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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 566 541 533
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 32 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.057% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.061% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 11
Average daily rate
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£305 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
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
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £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 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -4 20 £400 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire -26 4 £300 -20.00%
South East - 4 £300 -
South West -2 2 £310 -11.42%
North West -19 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
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Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) Selenium
3 23 (46.94%) Cucumber
4 22 (44.90%) Scrum
5 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
6 17 (34.69%) SpecFlow
7 16 (32.65%) SQL
8 15 (30.61%) BDD
9 14 (28.57%) Oracle
9 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 13 (26.53%) TDD
10 13 (26.53%) Gherkin
11 12 (24.49%) QA
12 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
12 11 (22.45%) .NET
12 11 (22.45%) C#
13 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
13 10 (20.41%) JIRA
13 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
14 9 (18.37%) Java
15 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
16 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
16 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
16 7 (14.29%) NUnit
16 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
17 6 (12.24%) UNIX
17 6 (12.24%) Linux
17 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
17 6 (12.24%) Git (software)

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.12%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (55.10%) Selenium
2 23 (46.94%) Cucumber
3 17 (34.69%) SpecFlow
4 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.41%) JIRA
5 7 (14.29%) NUnit
6 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.20%) JMeter
7 5 (10.20%) Subversion
7 5 (10.20%) JUnit
7 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.16%) JBehave
8 4 (8.16%) Maven
8 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
8 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
10 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (4.08%) Hudson
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) Gherkin
2 11 (22.45%) .NET
3 6 (12.24%) JSON
4 5 (10.20%) REST
5 4 (8.16%) Web Services
6 3 (6.12%) XML
6 3 (6.12%) CSS
6 3 (6.12%) SOAP
6 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.12%) jQuery
6 3 (6.12%) HTML
7 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.08%) Spring
7 2 (4.08%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.04%) Middleware
8 1 (2.04%) J2EE
8 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) DataPower
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Wiki
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) UNIX
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Scrum
3 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
4 15 (30.61%) BDD
5 13 (26.53%) TDD
6 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
8 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.24%) User Stories
10 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.20%) Web Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (8.16%) System Testing
12 4 (8.16%) Test Strategy
12 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Lua
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Endeca
4 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Cadence
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Telerik
5 1 (2.04%) hybris
5 1 (2.04%) Venda