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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 570 543 536
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.032% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.27% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 4
Average daily rate
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£290 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
6749 5930 5074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.25% 12.01% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3749 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 110 148
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.94 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 9 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 6 March 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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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 -28 12 £290 -27.50% 5
London -8 8 £290 -27.50% 2
York - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) HP
5 8 (40.00%) ISEB
5 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (40.00%) Selenium
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) Subversion
6 7 (35.00%) Android
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 7 (35.00%) Calabash
6 7 (35.00%) Appium
7 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Validation
7 6 (30.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) HTML
8 5 (25.00%) CSS
8 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (25.00%) UML
8 5 (25.00%) Python
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) Kanban
8 5 (25.00%) V-Model
8 5 (25.00%) Ruby
8 5 (25.00%) JSON
8 5 (25.00%) JIRA

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (15.00%) CMS
1 3 (15.00%) Joomla!
1 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
1 3 (15.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (10.00%) uiautomator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) CDMA
1 3 (15.00%) GSM
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) RTSP
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (40.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Subversion
3 7 (35.00%) Calabash
3 7 (35.00%) Appium
4 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (25.00%) NeoLoad
4 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (15.00%) WatiN
6 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) JSON
1 5 (25.00%) REST
1 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) iPad
2 3 (15.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (10.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Android
2 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Validation
5 5 (25.00%) UML
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Kanban
5 5 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Use Case
8 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 3 (15.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (15.00%) hybris