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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 587 572 558
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 13 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.050% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
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£425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £370 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
-33.75% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £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
7416 6860 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 4357 3438
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 £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 158 158
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £31.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £52.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 30 June 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 16 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 30 June 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 -18 12 £425 -2.85%
London -27 4 £463 +4.22%
East of England - 4 £238 -
South East - 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £210 -
Cambridge - 3 £210 -
Reading - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
City of London -9 1 £425 +6.25%
Essex - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) Ruby
5 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (28.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (20.00%) QA
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.00%) Content Management
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) HP
8 4 (16.00%) RTSP
8 4 (16.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) HTTP
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) Calabash
8 4 (16.00%) Appium
8 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (16.00%) REST
8 4 (16.00%) Open Source

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (16.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
2 3 (12.00%) Joomla!
2 3 (12.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (12.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (8.00%) FileNet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) RTSP
2 2 (8.00%) CDMA
2 2 (8.00%) GSM
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Calabash
4 4 (16.00%) Appium
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.00%) Xcode
5 3 (12.00%) WatiN
5 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.00%) Subversion
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) Toad
7 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
7 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (4.00%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) AWS Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) JSON
1 4 (16.00%) REST
1 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Digital Media
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (4.00%) EFT
3 1 (4.00%) IPTV
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
1 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.00%) Content Management
5 4 (16.00%) Use Case
5 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Content Management
5 4 (16.00%) Open Source
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Kanban
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 2 (8.00%) Validation
7 2 (8.00%) Document Management
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Email Management
7 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) Ruby
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 2 (8.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Sitecore
2 3 (12.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Mercator
3 1 (4.00%) ESRI
3 1 (4.00%) Wall Street Systems