The table below looks at the statistics for eggPlant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 649 633 630
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 4 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.043% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.045% 0.31% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 4
Median daily rate £390 £280 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £239 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £455 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8866 8048 7303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.39% 13.78% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 5274 4663
Median daily rate £428 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 161 134
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

eggPlant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing eggPlant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

eggPlant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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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 26 August 2016.

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 4 £390 +39.28% 3
London -12 3 £390 -15.67% 1
City of London +26 2 £390 -8.23%
South East +15 1 £305 -
Surrey - 1 £305 -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for eggPlant.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
4 4 (44.44%) Apple Swift
4 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
4 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) OOP
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Xcode
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
4 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (44.44%) Fiddler
4 4 (44.44%) JSON
4 4 (44.44%) Android
4 4 (44.44%) iPhone
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Finance

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 4 (44.44%) Fiddler
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) Xcode
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (11.11%) Sahi
5 1 (11.11%) WATIR
5 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Java Automation Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
1 4 (44.44%) JSON
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (44.44%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) OOP
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Open Source
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Apple Swift
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Temenos
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware