The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 146 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+91.30% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
eggPlant
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
616 406 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.21% 12.90% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 270 122
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £44.50 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

eggPlant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

eggPlant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing eggPlant across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

eggPlant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 4 £675 -
Manchester - 2 £340 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
eggPlant
England

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Kanban
2 5 (41.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum-ban
2 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (41.67%) Unified Process
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
2 5 (41.67%) DSDM
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) DSDM
2 5 (41.67%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (41.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Kanban
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum-ban
2 5 (41.67%) Unified Process
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle