The table below looks at the statistics for the Agile Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 531 522 505
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 28 32 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.069% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.075% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 1
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£325 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43265 42840 38456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.50% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27090 25773 22427
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1673 1859 2173
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Agile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Agile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Tester across the England region.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -5 13 £435 +35.93% 1
South West - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Scrum
3 21 (55.26%) Cucumber
4 20 (52.63%) Oracle
5 15 (39.47%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) SpecFlow
6 14 (36.84%) Automation Testing
6 14 (36.84%) QA
7 13 (34.21%) Gherkin
8 12 (31.58%) Selenium
8 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 11 (28.95%) Java
10 10 (26.32%) TDD
10 10 (26.32%) BDD
11 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
12 8 (21.05%) JIRA
13 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (18.42%) JSON
14 6 (15.79%) C#
14 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
15 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
15 5 (13.16%) User Stories
15 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
15 5 (13.16%) Linux
15 5 (13.16%) JMeter
15 5 (13.16%) .NET
16 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
16 4 (10.53%) Python
16 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (10.53%) Toad

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 3 (7.89%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Cucumber
2 14 (36.84%) SpecFlow
3 12 (31.58%) Selenium
4 8 (21.05%) JIRA
5 5 (13.16%) JMeter
5 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.53%) Toad
6 4 (10.53%) FitNesse
7 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.89%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.26%) Capybara
8 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.26%) JBehave
8 2 (5.26%) JUnit
8 2 (5.26%) NUnit
8 2 (5.26%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Front Office
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (18.42%) JSON
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) jQuery
5 3 (7.89%) RESTful
5 3 (7.89%) CSS
5 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
6 2 (5.26%) SOAP
6 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (5.26%) REST
6 2 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.63%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Scrum
3 14 (36.84%) Automation Testing
4 10 (26.32%) BDD
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.16%) User Stories
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.89%) Analytics
10 3 (7.89%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (7.89%) Kanban
11 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.26%) System Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) Lua
6 2 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Mercator
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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