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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 586 557 583
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 8 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.22% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 5903 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 11.55% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4550 3699 3587
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 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 220
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% -

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 31 July 2014.

eggPlant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 19 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 5 £450 +12.50% 6
London +16 3 £500 +12.35% 4
South Wales - 3 £400 -
Wales - 3 £400 -
Cardiff - 3 £400 -
East of England - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
Preston - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (79.17%) Web Services
2 35 (72.92%) SOAP
3 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 31 (64.58%) Mobile App
5 30 (62.50%) BDD
6 28 (58.33%) Selenium
7 25 (52.08%) Cucumber
7 25 (52.08%) REST
8 24 (50.00%) TDD
9 23 (47.92%) Scrum
9 23 (47.92%) JIRA
10 22 (45.83%) SoapUI
10 22 (45.83%) Calabash
10 22 (45.83%) Maven
10 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (41.67%) JBehave
12 19 (39.58%) Regression Testing
12 19 (39.58%) SQL
13 18 (37.50%) Android
13 18 (37.50%) Apple iOS
14 16 (33.33%) Robotium
14 16 (33.33%) QA
14 16 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (33.33%) HP
14 16 (33.33%) Apple
14 16 (33.33%) Finance
15 15 (31.25%) Manual Testing
15 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
16 14 (29.17%) Apache Ivy
16 14 (29.17%) 4G

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (29.17%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) 3G
1 14 (29.17%) 2G
1 14 (29.17%) 4G
2 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 25 (52.08%) Cucumber
3 23 (47.92%) JIRA
4 22 (45.83%) Maven
4 22 (45.83%) SoapUI
4 22 (45.83%) Calabash
5 20 (41.67%) JBehave
6 16 (33.33%) Robotium
7 14 (29.17%) Apache Ivy
7 14 (29.17%) Ant
7 14 (29.17%) Toad
7 14 (29.17%) LoadRunner
8 12 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (8.33%) Subversion
9 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (27.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 12 (25.00%) Tester
3 9 (18.75%) QA Leader
4 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
4 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.08%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (79.17%) Web Services
2 35 (72.92%) SOAP
3 25 (52.08%) REST
4 14 (29.17%) J2ME
4 14 (29.17%) WAP
5 9 (18.75%) HTML
6 5 (10.42%) HTML5
7 4 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
7 4 (8.33%) Flash
7 4 (8.33%) Cocoa
8 2 (4.17%) RESTful
8 2 (4.17%) .NET
8 2 (4.17%) XML
8 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (64.58%) Mobile App
2 14 (29.17%) Handset
3 7 (14.58%) Open Source
3 7 (14.58%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 5 (10.42%) IPTV
5 5 (10.42%) Video on Demand
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Android
1 18 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (62.50%) BDD
3 24 (50.00%) TDD
4 23 (47.92%) Scrum
5 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (39.58%) Regression Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
8 12 (25.00%) SOA
9 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.50%) User Stories
10 4 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (2.08%) ITIL
13 1 (2.08%) Code Coverage
13 1 (2.08%) Benchmarking
13 1 (2.08%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) Ruby
3 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) Objective-C
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
5 4 (8.33%) Java
5 4 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
1 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) HP
1 16 (33.33%) Apple
2 14 (29.17%) Oracle
2 14 (29.17%) Sun