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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 367 385 352
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -33
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 19 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.073% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.094% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £368 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £259 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £469 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Testing
England

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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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
City of London +22 10 £475 +50.79% 4
Paddington - - - -
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) TDD
3 16 (47.06%) QA
3 16 (47.06%) BDD
4 15 (44.12%) Scrum
5 13 (38.24%) Selenium
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
6 11 (32.35%) ISEB
7 10 (29.41%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
9 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 7 (20.59%) Java
10 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
10 7 (20.59%) SpecFlow
11 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
11 6 (17.65%) .NET
11 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (14.71%) Toad
12 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
12 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
13 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
13 4 (11.76%) Analytics
13 4 (11.76%) User Stories
13 4 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
13 4 (11.76%) Test Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.59%) SpecFlow
4 5 (14.71%) Toad
4 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (8.82%) JUnit
6 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
6 3 (8.82%) Maven
6 3 (8.82%) Capybara
6 3 (8.82%) Hudson
7 2 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.88%) Subversion
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA
7 2 (5.88%) MSTest
7 2 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 13 (38.24%) Tester
3 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Tester
6 4 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.88%) Spring
2 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (5.88%) WCF
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) JSP
3 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.94%) Equities
3 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) DTCC
3 1 (2.94%) Streaming Media
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) TDD
3 16 (47.06%) BDD
4 15 (44.12%) Scrum
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
6 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) Analytics
9 4 (11.76%) User Stories
9 4 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Data Transformation
10 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCSD
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Apple
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.94%) Teradata
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