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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 552 550 530
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 43 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.068% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.090% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 25
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£361 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £677 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
41497 39075 36704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.31% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27575 24692 22997
Average daily rate £425 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1093 1036
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.12 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.52% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 September 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 -5 25 £425 +6.25% 6
South East 0 14 £350 +3.70% 3
West Midlands +9 2 £235 -41.25% 1
South West -11 1 - -
North West -30 1 £325 - 2
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 81 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.27%) Selenium
3 24 (29.63%) SQL
4 22 (27.16%) Automated Testing
5 19 (23.46%) TDD
5 19 (23.46%) Scrum
6 18 (22.22%) QA
6 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (19.75%) BDD
7 16 (19.75%) Test Strategy
7 16 (19.75%) JIRA
8 15 (18.52%) C#
8 15 (18.52%) ISEB
8 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.52%) Cucumber
9 14 (17.28%) Java
9 14 (17.28%) Finance
10 12 (14.81%) UNIX
10 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
11 11 (13.58%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
11 11 (13.58%) .NET
12 10 (12.35%) XML
12 10 (12.35%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.35%) Banking
12 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
12 10 (12.35%) Gherkin
12 10 (12.35%) Web Testing
12 10 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (1.23%) CMS
1 1 (1.23%) Confluence
1 1 (1.23%) Node.js
1 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Project
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) SNMP
1 2 (2.47%) IPv4
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) DAB
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) AMQP
2 1 (1.23%) ATM
2 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.41%) DB2
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 31 (38.27%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) JIRA
3 15 (18.52%) Cucumber
4 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 6 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 5 (6.17%) JUnit
6 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.70%) Calabash
7 3 (3.70%) Capybara
7 3 (3.70%) Subversion
7 3 (3.70%) Maven
7 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.47%) RSpec
8 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.47%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Front Office
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Analyst
2 27 (33.33%) Tester
3 26 (32.10%) Test Analyst
4 12 (14.81%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Lead Tester
10 2 (2.47%) Automated Test Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Testing Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) AWS Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) XML
2 10 (12.35%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.88%) JSON
4 6 (7.41%) SOAP
5 4 (4.94%) WPF
6 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (2.47%) WCF
7 2 (2.47%) Middleware
7 2 (2.47%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.47%) Play Framework
7 2 (2.47%) HTML
8 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.23%) REST
8 1 (1.23%) Spring
8 1 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.47%) Physics
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.47%) Equities
4 2 (2.47%) DTCC
5 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.23%) PMI
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) UNIX
2 6 (7.41%) AIX
3 5 (6.17%) Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows
5 3 (3.70%) Android
5 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) Automated Testing
3 19 (23.46%) Scrum
3 19 (23.46%) TDD
4 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.75%) BDD
5 16 (19.75%) Test Strategy
5 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Web Testing
8 10 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.11%) ETL
9 9 (11.11%) System Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Automation Testing
11 7 (8.64%) User Stories
12 6 (7.41%) SDLC
12 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
12 6 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) Java
4 9 (11.11%) Python
5 6 (7.41%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.23%) R
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) ISEB
2 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CSQA
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) Ab Initio
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle
2 4 (4.94%) HP
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.47%) Apple
5 1 (1.23%) Cognos
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) Splunk
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