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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 608 604 565
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 36 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.070% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 45
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 £164.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.47% -
UK excluding London average 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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 -20 33 £363 +23.40% 11
London +1 13 £425 +13.33% 7
South East -5 5 £331 +47.22%
West Midlands - 5 £200 -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
South West +7 3 - - 1
Surrey -5 3 £363 +36.79%
North West - 3 £320 - 1
City of London +38 2 £356 -20.83% 2
East of England +7 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 £260 - 1
Scotland - 2 £260 - 2
Swindon - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Reigate - 2 £363 -
Manchester - 2 £320 -
Newport +14 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Wales 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 1
South Wales -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
Leeds -15 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £285 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Warrington - 1 £500 -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 78 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.15%) Selenium
3 29 (37.18%) BDD
3 29 (37.18%) Java
4 25 (32.05%) Scrum
5 24 (30.77%) JIRA
6 22 (28.21%) Automation Testing
6 22 (28.21%) WebDriver
7 21 (26.92%) Functional Testing
7 21 (26.92%) SQL
8 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
9 19 (24.36%) Cucumber
10 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 16 (20.51%) Test Strategy
12 15 (19.23%) QA
12 15 (19.23%) TDD
13 12 (15.38%) XML
13 12 (15.38%) Unix
13 12 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (14.10%) Linux
14 11 (14.10%) Web Services
14 11 (14.10%) Oracle
15 10 (12.82%) .NET
15 10 (12.82%) HP
15 10 (12.82%) ISEB
15 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
16 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
16 9 (11.54%) Finance
16 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
17 8 (10.26%) ISTQB

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (3.85%) Node.js
3 2 (2.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) HipChat
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.13%) Pentaho
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
6 1 (1.28%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 36 (46.15%) Selenium
2 24 (30.77%) JIRA
3 22 (28.21%) WebDriver
4 19 (24.36%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.26%) JMeter
6 7 (8.97%) SpecFlow
7 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.69%) Subversion
8 5 (6.41%) JBehave
9 4 (5.13%) Gatling
9 4 (5.13%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.85%) Capybara
10 3 (3.85%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.85%) JUnit
10 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Military
4 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) XML
2 11 (14.10%) Web Services
3 10 (12.82%) .NET
4 5 (6.41%) JSON
5 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.85%) Java EE
5 3 (3.85%) Middleware
5 3 (3.85%) RESTful
5 3 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.28%) Behat
7 1 (1.28%) HTML
7 1 (1.28%) J2EE
7 1 (1.28%) WinForms
7 1 (1.28%) WSDL
7 1 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) CESG
2 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Unix
2 11 (14.10%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) BDD
3 25 (32.05%) Scrum
4 22 (28.21%) Automation Testing
5 21 (26.92%) Functional Testing
6 20 (25.64%) Test Scripting
7 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 16 (20.51%) Test Strategy
9 15 (19.23%) TDD
10 12 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.97%) CRM
12 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Regression Testing
12 7 (8.97%) SDLC
12 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
12 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (6.41%) Kanban
13 5 (6.41%) SOA
14 4 (5.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) Java
2 21 (26.92%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) C#
3 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) C++
4 3 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) PHP
5 1 (1.28%) Python
5 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) ISEB
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) SDET
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle
2 10 (12.82%) HP
3 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.13%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.28%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
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