The first table below looks at the demand for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 568 548 586
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +38
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 35 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.073% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 5
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £320 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
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
7045 5495 5884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 11.31% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3484 3429
Average daily rate £375 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing eggPlant within the UK.

eggPlant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

eggPlant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant within the UK.

eggPlant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

eggPlant
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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 -12 29 £438 +2.94% 4
London -14 27 £438 +2.94% 3
City of London -2 10 £450 +5.88% 1
South East - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
North West - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing eggPlant 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 eggPlant.

1 34 (72.34%) Selenium
1 34 (72.34%) BDD
2 31 (65.96%) Web Services
3 30 (63.83%) TDD
4 28 (59.57%) SOAP
5 24 (51.06%) Cucumber
6 23 (48.94%) Test Automation
7 21 (44.68%) Mobile App
8 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (40.43%) Calabash
10 18 (38.30%) REST
11 17 (36.17%) JBehave
11 17 (36.17%) WebDriver
11 17 (36.17%) JIRA
11 17 (36.17%) Finance
12 16 (34.04%) SoapUI
13 15 (31.91%) Robotium
13 15 (31.91%) Apple iOS
13 15 (31.91%) Android
13 15 (31.91%) Scrum
14 14 (29.79%) QA
14 14 (29.79%) Maven
14 14 (29.79%) Automation Testing
15 13 (27.66%) Banking
15 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
15 13 (27.66%) SQL
16 12 (25.53%) SOA
16 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
16 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (23.40%) HP

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing eggPlant 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 eggPlant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.02%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) 2G
1 8 (17.02%) 3G
1 8 (17.02%) 4G
2 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.13%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (72.34%) Selenium
2 24 (51.06%) Cucumber
3 19 (40.43%) Calabash
4 17 (36.17%) JBehave
4 17 (36.17%) WebDriver
4 17 (36.17%) JIRA
5 16 (34.04%) SoapUI
6 15 (31.91%) Robotium
7 14 (29.79%) Maven
8 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
9 8 (17.02%) Ant
9 8 (17.02%) Toad
9 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
9 8 (17.02%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (10.64%) Subversion
10 5 (10.64%) Ranorex
11 4 (8.51%) JUnit
11 4 (8.51%) TestNG
12 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
12 3 (6.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Tester
2 11 (23.40%) Test Leader
2 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Automation Tester
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) QA Leader
5 5 (10.64%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (65.96%) Web Services
2 28 (59.57%) SOAP
3 18 (38.30%) REST
4 8 (17.02%) HTML
4 8 (17.02%) J2ME
4 8 (17.02%) WAP
5 5 (10.64%) HTML5
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
6 3 (6.38%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (6.38%) Cocoa
6 3 (6.38%) Flash
7 2 (4.26%) XML
7 2 (4.26%) .NET
7 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.13%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) Mobile App
2 10 (21.28%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (17.02%) Handset
4 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
4 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
5 5 (10.64%) Open Source
5 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (8.51%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (8.51%) Video on Demand
6 4 (8.51%) IPTV
7 1 (2.13%) iPhone
7 1 (2.13%) Kindle
7 1 (2.13%) iPad
7 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Apple iOS
1 15 (31.91%) Android
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) BDD
2 30 (63.83%) TDD
3 23 (48.94%) Test Automation
4 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (31.91%) Scrum
6 14 (29.79%) Automation Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
8 12 (25.53%) SOA
8 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) User Stories
11 4 (8.51%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.26%) Agile Testing
13 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
13 1 (2.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) Python
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) Ruby
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Perl
5 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 2 (4.26%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (4.26%) Groovy
7 1 (2.13%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) HP
2 10 (21.28%) Apple
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 8 (17.02%) Sun
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