Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 765 807
Rank change year-on-year -105 +42 +21
Contract jobs citing Calabash 34 133 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 87 67
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £253 £363 £321
90th Percentile £488 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £415 £419
% change year-on-year -12.05% -0.90% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +73.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +73.61% -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 22,406 19,202 16,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 18.59% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,385 13,426 11,227
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 265 253
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.25 £29.00 £22.04
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.15 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +4.88% +2.50%

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 18 December 2018.

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
Top 6 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 18 December 2018. 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
UK excluding London -66 21 £365 -12.05% 4
England -102 21 £450 +5.88% 9
Scotland -2 12 £345 +6.15%
London -38 12 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -12 7 £335 -25.56% 1
East of England -23 2 £475 +18.75%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Calabash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Calabash.

1 26 (76.47%) Jenkins
1 26 (76.47%) Appium
2 25 (73.53%) Test Automation
2 25 (73.53%) Java
3 22 (64.71%) Ruby
4 20 (58.82%) Cucumber
5 18 (52.94%) TeamCity
5 18 (52.94%) Python
6 16 (47.06%) SQL
6 16 (47.06%) JUnit
6 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (41.18%) SpecFlow
8 13 (38.24%) JMeter
9 12 (35.29%) C#
9 12 (35.29%) JBehave
9 12 (35.29%) Gatling
10 11 (32.35%) SDET
10 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
11 10 (29.41%) QA
12 9 (26.47%) Docker
13 8 (23.53%) Android
13 8 (23.53%) Selenium
13 8 (23.53%) JIRA
13 8 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (23.53%) TDD
13 8 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
14 7 (20.59%) MongoDB

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 7 (20.59%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (11.76%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.65%) Serverless
3 5 (14.71%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.94%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.94%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Redis
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (76.47%) Appium
1 26 (76.47%) Jenkins
2 20 (58.82%) Cucumber
3 18 (52.94%) TeamCity
4 16 (47.06%) JUnit
5 14 (41.18%) SpecFlow
6 13 (38.24%) JMeter
7 12 (35.29%) Gatling
7 12 (35.29%) JBehave
8 8 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (23.53%) JIRA
8 8 (23.53%) Selenium
9 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 6 (17.65%) CircleCI
11 3 (8.82%) Android Studio
11 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
11 3 (8.82%) Gradle
11 3 (8.82%) IntelliJ
11 3 (8.82%) Pivotal Tracker
11 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Automation Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Applications Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Developer in Test
5 5 (14.71%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Android Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) RESTful
3 3 (8.82%) Android SDK
3 3 (8.82%) Dagger
3 3 (8.82%) JSON
3 3 (8.82%) React
3 3 (8.82%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (8.82%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) RxJava
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) Chai
5 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) React Native
5 1 (2.94%) Redux
5 1 (2.94%) Sass
5 1 (2.94%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 8 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Native
3 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Android
2 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) SDET
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (23.53%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
6 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) DevOps
7 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) API Testing
8 3 (8.82%) MVC
8 3 (8.82%) MVVM
8 3 (8.82%) OO
8 3 (8.82%) OOP
8 3 (8.82%) Open Source
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Java
2 22 (64.71%) Ruby
3 18 (52.94%) Python
4 16 (47.06%) SQL
5 12 (35.29%) C#
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) Groovy
7 3 (8.82%) Kotlin
7 3 (8.82%) Scala
7 3 (8.82%) VB
8 2 (5.88%) Apple Swift
8 2 (5.88%) C++
8 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Ansible
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.88%) Kibana
4 1 (2.94%) rkt
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) New Relic