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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 386 395 371
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 17 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.075% 0.092% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
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£388 £420 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £276 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +20.75%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +10 8 £475 +32.86% 2
Paddington - - - -
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) TDD
3 17 (51.52%) BDD
4 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
5 15 (45.45%) QA
5 15 (45.45%) Selenium
6 14 (42.42%) Scrum
7 9 (27.27%) Java
7 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
7 9 (27.27%) ISEB
8 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
8 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
9 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
10 6 (18.18%) JUnit
10 6 (18.18%) SQL
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
10 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
11 5 (15.15%) C#
11 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 5 (15.15%) Test Management
11 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
12 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (12.12%) HTML5
12 4 (12.12%) jQuery
12 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
12 4 (12.12%) Spring

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.06%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) MS Project
3 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
4 7 (21.21%) WebDriver
5 6 (18.18%) JUnit
6 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.09%) Hudson
8 2 (6.06%) MSTest
8 2 (6.06%) Capybara
8 2 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (6.06%) TestNG
8 2 (6.06%) Ant
8 2 (6.06%) Toad
8 2 (6.06%) Subversion
8 2 (6.06%) Maven
8 2 (6.06%) JIRA
9 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Automation Tester
6 4 (12.12%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) jQuery
3 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 4 (12.12%) CSS3
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) JSP
3 4 (12.12%) Spring
3 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
4 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.06%) WCF
5 2 (6.06%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) XSLT
6 1 (3.03%) XML Messaging
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) Equities
4 1 (3.03%) Streaming Media
4 1 (3.03%) DTCC
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) TDD
3 17 (51.52%) BDD
4 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
5 14 (42.42%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) OO
8 4 (12.12%) MVC
9 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.06%) People Management
10 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
10 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.03%) MCSD
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
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