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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 590 538 540
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 18 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.085% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.11% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Testing
UK

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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 11 £450 +2.85% 6
South East -8 2 £200 -34.95% 1
East of England +1 1 £300 - 1
East Midlands -12 1 - -
North West -12 1 £435 +35.93% 3
North East -27 1 £288 -
West Midlands - 1 £288 -
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) BDD
3 25 (48.08%) TDD
4 22 (42.31%) Selenium
5 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
6 19 (36.54%) Java
7 17 (32.69%) Cucumber
8 14 (26.92%) Finance
9 13 (25.00%) JIRA
9 13 (25.00%) Banking
10 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
10 11 (21.15%) Scrum
10 11 (21.15%) Ruby
10 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
10 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
10 11 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 10 (19.23%) QA
12 9 (17.31%) Front Office
12 9 (17.31%) C#
13 8 (15.38%) SQL
13 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
13 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (13.46%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (13.46%) SDET
14 7 (13.46%) Windows
15 6 (11.54%) Linux
15 6 (11.54%) OO
15 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (5.77%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) WildFly
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
1 1 (1.92%) IPv4
1 1 (1.92%) SNMP
1 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) Cucumber
3 13 (25.00%) JIRA
4 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
5 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.54%) Calabash
7 5 (9.62%) JUnit
8 4 (7.69%) Appium
8 4 (7.69%) Gerrit
8 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 4 (7.69%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.69%) JBehave
8 4 (7.69%) JMeter
8 4 (7.69%) SonarQube
8 4 (7.69%) Zephyr
9 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.85%) RSpec
10 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 9 (17.31%) Front Office
4 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.69%) Retail
6 2 (3.85%) Automotive
6 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Tester
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 5 (9.62%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Ruby Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) WPF
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
4 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Camel
4 2 (3.85%) Drools
4 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (1.92%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) CGI
5 1 (1.92%) REST
5 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.85%) Physics
7 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Android
2 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) BDD
3 25 (48.08%) TDD
4 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
5 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
6 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.54%) OO
8 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
9 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.62%) OOD
10 4 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) Ruby
3 9 (17.31%) C#
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
8 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
2 7 (13.46%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) HP
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Apple
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
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