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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 553 562 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Calabash 58 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.039% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 56 10 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
7208 6295 6384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.78% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 4038 3618
Average daily rate £388 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 137 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.73 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -3.33%

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 2 September 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 15 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 2 September 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 +19 55 £375 - 15
London +46 48 £378 +0.66% 13
City of London +33 6 £375 - 3
Manchester +2 5 £350 +27.27%
North West -2 5 £350 +27.27%
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 85 (57.43%) Cucumber
2 80 (54.05%) Android
3 79 (53.38%) BDD
4 71 (47.97%) Ruby
5 70 (47.30%) Mobile App
6 67 (45.27%) Apple iOS
7 60 (40.54%) Test Scripting
8 59 (39.86%) TDD
9 55 (37.16%) Scrum
10 54 (36.49%) Java
11 53 (35.81%) Selenium
11 53 (35.81%) Test Automation
12 49 (33.11%) Web Services
13 42 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (27.70%) QA
14 41 (27.70%) Robotium
15 36 (24.32%) Finance
16 33 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (18.92%) Git (software)
18 27 (18.24%) Objective-C
19 24 (16.22%) ATDD
20 23 (15.54%) SoapUI
20 23 (15.54%) Jenkins
21 22 (14.86%) Groovy
21 22 (14.86%) SOA
22 21 (14.19%) Automation Testing
22 21 (14.19%) WebDriver
23 20 (13.51%) OO
23 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
23 20 (13.51%) Banking

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (2.03%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) HTTP
1 2 (1.35%) 3G
1 2 (1.35%) 2G
1 2 (1.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 85 (57.43%) Cucumber
2 53 (35.81%) Selenium
3 41 (27.70%) Robotium
4 28 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 23 (15.54%) SoapUI
5 23 (15.54%) Jenkins
6 21 (14.19%) WebDriver
7 19 (12.84%) eggPlant
8 18 (12.16%) JIRA
9 14 (9.46%) JBehave
9 14 (9.46%) Capybara
10 12 (8.11%) RSpec
10 12 (8.11%) Xcode
11 11 (7.43%) Hudson
12 9 (6.08%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.38%) Subversion
14 4 (2.70%) Maven
14 4 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
14 4 (2.70%) WATIR
15 3 (2.03%) FitNesse
General
1 36 (24.32%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Publishing
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (34.46%) Tester
2 30 (20.27%) Developer
3 20 (13.51%) Automation Tester
4 18 (12.16%) Test Engineer
5 17 (11.49%) Mobile Tester
6 14 (9.46%) Analyst
6 14 (9.46%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.43%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.43%) Test Leader
8 10 (6.76%) QA Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Senior Tester
10 6 (4.05%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.05%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
12 4 (2.70%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Systems Tester
12 4 (2.70%) Integration Tester
12 4 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (33.11%) Web Services
2 16 (10.81%) SOAP
3 10 (6.76%) Android SDK
4 9 (6.08%) RESTful
5 8 (5.41%) REST
6 5 (3.38%) iOS SDK
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.70%) .NET
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.70%) XML
7 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.70%) SignalR
8 3 (2.03%) JSON
8 3 (2.03%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.35%) J2ME
9 2 (1.35%) WAP
10 1 (0.68%) Java SE
10 1 (0.68%) CSS
10 1 (0.68%) HTML
10 1 (0.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 70 (47.30%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
2 8 (5.41%) Open Source
3 7 (4.73%) Streaming Video
4 6 (4.05%) STB
5 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.70%) Handset
6 4 (2.70%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.70%) iPad
6 4 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.70%) IPTV
6 4 (2.70%) iPhone
6 4 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 80 (54.05%) Android
2 67 (45.27%) Apple iOS
3 16 (10.81%) Linux
4 15 (10.14%) Solaris
5 5 (3.38%) Windows
6 3 (2.03%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) BDD
2 60 (40.54%) Test Scripting
3 59 (39.86%) TDD
4 55 (37.16%) Scrum
5 53 (35.81%) Test Automation
6 42 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (16.22%) ATDD
9 22 (14.86%) SOA
10 21 (14.19%) Automation Testing
11 20 (13.51%) OO
12 19 (12.84%) Automated Testing
13 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
14 15 (10.14%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
16 9 (6.08%) iOS Development
17 8 (5.41%) Functional Testing
17 8 (5.41%) Regression Testing
18 7 (4.73%) Manual Testing
18 7 (4.73%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 71 (47.97%) Ruby
2 54 (36.49%) Java
3 27 (18.24%) Objective-C
4 22 (14.86%) Groovy
5 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.78%) SQL
7 8 (5.41%) Python
7 8 (5.41%) C#
8 4 (2.70%) PHP
8 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.03%) Perl
10 2 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (27.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.68%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.70%) Apple
3 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.03%) HP
4 2 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.68%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
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