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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 544 540 499
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -41
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 41 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.073% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.095% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 23
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £245 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £610 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £307 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -18.13%
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
40181 37789 35076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.87% 76.43% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23781 21753
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1099 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £24.12 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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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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 -19 17 £425 +19.71% 4
South East -8 15 £373 -6.87%
East of England +2 3 £160 -53.95%
North West -15 3 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £235 - 2
Yorkshire -21 1 £300 +42.01%
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.33%) Selenium
3 23 (30.67%) SQL
4 22 (29.33%) QA
5 19 (25.33%) Scrum
5 19 (25.33%) Automated Testing
6 16 (21.33%) TDD
6 16 (21.33%) ISEB
6 16 (21.33%) Cucumber
6 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
9 13 (17.33%) BDD
9 13 (17.33%) JIRA
10 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
10 12 (16.00%) C#
10 12 (16.00%) Java
10 12 (16.00%) UNIX
11 11 (14.67%) Gherkin
12 10 (13.33%) XML
12 10 (13.33%) .NET
12 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
12 10 (13.33%) Finance
12 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (13.33%) JSON
12 10 (13.33%) Banking
13 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
13 9 (12.00%) Web Testing
13 9 (12.00%) ETL

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (1.33%) CMS
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.33%) Confluence
1 1 (1.33%) Node.js
1 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Project
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) ATM
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) SNMP
1 1 (1.33%) IPv4
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
1 1 (1.33%) DAB
1 1 (1.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.00%) DB2
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) DataStage
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 31 (41.33%) Selenium
2 16 (21.33%) Cucumber
3 13 (17.33%) JIRA
4 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.00%) HP UFT
7 6 (8.00%) JUnit
8 5 (6.67%) Subversion
9 4 (5.33%) Maven
9 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.33%) Capybara
10 2 (2.67%) Calabash
10 2 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.67%) Appium
10 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
1 10 (13.33%) Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 22 (29.33%) Tester
4 10 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (2.67%) Automated Test Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) Gherkin
2 10 (13.33%) JSON
2 10 (13.33%) XML
2 10 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.67%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.67%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.33%) REST
6 1 (1.33%) Spring
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.67%) Equities
2 2 (2.67%) DTCC
2 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) UNIX
2 6 (8.00%) AIX
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) Scrum
2 19 (25.33%) Automated Testing
3 16 (21.33%) TDD
3 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
4 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.33%) BDD
7 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 9 (12.00%) ETL
9 9 (12.00%) Web Testing
10 8 (10.67%) System Testing
11 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.33%) SDLC
12 6 (8.00%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.00%) Validation
12 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) SQL
2 12 (16.00%) C#
2 12 (16.00%) Java
3 9 (12.00%) Python
4 6 (8.00%) Ruby
5 3 (4.00%) Groovy
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.67%) C
7 1 (1.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.33%) R
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) ISEB
2 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) CSQA
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Ab Initio
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Cognos
3 1 (1.33%) Splunk
3 1 (1.33%) Guidewire