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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Calabash
Rank 621 592 545
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -47
Contract jobs citing Calabash 26 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.61% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 56
Median daily rate £388 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
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
8257 7198 6846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 12.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4609 4386
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 £315 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 147 135
Median hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.95 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 2016.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 6 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 4 May 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 -35 26 £388 -8.82% 23
London -10 25 £383 -12.57% 13
City of London +35 2 £363 -12.38% 2
Farnham - 1 £388 - 1
Surrey - 1 £388 - 2
South East - 1 £388 - 2

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 43 (79.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (64.81%) TDD
3 32 (59.26%) BDD
4 31 (57.41%) Cucumber
5 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
6 26 (48.15%) Android
6 26 (48.15%) Appium
7 25 (46.30%) Ruby
8 20 (37.04%) Apple iOS
9 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
10 18 (33.33%) Mobile App
11 17 (31.48%) JIRA
12 16 (29.63%) Scrum
12 16 (29.63%) Java
13 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
14 14 (25.93%) Selenium
14 14 (25.93%) OO
15 13 (24.07%) QA
16 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
16 11 (20.37%) Gherkin
17 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
17 9 (16.67%) RESTful
17 9 (16.67%) REST
18 8 (14.81%) ATDD
18 8 (14.81%) Kanban
18 8 (14.81%) SQL
18 8 (14.81%) Web Services
19 7 (12.96%) XML
19 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce

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 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Cucumber
2 26 (48.15%) Appium
3 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
4 17 (31.48%) JIRA
5 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 14 (25.93%) Selenium
7 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 7 (12.96%) JBehave
9 6 (11.11%) Zephyr
10 5 (9.26%) JUnit
10 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
11 3 (5.56%) Android Studio
11 3 (5.56%) Gradle
12 2 (3.70%) Capybara
12 2 (3.70%) CruiseControl
12 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
12 2 (3.70%) Subversion
12 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.70%) WATIR
12 2 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Publishing
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Tester
2 18 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 13 (24.07%) Mobile Tester
4 12 (22.22%) Test Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Developer
6 9 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Android Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Android Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Developer in Test
8 4 (7.41%) Ruby Automation Tester
8 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Gherkin
2 9 (16.67%) REST
2 9 (16.67%) RESTful
3 8 (14.81%) Web Services
4 7 (12.96%) JSON
4 7 (12.96%) XML
5 5 (9.26%) Android SDK
6 4 (7.41%) HTML
7 3 (5.56%) Velocity
8 2 (3.70%) XSLT
9 1 (1.85%) .NET
9 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.85%) CSS
9 1 (1.85%) Gson
9 1 (1.85%) iOS SDK
9 1 (1.85%) PowerMock
9 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.56%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.85%) Animation
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.85%) Kindle
6 1 (1.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Android
2 20 (37.04%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 4 (7.41%) Unix
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (79.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (64.81%) TDD
3 32 (59.26%) BDD
4 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
5 16 (29.63%) Scrum
6 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (25.93%) OO
8 8 (14.81%) ATDD
8 8 (14.81%) Kanban
9 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
11 5 (9.26%) OOP
11 5 (9.26%) Open Source
11 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
11 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Ruby
2 16 (29.63%) Java
3 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) SQL
5 6 (11.11%) Python
6 5 (9.26%) C#
7 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
8 3 (5.56%) C++
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.70%) Groovy
9 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.70%) Scala
10 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
2 7 (12.96%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Xamarin
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
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