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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Calabash
Rank 576 515 550
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +35
Contract jobs citing Calabash 32 88 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.16% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 1.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 75 9
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £316 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 -
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
7396 6827 5560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.69% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4872 4339 3447
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 154 156
Average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.50 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 1 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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 -69 32 £400 +2.89% 9
London -66 18 £425 +11.47% 6
North West -14 6 £400 - 1
City of London -19 6 £450 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £413 -
Nottingham - 4 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £413 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £425 -
Chester - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £650 -
Merseyside - 1 £650 -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 76 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (63.04%) Cucumber
3 52 (56.52%) BDD
4 50 (54.35%) Apple iOS
4 50 (54.35%) Android
5 42 (45.65%) Appium
6 40 (43.48%) Ruby
7 39 (42.39%) Mobile App
8 38 (41.30%) TDD
9 35 (38.04%) Scrum
10 33 (35.87%) Java
11 31 (33.70%) Test Automation
12 25 (27.17%) QA
13 24 (26.09%) Selenium
14 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (20.65%) Kanban
15 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
15 19 (20.65%) Finance
15 19 (20.65%) E-Commerce
16 18 (19.57%) Android Development
17 16 (17.39%) iOS Development
17 16 (17.39%) OO
18 15 (16.30%) WebDriver
18 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
19 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
19 14 (15.22%) Xcode
19 14 (15.22%) Mobile Development
20 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
20 13 (14.13%) SQL
20 13 (14.13%) JUnit

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.17%) CMS
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (2.17%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) HTTP
2 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.35%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.17%) Redis
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 58 (63.04%) Cucumber
2 42 (45.65%) Appium
3 24 (26.09%) Selenium
4 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
5 15 (16.30%) WebDriver
6 14 (15.22%) Xcode
7 13 (14.13%) JUnit
7 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
8 11 (11.96%) JIRA
9 9 (9.78%) Maven
9 9 (9.78%) Android Studio
9 9 (9.78%) TeamCity
10 7 (7.61%) Gradle
11 6 (6.52%) JBehave
11 6 (6.52%) SpecFlow
11 6 (6.52%) Robotium
11 6 (6.52%) HP UFT
12 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
13 4 (4.35%) Capybara
13 4 (4.35%) eggPlant
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) Tester
3 13 (14.13%) Android Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Analyst
4 12 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Senior Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Automation Tester
6 9 (9.78%) Mobile Tester
6 9 (9.78%) Senior Android Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Test Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) iOS Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.52%) AWS Developer
9 5 (5.43%) QA Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) Web Services
2 11 (11.96%) Android SDK
3 10 (10.87%) JSON
4 8 (8.70%) RESTful
4 8 (8.70%) REST
5 7 (7.61%) Gherkin
5 7 (7.61%) HTML
5 7 (7.61%) SOAP
6 5 (5.43%) XML
7 4 (4.35%) CSS
7 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.35%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.17%) .NET
8 2 (2.17%) Middleware
9 1 (1.09%) Spring
9 1 (1.09%) WSDL
9 1 (1.09%) RoboGuice
Miscellaneous
1 39 (42.39%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.78%) User Experience
3 6 (6.52%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (5.43%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.17%) Online Gambling
6 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.09%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.09%) EFT
7 1 (1.09%) IPTV
7 1 (1.09%) Robotics
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Android
1 50 (54.35%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.52%) UNIX
3 5 (5.43%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) BDD
3 38 (41.30%) TDD
4 35 (38.04%) Scrum
5 31 (33.70%) Test Automation
6 22 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (20.65%) Kanban
7 19 (20.65%) E-Commerce
8 18 (19.57%) Android Development
9 16 (17.39%) iOS Development
9 16 (17.39%) OO
10 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
11 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
11 14 (15.22%) Mobile Development
12 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
13 11 (11.96%) Mobile Application Development
13 11 (11.96%) Open Source
14 10 (10.87%) Unit Testing
15 9 (9.78%) OOP
16 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.48%) Ruby
2 33 (35.87%) Java
3 13 (14.13%) SQL
4 10 (10.87%) Objective-C
4 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.78%) C#
6 4 (4.35%) C
6 4 (4.35%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) ISEB
2 8 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Google
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.09%) Apple
3 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.09%) Twitter
3 1 (1.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.09%) Apigee
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