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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank - 116 122
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £490 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +63.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) WATIR
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) WATIR
2 1 (20.00%) Hudson
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP