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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Calabash
Rank 597 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -6
Contract jobs citing Calabash 27 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 1.33% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 64 53
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £365
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 10 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 9 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
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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
England -95 27 £390 +4.00% 12
London -27 23 £390 -7.69% 8
City of London +34 3 £329 -6.73% 3
North West - 2 £388 -
Manchester - 2 £388 -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £338 +3.84% 2
Yorkshire -14 1 £338 +3.84% 2
East Midlands -25 1 £425 +13.33%
Nottinghamshire -27 1 £425 +41.66%
Nottingham -29 1 £425 +41.66%

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (64.29%) Apple iOS
3 40 (57.14%) Android
4 39 (55.71%) Mobile App
5 38 (54.29%) Cucumber
6 35 (50.00%) BDD
7 34 (48.57%) Appium
8 33 (47.14%) Test Automation
9 29 (41.43%) TDD
10 24 (34.29%) Ruby
11 22 (31.43%) Java
12 21 (30.00%) Selenium
13 20 (28.57%) QA
14 19 (27.14%) Scrum
15 18 (25.71%) Git (software)
15 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
16 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (22.86%) JIRA
18 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
19 10 (14.29%) OO
19 10 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
19 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
20 9 (12.86%) iOS Development
20 9 (12.86%) C#
20 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
20 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
20 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
21 8 (11.43%) JBehave
21 8 (11.43%) Open Source
21 8 (11.43%) Kanban

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.86%) Redis
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (54.29%) Cucumber
2 34 (48.57%) Appium
3 21 (30.00%) Selenium
4 18 (25.71%) Git (software)
5 16 (22.86%) JIRA
6 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
8 8 (11.43%) JBehave
8 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
9 7 (10.00%) Zephyr
10 5 (7.14%) Xcode
11 3 (4.29%) Android Studio
11 3 (4.29%) JUnit
11 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.86%) Capybara
12 2 (2.86%) eggPlant
12 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.86%) Mocha
12 2 (2.86%) Subversion
12 2 (2.86%) WATIR
General
1 8 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Tester
2 23 (32.86%) Automation Tester
3 13 (18.57%) Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Mobile Tester
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Ruby Automation Tester
6 8 (11.43%) Automation Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) QA Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) iOS Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Tester
9 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Android Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Consultant
10 4 (5.71%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) REST
2 6 (8.57%) RESTful
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) JSON
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) XML
5 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.86%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.86%) WPF
7 1 (1.43%) .NET
7 1 (1.43%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.43%) CSS
7 1 (1.43%) Flash
7 1 (1.43%) SOAP
7 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (55.71%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Streaming Music
6 3 (4.29%) User Experience
7 2 (2.86%) Handset
7 2 (2.86%) iPhone
8 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.43%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 45 (64.29%) Apple iOS
2 40 (57.14%) Android
3 5 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.00%) BDD
3 33 (47.14%) Test Automation
4 29 (41.43%) TDD
5 19 (27.14%) Scrum
6 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
7 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
8 10 (14.29%) OO
8 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.86%) iOS Development
9 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
10 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.43%) Kanban
10 8 (11.43%) Open Source
10 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.00%) Mobile Development
11 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.29%) Ruby
2 22 (31.43%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.00%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) Objective-C
6 5 (7.14%) C++
7 4 (5.71%) Apple Swift
7 4 (5.71%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.86%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.43%) Python
9 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.29%) ISEB
3 2 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) HP
3 2 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) Apigee
4 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) Xamarin