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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 611 574 602
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +28
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 1 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.023% 0.003%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.19% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Average daily rate
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- £399 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £381 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
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 24 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 19 September 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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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 -19 1 - - 4
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
London - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (78.79%) Web Services
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) SOAP
3 23 (69.70%) BDD
4 21 (63.64%) Mobile App
5 20 (60.61%) Cucumber
5 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
6 18 (54.55%) TDD
6 18 (54.55%) Calabash
7 16 (48.48%) JBehave
8 14 (42.42%) Apple iOS
8 14 (42.42%) REST
8 14 (42.42%) Robotium
8 14 (42.42%) Android
8 14 (42.42%) Selenium
8 14 (42.42%) Finance
9 13 (39.39%) JIRA
10 12 (36.36%) Maven
10 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
10 12 (36.36%) Scrum
10 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
11 11 (33.33%) Automation Testing
12 10 (30.30%) Test Planning
12 10 (30.30%) SQL
13 9 (27.27%) SOA
14 8 (24.24%) HP
14 8 (24.24%) Apple
14 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
15 7 (21.21%) Handset

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (21.21%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) 3G
1 7 (21.21%) 2G
1 7 (21.21%) 4G
2 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) Cucumber
2 18 (54.55%) Calabash
3 16 (48.48%) JBehave
4 14 (42.42%) Robotium
4 14 (42.42%) Selenium
5 13 (39.39%) JIRA
6 12 (36.36%) Maven
6 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
7 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
7 7 (21.21%) Toad
7 7 (21.21%) Ant
7 7 (21.21%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
9 3 (9.09%) Subversion
10 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Test Leader
2 8 (24.24%) Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Mobile Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (78.79%) Web Services
2 24 (72.73%) SOAP
3 14 (42.42%) REST
4 7 (21.21%) WAP
4 7 (21.21%) J2ME
4 7 (21.21%) HTML
5 4 (12.12%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) Cocoa
6 3 (9.09%) Flash
6 3 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
7 2 (6.06%) XML
8 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 7 (21.21%) Handset
3 6 (18.18%) Open Source
4 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
4 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.09%) IPTV
5 3 (9.09%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (9.09%) Video on Demand
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (3.03%) Replication
7 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Apple iOS
1 14 (42.42%) Android
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) BDD
3 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
4 18 (54.55%) TDD
5 12 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Scrum
6 11 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Test Planning
8 9 (27.27%) SOA
9 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
10 4 (12.12%) User Stories
10 4 (12.12%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
11 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
11 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 1 (3.03%) Release Management
12 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Ruby
3 3 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) HP
1 8 (24.24%) Apple
2 7 (21.21%) Sun
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle