The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Agile Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 604 555 566
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 39 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.11% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 23
Median daily rate £370 £305 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £164.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £164.00 -
% change year-on-year
-73.47% -

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Agile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Agile Tester in the job title.

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 31 May 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 38 £370 +21.31% 10
London +4 17 £425 +23.18% 5
South East -23 6 £300 -14.28% 3
West Midlands - 5 £200 -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
City of London +40 3 £375 +20.00% 2
South West -7 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
East of England +7 2 £350 -
Hampshire +1 2 - - 2
Newport +18 1 - -
Wales +11 1 - -
South Wales +10 1 - -
West Yorkshire -1 1 £325 +8.33%
Berkshire -5 1 £350 +21.73% 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £325 +8.33%
Leeds -11 1 £325 +8.33%
Reading -13 1 £350 +21.73% 1
Surrey -15 1 £300 -14.28%
North West -19 1 £500 +103.45% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £200 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £285 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Agile Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) Selenium
3 30 (42.25%) Scrum
3 30 (42.25%) Java
4 28 (39.44%) BDD
5 23 (32.39%) Automation Testing
6 22 (30.99%) WebDriver
6 22 (30.99%) JIRA
7 21 (29.58%) SQL
8 20 (28.17%) Cucumber
8 20 (28.17%) Functional Testing
9 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
10 17 (23.94%) TDD
11 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
12 14 (19.72%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (19.72%) QA
12 14 (19.72%) XML
12 14 (19.72%) Unix
13 12 (16.90%) Linux
13 12 (16.90%) Performance Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
14 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
15 10 (14.08%) .NET
15 10 (14.08%) Web Services
16 9 (12.68%) JMeter
16 9 (12.68%) HP
17 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
17 8 (11.27%) Subversion

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.45%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.41%) Mule
3 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.63%) Pentaho
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) Redis
3 1 (1.41%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 33 (46.48%) Selenium
2 22 (30.99%) JIRA
2 22 (30.99%) WebDriver
3 20 (28.17%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.68%) JMeter
5 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
5 8 (11.27%) Subversion
6 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.86%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.45%) Gatling
8 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.23%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.23%) JBehave
10 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.82%) Capybara
12 1 (1.41%) Calabash
12 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Games
2 2 (2.82%) Military
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) XML
2 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) Web Services
3 8 (11.27%) JSON
4 3 (4.23%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.23%) Java EE
5 2 (2.82%) Middleware
5 2 (2.82%) REST
5 2 (2.82%) RESTful
5 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.41%) Behat
6 1 (1.41%) HTML
6 1 (1.41%) JMS
6 1 (1.41%) WSDL
6 1 (1.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.41%) CESG
2 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Unix
2 12 (16.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.25%) Scrum
3 28 (39.44%) BDD
4 23 (32.39%) Automation Testing
5 20 (28.17%) Functional Testing
6 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
7 17 (23.94%) TDD
8 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
9 14 (19.72%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (16.90%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
11 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (11.27%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Extreme Programming
12 6 (8.45%) SDLC
13 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.04%) CRM
13 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
13 5 (7.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Java
2 21 (29.58%) SQL
3 5 (7.04%) C#
3 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
5 2 (2.82%) C
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) ISEB
4 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.72%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) HP
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 6 (8.45%) SOASTA, Inc
3 6 (8.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.41%) SAP