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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 380 400 392
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 20 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.099% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
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£450 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £274 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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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
17786 18261 17285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.17% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12539 13110 11901
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 235 269
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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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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 +6 1 £440 +28.46%
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Feltham - 1 £365 -
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Scrum
3 16 (42.11%) QA
4 15 (39.47%) TDD
5 14 (36.84%) BDD
6 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
7 12 (31.58%) Test Strategy
7 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.95%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) Selenium
10 9 (23.68%) Finance
10 9 (23.68%) Banking
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle
10 9 (23.68%) ISEB
11 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
12 6 (15.79%) Ruby
12 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
12 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (15.79%) C#
13 5 (13.16%) Java
13 5 (13.16%) Toad
13 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (13.16%) Capybara
13 5 (13.16%) User Stories
14 4 (10.53%) RSpec
14 4 (10.53%) WebDriver

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.16%) Toad
3 5 (13.16%) Capybara
4 4 (10.53%) RSpec
4 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) Jasmine
5 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.63%) GitLab
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.63%) WATIR
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
1 9 (23.68%) Banking
2 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Tester
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
3 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Test Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Automated Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) DTCC
2 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.26%) Equities
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Scrum
3 15 (39.47%) TDD
4 14 (36.84%) BDD
5 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
6 12 (31.58%) Test Strategy
6 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) User Stories
10 4 (10.53%) Predictive Modelling
10 4 (10.53%) Test Management
10 4 (10.53%) Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.53%) ETL
10 4 (10.53%) Change Management
11 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.89%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Ruby
2 6 (15.79%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CSQA
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) WorldPay
2 1 (2.63%) Apple
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft