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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 400 400 389
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 15 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.091% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.12% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 4
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£408 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £355 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £432 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Testing
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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
19024 19638 18030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.75% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13887 13776 12360
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 240 294
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -29.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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 31 October 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 +14 3 - - 4
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 26 (68.42%) TDD
4 24 (63.16%) BDD
5 23 (60.53%) Selenium
6 19 (50.00%) Scrum
7 15 (39.47%) Java
7 15 (39.47%) WebDriver
8 13 (34.21%) QA
9 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
9 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
10 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
10 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
11 8 (21.05%) HTML
11 8 (21.05%) .NET
11 8 (21.05%) JUnit
11 8 (21.05%) Open Source
11 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
12 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (18.42%) PHP
12 7 (18.42%) CSS
13 6 (15.79%) C#
13 6 (15.79%) ISEB
13 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
13 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
14 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
14 5 (13.16%) Ruby
14 5 (13.16%) Degree

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (2.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 15 (39.47%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
3 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
4 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
5 8 (21.05%) JUnit
6 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 4 (10.53%) JMeter
8 4 (10.53%) Hudson
9 3 (7.89%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (7.89%) Maven
9 3 (7.89%) Ant
9 3 (7.89%) JBehave
9 3 (7.89%) TestNG
10 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.26%) JIRA
10 2 (5.26%) Xcode
10 2 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
2 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Tester
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Tester
8 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
4 4 (10.53%) HTML5
4 4 (10.53%) CSS3
4 4 (10.53%) Spring
4 4 (10.53%) Spring MVC
4 4 (10.53%) jQuery
4 4 (10.53%) JSP
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (2.63%) XSLT
6 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Open Source
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.63%) Equities
5 1 (2.63%) Streaming Media
5 1 (2.63%) DTCC
5 1 (2.63%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.63%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 26 (68.42%) TDD
4 24 (63.16%) BDD
5 19 (50.00%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
7 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
10 5 (13.16%) OOP
10 5 (13.16%) OO
11 4 (10.53%) MVC
11 4 (10.53%) Test Management
11 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.53%) ATDD
12 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
13 2 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
13 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) PHP
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) Ruby
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCSD
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
1 1 (2.63%) Teradata
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