The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 405 408 414
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.025% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.19% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £445 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3117 2994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.67% 12.86% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2499 2245 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
eggPlant
England

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

eggPlant
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 25 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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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 +17 3 £400 -
eggPlant
England

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 26 (76.47%) Web Services
1 26 (76.47%) BDD
2 25 (73.53%) SOAP
3 24 (70.59%) Cucumber
4 22 (64.71%) TDD
5 21 (61.76%) Mobile App
6 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
7 19 (55.88%) JBehave
8 18 (52.94%) REST
8 18 (52.94%) Calabash
8 18 (52.94%) Selenium
9 16 (47.06%) Scrum
9 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
9 16 (47.06%) Android
10 15 (44.12%) SoapUI
11 14 (41.18%) Robotium
11 14 (41.18%) JIRA
11 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (38.24%) Maven
13 12 (35.29%) Regression Testing
13 12 (35.29%) Finance
14 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
15 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
16 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (26.47%) Apple
16 9 (26.47%) SOA
16 9 (26.47%) HP
16 9 (26.47%) HTML
16 9 (26.47%) SQL
16 9 (26.47%) Ruby

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) 3G
1 7 (20.59%) 2G
1 7 (20.59%) 4G
2 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 24 (70.59%) Cucumber
2 19 (55.88%) JBehave
3 18 (52.94%) Calabash
3 18 (52.94%) Selenium
4 15 (44.12%) SoapUI
5 14 (41.18%) Robotium
5 14 (41.18%) JIRA
6 13 (38.24%) Maven
7 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
8 7 (20.59%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (20.59%) Ant
8 7 (20.59%) Toad
8 7 (20.59%) LoadRunner
9 4 (11.76%) Subversion
9 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Test Leader
2 11 (32.35%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Mobile Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) Web Services
2 25 (73.53%) SOAP
3 18 (52.94%) REST
4 9 (26.47%) HTML
5 7 (20.59%) J2ME
5 7 (20.59%) WAP
6 5 (14.71%) HTML5
7 4 (11.76%) Cocoa Touch
7 4 (11.76%) Cocoa
7 4 (11.76%) Flash
8 2 (5.88%) .NET
8 2 (5.88%) RESTful
8 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Mobile App
2 7 (20.59%) Handset
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (14.71%) Open Source
4 5 (14.71%) Video on Demand
4 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
4 5 (14.71%) IPTV
5 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (8.82%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Android
1 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) BDD
2 22 (64.71%) TDD
3 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 16 (47.06%) Scrum
5 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (35.29%) Regression Testing
7 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
8 9 (26.47%) SOA
9 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
10 6 (17.65%) User Stories
10 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
12 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
13 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (2.94%) ITIL
14 1 (2.94%) Benchmarking
14 1 (2.94%) DRM
14 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
1 9 (26.47%) Ruby
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) Objective-C
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 4 (11.76%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) HP
1 9 (26.47%) Apple
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) Sun