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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Robotium
Rank 610 584 562
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -22
Contract jobs citing Robotium 12 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.029% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 11
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
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
7561 7039 5888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.28% 12.88% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4527 3682
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 149 143
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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
Top 8 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 4 August 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 -23 10 £413 +30.95% 1
London -6 5 £350 +11.11% 1
South West - 5 £425 -
Bristol - 5 £425 -
City of London -11 3 £350 -6.04%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -

Robotium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) Java
1 24 (92.31%) Android
2 18 (69.23%) Android Development
3 17 (65.38%) Robolectric
4 15 (57.69%) TDD
4 15 (57.69%) OO
5 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
6 10 (38.46%) Calabash
7 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
7 9 (34.62%) uiautomator
7 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
8 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
8 8 (30.77%) BDD
9 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
9 7 (26.92%) User Experience
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
10 6 (23.08%) OOP
11 5 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (19.23%) Internet
11 5 (19.23%) OOD
11 5 (19.23%) .NET
11 5 (19.23%) Web Services
11 5 (19.23%) Windows
11 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
11 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (19.23%) Kanban
11 5 (19.23%) Google
11 5 (19.23%) Appium

Robotium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) uiautomator
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Robolectric
2 10 (38.46%) Calabash
3 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (19.23%) Appium
4 5 (19.23%) Mechanoid
5 4 (15.38%) Selenium
6 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
7 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.69%) TestNG
7 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 2 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (3.85%) JUnit
8 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.85%) Android Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 15 (57.69%) Android Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Android Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
1 5 (19.23%) ActionBarSherlock
2 2 (7.69%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.85%) RoboGuice
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 5 (19.23%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Android
2 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Phone
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Phone 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Android Development
2 15 (57.69%) OO
2 15 (57.69%) TDD
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
6 8 (30.77%) BDD
6 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
8 6 (23.08%) OOP
9 5 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (19.23%) OOD
9 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (19.23%) Kanban
9 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.54%) HOOD
12 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
2 2 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Google