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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TestPlant eggPlant
Rank 603 570 596
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 1 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.032% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.27% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 1
Average daily rate
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- £398 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £398 -
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
7375 6260 6373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.86% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4906 4055 3538
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 £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 125 239
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 22 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 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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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 -37 1 - - 6
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
London - - - - 2
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - - 3
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

eggPlant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 24 (92.31%) Web Services
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) SOAP
3 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 18 (69.23%) BDD
4 17 (65.38%) Calabash
5 16 (61.54%) Mobile App
6 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
6 15 (57.69%) JBehave
7 13 (50.00%) TDD
7 13 (50.00%) REST
7 13 (50.00%) Robotium
8 12 (46.15%) JIRA
8 12 (46.15%) Selenium
9 11 (42.31%) Maven
9 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
9 11 (42.31%) Scrum
9 11 (42.31%) SoapUI
10 10 (38.46%) Apple iOS
10 10 (38.46%) Android
11 9 (34.62%) Finance
11 9 (34.62%) SQL
11 9 (34.62%) SOA
11 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
12 7 (26.92%) HP
12 7 (26.92%) Apple
12 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
13 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
13 6 (23.08%) Handset

eggPlant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) uiautomator
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) 3G
1 6 (23.08%) 2G
1 6 (23.08%) 4G
2 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Calabash
2 15 (57.69%) Cucumber
2 15 (57.69%) JBehave
3 13 (50.00%) Robotium
4 12 (46.15%) JIRA
4 12 (46.15%) Selenium
5 11 (42.31%) SoapUI
5 11 (42.31%) Maven
6 6 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
6 6 (23.08%) Appium
6 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 6 (23.08%) Ant
6 6 (23.08%) Toad
6 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
7 3 (11.54%) Subversion
7 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Test Leader
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) QA Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) Web Services
2 22 (84.62%) SOAP
3 13 (50.00%) REST
4 6 (23.08%) J2ME
4 6 (23.08%) WAP
5 3 (11.54%) Cocoa
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
5 3 (11.54%) Cocoa Touch
5 3 (11.54%) Flash
6 2 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) Handset
3 5 (19.23%) Open Source
4 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
5 3 (11.54%) IPTV
5 3 (11.54%) Video on Demand
5 3 (11.54%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (3.85%) Replication
7 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Android
1 10 (38.46%) Apple iOS
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) BDD
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 11 (42.31%) Scrum
4 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
5 9 (34.62%) SOA
5 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
6 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Release Management
9 1 (3.85%) Code Coverage
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) Objective-C
2 3 (11.54%) Ruby
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
1 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) HP
1 7 (26.92%) Apple
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Sun