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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 568 546 517
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 22 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.049% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
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£310 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
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 - - -
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -8 9 £345 -3.49%
Yorkshire -15 5 £300 -
South East - 4 - -
South West - 3 £318 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 50 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Scrum
3 22 (44.00%) Oracle
4 21 (42.00%) Selenium
4 21 (42.00%) Automation Testing
5 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 18 (36.00%) SpecFlow
6 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
6 18 (36.00%) SQL
7 16 (32.00%) Gherkin
7 16 (32.00%) QA
8 14 (28.00%) TDD
9 13 (26.00%) BDD
10 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
11 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
11 9 (18.00%) C#
11 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Java
12 8 (16.00%) .NET
13 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
13 7 (14.00%) JSON
13 7 (14.00%) JIRA
13 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
14 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
14 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
14 6 (12.00%) NUnit
15 5 (10.00%) Agile Testing
15 5 (10.00%) User Stories
16 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Summit
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Selenium
2 20 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 18 (36.00%) SpecFlow
4 7 (14.00%) JIRA
5 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
5 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (12.00%) NUnit
6 4 (8.00%) JMeter
6 4 (8.00%) JUnit
6 4 (8.00%) Toad
7 3 (6.00%) JBehave
7 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
7 3 (6.00%) Capybara
7 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (4.00%) TestNG
8 2 (4.00%) Maven
8 2 (4.00%) CruiseControl
8 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (16.00%) .NET
3 7 (14.00%) JSON
4 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 3 (6.00%) HTML
4 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.00%) NHibernate
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) J2EE
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Scrum
3 21 (42.00%) Automation Testing
4 14 (28.00%) TDD
5 13 (26.00%) BDD
6 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Agile Testing
9 5 (10.00%) User Stories
10 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.00%) Kanban
10 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) C#
3 8 (16.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Lua
6 2 (4.00%) VBA
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Endeca
3 2 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.00%) hybris
4 1 (2.00%) Venda