The table below looks at the statistics for the Agile Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 238 255 237
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.093% 0.084% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.089% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £338 £270 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Agile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Agile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Tester across the South East region.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +5 6 £338 +32.35%
Surrey -7 2 £394 +48.58%
Berkshire +8 1 £450 +63.63%
Agile Tester
England

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
5 8 (40.00%) HP
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
6 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (35.00%) HP UFT
7 6 (30.00%) C++
7 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Military
8 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (25.00%) ISEB
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) C#
9 4 (20.00%) CRM
9 4 (20.00%) QA
9 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (20.00%) User Stories
10 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Agile Tester in their job title 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 with Agile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (35.00%) HP UFT
3 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (5.00%) JBehave
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) Maven
7 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) CRM
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
7 3 (15.00%) Workflow
8 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) V-Model
8 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) VB
4 3 (15.00%) VBScript
5 2 (10.00%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (25.00%) ISEB
4 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy