The table below looks at the statistics for the Agile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 586 550 565
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 40 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.11% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 28
Average daily rate £331 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+17.11% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £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

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

Agile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK.

Agile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 14 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
England -27 37 £338 +12.50% 10
West Yorkshire -12 9 £318 +15.45% 1
Yorkshire -17 9 £318 +15.45% 2
Leeds -21 9 £318 +15.45% 1
South East +11 8 £338 +27.35%
London -8 8 £413 -1.78% 5
Hampshire +12 6 £338 +32.35%
South West +1 5 £370 +9.62% 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £360 -
North East - 4 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £360 -
North West -12 3 £280 -16.41% 1
Manchester -19 3 £280 -12.50% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh - 3 £260 -
Scotland - 3 £260 -
Exeter +4 2 £415 +3.75%
Bristol +1 2 £225 -21.73%
Devon -1 2 £415 +3.75%
Surrey -5 2 £394 +48.58%
Andover - 2 £338 -
Leatherhead - 2 £394 -
City of London +41 1 £450 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +5 1 £450 +63.63%
Reading -4 1 £450 +63.63%
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Gloucester - 1 £325 -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Selenium
3 30 (37.50%) BDD
4 24 (30.00%) Java
5 21 (26.25%) Test Scripting
5 21 (26.25%) Cucumber
6 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
7 18 (22.50%) JIRA
7 18 (22.50%) QA
8 17 (21.25%) Scrum
8 17 (21.25%) WebDriver
9 16 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 15 (18.75%) Automation Testing
11 14 (17.50%) .NET
12 13 (16.25%) SQL
12 13 (16.25%) ISEB
12 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
13 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
13 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
13 12 (15.00%) Oracle
13 12 (15.00%) Finance
13 12 (15.00%) TDD
14 11 (13.75%) C#
14 11 (13.75%) Web Services
14 11 (13.75%) HP
15 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (11.25%) HP UFT
16 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (5.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) Node.js
3 2 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) HipChat
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Magento
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Sage Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.25%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 33 (41.25%) Selenium
2 21 (26.25%) Cucumber
3 18 (22.50%) JIRA
4 17 (21.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.25%) HP UFT
6 7 (8.75%) JBehave
6 7 (8.75%) SoapUI
7 6 (7.50%) JUnit
7 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.25%) JMeter
8 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.00%) Maven
10 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (3.75%) Toad
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Military
4 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Advertising
5 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.25%) SOAP
4 4 (5.00%) XML
5 3 (3.75%) J2EE
5 3 (3.75%) Java EE
5 3 (3.75%) Middleware
5 3 (3.75%) RESTful
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.25%) Behat
7 1 (1.25%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (1.25%) WinForms
7 1 (1.25%) WSDL
7 1 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.25%) CESG
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) CentOS
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) BDD
3 21 (26.25%) Test Scripting
4 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
5 17 (21.25%) Scrum
6 16 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 15 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 12 (15.00%) TDD
8 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Automated Testing
11 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.00%) SDLC
11 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.50%) CRM
13 6 (7.50%) Manual Testing
13 6 (7.50%) User Stories
14 5 (6.25%) Test Planning
14 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Java
2 13 (16.25%) SQL
3 11 (13.75%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) VB
6 3 (3.75%) VBScript
7 2 (2.50%) F#
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) ISEB
1 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.50%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) SDET
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) HP
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.25%) hybris
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Talend
4 1 (1.25%) Venda