The table below looks at the statistics for Calabash skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Calabash over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 542 541 572
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Contract jobs citing Calabash 59 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.056% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.48% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 18 2
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£396 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £458 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7361 6077 6013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.66% 11.76% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 3962 3440
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 144 234
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £19.04 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

Calabash
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Calabash within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Calabash Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Calabash
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Calabash within the UK.

Calabash Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Calabash
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -1 57 £400 +6.66% 21
London +29 52 £400 +6.66% 16
City of London +21 12 £396 +5.65% 5
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - - 2
Gatwick - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Calabash 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 Calabash.

1 110 (82.71%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 83 (62.41%) Android
4 70 (52.63%) BDD
5 69 (51.88%) Ruby
6 66 (49.62%) Apple iOS
7 63 (47.37%) Scrum
8 57 (42.86%) Mobile App
9 56 (42.11%) TDD
10 54 (40.60%) Java
11 49 (36.84%) Test Scripting
12 46 (34.59%) Appium
13 38 (28.57%) QA
13 38 (28.57%) Selenium
13 38 (28.57%) Test Automation
14 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (21.80%) Objective-C
16 28 (21.05%) Automation Testing
17 27 (20.30%) ATDD
18 26 (19.55%) OO
19 23 (17.29%) Web Services
20 22 (16.54%) Robolectric
21 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 20 (15.04%) Robotium
22 19 (14.29%) Automated Testing
22 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
22 19 (14.29%) Jenkins
23 16 (12.03%) Groovy
23 16 (12.03%) WebDriver
23 16 (12.03%) Software Engineering

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Calabash 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 Calabash. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.26%) uiautomator
2 2 (1.50%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) JBoss
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) 3G
1 1 (0.75%) 2G
1 1 (0.75%) HTTP
1 1 (0.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 84 (63.16%) Cucumber
2 46 (34.59%) Appium
3 38 (28.57%) Selenium
4 22 (16.54%) Robolectric
5 20 (15.04%) Git (software)
5 20 (15.04%) Robotium
6 19 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 16 (12.03%) WebDriver
7 16 (12.03%) JIRA
8 13 (9.77%) Xcode
9 9 (6.77%) Capybara
9 9 (6.77%) SoapUI
10 8 (6.02%) RSpec
10 8 (6.02%) Hudson
11 7 (5.26%) Subversion
12 6 (4.51%) Jasmine
12 6 (4.51%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (4.51%) Spock
12 6 (4.51%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (3.76%) Cobertura
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Publishing
3 8 (6.02%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (32.33%) Tester
2 24 (18.05%) Developer
3 21 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 20 (15.04%) Test Engineer
5 17 (12.78%) Mobile Tester
6 11 (8.27%) Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) Test Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) QA Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) iOS Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Test Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
12 4 (3.01%) Test Automation Consultant
12 4 (3.01%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.01%) Mobile Test Analyst
13 3 (2.26%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) Web Services
2 9 (6.77%) REST
3 8 (6.02%) Android SDK
4 7 (5.26%) RESTful
5 5 (3.76%) JSON
6 4 (3.01%) XML
7 3 (2.26%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.50%) HTML
8 2 (1.50%) SOAP
9 1 (0.75%) jQuery
9 1 (0.75%) Java SE
9 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.75%) Spring
9 1 (0.75%) Ajax
9 1 (0.75%) JMS
9 1 (0.75%) J2ME
9 1 (0.75%) WAP
9 1 (0.75%) COM
9 1 (0.75%) CSS
9 1 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.52%) Streaming Video
3 8 (6.02%) Open Source
4 6 (4.51%) iPad
4 6 (4.51%) iPhone
5 5 (3.76%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (3.76%) User Experience
6 4 (3.01%) Handset
7 3 (2.26%) STB
7 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.50%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.50%) IPTV
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Online Games
9 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.75%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 83 (62.41%) Android
2 66 (49.62%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.51%) Solaris
3 6 (4.51%) Linux
4 3 (2.26%) Windows
5 2 (1.50%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (82.71%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (52.63%) BDD
3 63 (47.37%) Scrum
4 56 (42.11%) TDD
5 49 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 38 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (21.05%) Automation Testing
9 27 (20.30%) ATDD
10 26 (19.55%) OO
11 19 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 16 (12.03%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.27%) iOS Development
14 10 (7.52%) Manual Testing
15 9 (6.77%) Pair Programming
15 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
16 8 (6.02%) Waterfall
17 7 (5.26%) Security Testing
18 6 (4.51%) Dependency Injection
18 6 (4.51%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 69 (51.88%) Ruby
2 54 (40.60%) Java
3 29 (21.80%) Objective-C
4 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.03%) Groovy
6 12 (9.02%) SQL
7 5 (3.76%) C#
8 4 (3.01%) PHP
8 4 (3.01%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.26%) ISEB
3 4 (3.01%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (1.50%) Apple
2 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.75%) Endeca
3 1 (0.75%) ATG
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.75%) Sun
3 1 (0.75%) HP
3 1 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
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