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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 529 528 559
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 28 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.047% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.051% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £580 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
45662 43138 49058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.59% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28238 25865 28004
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1849 1986 2544
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Agile Tester
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +25 24 £450 -4.00%
North West - 1 £350 -
South East - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Agile Tester
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Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 44 (70.97%) Scrum
2 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.00%) BDD
4 28 (45.16%) TDD
5 26 (41.94%) Selenium
5 26 (41.94%) Cucumber
5 26 (41.94%) SQL
6 24 (38.71%) Java
7 17 (27.42%) QA
8 16 (25.81%) Web Services
9 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
9 15 (24.19%) User Stories
10 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
11 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
11 12 (19.35%) Ruby
11 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
12 11 (17.74%) C#
12 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
13 10 (16.13%) HTML
13 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
13 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
14 9 (14.52%) .NET
14 9 (14.52%) JUnit
14 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
14 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (14.52%) JIRA
14 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
15 8 (12.90%) Kanban
15 8 (12.90%) Banking

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.23%) IIS
1 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) HTTP
2 3 (4.84%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.23%) NAS
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) SAN
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Selenium
1 26 (41.94%) Cucumber
2 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 9 (14.52%) JUnit
5 6 (9.68%) WATIR
6 5 (8.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (8.06%) JMeter
6 5 (8.06%) CruiseControl
6 5 (8.06%) JBehave
6 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.45%) Hudson
8 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.84%) Concordion
8 3 (4.84%) Subversion
8 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
1 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Back Office
3 3 (4.84%) Games
4 2 (3.23%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) Web Services
2 10 (16.13%) HTML
3 9 (14.52%) .NET
4 8 (12.90%) XML
5 6 (9.68%) JSON
6 5 (8.06%) RESTful
6 5 (8.06%) XSLT
7 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.84%) CSS
9 1 (1.61%) SOAP
9 1 (1.61%) LAMP
9 1 (1.61%) Ajax
9 1 (1.61%) REST
9 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Open Source
2 3 (4.84%) New Media
3 2 (3.23%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.23%) Interactive TV
3 2 (3.23%) IPTV
4 1 (1.61%) RIA
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
1 8 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Scrum
2 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.00%) BDD
4 28 (45.16%) TDD
5 15 (24.19%) User Stories
5 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
6 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Kanban
11 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
11 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.06%) Pair Programming
12 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (6.45%) Agile Testing
14 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) SQL
2 24 (38.71%) Java
3 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.35%) Ruby
4 11 (17.74%) C#
5 8 (12.90%) Python
5 8 (12.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Business Objects
1 4 (6.45%) Cognos
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco
2 2 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft