The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Robotium
Rank 585 551 575
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs citing Robotium 19 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
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£338 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 17 £320 -14.66% 12
London +20 16 £320 -20.00% 9
City of London +12 5 £375 -3.22% 2
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - -

Robotium
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 50 (84.75%) Calabash
2 39 (66.10%) Android
3 36 (61.02%) Test Automation
4 31 (52.54%) Apple iOS
5 27 (45.76%) BDD
6 25 (42.37%) Ruby
6 25 (42.37%) Java
7 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (40.68%) TDD
8 22 (37.29%) Selenium
9 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
9 21 (35.59%) Mobile App
10 19 (32.20%) JBehave
10 19 (32.20%) Web Services
11 18 (30.51%) Scrum
11 18 (30.51%) QA
12 16 (27.12%) eggPlant
13 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
13 15 (25.42%) SOAP
14 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
15 12 (20.34%) Finance
15 12 (20.34%) SOA
16 11 (18.64%) Android SDK
16 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
17 10 (16.95%) REST
17 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
19 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
19 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
19 8 (13.56%) iOS SDK

Robotium
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (84.75%) Calabash
2 22 (37.29%) Selenium
3 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
4 19 (32.20%) JBehave
5 16 (27.12%) eggPlant
6 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
7 11 (18.64%) WebDriver
8 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
9 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
10 6 (10.17%) JIRA
11 5 (8.47%) TeamCity
12 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
13 3 (5.08%) IntelliJ
13 3 (5.08%) Xcode
13 3 (5.08%) Hudson
14 2 (3.39%) JMeter
15 1 (1.69%) Subversion
15 1 (1.69%) Maven
15 1 (1.69%) Ant
15 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Tester
2 13 (22.03%) Automation Tester
3 12 (20.34%) Mobile Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.86%) Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 1 (1.69%) Engineering Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Manual Tester
9 1 (1.69%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Applications Tester
9 1 (1.69%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior QA Tester
9 1 (1.69%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.69%) Technical Tester
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) Web Services
2 15 (25.42%) SOAP
3 11 (18.64%) Android SDK
4 10 (16.95%) REST
5 8 (13.56%) iOS SDK
6 4 (6.78%) RESTful
7 2 (3.39%) XML
8 1 (1.69%) DOM
8 1 (1.69%) J2SE
8 1 (1.69%) WSDL
8 1 (1.69%) JSON
8 1 (1.69%) HTML5
8 1 (1.69%) HTML
8 1 (1.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.86%) IPTV
2 7 (11.86%) Video on Demand
3 6 (10.17%) Open Source
4 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.08%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Handset
6 2 (3.39%) iPhone
6 2 (3.39%) iPad
7 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.69%) Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (66.10%) Android
2 31 (52.54%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.17%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (61.02%) Test Automation
2 27 (45.76%) BDD
3 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) TDD
4 18 (30.51%) Scrum
5 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
6 12 (20.34%) SOA
7 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.78%) OO
12 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
12 3 (5.08%) Manual Testing
13 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
13 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.39%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
13 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (1.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) Java
1 25 (42.37%) Ruby
2 6 (10.17%) Python
3 5 (8.47%) Groovy
4 4 (6.78%) Perl
5 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.08%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.08%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.39%) Korn
6 2 (3.39%) SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Perforce
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) HP
2 1 (1.69%) Apple
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