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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Calabash
Rank 482 491 530
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +39
Contract jobs citing Calabash 96 66 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.40% 1.14% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 5
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£375 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £365 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
6844 5801 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.91% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3690 3277
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 137 204
Average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 2015.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 22 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 23 January 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 +7 95 £375 -9.09% 37
London -1 59 £423 -0.58% 29
East Midlands - 19 £375 - 1
City of London +8 14 £380 -7.87% 9
South East -14 10 £300 +71.42% 2
East of England - 4 £260 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 134 (88.74%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (60.93%) Cucumber
3 87 (57.62%) Android
4 80 (52.98%) BDD
5 76 (50.33%) Apple iOS
5 76 (50.33%) Scrum
6 73 (48.34%) TDD
7 66 (43.71%) Java
8 58 (38.41%) Ruby
9 49 (32.45%) Appium
10 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
11 41 (27.15%) Selenium
12 40 (26.49%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (25.17%) Test Automation
14 34 (22.52%) QA
15 32 (21.19%) OO
15 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
16 29 (19.21%) Objective-C
17 25 (16.56%) Test Scripting
17 25 (16.56%) WebDriver
18 24 (15.89%) Jenkins
19 23 (15.23%) Automation Testing
19 23 (15.23%) Xcode
20 22 (14.57%) JUnit
20 22 (14.57%) Android Development
21 21 (13.91%) User Experience
21 21 (13.91%) Finance
22 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
22 20 (13.25%) Android Studio
23 19 (12.58%) Kanban

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (2.65%) uiautomator
1 4 (2.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) JBoss
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) GitHub
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.66%) RTSP
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) MySQL
2 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 92 (60.93%) Cucumber
2 49 (32.45%) Appium
3 41 (27.15%) Selenium
4 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
5 25 (16.56%) WebDriver
6 24 (15.89%) Jenkins
7 23 (15.23%) Xcode
8 22 (14.57%) JUnit
9 20 (13.25%) Android Studio
10 16 (10.60%) TeamCity
11 14 (9.27%) Robolectric
11 14 (9.27%) JIRA
12 12 (7.95%) Maven
13 10 (6.62%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (5.30%) IntelliJ
14 8 (5.30%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio
15 7 (4.64%) Robotium
16 6 (3.97%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (13.91%) Finance
2 4 (2.65%) Games
2 4 (2.65%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Publishing
4 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (34.44%) Developer
2 38 (25.17%) Tester
3 24 (15.89%) Automation Tester
4 21 (13.91%) Android Developer
5 18 (11.92%) Test Engineer
6 15 (9.93%) iOS Developer
7 14 (9.27%) Analyst
7 14 (9.27%) Test Analyst
8 13 (8.61%) Mobile Tester
9 11 (7.28%) Senior Developer
9 11 (7.28%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.62%) Senior Android Developer
10 10 (6.62%) Consultant
10 10 (6.62%) Test Consultant
11 9 (5.96%) Test Automation Consultant
12 7 (4.64%) Test Leader
13 6 (3.97%) Mobile Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Automation Analyst
13 6 (3.97%) QA Engineer
13 6 (3.97%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.58%) Web Services
2 17 (11.26%) Android SDK
3 11 (7.28%) RESTful
3 11 (7.28%) REST
4 10 (6.62%) HTML
5 9 (5.96%) JSON
6 6 (3.97%) CSS
7 4 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.99%) XML
8 3 (1.99%) iOS SDK
9 2 (1.32%) UIKit
9 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.32%) Core Animation
9 2 (1.32%) .NET
9 2 (1.32%) JSP
9 2 (1.32%) COM
9 2 (1.32%) Cocoa
10 1 (0.66%) Ajax
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
2 21 (13.91%) User Experience
3 10 (6.62%) Open Source
3 10 (6.62%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (5.30%) iPad
5 5 (3.31%) Robotics
5 5 (3.31%) Streaming Video
5 5 (3.31%) iPhone
6 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.32%) Handset
8 2 (1.32%) Online Games
8 2 (1.32%) Animation
9 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 87 (57.62%) Android
2 76 (50.33%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.96%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (88.74%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (52.98%) BDD
3 76 (50.33%) Scrum
4 73 (48.34%) TDD
5 40 (26.49%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (25.17%) Test Automation
7 32 (21.19%) OO
8 25 (16.56%) Test Scripting
9 23 (15.23%) Automation Testing
10 22 (14.57%) Android Development
11 19 (12.58%) Kanban
11 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce
12 17 (11.26%) Unit Testing
12 17 (11.26%) ATDD
13 16 (10.60%) iOS Development
14 14 (9.27%) OOP
15 12 (7.95%) Manual Testing
16 11 (7.28%) Automated Testing
16 11 (7.28%) Software Engineering
16 11 (7.28%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.71%) Java
2 58 (38.41%) Ruby
3 29 (19.21%) Objective-C
4 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.60%) SQL
6 10 (6.62%) C#
7 5 (3.31%) Groovy
8 3 (1.99%) Python
8 3 (1.99%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) Scala
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (9.93%) ISEB
2 5 (3.31%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.65%) Degree
4 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.62%) Google
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.32%) Apple
4 1 (0.66%) Endeca
4 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.66%) ATG
4 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
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