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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 554 524 542
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 34 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.072% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.096% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 20
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£394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £315 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
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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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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
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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 20 £388 -7.73% 3
South West - 6 £381 - 4
South East -3 3 £350 +14.28% 4
East of England -27 2 £419 -16.25% 3
West Midlands -15 1 £400 +60.00%
North West - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 63 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) TDD
3 30 (47.62%) Selenium
3 30 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 27 (42.86%) Scrum
5 25 (39.68%) BDD
6 19 (30.16%) QA
6 19 (30.16%) Java
7 16 (25.40%) WebDriver
8 14 (22.22%) C#
9 13 (20.63%) HTML
9 13 (20.63%) SQL
9 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
9 13 (20.63%) Test Strategy
10 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
11 11 (17.46%) TeamCity
11 11 (17.46%) SpecFlow
11 11 (17.46%) .NET
11 11 (17.46%) Finance
12 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.87%) PHP
12 10 (15.87%) ISEB
12 10 (15.87%) Open Source
13 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 9 (14.29%) Ruby
14 8 (12.70%) MVC
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (1.59%) Endur
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 30 (47.62%) Selenium
2 16 (25.40%) WebDriver
3 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.46%) SpecFlow
4 11 (17.46%) TeamCity
5 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
6 7 (11.11%) JUnit
6 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 6 (9.52%) JMeter
7 6 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
7 6 (9.52%) Hudson
8 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.94%) Maven
9 4 (6.35%) JBehave
10 3 (4.76%) JIRA
10 3 (4.76%) WATIR
10 3 (4.76%) Ant
10 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Games
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
2 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Test Analyst
1 15 (23.81%) Tester
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
4 8 (12.70%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (6.35%) QA Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) HTML
2 11 (17.46%) .NET
3 7 (11.11%) CSS
4 6 (9.52%) Web Services
5 5 (7.94%) XML
5 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.35%) RESTful
7 3 (4.76%) HTML5
7 3 (4.76%) CSS3
7 3 (4.76%) Spring
7 3 (4.76%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.76%) JSP
7 3 (4.76%) jQuery
8 2 (3.17%) SOAP
9 1 (1.59%) XSLT
9 1 (1.59%) Middleware
9 1 (1.59%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.59%) WCF
9 1 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Open Source
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) DTV
5 1 (1.59%) Equities
5 1 (1.59%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.59%) DTCC
5 1 (1.59%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.59%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
1 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) TDD
3 30 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 27 (42.86%) Scrum
5 25 (39.68%) BDD
6 13 (20.63%) Test Strategy
7 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
9 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
10 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.70%) MVC
11 8 (12.70%) Kanban
12 6 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Test Management
12 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Test Planning
13 5 (7.94%) DevOps
13 5 (7.94%) Extreme Programming
13 5 (7.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) C#
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) PHP
5 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 4 (6.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) HP
2 2 (3.17%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.59%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.59%) Teradata
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