The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 144 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% - 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£485 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2778 2203 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 73.14% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 94 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Testing across the North West region.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Manchester - 1 £320 - 2
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) Groovy
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Calabash
4 2 (25.00%) Appium
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) JBehave
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (12.50%) SEO

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (25.00%) Calabash
3 2 (25.00%) JBehave
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (12.50%) Front Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
1 5 (62.50%) QA Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) JSON
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) SEO
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Groovy
2 2 (25.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA