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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 545 560 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Calabash 51 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.042% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 0
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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
7215 6268 6379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.73% 11.88% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4772 4045 3562
Average daily rate £400 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 133 218
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 13 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 17 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 +7 48 £375 - 9
London +33 39 £375 - 8
City of London +19 5 £375 - 4
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 113 (79.58%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (57.04%) Cucumber
3 76 (53.52%) Android
4 72 (50.70%) BDD
5 67 (47.18%) Mobile App
6 64 (45.07%) Ruby
7 62 (43.66%) Apple iOS
8 58 (40.85%) Test Scripting
9 54 (38.03%) TDD
9 54 (38.03%) Scrum
10 48 (33.80%) Java
10 48 (33.80%) Web Services
10 48 (33.80%) Test Automation
11 46 (32.39%) Selenium
12 39 (27.46%) Robotium
13 37 (26.06%) QA
13 37 (26.06%) Finance
14 29 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (18.31%) Objective-C
16 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
17 23 (16.20%) SoapUI
17 23 (16.20%) Automation Testing
18 21 (14.79%) ATDD
18 21 (14.79%) Jenkins
18 21 (14.79%) SOA
19 19 (13.38%) OO
20 18 (12.68%) JavaScript
20 18 (12.68%) ISTQB
20 18 (12.68%) JIRA
20 18 (12.68%) Banking

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (2.11%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) 3G
1 2 (1.41%) 2G
1 2 (1.41%) 4G
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 81 (57.04%) Cucumber
2 46 (32.39%) Selenium
3 39 (27.46%) Robotium
4 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
5 23 (16.20%) SoapUI
6 21 (14.79%) Jenkins
7 18 (12.68%) JIRA
7 18 (12.68%) eggPlant
8 15 (10.56%) WebDriver
9 14 (9.86%) Capybara
10 13 (9.15%) JBehave
11 12 (8.45%) RSpec
12 11 (7.75%) Xcode
13 8 (5.63%) Hudson
14 6 (4.23%) Subversion
14 6 (4.23%) TeamCity
15 4 (2.82%) Maven
15 4 (2.82%) WATIR
16 3 (2.11%) FitNesse
16 3 (2.11%) Ant
General
1 37 (26.06%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Banking
3 11 (7.75%) Publishing
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (35.21%) Tester
2 29 (20.42%) Developer
3 22 (15.49%) Automation Tester
4 17 (11.97%) Mobile Tester
4 17 (11.97%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.15%) Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.75%) Test Leader
7 10 (7.04%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) iOS Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Senior Tester
11 4 (2.82%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Systems Tester
11 4 (2.82%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) Integration Tester
11 4 (2.82%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (33.80%) Web Services
2 16 (11.27%) SOAP
3 10 (7.04%) Android SDK
4 8 (5.63%) REST
5 7 (4.93%) RESTful
6 5 (3.52%) iOS SDK
7 4 (2.82%) .NET
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.82%) XML
7 4 (2.82%) SignalR
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.11%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.11%) JSON
9 2 (1.41%) WAP
9 2 (1.41%) J2ME
10 1 (0.70%) HTML5
10 1 (0.70%) CSS3
10 1 (0.70%) Modernizr
10 1 (0.70%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 67 (47.18%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.63%) Streaming Video
2 8 (5.63%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (4.93%) Open Source
4 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.52%) Handset
4 5 (3.52%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.82%) STB
5 4 (2.82%) iPhone
5 4 (2.82%) IPTV
5 4 (2.82%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.82%) iPad
5 4 (2.82%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (53.52%) Android
2 62 (43.66%) Apple iOS
3 16 (11.27%) Linux
4 15 (10.56%) Solaris
5 5 (3.52%) Windows
6 3 (2.11%) UNIX
7 1 (0.70%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (79.58%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (50.70%) BDD
3 58 (40.85%) Test Scripting
4 54 (38.03%) TDD
4 54 (38.03%) Scrum
5 48 (33.80%) Test Automation
6 29 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (16.20%) Automation Testing
8 21 (14.79%) ATDD
8 21 (14.79%) SOA
9 19 (13.38%) OO
10 18 (12.68%) Automated Testing
11 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
11 15 (10.56%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.34%) Functional Testing
12 9 (6.34%) iOS Development
12 9 (6.34%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.93%) Test Planning
13 7 (4.93%) Manual Testing
13 7 (4.93%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (45.07%) Ruby
2 48 (33.80%) Java
3 26 (18.31%) Objective-C
4 18 (12.68%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.97%) Groovy
6 13 (9.15%) SQL
7 6 (4.23%) C#
8 4 (2.82%) Python
8 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.70%) Korn
9 1 (0.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (6.34%) Degree
3 5 (3.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (26.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.70%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (11.97%) Oracle
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.82%) Apple
3 3 (2.11%) HP
4 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.41%) Sun
5 1 (0.70%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.70%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.70%) Perforce
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