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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank - 120 124
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £255
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +7.84%
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
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) Hudson
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Kanban
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) WATIR
6 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) WATIR
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP