The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 602 592 562
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -30
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 20 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £380 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-33.75% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00

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
7561 7039 5888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.28% 12.88% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4527 3682
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 149 143
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 4 August 2015.

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 17 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 4 August 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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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 -4 20 £280 -37.77% 6
London +4 5 £463 -7.50% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £260 - 1
Leeds - 5 £260 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £260 - 1
North West - 4 £350 -
East of England - 4 £238 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £210 -
Liverpool - 3 £350 -
Merseyside - 3 £350 -
Cambridge - 3 £210 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 £425 - 3
Colchester - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 £500 -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) ETL
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
5 8 (25.81%) QA
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
6 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (19.35%) HP UFT
7 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) Ruby
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (16.13%) TDD
8 5 (16.13%) Content Management
8 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (16.13%) C++
8 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
8 5 (16.13%) SOAP
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (16.13%) Test Management
8 5 (16.13%) Open Source

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
1 2 (6.45%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
2 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
3 6 (19.35%) HP UFT
4 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
5 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.90%) JIRA
5 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.68%) JUnit
6 3 (9.68%) Xcode
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.45%) Appium
7 2 (6.45%) Calabash
7 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) JMeter
8 1 (3.23%) Toad
8 1 (3.23%) MSTest
8 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) SOAP
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (9.68%) Middleware
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) REST
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
1 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.23%) EFT
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
2 10 (32.26%) Test Strategy
3 9 (29.03%) ETL
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) Content Management
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Open Source
8 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Content Management
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
9 3 (9.68%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Email Management
10 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
10 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Ruby
5 5 (16.13%) C++
5 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) Python
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Tableau
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (3.23%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.23%) Mercator
5 1 (3.23%) ESRI
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