The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 141 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Bristol - 4 £394 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £307 - 2
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Hudson
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) WATIR
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (20.00%) DTV
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) FitNesse
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Hudson
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) WATIR
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
1 2 (20.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
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