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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Calabash
Rank 538 557 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Calabash 63 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.034% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 62 8 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 - - -

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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
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 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
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 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 2014.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 16 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 20 August 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 +15 60 £375 -6.25% 17
London +51 53 £380 -5.00% 13
City of London +33 7 £375 - 4
Manchester - 6 £350 - 1
North West - 6 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Northampton - - - - 2
Watford - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 84 (56.76%) Cucumber
2 81 (54.73%) Android
3 79 (53.38%) BDD
4 74 (50.00%) Ruby
5 70 (47.30%) Mobile App
6 67 (45.27%) Apple iOS
7 59 (39.86%) Test Scripting
7 59 (39.86%) TDD
8 55 (37.16%) Test Automation
9 54 (36.49%) Scrum
10 53 (35.81%) Selenium
10 53 (35.81%) Java
11 50 (33.78%) Web Services
12 44 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (29.73%) Robotium
13 40 (27.03%) QA
14 35 (23.65%) Finance
15 32 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
17 26 (17.57%) Objective-C
18 24 (16.22%) SoapUI
18 24 (16.22%) ATDD
19 22 (14.86%) Jenkins
19 22 (14.86%) Groovy
19 22 (14.86%) SOA
20 20 (13.51%) WebDriver
20 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
20 20 (13.51%) Banking
20 20 (13.51%) Automated Testing
21 19 (12.84%) OO

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.03%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) 4G
1 2 (1.35%) HTTP
1 2 (1.35%) 3G
1 2 (1.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 84 (56.76%) Cucumber
2 53 (35.81%) Selenium
3 44 (29.73%) Robotium
4 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
5 24 (16.22%) SoapUI
6 22 (14.86%) Jenkins
7 20 (13.51%) WebDriver
8 19 (12.84%) eggPlant
9 18 (12.16%) JIRA
10 15 (10.14%) JBehave
11 14 (9.46%) Capybara
12 12 (8.11%) Xcode
12 12 (8.11%) RSpec
13 11 (7.43%) Hudson
14 9 (6.08%) TeamCity
15 5 (3.38%) Subversion
16 4 (2.70%) Maven
16 4 (2.70%) WATIR
16 4 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
17 3 (2.03%) Ant
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Publishing
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (35.14%) Tester
2 30 (20.27%) Developer
3 21 (14.19%) Automation Tester
4 17 (11.49%) Test Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Mobile Tester
5 14 (9.46%) Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Test Leader
6 11 (7.43%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) QA Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Tester
9 6 (4.05%) iOS Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Systems Tester
11 4 (2.70%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (33.78%) Web Services
2 17 (11.49%) SOAP
3 12 (8.11%) Android SDK
4 9 (6.08%) RESTful
4 9 (6.08%) REST
5 7 (4.73%) iOS SDK
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.70%) SignalR
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.70%) .NET
6 4 (2.70%) XML
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.03%) JSON
7 3 (2.03%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.35%) J2ME
8 2 (1.35%) WAP
9 1 (0.68%) CSS
9 1 (0.68%) HTML
9 1 (0.68%) WSDL
9 1 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (47.30%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
2 8 (5.41%) Open Source
3 7 (4.73%) Streaming Video
4 6 (4.05%) STB
5 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.38%) IPTV
5 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.38%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.70%) iPad
6 4 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.70%) Handset
6 4 (2.70%) iPhone
7 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (54.73%) Android
2 67 (45.27%) Apple iOS
3 16 (10.81%) Linux
4 15 (10.14%) Solaris
5 5 (3.38%) Windows
6 3 (2.03%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) BDD
2 59 (39.86%) Test Scripting
2 59 (39.86%) TDD
3 55 (37.16%) Test Automation
4 54 (36.49%) Scrum
5 44 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (16.22%) ATDD
8 22 (14.86%) SOA
9 20 (13.51%) Automated Testing
10 19 (12.84%) OO
10 19 (12.84%) Automation Testing
11 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
12 15 (10.14%) Waterfall
13 11 (7.43%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.08%) iOS Development
15 8 (5.41%) Regression Testing
16 6 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (4.05%) Unit Testing
16 6 (4.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.00%) Ruby
2 53 (35.81%) Java
3 26 (17.57%) Objective-C
4 22 (14.86%) Groovy
5 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.78%) SQL
7 8 (5.41%) Python
7 8 (5.41%) C#
8 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.70%) PHP
9 3 (2.03%) Perl
10 2 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Korn
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) OpenIDM
2 1 (0.68%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.70%) Apple
3 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.03%) HP
4 2 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.68%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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