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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 516 510 484
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 41 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.066% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 21
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£350 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +11.30%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 20 £425 +15.64% 7
South East +2 6 £308 -16.89% 2
East Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £345 +7.81% 5
North West -10 2 £320 -8.57% 2
East of England - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) TDD
3 27 (39.13%) Scrum
3 27 (39.13%) QA
4 25 (36.23%) Selenium
4 25 (36.23%) BDD
5 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 19 (27.54%) SQL
7 15 (21.74%) Java
7 15 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
8 14 (20.29%) ISEB
8 14 (20.29%) Finance
9 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
10 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
11 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
12 10 (14.49%) Web Services
12 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
13 9 (13.04%) C#
13 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
14 8 (11.59%) .NET
14 8 (11.59%) Oracle
15 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
15 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
15 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
16 6 (8.70%) Gherkin
16 6 (8.70%) Automation Testing
16 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.45%) CICS
2 1 (1.45%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) GPRS
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
3 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
7 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.25%) Toad
8 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.80%) Hudson
9 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (5.80%) RSpec
9 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
9 4 (5.80%) Subversion
9 4 (5.80%) Maven
10 3 (4.35%) JUnit
10 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.35%) Capybara
10 3 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Games
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Tester
1 24 (34.78%) Analyst
2 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Automation Tester
4 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.59%) Developer
6 7 (10.14%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Agile Test Manager
8 5 (7.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Web Services
2 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 6 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 5 (7.25%) WCF
5 4 (5.80%) RESTful
5 4 (5.80%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) XML
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (4.35%) Spring
7 2 (2.90%) CSS3
7 2 (2.90%) HTML5
7 2 (2.90%) JSON
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.90%) JSP
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) Middleware
8 1 (1.45%) Struts
8 1 (1.45%) XSLT
8 1 (1.45%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Open Source
1 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.45%) DTV
2 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.45%) Streaming Media
2 1 (1.45%) DTCC
2 1 (1.45%) Equities
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) TDD
3 27 (39.13%) Scrum
4 25 (36.23%) BDD
5 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 15 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Test Management
11 5 (7.25%) User Stories
11 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
12 4 (5.80%) Analytics
12 4 (5.80%) Predictive Modelling
12 4 (5.80%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.80%) Data Modelling
13 3 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) C#
4 6 (8.70%) Ruby
5 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) JCL
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) COBOL
7 1 (1.45%) Jython
7 1 (1.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) MCSD
4 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.13%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle
2 3 (4.35%) IBM
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) HP
3 2 (2.90%) Apple
4 1 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Teradata
4 1 (1.45%) Ab Initio
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