The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 399 403 386
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 21 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 12
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £365 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £460 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
City of London +25 4 £700 +79.48% 2
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 22 (62.86%) BDD
3 22 (62.86%) TDD
4 21 (60.00%) Selenium
5 16 (45.71%) Scrum
6 14 (40.00%) QA
7 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
7 13 (37.14%) Java
8 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
8 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
9 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
9 9 (25.71%) Open Source
10 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
10 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
11 7 (20.00%) HTML
11 7 (20.00%) PHP
11 7 (20.00%) JUnit
12 6 (17.14%) ISEB
12 6 (17.14%) .NET
12 6 (17.14%) C#
12 6 (17.14%) CSS
12 6 (17.14%) Ruby
12 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
13 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
13 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
13 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Selenium
2 13 (37.14%) WebDriver
3 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
4 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
5 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
6 7 (20.00%) JUnit
7 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
9 4 (11.43%) JMeter
9 4 (11.43%) Hudson
9 4 (11.43%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (8.57%) JBehave
10 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (8.57%) TestNG
10 3 (8.57%) Maven
10 3 (8.57%) Ant
11 2 (5.71%) Xcode
11 2 (5.71%) Subversion
11 2 (5.71%) JIRA
11 2 (5.71%) MSTest
General
1 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 5 (14.29%) Games
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Automation Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 3 (8.57%) CSS3
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
4 3 (8.57%) Spring MVC
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 3 (8.57%) Spring
4 3 (8.57%) JSP
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) XML
6 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.86%) RESTful
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
6 1 (2.86%) XSLT
6 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.86%) DTCC
5 1 (2.86%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.86%) Streaming Media
5 1 (2.86%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 22 (62.86%) BDD
3 22 (62.86%) TDD
4 16 (45.71%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
6 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
8 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) OOP
9 4 (11.43%) OO
9 4 (11.43%) Test Management
9 4 (11.43%) ATDD
10 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.57%) MVC
11 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) PHP
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) Ruby
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.86%) Groovy
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.86%) MCSD
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
1 1 (2.86%) Teradata