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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 605 596 576
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 21 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.031% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 11
Average daily rate £563 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.96% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £311 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+95.65% -23.33%
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
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +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
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 12 February 2016.

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 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 20 £563 +93.96% 1
North West - 10 £575 -
South East +16 4 £350 +40.00%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £575 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £575 -
Warrington - 4 £675 -
Cheshire - 4 £675 -
North East - 4 £575 -
West Yorkshire -8 3 £575 +76.92%
Leeds -9 3 £575 +76.92%
Yorkshire -19 3 £575 +76.92%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £250 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £340 -
Milton Keynes -1 1 £300 +20.00%
London -2 1 - - 1
Burnley - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Taunton - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) HP UFT
3 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) Extreme Programming
6 7 (22.58%) Unified Process
6 7 (22.58%) QA
6 7 (22.58%) DSDM
6 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
6 7 (22.58%) HP
6 7 (22.58%) ISEB
6 7 (22.58%) Kanban
6 7 (22.58%) Feature Driven Development
6 7 (22.58%) Scrum-ban
6 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Tableau
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
2 10 (32.26%) HP UFT
3 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) TestComplete
6 2 (6.45%) Appium
6 2 (6.45%) Calabash
6 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.23%) MSTest
7 1 (3.23%) Robotium
7 1 (3.23%) Toad
7 1 (3.23%) UI Automator
7 1 (3.23%) WATIR
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.90%) ETL Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (6.45%) EPoS Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Tester
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Tester
7 2 (6.45%) UAT Tester
8 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) EPoS
1 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 9 (29.03%) Automation Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) DSDM
5 7 (22.58%) Extreme Programming
5 7 (22.58%) Feature Driven Development
5 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Kanban
5 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum-ban
5 7 (22.58%) Unified Process
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) Tableau
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle