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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 596 558 601
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +43
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 5 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.032% 0.003%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.070% 0.27% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
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£400 £398 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +59.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 -
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
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 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
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 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 23 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 20 August 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 -39 4 £400 +0.31% 7
London +9 2 £450 +1.12% 2
Cardiff -3 1 £400 +0.62%
South Wales -7 1 £400 +0.62%
Wales -10 1 £400 +0.62%
Cambridge - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Preston - - - -
York - - - - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (81.58%) Web Services
2 28 (73.68%) SOAP
3 25 (65.79%) Mobile App
4 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
4 24 (63.16%) BDD
5 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
6 19 (50.00%) Calabash
6 19 (50.00%) Selenium
7 18 (47.37%) TDD
7 18 (47.37%) REST
8 17 (44.74%) JBehave
8 17 (44.74%) JIRA
9 16 (42.11%) Maven
9 16 (42.11%) Scrum
9 16 (42.11%) Regression Testing
9 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
10 15 (39.47%) Finance
10 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (36.84%) Android
11 14 (36.84%) SQL
11 14 (36.84%) Automation Testing
11 14 (36.84%) Apple iOS
11 14 (36.84%) Robotium
12 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (31.58%) HP
12 12 (31.58%) Apple
13 11 (28.95%) 3G
13 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
13 11 (28.95%) 2G
13 11 (28.95%) Oracle

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (28.95%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) 3G
1 11 (28.95%) 2G
1 11 (28.95%) 4G
2 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
2 19 (50.00%) Calabash
2 19 (50.00%) Selenium
3 17 (44.74%) JIRA
3 17 (44.74%) JBehave
4 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
4 16 (42.11%) Maven
5 14 (36.84%) Robotium
6 11 (28.95%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (28.95%) Ant
6 11 (28.95%) Toad
6 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
7 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.89%) Subversion
8 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 8 (21.05%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) QA Leader
4 5 (13.16%) Mobile Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (81.58%) Web Services
2 28 (73.68%) SOAP
3 18 (47.37%) REST
4 11 (28.95%) J2ME
4 11 (28.95%) WAP
5 7 (18.42%) HTML
6 4 (10.53%) HTML5
7 3 (7.89%) Flash
7 3 (7.89%) Cocoa Touch
7 3 (7.89%) Cocoa
8 2 (5.26%) RESTful
8 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (65.79%) Mobile App
2 11 (28.95%) Handset
3 7 (18.42%) Open Source
4 5 (13.16%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
6 3 (7.89%) IPTV
6 3 (7.89%) Video on Demand
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Android
1 14 (36.84%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
1 24 (63.16%) BDD
2 18 (47.37%) TDD
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
3 16 (42.11%) Regression Testing
4 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (36.84%) Automation Testing
6 11 (28.95%) Manual Testing
7 10 (26.32%) SOA
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.53%) User Stories
8 4 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.63%) Code Coverage
10 1 (2.63%) Release Management
10 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) Python
3 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Groovy
4 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
1 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) HP
1 12 (31.58%) Apple
2 11 (28.95%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) Sun