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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank - 426 404
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.032% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.24% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £423 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +69.00%
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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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
3613 3360 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.75% 13.37% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2672 2401 1916
Average daily rate £415 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.00 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 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
City of London - - - - 1
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England

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (86.36%) Cucumber
1 19 (86.36%) BDD
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) SOAP
2 17 (77.27%) Web Services
3 16 (72.73%) TDD
4 15 (68.18%) JBehave
5 14 (63.64%) Mobile App
5 14 (63.64%) Calabash
6 12 (54.55%) Apple iOS
6 12 (54.55%) Robotium
6 12 (54.55%) Android
7 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (45.45%) Finance
8 10 (45.45%) REST
9 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
9 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Scrum
10 7 (31.82%) HTML
10 7 (31.82%) Ruby
10 7 (31.82%) JIRA
10 7 (31.82%) Selenium
11 6 (27.27%) Maven
11 6 (27.27%) SOA
12 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
13 4 (18.18%) User Stories
13 4 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
13 4 (18.18%) HTML5
13 4 (18.18%) HP

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
1 3 (13.64%) 3G
1 3 (13.64%) 2G
1 3 (13.64%) 4G
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Cucumber
2 15 (68.18%) JBehave
3 14 (63.64%) Calabash
4 12 (54.55%) Robotium
5 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
6 7 (31.82%) JIRA
6 7 (31.82%) Selenium
7 6 (27.27%) Maven
8 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) Subversion
9 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
9 3 (13.64%) Toad
9 3 (13.64%) Ant
9 3 (13.64%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Leader
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Mobile Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) SOAP
1 17 (77.27%) Web Services
2 10 (45.45%) REST
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) Cocoa
5 3 (13.64%) WAP
5 3 (13.64%) Flash
5 3 (13.64%) J2ME
5 3 (13.64%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Open Source
3 3 (13.64%) Video on Demand
3 3 (13.64%) IPTV
3 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.64%) Handset
3 3 (13.64%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Apple iOS
1 12 (54.55%) Android
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) BDD
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (72.73%) TDD
4 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) SOA
7 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
8 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 4 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (4.55%) Release Management
11 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) Objective-C
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
1 4 (18.18%) Apple
2 3 (13.64%) Sun
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle