) Scrum
11 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (39.47%) SoapUI
12 14 (36.84%) JIRA
12 14 (36.84%) Robotium
13 13 (34.21%) Automation Testing
13 13 (34.21%) Maven
14 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
14 12 (31.58%) Finance
15 10 (26.32%) SQL
15 10 (26.32%) QA
15 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
16 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
16 9 (23.68%) HTML
16 9 (23.68%) Apple
16 9 (23.68%) SOA

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (18.42%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) 3G
1 7 (18.42%) 2G
1 7 (18.42%) 4G
2 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 24 (63.16%) Cucumber
2 20 (52.63%) Selenium
3 19 (50.00%) JBehave
4 18 (47.37%) Calabash
5 15 (39.47%) SoapUI
6 14 (36.84%) JIRA
6 14 (36.84%) Robotium
7 13 (34.21%) Maven
8 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
9 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
9 7 (18.42%) Toad
9 7 (18.42%) Ant
9 7 (18.42%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
10 4 (10.53%) Subversion
11 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
12 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Test Leader
2 12 (31.58%) Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Mobile Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (71.05%) Web Services
2 25 (65.79%) SOAP
3 18 (47.37%) REST
4 9 (23.68%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) WAP
5 7 (18.42%) J2ME
6 5 (13.16%) HTML5
7 4 (10.53%) Cocoa Touch
7 4 (10.53%) Cocoa
7 4 (10.53%) Flash
8 2 (5.26%) RESTful
8 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) Mobile App
2 7 (18.42%) Handset
3 6 (15.79%) Open Source
3 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
4 5 (13.16%) IPTV
4 5 (13.16%) Video on Demand
5 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Apple iOS
1 17 (44.74%) Android
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) BDD
2 23 (60.53%) TDD
3 22 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 16 (42.11%) Scrum
5 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (34.21%) Automation Testing
7 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.68%) SOA
9 6 (15.79%) User Stories
9 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (2.63%) ITIL
13 1 (2.63%) DRM
13 1 (2.63%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
5 4 (10.53%) Perl
5 4 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Apple
1 9 (23.68%) HP
2 7 (18.42%) Sun
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle