The table below looks at the statistics for the Agile Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 86 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 9 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 1.05% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 1
Average daily rate £318 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1407 1070 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.68% 93.94% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 761 570
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.34 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Agile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Agile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Tester across the Leeds region.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) XSD
7 1 (10.00%) WSDL
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) ATDD
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft