The table below looks at the statistics for Calabash skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Calabash over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Calabash
Rank 613 612 591
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Calabash 44 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.086% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 48
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £444 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8958 8142 7291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 14.23% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6027 5367 4846
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 192 116
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Calabash
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Calabash as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 44 £425 +6.25% 14
London -14 32 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London +9 5 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +12 4 £420 +8.38%
Manchester - 4 £420 -
West Sussex - 3 £500 -
South East - 3 £500 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 - 1
Salford - 3 £428 -
Bedford - 3 £450 - 1
Worthing - 3 £500 -
Yorkshire +10 2 - - 5
Leeds - 1 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
York - 1 - - 1

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Calabash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Calabash.

1 60 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (65.33%) BDD
3 42 (56.00%) Appium
4 41 (54.67%) TDD
5 40 (53.33%) Android
5 40 (53.33%) Cucumber
6 39 (52.00%) Ruby
7 38 (50.67%) Apple iOS
8 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
9 33 (44.00%) Mobile App
10 32 (42.67%) Test Automation
10 32 (42.67%) Scrum
11 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 22 (29.33%) Selenium
12 22 (29.33%) JSON
12 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
13 21 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (25.33%) Java
14 19 (25.33%) OO
14 19 (25.33%) Automated Testing
15 18 (24.00%) QA
16 17 (22.67%) JIRA
16 17 (22.67%) RESTful
17 16 (21.33%) Subversion
18 15 (20.00%) WebDriver
19 14 (18.67%) User Experience
20 13 (17.33%) Hudson
20 13 (17.33%) Objective-C
20 13 (17.33%) Pair Programming
20 13 (17.33%) XML

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) GitHub
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) CloudBees
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 42 (56.00%) Appium
2 40 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 34 (45.33%) Jenkins
4 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 22 (29.33%) Selenium
6 17 (22.67%) JIRA
7 16 (21.33%) Subversion
8 15 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 13 (17.33%) Hudson
10 10 (13.33%) Maven
11 9 (12.00%) Capybara
12 6 (8.00%) JUnit
13 5 (6.67%) Robotium
14 4 (5.33%) Gradle
14 4 (5.33%) SoapUI
14 4 (5.33%) TeamCity
15 3 (4.00%) JMeter
15 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
16 2 (2.67%) Android Studio
16 2 (2.67%) WATIR
General
1 11 (14.67%) Retail
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Tester
2 26 (34.67%) Automation Tester
3 20 (26.67%) Developer
4 19 (25.33%) Mobile Tester
5 15 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 15 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 12 (16.00%) iOS Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Ruby Automation Tester
8 6 (8.00%) QA Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Senior iOS Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Android Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Developer in Test
10 4 (5.33%) Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Applications Tester
10 4 (5.33%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (5.33%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) JSON
2 17 (22.67%) RESTful
3 13 (17.33%) HTML
3 13 (17.33%) XML
4 12 (16.00%) CSS
4 12 (16.00%) Gherkin
5 10 (13.33%) CSS3
5 10 (13.33%) HTML5
5 10 (13.33%) Web Services
6 9 (12.00%) Cocoa
6 9 (12.00%) REST
7 6 (8.00%) SOAP
8 3 (4.00%) Android SDK
9 2 (2.67%) Node.js
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.33%) Gson
10 1 (1.33%) iOS SDK
10 1 (1.33%) jQuery
10 1 (1.33%) PowerMock
10 1 (1.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (44.00%) Mobile App
2 14 (18.67%) User Experience
3 9 (12.00%) iPad
3 9 (12.00%) iPhone
4 3 (4.00%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Online Games
6 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (53.33%) Android
2 38 (50.67%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (65.33%) BDD
3 41 (54.67%) TDD
4 32 (42.67%) Scrum
4 32 (42.67%) Test Automation
5 21 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (25.33%) Automated Testing
6 19 (25.33%) OO
7 13 (17.33%) Pair Programming
8 12 (16.00%) Android Development
8 12 (16.00%) iOS Development
9 10 (13.33%) API Testing
9 10 (13.33%) High Availability
9 10 (13.33%) Kanban
9 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 9 (12.00%) API Design
10 9 (12.00%) Automation Testing
10 9 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (10.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (9.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) Ruby
2 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.33%) Java
4 13 (17.33%) Objective-C
5 10 (13.33%) Apple Swift
6 6 (8.00%) C#
7 5 (6.67%) Python
8 4 (5.33%) SQL
9 3 (4.00%) C
10 2 (2.67%) Scala
11 1 (1.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.33%) Degree
1 1 (1.33%) ISEB
1 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.00%) QA
2 9 (12.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Xamarin
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Facebook
3 1 (1.33%) Google
3 1 (1.33%) Twitter
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