The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 104 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+95.65% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
eggPlant
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
314 194 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.33% 13.59% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 149 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

eggPlant
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Retail

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center