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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 532 524 498
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 37 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.061% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.081% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 18
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£388 £343 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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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
37645 35898 31479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.38% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24412 23028 19308
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1082 975
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +14 19 £450 +25.00% 4
South East -9 9 £325 -37.50%
North West - 4 £320 - 2
East of England 0 3 £160 -57.33% 1
South West 0 1 £265 -7.82%
Yorkshire -15 1 £300 +50.00% 1
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Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 77 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) QA
3 28 (36.36%) Scrum
3 28 (36.36%) SQL
4 27 (35.06%) Selenium
5 22 (28.57%) TDD
6 20 (25.97%) BDD
7 18 (23.38%) ISEB
8 17 (22.08%) Finance
9 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
10 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
11 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
12 13 (16.88%) Gherkin
13 12 (15.58%) Test Strategy
14 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 11 (14.29%) Banking
14 11 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Oracle
16 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
16 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
17 8 (10.39%) Java
18 7 (9.09%) C#
18 7 (9.09%) SOAP
18 7 (9.09%) XML
18 7 (9.09%) Ruby
18 7 (9.09%) JSON

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) CICS
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
1 1 (1.30%) ATM
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 27 (35.06%) Selenium
2 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
3 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.09%) JIRA
5 7 (9.09%) Subversion
5 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.49%) Toad
6 5 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.49%) RSpec
7 4 (5.19%) Capybara
7 4 (5.19%) Calabash
7 4 (5.19%) Appium
7 4 (5.19%) Maven
7 4 (5.19%) JUnit
8 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.60%) JBehave
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Front Office
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.30%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Analyst
2 21 (27.27%) Tester
3 19 (24.68%) Test Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.90%) QA Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Testing Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
2 7 (9.09%) XML
2 7 (9.09%) JSON
3 6 (7.79%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) .NET
5 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.60%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.60%) Spring
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) Struts
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) JSP
6 1 (1.30%) JRuby
6 1 (1.30%) CSS3
6 1 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.60%) DTCC
3 2 (2.60%) Equities
3 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) UNIX
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) AIX
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) Scrum
3 22 (28.57%) TDD
4 20 (25.97%) BDD
5 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
6 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 13 (16.88%) E-Commerce
9 12 (15.58%) Test Strategy
10 11 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 6 (7.79%) User Stories
13 6 (7.79%) Test Management
13 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (6.49%) SOA
14 5 (6.49%) Software Testing
14 5 (6.49%) Open Source
14 5 (6.49%) SDLC
15 4 (5.19%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) C#
3 7 (9.09%) Ruby
4 5 (6.49%) Groovy
5 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.60%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Python
7 1 (1.30%) JCL
7 1 (1.30%) COBOL
7 1 (1.30%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
7 1 (1.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) CSQA
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (40.26%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle
2 4 (5.19%) HP
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.30%) IBM
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos
4 1 (1.30%) Ab Initio
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