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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 507 536 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing Calabash 80 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.017% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 63 8 0
Average daily rate £400 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -
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
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 12 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 78 £400 +14.28% 13
London +44 74 £400 +14.28% 12
City of London - 22 £375 - 5
South East - 2 £425 -
South Wales - 2 £438 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £438 - 2
Wales - 2 £438 - 2
Hammersmith - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 98 (69.50%) Selenium
2 88 (62.41%) Cucumber
3 75 (53.19%) Test Automation
4 74 (52.48%) Ruby
5 69 (48.94%) Java
6 66 (46.81%) BDD
7 63 (44.68%) Mobile App
8 58 (41.13%) TDD
9 52 (36.88%) Web Services
9 52 (36.88%) Apple iOS
10 50 (35.46%) WebDriver
10 50 (35.46%) Android
11 45 (31.91%) QA
12 44 (31.21%) Robotium
13 43 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (25.53%) SOA
14 36 (25.53%) JBehave
15 34 (24.11%) Finance
16 33 (23.40%) Scrum
17 32 (22.70%) Git (software)
18 31 (21.99%) Jenkins
19 30 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (20.57%) Automated Testing
21 28 (19.86%) Banking
22 27 (19.15%) SOAP
23 21 (14.89%) Test Scripting
24 20 (14.18%) Automation Testing
24 20 (14.18%) eggPlant
24 20 (14.18%) Oracle
25 19 (13.48%) SoapUI

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.13%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) 3G
2 1 (0.71%) 2G
2 1 (0.71%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 98 (69.50%) Selenium
2 88 (62.41%) Cucumber
3 50 (35.46%) WebDriver
4 44 (31.21%) Robotium
5 36 (25.53%) JBehave
6 32 (22.70%) Git (software)
7 31 (21.99%) Jenkins
8 20 (14.18%) eggPlant
9 19 (13.48%) SoapUI
10 18 (12.77%) Maven
11 17 (12.06%) Ant
12 16 (11.35%) JUnit
13 15 (10.64%) CruiseControl
14 14 (9.93%) WATIR
15 12 (8.51%) Subversion
16 11 (7.80%) JIRA
17 10 (7.09%) Mercurial
18 9 (6.38%) TeamCity
19 8 (5.67%) SpecFlow
19 8 (5.67%) Xcode
General
1 34 (24.11%) Finance
2 28 (19.86%) Banking
3 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.71%) International Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (35.46%) Tester
2 36 (25.53%) Developer
3 20 (14.18%) Mobile Tester
4 18 (12.77%) Automation Tester
5 17 (12.06%) Senior Tester
6 16 (11.35%) QA Engineer
7 14 (9.93%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.80%) Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.96%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.96%) Test Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Senior Automation Tester
11 6 (4.26%) Senior QA Tester
12 4 (2.84%) QA Analyst
12 4 (2.84%) Consultant
12 4 (2.84%) C# Developer
13 3 (2.13%) Software Engineer
13 3 (2.13%) Automation Engineer
14 2 (1.42%) Automated Test Engineer
14 2 (1.42%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (36.88%) Web Services
2 27 (19.15%) SOAP
3 18 (12.77%) RESTful
4 14 (9.93%) REST
5 11 (7.80%) XML
6 10 (7.09%) HTML
7 9 (6.38%) Android SDK
8 6 (4.26%) Ajax
8 6 (4.26%) DHTML
9 5 (3.55%) iOS SDK
10 4 (2.84%) SignalR
10 4 (2.84%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.84%) .NET
10 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.13%) HTML5
12 2 (1.42%) HTML5 Canvas
12 2 (1.42%) CSS3
12 2 (1.42%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 63 (44.68%) Mobile App
2 17 (12.06%) Mobile Banking
3 16 (11.35%) Open Source
4 10 (7.09%) Mobile Payment
5 9 (6.38%) Digital Media
6 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.26%) Video on Demand
7 6 (4.26%) IPTV
8 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.55%) iPhone
8 5 (3.55%) iPad
9 4 (2.84%) STB
9 4 (2.84%) Social Network
10 3 (2.13%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.71%) Replication
11 1 (0.71%) Handset
11 1 (0.71%) Social Media
11 1 (0.71%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.88%) Apple iOS
2 50 (35.46%) Android
3 10 (7.09%) Linux
4 9 (6.38%) Solaris
5 6 (4.26%) Windows
6 5 (3.55%) UNIX
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.19%) Test Automation
2 66 (46.81%) BDD
3 58 (41.13%) TDD
4 43 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (25.53%) SOA
6 33 (23.40%) Scrum
7 30 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (20.57%) Automated Testing
9 21 (14.89%) Test Scripting
10 20 (14.18%) Automation Testing
11 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.80%) Web Testing
13 10 (7.09%) Software Testing
14 9 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 8 (5.67%) ATDD
16 6 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (4.26%) Unit Testing
16 6 (4.26%) Integration Testing
17 5 (3.55%) MVC
17 5 (3.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.48%) Ruby
2 69 (48.94%) Java
3 18 (12.77%) SQL
4 17 (12.06%) Groovy
5 14 (9.93%) Python
6 13 (9.22%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.80%) C#
8 10 (7.09%) XQuery
8 10 (7.09%) XPath
9 6 (4.26%) Objective-C
9 6 (4.26%) PHP
10 5 (3.55%) Perl
11 4 (2.84%) C
11 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.42%) VBScript
12 2 (1.42%) VB
12 2 (1.42%) C++
13 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) Korn
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) ISTQB
1 11 (7.80%) ISEB
2 7 (4.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.71%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 20 (14.18%) Oracle
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.42%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.42%) Apple
3 2 (1.42%) HP
4 1 (0.71%) Sun
4 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.71%) Perforce
4 1 (0.71%) Zend
4 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.71%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
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