The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 524 505 527
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 33 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.097% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 35
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£355 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £468 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +4 20 £375 - 14
East of England -35 4 £348 -13.12% 1
Yorkshire +1 3 £200 - 2
South West - 3 £307 -
South East -26 2 £520 +73.33% 9
West Midlands - - - -
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (46.67%) Scrum
2 27 (45.00%) TDD
3 26 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) Selenium
5 20 (33.33%) BDD
6 19 (31.67%) QA
7 18 (30.00%) C#
8 17 (28.33%) Java
9 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
11 11 (18.33%) ISEB
11 11 (18.33%) Finance
11 11 (18.33%) SQL
12 10 (16.67%) HTML
12 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 9 (15.00%) Open Source
13 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
13 9 (15.00%) Degree
14 8 (13.33%) Ruby
14 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (13.33%) Manual Testing
14 8 (13.33%) .NET
14 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
14 8 (13.33%) PHP
14 8 (13.33%) TeamCity
14 8 (13.33%) Kanban
15 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
15 7 (11.67%) Windows

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Endur
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.67%) Misys Midas
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle TCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.67%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.67%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Selenium
2 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.33%) TeamCity
5 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (10.00%) JUnit
6 6 (10.00%) JMeter
6 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.67%) JIRA
8 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (5.00%) Maven
9 3 (5.00%) JBehave
9 3 (5.00%) Hudson
9 3 (5.00%) Xcode
9 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (3.33%) Ant
10 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Games
5 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (1.67%) Publishing
7 1 (1.67%) Front Office
7 1 (1.67%) Electronics
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Tester
3 13 (21.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) HTML
2 8 (13.33%) .NET
3 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.33%) CSS
4 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.00%) XML
6 2 (3.33%) Web Services
6 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (1.67%) RESTful
7 1 (1.67%) HTML5
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) Spring
7 1 (1.67%) Ajax
7 1 (1.67%) JSON
7 1 (1.67%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.67%) JSP
7 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Open Source
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Life Science
4 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) STB
4 1 (1.67%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Scrum
2 27 (45.00%) TDD
3 26 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) BDD
6 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Kanban
9 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.67%) OOP
10 6 (10.00%) MVC
11 5 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (8.33%) Test Management
11 5 (8.33%) ATDD
11 5 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) C#
2 17 (28.33%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) PHP
4 8 (13.33%) Ruby
5 4 (6.67%) Delphi
6 3 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ISEB
2 9 (15.00%) Degree
3 6 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.67%) SAP
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) HP
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