The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 514 548 -
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -
Contract jobs citing Calabash 74 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.029% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 72 9 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7039 5902 6101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.54% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 3695 3573
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 219
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 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 30 July 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 17 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 30 July 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 +27 72 £375 -6.25% 15
London +67 66 £375 -6.25% 11
City of London +23 11 £370 +7.63% 2
Manchester - 6 £350 - 2
North West - 6 £350 - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 90 (58.44%) Cucumber
2 83 (53.90%) BDD
3 82 (53.25%) Ruby
4 77 (50.00%) Android
5 72 (46.75%) Mobile App
6 65 (42.21%) Apple iOS
7 64 (41.56%) Test Automation
8 61 (39.61%) TDD
9 60 (38.96%) Selenium
10 55 (35.71%) Web Services
11 54 (35.06%) Scrum
11 54 (35.06%) Test Scripting
12 52 (33.77%) Java
13 50 (32.47%) Robotium
14 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (25.97%) QA
16 36 (23.38%) Finance
17 34 (22.08%) Git (software)
18 31 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (17.53%) SoapUI
19 27 (17.53%) SOA
19 27 (17.53%) Automated Testing
20 26 (16.88%) Jenkins
21 23 (14.94%) WebDriver
21 23 (14.94%) Objective-C
22 22 (14.29%) JBehave
22 22 (14.29%) eggPlant
23 21 (13.64%) ATDD
23 21 (13.64%) Banking
23 21 (13.64%) JIRA

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.95%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) 2G
2 2 (1.30%) 3G
2 2 (1.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 90 (58.44%) Cucumber
2 60 (38.96%) Selenium
3 50 (32.47%) Robotium
4 34 (22.08%) Git (software)
5 27 (17.53%) SoapUI
6 26 (16.88%) Jenkins
7 23 (14.94%) WebDriver
8 22 (14.29%) JBehave
8 22 (14.29%) eggPlant
9 21 (13.64%) JIRA
10 14 (9.09%) Capybara
11 13 (8.44%) Xcode
12 12 (7.79%) Hudson
12 12 (7.79%) RSpec
13 9 (5.84%) TeamCity
14 7 (4.55%) Maven
15 6 (3.90%) Subversion
16 5 (3.25%) Ant
17 4 (2.60%) WATIR
17 4 (2.60%) JUnit
General
1 36 (23.38%) Finance
2 21 (13.64%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Publishing
4 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (37.01%) Tester
2 35 (22.73%) Developer
3 22 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 18 (11.69%) Mobile Tester
5 16 (10.39%) Test Engineer
6 13 (8.44%) Analyst
6 13 (8.44%) Test Analyst
7 12 (7.79%) Test Leader
8 10 (6.49%) QA Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Software Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Tester
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Ruby Developer
11 5 (3.25%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.60%) Systems Tester
12 4 (2.60%) Manual Tester
12 4 (2.60%) Integration Tester
13 3 (1.95%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (35.71%) Web Services
2 20 (12.99%) SOAP
3 15 (9.74%) Android SDK
4 13 (8.44%) REST
5 9 (5.84%) RESTful
6 8 (5.19%) iOS SDK
7 5 (3.25%) XML
8 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.60%) .NET
8 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.60%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.60%) SignalR
8 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.95%) JSON
10 2 (1.30%) J2ME
10 2 (1.30%) HTML
10 2 (1.30%) WAP
10 2 (1.30%) HTML5
11 1 (0.65%) HTML5 Canvas
11 1 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (46.75%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.49%) Open Source
3 9 (5.84%) Streaming Video
3 9 (5.84%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (5.19%) Video on Demand
4 8 (5.19%) IPTV
5 7 (4.55%) STB
6 6 (3.90%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.25%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.60%) iPad
8 4 (2.60%) iPhone
9 3 (1.95%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.95%) Handset
10 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (50.00%) Android
2 65 (42.21%) Apple iOS
3 16 (10.39%) Linux
4 15 (9.74%) Solaris
5 6 (3.90%) Windows
6 3 (1.95%) UNIX
7 1 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.90%) BDD
2 64 (41.56%) Test Automation
3 61 (39.61%) TDD
4 54 (35.06%) Scrum
4 54 (35.06%) Test Scripting
5 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (17.53%) SOA
7 27 (17.53%) Automated Testing
8 21 (13.64%) ATDD
9 16 (10.39%) Software Engineering
10 15 (9.74%) Waterfall
11 14 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 13 (8.44%) OO
13 10 (6.49%) E-Commerce
14 8 (5.19%) iOS Development
14 8 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (3.90%) Software Testing
15 6 (3.90%) OOP
15 6 (3.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (53.25%) Ruby
2 52 (33.77%) Java
3 23 (14.94%) Objective-C
4 20 (12.99%) Groovy
5 17 (11.04%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.39%) SQL
7 9 (5.84%) Python
7 9 (5.84%) C#
8 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.60%) Perl
8 4 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (1.30%) VB
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) XQuery
10 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.65%) VBScript
10 1 (0.65%) Korn
10 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.99%) ISTQB
2 9 (5.84%) Degree
2 9 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (5.19%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (25.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.65%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 18 (11.69%) Oracle
2 4 (2.60%) Apple
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) HP
3 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.30%) Sun
4 2 (1.30%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.65%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.65%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.65%) Perforce
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago