The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 567 519 531
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 25 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.091% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 13
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£400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £255
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38381 35201 34450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.24% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25332 22260 20459
Average daily rate £425 £401 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1040 1365
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Testing across the England region.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Agile Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing across the England region.

Agile Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Agile Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 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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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 -6 16 £408 +3.16% 6
South East -22 3 £325 +18.18% 2
South West -30 3 £425 - 1
North West -8 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £440 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Agile Testing also 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 that cited Agile Testing.

1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
3 32 (52.46%) Selenium
4 31 (50.82%) TDD
5 26 (42.62%) Scrum
6 24 (39.34%) BDD
7 20 (32.79%) Java
8 19 (31.15%) QA
9 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
10 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
11 13 (21.31%) SpecFlow
12 12 (19.67%) C#
12 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
13 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
13 11 (18.03%) ISEB
13 11 (18.03%) Automated Testing
14 10 (16.39%) HTML
14 10 (16.39%) SQL
14 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
14 10 (16.39%) Open Source
15 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.75%) Web Services
15 9 (14.75%) PHP
16 8 (13.11%) CSS
16 8 (13.11%) JUnit
16 8 (13.11%) .NET
16 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
18 6 (9.84%) Test Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Agile Testing also 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 that cited Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.64%) LiveLink
1 1 (1.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Endur
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) GPRS
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (52.46%) Selenium
2 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
3 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
4 13 (21.31%) SpecFlow
5 12 (19.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (13.11%) JUnit
8 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
9 5 (8.20%) JMeter
9 5 (8.20%) Hudson
9 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
9 5 (8.20%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (6.56%) FitNesse
10 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
10 4 (6.56%) JBehave
10 4 (6.56%) Maven
11 3 (4.92%) Ant
11 3 (4.92%) TestNG
11 3 (4.92%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.84%) Banking
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Games
2 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Front Office
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Tester
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Automation Tester
5 8 (13.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Tester
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Automation Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.28%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.64%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.64%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) Web Services
3 8 (13.11%) CSS
3 8 (13.11%) .NET
4 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.20%) WCF
5 4 (6.56%) Spring MVC
5 4 (6.56%) jQuery
5 4 (6.56%) CSS3
5 4 (6.56%) RESTful
5 4 (6.56%) HTML5
5 4 (6.56%) Spring
5 4 (6.56%) JSP
6 3 (4.92%) XML
7 2 (3.28%) Middleware
8 1 (1.64%) XSLT
8 1 (1.64%) SOAP
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.64%) JSON
8 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Open Source
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) DTV
6 1 (1.64%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.64%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.64%) DTCC
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.64%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
3 31 (50.82%) TDD
4 26 (42.62%) Scrum
5 24 (39.34%) BDD
6 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
7 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
7 11 (18.03%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Test Management
11 5 (8.20%) OOP
11 5 (8.20%) OO
11 5 (8.20%) MVC
11 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.56%) ATDD
12 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
13 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) Java
2 12 (19.67%) C#
3 10 (16.39%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) PHP
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby
5 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCSD
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.15%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) HP
2 1 (1.64%) IBM
2 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.64%) Apple
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.64%) Teradata
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