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 24 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 574 555 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 11 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.014% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £287 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £265 £350
% change year-on-year
+69.81% -24.28%
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
47197 44125 44556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.57% 92.83% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30320 27264 25557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1929 2395
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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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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 +14 6 £400 - 1
South East - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) Java
2 21 (60.00%) BDD
3 20 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 18 (51.43%) Selenium
5 15 (42.86%) Scrum
6 13 (37.14%) SQL
7 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
8 10 (28.57%) Web Services
8 10 (28.57%) TDD
9 9 (25.71%) QA
9 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
10 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
10 8 (22.86%) JIRA
10 8 (22.86%) Linux
11 7 (20.00%) User Stories
12 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 6 (17.14%) RESTful
12 6 (17.14%) UNIX
12 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.14%) FitNesse
13 5 (14.29%) Ruby
13 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Python
13 5 (14.29%) JUnit
13 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
14 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
14 4 (11.43%) SoapUI

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 18 (51.43%) Selenium
3 8 (22.86%) JIRA
3 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
4 6 (17.14%) FitNesse
5 5 (14.29%) JUnit
6 4 (11.43%) JMeter
6 4 (11.43%) WATIR
6 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.57%) Concordion
8 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.71%) Hudson
8 2 (5.71%) TestNG
8 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.86%) Subversion
9 1 (2.86%) Maven
9 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) RESTful
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) XSLT
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) New Media
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) BDD
3 15 (42.86%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Test Automation
5 10 (28.57%) TDD
6 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (20.00%) User Stories
8 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.57%) Kanban
11 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
12 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
12 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
13 1 (2.86%) V-Model
13 1 (2.86%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.57%) Scala
6 3 (8.57%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
1 3 (8.57%) Mercator
2 1 (2.86%) HP
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