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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 564 558 551
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 24 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.049% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.053% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 11
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£375 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £355 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £499 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.71%
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
49918 47231 45321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.31% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32491 29236 27556
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1858 1876 1985
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -9 18 £400 -15.78% 2
South East -17 4 £325 -18.75%
South West -3 1 £310 -31.11% 1
East of England - 1 - -
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Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) Selenium
3 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
4 16 (35.56%) BDD
5 15 (33.33%) Scrum
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
7 12 (26.67%) JIRA
7 12 (26.67%) QA
7 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
9 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 10 (22.22%) TDD
9 10 (22.22%) Automation Testing
10 9 (20.00%) SpecFlow
10 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Java
12 7 (15.56%) C#
12 7 (15.56%) .NET
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle
12 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
12 7 (15.56%) User Stories
12 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
13 6 (13.33%) Linux
13 6 (13.33%) UNIX
13 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
13 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (57.78%) Selenium
2 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
3 12 (26.67%) JIRA
4 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
5 9 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 5 (11.11%) JUnit
7 5 (11.11%) JMeter
7 5 (11.11%) NUnit
7 5 (11.11%) Subversion
8 4 (8.89%) Maven
8 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
8 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (8.89%) JBehave
8 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.44%) Hudson
10 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Military
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) REST
3 4 (8.89%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.67%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) Spring
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) DataPower
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) UNIX
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) BDD
3 15 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 10 (22.22%) TDD
5 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 10 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) User Stories
8 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
10 5 (11.11%) System Testing
10 5 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VBScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) F#
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Endeca
3 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) Cadence
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) hybris
4 1 (2.22%) Venda