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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 566 534 543
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 36 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.13% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 22
Average daily rate £338 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £235 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Tester
UK

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
44618 44325 41838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.46% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 28067 25288
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1611 1774 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Agile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Agile Tester Hourly Rate Trend 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Yorkshire -19 9 £318 +15.45% 2
South East +2 8 £338 +25.00% 1
London -7 7 £400 -4.76% 7
South West +4 5 £413 +22.22% 3
North East - 4 £360 -
North West -21 3 £280 -16.41% 1
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Selenium
3 27 (34.18%) BDD
4 21 (26.58%) Test Scripting
5 20 (25.32%) Test Automation
5 20 (25.32%) Java
6 19 (24.05%) JIRA
6 19 (24.05%) QA
7 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
8 17 (21.52%) Scrum
9 15 (18.99%) SQL
9 15 (18.99%) .NET
9 15 (18.99%) ISEB
9 15 (18.99%) Automation Testing
9 15 (18.99%) WebDriver
10 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
11 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
12 12 (15.19%) TDD
12 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
12 12 (15.19%) C#
12 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
12 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (13.92%) Oracle
13 11 (13.92%) HP
14 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Web Services
14 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
15 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) JBoss
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) HipChat
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Sage Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Selenium
2 19 (24.05%) JIRA
3 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
4 15 (18.99%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.39%) HP UFT
6 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.59%) JUnit
6 6 (7.59%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.33%) JBehave
7 5 (6.33%) JMeter
7 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.06%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (5.06%) Maven
9 3 (3.80%) Capybara
9 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (3.80%) Toad
9 3 (3.80%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Military
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Advertising
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 10 (12.66%) Web Services
3 5 (6.33%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.33%) SOAP
4 4 (5.06%) XML
5 3 (3.80%) J2EE
5 3 (3.80%) Middleware
5 3 (3.80%) RESTful
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.27%) Java EE
7 1 (1.27%) JSON
7 1 (1.27%) WinForms
7 1 (1.27%) WSDL
7 1 (1.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) CESG
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) BDD
3 21 (26.58%) Test Scripting
4 20 (25.32%) Test Automation
5 17 (21.52%) Scrum
6 15 (18.99%) Automation Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
8 12 (15.19%) TDD
9 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.13%) SDLC
11 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.59%) CRM
12 6 (7.59%) Waterfall
13 5 (6.33%) Manual Testing
13 5 (6.33%) Test Management
13 5 (6.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) Java
2 15 (18.99%) SQL
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 7 (8.86%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.80%) VB
6 3 (3.80%) VBScript
7 2 (2.53%) F#
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) ISEB
2 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
3 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.05%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SDET
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) HP
1 11 (13.92%) Oracle
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.27%) hybris
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.27%) Remedy
3 1 (1.27%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Talend
3 1 (1.27%) Venda
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