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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Robotium
Rank 577 553 555
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Robotium 15 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.033% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 5
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£340 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.32% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £364 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -4.00%
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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014.

Robotium Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Robotium
Top 9 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 24 December 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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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 -31 13 £325 -21.21% 4
London +5 7 £325 -21.21% 2
South East - 6 £333 -
City of London -2 4 £325 -22.38%
Scotland - 2 £365 -
South West - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -

Robotium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (100.00%) Android
2 19 (70.37%) Java
3 17 (62.96%) Appium
4 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
4 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) Calabash
6 11 (40.74%) QA
7 10 (37.04%) REST
7 10 (37.04%) Android Development
8 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
10 7 (25.93%) Subversion
10 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
10 7 (25.93%) JSON
10 7 (25.93%) TDD
10 7 (25.93%) Ant
10 7 (25.93%) OO
10 7 (25.93%) Android SDK
10 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
11 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
11 6 (22.22%) RoboGuice
11 6 (22.22%) Android NDK
11 6 (22.22%) Publishing
11 6 (22.22%) OOP
11 6 (22.22%) JNI
11 6 (22.22%) Maven
11 6 (22.22%) Test Automation

Robotium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Appium
2 12 (44.44%) Calabash
3 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) Ant
4 7 (25.93%) Subversion
4 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
5 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 6 (22.22%) Mockito
5 6 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
6 5 (18.52%) Selenium
7 3 (11.11%) Xcode
8 2 (7.41%) Robolectric
9 1 (3.70%) Android Studio
9 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.70%) Gradle
9 1 (3.70%) JIRA
9 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (22.22%) Publishing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
1 10 (37.04%) Android Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) REST
2 7 (25.93%) Android SDK
2 7 (25.93%) JSON
3 6 (22.22%) JNI
3 6 (22.22%) Android NDK
3 6 (22.22%) RoboGuice
4 4 (14.81%) iOS SDK
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) .NET
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) Handset
2 3 (11.11%) iPhone
3 2 (7.41%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Android
2 15 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Android Development
3 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.93%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 7 (25.93%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) OOP
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
8 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.41%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Apple