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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 550 521 518
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 36 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.071% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 21
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £628 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 July 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 -13 16 £463 +19.35% 6
South East -5 10 £388 -25.48% 1
East of England -3 3 £160 -57.33% 2
North West - 3 £485 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £235 - 1
South West -11 1 £265 -7.82%
Yorkshire -22 1 £300 +50.00%
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 78 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Selenium
3 27 (34.62%) SQL
4 24 (30.77%) QA
5 23 (29.49%) Scrum
6 21 (26.92%) TDD
7 19 (24.36%) BDD
8 17 (21.79%) ISEB
8 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
9 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
10 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (16.67%) JIRA
12 12 (15.38%) JSON
12 12 (15.38%) Finance
12 12 (15.38%) XML
12 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
12 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
12 12 (15.38%) Gherkin
13 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
13 11 (14.10%) UNIX
13 11 (14.10%) Java
13 11 (14.10%) Banking
14 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
15 9 (11.54%) WebDriver
15 9 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (11.54%) C#
15 9 (11.54%) Data Warehouse

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) DAB
2 1 (1.28%) AMQP
2 1 (1.28%) ATM
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) DataStage
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 28 (35.90%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 13 (16.67%) JIRA
4 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 8 (10.26%) Subversion
7 6 (7.69%) JUnit
8 5 (6.41%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.13%) Maven
9 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.13%) RSpec
9 4 (5.13%) Capybara
10 3 (3.85%) Calabash
10 3 (3.85%) Appium
10 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Analyst
2 25 (32.05%) Test Analyst
3 21 (26.92%) Tester
4 11 (14.10%) Test Manager
4 11 (14.10%) Agile Test Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) QA Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Agile Test Manager
9 3 (3.85%) QA Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) XML
1 12 (15.38%) JSON
1 12 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) SOAP
3 6 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.85%) Spring
5 2 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.28%) Struts
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) JSP
6 1 (1.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (1.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Equities
3 2 (2.56%) DTCC
3 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) UNIX
2 6 (7.69%) AIX
3 3 (3.85%) Windows
4 2 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Scrum
3 21 (26.92%) TDD
4 19 (24.36%) BDD
5 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
6 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
7 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.54%) ETL
11 7 (8.97%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.69%) User Stories
12 6 (7.69%) SDLC
12 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Validation
13 5 (6.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) Java
3 9 (11.54%) C#
4 8 (10.26%) Python
5 7 (8.97%) Ruby
6 5 (6.41%) Groovy
7 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.56%) C
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Scala
9 1 (1.28%) R
9 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) ISEB
2 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.28%) CSQA
6 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Ab Initio
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 4 (5.13%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.28%) Cognos
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
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