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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 403 396 382
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 16 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.092% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.12% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 7
Average daily rate
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£408 £410 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £420 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £298 £255
% change year-on-year
+13.44% +16.66%
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
18509 19400 16996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13588 13586 11659
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 £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 241 292
Average hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +5 6 £363 -7.05% 4
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 24 (61.54%) TDD
4 23 (58.97%) Selenium
5 21 (53.85%) BDD
6 19 (48.72%) Scrum
7 15 (38.46%) WebDriver
8 14 (35.90%) Java
9 13 (33.33%) QA
10 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
11 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
12 9 (23.08%) SpecFlow
12 9 (23.08%) ISEB
12 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
12 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (20.51%) Open Source
13 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
13 8 (20.51%) JUnit
13 8 (20.51%) HTML
14 7 (17.95%) PHP
14 7 (17.95%) CSS
15 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
15 6 (15.38%) .NET
15 6 (15.38%) C#
16 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
16 5 (12.82%) OOP
16 5 (12.82%) OO
16 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (12.82%) Test Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 8 (20.51%) JUnit
6 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
7 4 (10.26%) JMeter
7 4 (10.26%) Hudson
8 3 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (7.69%) Maven
8 3 (7.69%) JIRA
8 3 (7.69%) Ant
8 3 (7.69%) JBehave
8 3 (7.69%) TestNG
9 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.13%) Xcode
9 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.82%) Games
1 5 (12.82%) Banking
1 5 (12.82%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Tester
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
5 6 (15.38%) Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (7.69%) QA Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
10 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) .NET
4 4 (10.26%) Spring
4 4 (10.26%) JSP
4 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
4 4 (10.26%) jQuery
4 4 (10.26%) HTML5
4 4 (10.26%) CSS3
5 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.13%) WCF
6 2 (5.13%) Web Services
6 2 (5.13%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) XSLT
7 1 (2.56%) XML Messaging
7 1 (2.56%) JSON
7 1 (2.56%) RESTful
7 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Open Source
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.56%) Equities
5 1 (2.56%) Streaming Media
5 1 (2.56%) DTCC
5 1 (2.56%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 24 (61.54%) TDD
4 21 (53.85%) BDD
5 19 (48.72%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) Test Management
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) OOP
9 5 (12.82%) OO
9 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
10 4 (10.26%) MVC
10 4 (10.26%) ATDD
10 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
12 2 (5.13%) User Stories
12 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) PHP
3 6 (15.38%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSD
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle
1 1 (2.56%) IBM
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (2.56%) Apple
1 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
1 1 (2.56%) Teradata
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