Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Calabash skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Calabash over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Calabash
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 849 804
Rank change year-on-year +130 -45 -94
Contract jobs citing Calabash 130 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.053% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 0.34% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 58
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £275 £319 £319
90th Percentile £525 £482 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -11.90% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -

Calabash is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17031 16959 14877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.86% 15.43% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11636 11541 9664
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £299 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 290 266
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.25 £21.94
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

Calabash
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Calabash as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Calabash.

Contractor daily rate trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Calabash over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Calabash over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Calabash in the UK

Calabash
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Calabash within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +120 122 £425 +6.25% 15
UK excluding London +105 66 £370 -11.90% 6
London +20 64 £448 +12.00% 10
East of England - 33 £370 - 1
South East +41 19 £313 -19.35%
Scotland - 8 £320 - 1
North of England +56 2 - - 1
South West +10 2 £413 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Midlands - 2 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Calabash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Calabash.

1 90 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (67.69%) Test Automation
3 83 (63.85%) Java
4 78 (60.00%) TDD
5 77 (59.23%) Mobile App
6 68 (52.31%) Ruby
7 64 (49.23%) Jenkins
8 61 (46.92%) Cucumber
8 61 (46.92%) Android
9 53 (40.77%) Appium
10 52 (40.00%) BDD
11 49 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (35.38%) Selenium
13 44 (33.85%) JIRA
13 44 (33.85%) JavaScript
14 43 (33.08%) Apple iOS
15 42 (32.31%) Python
15 42 (32.31%) Git (software)
16 41 (31.54%) RESTful
16 41 (31.54%) JSON
17 36 (27.69%) QA
18 35 (26.92%) XML
19 32 (24.62%) SQL
20 30 (23.08%) C#
21 26 (20.00%) JUnit
22 25 (19.23%) SpecFlow
22 25 (19.23%) Functional Testing
23 24 (18.46%) Web Services
23 24 (18.46%) Banking
24 23 (17.69%) Gradle

Calabash
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.54%) Confluence
2 8 (6.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (6.15%) Mule
3 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.62%) GitHub
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.77%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.77%) CloudBees
3 1 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) MQTT
2 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) Redis
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (49.23%) Jenkins
2 61 (46.92%) Cucumber
3 53 (40.77%) Appium
4 46 (35.38%) Selenium
5 44 (33.85%) JIRA
6 42 (32.31%) Git (software)
7 26 (20.00%) JUnit
8 25 (19.23%) SpecFlow
9 23 (17.69%) Gradle
10 17 (13.08%) JBehave
11 16 (12.31%) Capybara
12 14 (10.77%) JMeter
12 14 (10.77%) SoapUI
12 14 (10.77%) TeamCity
12 14 (10.77%) WebDriver
13 12 (9.23%) Android Studio
14 10 (7.69%) Gatling
14 10 (7.69%) Xcode
15 8 (6.15%) webpack
16 6 (4.62%) Protractor
General
1 24 (18.46%) Banking
2 22 (16.92%) Finance
3 21 (16.15%) Retail
4 10 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
5 9 (6.92%) Retail Banking
6 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.85%) Automotive
8 1 (0.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.77%) Games
8 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (28.46%) Developer
2 29 (22.31%) Test Engineer
3 27 (20.77%) Tester
4 21 (16.15%) Automation Tester
5 20 (15.38%) Android Developer
6 14 (10.77%) Analyst
6 14 (10.77%) Test Analyst
7 12 (9.23%) Developer in Test
7 12 (9.23%) Mobile Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Software Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Applications Engineer
9 10 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Mobile Tester
11 8 (6.15%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (5.38%) Software Developer
12 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Technical Test Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Digital Transformation
13 6 (4.62%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.54%) JSON
1 41 (31.54%) RESTful
2 35 (26.92%) XML
3 24 (18.46%) Web Services
4 21 (16.15%) Gherkin
5 19 (14.62%) HTML
6 18 (13.85%) Android SDK
7 17 (13.08%) REST
7 17 (13.08%) SOAP
8 16 (12.31%) Core Animation
8 16 (12.31%) Core Data
9 11 (8.46%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.15%) RxJava
10 8 (6.15%) Spring
10 8 (6.15%) Spring Boot
11 7 (5.38%) Angular 2
11 7 (5.38%) Apache Cordova
11 7 (5.38%) Hystrix
12 4 (3.08%) React
12 4 (3.08%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 77 (59.23%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.31%) Animation
3 9 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.15%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.08%) User Experience
6 4 (3.08%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.77%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 61 (46.92%) Android
2 43 (33.08%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.85%) Windows
4 3 (2.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (67.69%) Test Automation
3 78 (60.00%) TDD
4 52 (40.00%) BDD
5 49 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (19.23%) Functional Testing
7 22 (16.92%) Pair Programming
7 22 (16.92%) Scrum
8 21 (16.15%) Android Development
8 21 (16.15%) SDET
9 19 (14.62%) MVC
10 18 (13.85%) DevOps
11 16 (12.31%) OOA/OOD
11 16 (12.31%) OOD
11 16 (12.31%) Push Notifications
11 16 (12.31%) Software Engineering
12 15 (11.54%) API Testing
13 13 (10.00%) Manual Testing
14 12 (9.23%) OO
14 12 (9.23%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (63.85%) Java
2 68 (52.31%) Ruby
3 44 (33.85%) JavaScript
4 42 (32.31%) Python
5 32 (24.62%) SQL
6 30 (23.08%) C#
7 17 (13.08%) Apple Swift
8 13 (10.00%) VB
9 7 (5.38%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.62%) C++
11 5 (3.85%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.54%) ES6
13 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.77%) Go
13 1 (0.77%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 9 (6.92%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) ISEB
2 4 (3.08%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.08%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) Consul
2 1 (0.77%) Graphite
2 1 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.77%) Kibana
2 1 (0.77%) logstash
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) Xamarin
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.31%) Splunk
4 2 (1.54%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.77%) HP
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