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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 559 520 515
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 26 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.074% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.100% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 18
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£325 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £255
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +25.49%
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
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +9 15 £350 -16.66% 6
South East - 3 £258 - 3
Yorkshire -5 2 £345 +7.81% 9
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands -9 1 £450 +65.89%
North West -10 1 - -
East of England -12 1 - - 1
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 59 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
3 26 (44.07%) Selenium
4 25 (42.37%) TDD
5 23 (38.98%) BDD
6 20 (33.90%) Scrum
6 20 (33.90%) QA
7 17 (28.81%) Java
8 14 (23.73%) SpecFlow
9 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.34%) C#
10 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
12 10 (16.95%) ISEB
12 10 (16.95%) WebDriver
13 9 (15.25%) SQL
13 9 (15.25%) Web Services
13 9 (15.25%) Finance
13 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
13 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
14 8 (13.56%) HTML
14 8 (13.56%) .NET
14 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (11.86%) JUnit
15 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
15 7 (11.86%) Test Management
15 7 (11.86%) TeamCity
16 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
16 6 (10.17%) CSS

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.39%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.69%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Endur
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) GPRS
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) SpecFlow
3 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
4 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
6 10 (16.95%) WebDriver
7 7 (11.86%) JUnit
7 7 (11.86%) TeamCity
8 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (8.47%) Hudson
8 5 (8.47%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.78%) FitNesse
9 4 (6.78%) Maven
10 3 (5.08%) Ant
10 3 (5.08%) TestNG
10 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.39%) JIRA
11 2 (3.39%) WATIR
11 2 (3.39%) JMeter
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Analyst
2 16 (27.12%) Tester
3 15 (25.42%) Test Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Test Manager
5 9 (15.25%) Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Tester
6 4 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) HTML
2 8 (13.56%) .NET
3 6 (10.17%) CSS
3 6 (10.17%) Gherkin
4 5 (8.47%) WCF
5 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 4 (6.78%) Spring
5 4 (6.78%) RESTful
5 4 (6.78%) HTML5
5 4 (6.78%) CSS3
5 4 (6.78%) JSP
5 4 (6.78%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.39%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) Middleware
7 1 (1.69%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.69%) XSLT
7 1 (1.69%) SOAP
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Open Source
2 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.69%) DTV
5 1 (1.69%) Equities
5 1 (1.69%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.69%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Test Automation
3 25 (42.37%) TDD
4 23 (38.98%) BDD
5 20 (33.90%) Scrum
6 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.25%) Test Scripting
7 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
8 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Test Management
10 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
11 5 (8.47%) MVC
12 4 (6.78%) OO
12 4 (6.78%) Automation Testing
13 3 (5.08%) User Stories
13 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
13 3 (5.08%) ETL
13 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
13 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCSD
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Apple
2 2 (3.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.69%) Teradata
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
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