The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 554 497 558
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +61
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 36 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.014% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.015% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 19
Average daily rate £334 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £335 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £415 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Agile Tester
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -1 25 £329 -22.64% 1
South East - 4 £195 -
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Agile Tester
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Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (80.00%) Scrum
2 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) SQL
4 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 17 (37.78%) Selenium
5 15 (33.33%) BDD
6 13 (28.89%) QA
7 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
8 11 (24.44%) Java
9 10 (22.22%) C#
9 10 (22.22%) User Stories
10 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) Finance
10 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
11 8 (17.78%) .NET
11 8 (17.78%) HTML
11 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
12 7 (15.56%) JIRA
12 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.56%) ISEB
13 6 (13.33%) JUnit
13 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
13 6 (13.33%) Ruby
13 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
14 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
14 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) SMTP
2 2 (4.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
3 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.56%) JIRA
5 6 (13.33%) JUnit
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.89%) JBehave
7 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.67%) WATIR
7 3 (6.67%) JMeter
7 3 (6.67%) CruiseControl
8 2 (4.44%) RubyMine
8 2 (4.44%) NetBeans
8 2 (4.44%) Subversion
8 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.44%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.44%) Hudson
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 5 (11.11%) Back Office
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (8.89%) JSON
5 3 (6.67%) RESTful
5 3 (6.67%) XSLT
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Open Source
1 3 (6.67%) New Media
2 2 (4.44%) Interactive TV
2 2 (4.44%) IPTV
2 2 (4.44%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Scrum
2 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 15 (33.33%) BDD
5 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.22%) User Stories
7 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Kanban
9 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
11 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby
5 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.67%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) Scala
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
1 5 (11.11%) Cognos
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft