The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Testing
Rank 559 479 524
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +45
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 31 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.056% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.076% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 25
Average daily rate £350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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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 18 April 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 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 -16 19 £300 +4.34% 10
South East -15 5 £370 +34.54%
East of England -23 5 £375 -28.57% 4
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (40.68%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.29%) TDD
4 21 (35.59%) Java
5 20 (33.90%) QA
6 19 (32.20%) C#
6 19 (32.20%) Scrum
7 18 (30.51%) BDD
8 16 (27.12%) ISEB
9 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
10 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
10 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
11 12 (20.34%) HTML
12 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
13 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
14 9 (15.25%) User Stories
14 9 (15.25%) Extreme Programming
14 9 (15.25%) Ruby
14 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (13.56%) Banking
15 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.56%) SpecFlow
16 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (11.86%) SQL
16 7 (11.86%) OO
16 7 (11.86%) JMeter
16 7 (11.86%) Degree

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.69%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.69%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.69%) SQLite
3 1 (1.69%) QlikView
3 1 (1.69%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 24 (40.68%) Selenium
2 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.56%) SpecFlow
5 7 (11.86%) JMeter
5 7 (11.86%) FitNesse
5 7 (11.86%) JIRA
6 6 (10.17%) TeamCity
6 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.47%) JBehave
7 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.47%) JUnit
8 4 (6.78%) Maven
8 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.78%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (6.78%) Hudson
9 3 (5.08%) RSpec
9 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (3.39%) WATIR
General
1 8 (13.56%) Banking
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Tester
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Automation Tester
5 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Tester
6 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) HTML
2 6 (10.17%) CSS
2 6 (10.17%) .NET
3 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) WPF
3 5 (8.47%) Silverlight
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.08%) STB
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.29%) TDD
4 19 (32.20%) Scrum
5 18 (30.51%) BDD
6 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
8 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.25%) User Stories
9 9 (15.25%) Extreme Programming
9 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.86%) OO
11 7 (11.86%) Kanban
12 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
12 6 (10.17%) System Testing
12 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.47%) Test Management
13 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
14 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) Ruby
4 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 6 (10.17%) PHP
7 5 (8.47%) C++
8 4 (6.78%) Delphi
9 2 (3.39%) Python
10 1 (1.69%) VBScript
10 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.69%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) ISEB
2 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) SAP
2 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.69%) Calypso
2 1 (1.69%) HP
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