The table below looks at the statistics for Robotium skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Robotium 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
Robotium
Rank 594 573 595
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing Robotium 10 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.22% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
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£370 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -
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
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%

Robotium
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Robotium within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Robotium Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Robotium
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Robotium within the UK.

Robotium Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Robotium
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Robotium within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Robotium Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Robotium
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Robotium 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
London +11 9 £373 -6.87% 4
England -28 9 £373 -0.66% 6
City of London +25 4 £373 -0.66% 3
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -

Robotium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Robotium 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 Robotium.

1 40 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (81.25%) Calabash
3 36 (75.00%) Android
4 29 (60.42%) Appium
5 27 (56.25%) Apple iOS
6 25 (52.08%) Test Automation
7 20 (41.67%) Java
8 18 (37.50%) BDD
8 18 (37.50%) Mobile App
9 17 (35.42%) QA
10 16 (33.33%) TDD
11 15 (31.25%) Ruby
12 14 (29.17%) Web Services
12 14 (29.17%) Selenium
12 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
13 13 (27.08%) JBehave
13 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
13 13 (27.08%) eggPlant
14 12 (25.00%) SOAP
14 12 (25.00%) Scrum
15 10 (20.83%) Finance
16 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
16 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 8 (16.67%) SOA
18 7 (14.58%) Android SDK
19 6 (12.50%) uiautomator
19 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
19 6 (12.50%) REST
19 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing

Robotium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Robotium 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 Robotium. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) uiautomator
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (81.25%) Calabash
2 29 (60.42%) Appium
3 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 13 (27.08%) JBehave
4 13 (27.08%) eggPlant
5 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.42%) JIRA
8 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
9 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
9 3 (6.25%) Xcode
9 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.17%) Robolectric
10 2 (4.17%) JMeter
10 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.08%) Hudson
11 1 (2.08%) Subversion
11 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Tester
2 9 (18.75%) Automation Tester
2 9 (18.75%) Mobile Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Android Developer
6 1 (2.08%) QA Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Web Services
2 12 (25.00%) SOAP
3 7 (14.58%) Android SDK
4 6 (12.50%) REST
5 5 (10.42%) iOS SDK
6 4 (8.33%) RESTful
7 2 (4.17%) XML
8 1 (2.08%) DOM
8 1 (2.08%) J2SE
8 1 (2.08%) JSON
8 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.50%) Open Source
3 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.33%) IPTV
4 4 (8.33%) Video on Demand
4 4 (8.33%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.25%) iPhone
5 3 (6.25%) Handset
6 2 (4.17%) iPad
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (75.00%) Android
2 27 (56.25%) Apple iOS
3 6 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (6.25%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) Test Automation
3 18 (37.50%) BDD
4 16 (33.33%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
6 12 (25.00%) Scrum
7 9 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.67%) SOA
9 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.33%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
11 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.17%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) Ruby
3 4 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) Groovy
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) Korn
5 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) XPath
6 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) Apple