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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Calabash
Rank 518 507 536
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +29
Contract jobs citing Calabash 60 68 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 1.06% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 7
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
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
7026 6437 5185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 12.28% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 4091 3291
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

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 March 2015.

Calabash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Calabash
Top 23 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 March 2015. 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 56 £375 -6.25% 24
London -20 39 £403 +0.62% 22
City of London +16 11 £325 -13.33% 8
East of England +15 5 £288 -11.53%
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
South East -16 3 £350 -
North West -18 3 £475 - 2
Berkshire -2 1 £350 -
Manchester -15 1 £475 - 2
Northampton - - - -
Preston - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Calabash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 136 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 87 (55.77%) BDD
4 86 (55.13%) Android
5 77 (49.36%) Apple iOS
6 72 (46.15%) TDD
6 72 (46.15%) Scrum
7 65 (41.67%) Ruby
8 64 (41.03%) Java
9 54 (34.62%) Appium
10 51 (32.69%) Test Automation
11 45 (28.85%) Mobile App
12 43 (27.56%) Selenium
13 41 (26.28%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (23.08%) QA
15 32 (20.51%) Git (software)
16 29 (18.59%) Jenkins
17 28 (17.95%) JUnit
18 27 (17.31%) OO
18 27 (17.31%) Android Development
19 25 (16.03%) WebDriver
19 25 (16.03%) Xcode
20 24 (15.38%) Kanban
21 22 (14.10%) Android Studio
21 22 (14.10%) Test Scripting
21 22 (14.10%) Finance
22 21 (13.46%) User Experience
23 20 (12.82%) E-Commerce
23 20 (12.82%) JIRA
24 19 (12.18%) Unit Testing

Calabash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (2.56%) IIS
2 3 (1.92%) uiautomator
3 2 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) HTTP
2 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.92%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.56%) MySQL
2 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 96 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 54 (34.62%) Appium
3 43 (27.56%) Selenium
4 32 (20.51%) Git (software)
5 29 (18.59%) Jenkins
6 28 (17.95%) JUnit
7 25 (16.03%) Xcode
7 25 (16.03%) WebDriver
8 22 (14.10%) Android Studio
9 20 (12.82%) JIRA
10 18 (11.54%) TeamCity
11 16 (10.26%) Maven
12 10 (6.41%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (6.41%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (6.41%) Robolectric
13 8 (5.13%) Hudson
13 8 (5.13%) IntelliJ
14 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (4.49%) eggPlant
15 6 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (14.10%) Finance
2 7 (4.49%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Games
4 3 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (31.41%) Developer
2 35 (22.44%) Tester
3 23 (14.74%) Android Developer
4 22 (14.10%) Automation Tester
5 18 (11.54%) Analyst
5 18 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 14 (8.97%) Consultant
6 14 (8.97%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Test Consultant
6 14 (8.97%) Mobile Tester
7 13 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.69%) Senior Android Developer
8 12 (7.69%) iOS Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (7.05%) AWS Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Test Automation Consultant
10 10 (6.41%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.18%) Web Services
2 18 (11.54%) Android SDK
3 15 (9.62%) REST
4 11 (7.05%) HTML
5 10 (6.41%) JSON
5 10 (6.41%) RESTful
6 7 (4.49%) CSS
7 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.56%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.92%) iOS SDK
9 3 (1.92%) XML
10 2 (1.28%) Middleware
10 2 (1.28%) Cocoa
10 2 (1.28%) .NET
10 2 (1.28%) COM
10 2 (1.28%) UIKit
10 2 (1.28%) Core Animation
11 1 (0.64%) JSP
11 1 (0.64%) SOAP
11 1 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.85%) Mobile App
2 21 (13.46%) User Experience
3 16 (10.26%) Open Source
4 12 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
5 7 (4.49%) Digital Media
6 6 (3.85%) iPad
7 5 (3.21%) Robotics
8 4 (2.56%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.28%) Online Games
10 2 (1.28%) iPhone
10 2 (1.28%) Animation
10 2 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.64%) Kindle
11 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 86 (55.13%) Android
2 77 (49.36%) Apple iOS
3 12 (7.69%) Windows
4 5 (3.21%) UNIX
5 4 (2.56%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.28%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (55.77%) BDD
3 72 (46.15%) TDD
3 72 (46.15%) Scrum
4 51 (32.69%) Test Automation
5 41 (26.28%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (17.31%) Android Development
6 27 (17.31%) OO
7 24 (15.38%) Kanban
8 22 (14.10%) Test Scripting
9 20 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 19 (12.18%) Unit Testing
11 16 (10.26%) iOS Development
11 16 (10.26%) Automation Testing
12 14 (8.97%) Mobile Development
12 14 (8.97%) OOP
13 13 (8.33%) OOD
13 13 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.33%) Manual Testing
14 12 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.67%) Ruby
2 64 (41.03%) Java
3 19 (12.18%) SQL
3 19 (12.18%) Objective-C
4 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.97%) C#
6 3 (1.92%) C
6 3 (1.92%) PHP
6 3 (1.92%) Python
6 3 (1.92%) Scala
7 1 (0.64%) Groovy
7 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) ISEB
2 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (7.69%) Google
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (0.64%) Twitter
4 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
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