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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 574 552 529
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 15 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.016% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £228 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £165 £375
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -56.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Tester
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +19 9 £428 +0.58% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £263 -
South East -20 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) BDD
3 19 (52.78%) Cucumber
3 19 (52.78%) Java
4 18 (50.00%) Selenium
5 17 (47.22%) Scrum
6 13 (36.11%) QA
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 9 (25.00%) User Stories
9 9 (25.00%) Web Services
9 9 (25.00%) TDD
10 8 (22.22%) JIRA
10 8 (22.22%) Linux
10 8 (22.22%) Python
10 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
11 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
11 7 (19.44%) JMeter
12 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
12 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
13 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
13 5 (13.89%) Kanban
13 5 (13.89%) Oracle
13 5 (13.89%) JUnit
14 4 (11.11%) UNIX
14 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 4 (11.11%) JSON

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Cucumber
2 18 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) JIRA
3 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
4 7 (19.44%) JMeter
5 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
6 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.89%) JUnit
7 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 3 (8.33%) Concordion
8 3 (8.33%) TestNG
8 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
9 2 (5.56%) CruiseControl
9 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (5.56%) JBehave
9 2 (5.56%) WATIR
9 2 (5.56%) Zephyr
9 2 (5.56%) Hudson
9 2 (5.56%) Capybara
General
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Front Office
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) JSON
2 4 (11.11%) RESTful
3 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.78%) New Media
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) BDD
3 17 (47.22%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.00%) User Stories
5 9 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.89%) Kanban
9 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
11 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
11 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
11 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
12 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) Scala
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) Lua
6 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Mercator
3 2 (5.56%) HP
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