The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 426 429 400
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.051% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.055% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £381 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3611 3325 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 13.12% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2413 1917
Average daily rate £425 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 16
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.00 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in London

eggPlant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing eggPlant across the London region.

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
City of London - - - - 1
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England

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
2 7 (77.78%) SOAP
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) JBehave
4 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) Calabash
5 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
5 4 (44.44%) Robotium
5 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (33.33%) Android
6 3 (33.33%) Open Source
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (33.33%) Subversion
6 3 (33.33%) Maven
6 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) ISEB
6 3 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) REST
6 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) 3G
1 2 (22.22%) 2G
1 2 (22.22%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JBehave
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (55.56%) Calabash
2 4 (44.44%) Robotium
2 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Appium
4 2 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
4 2 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (22.22%) Ant
4 2 (22.22%) Toad
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) J2ME
3 2 (22.22%) WAP
4 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
4 1 (11.11%) Flash
4 1 (11.11%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Handset
4 1 (11.11%) IPTV
4 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand
4 1 (11.11%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) V-Model
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) UML
6 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 1 (11.11%) SOA
7 1 (11.11%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Sun