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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 594 568 545
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 9 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.060% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.064% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 3
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£350 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
51431 51236 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.41% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31393 31521 25178
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2037 2059 2170
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 7 May 2015.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 11 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 7 May 2015. 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
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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 -28 9 £350 +1.81%
London -25 4 £350 +3.70%
City of London +14 2 £313 +16.82%
South East -1 2 - -
South West - 2 £325 -
Sussex - 2 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 £425 +13.33%
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Scrum
3 19 (50.00%) Oracle
4 17 (44.74%) Automation Testing
5 16 (42.11%) Cucumber
6 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
7 13 (34.21%) SpecFlow
7 13 (34.21%) Gherkin
8 12 (31.58%) Selenium
9 11 (28.95%) TDD
9 11 (28.95%) QA
10 10 (26.32%) BDD
11 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
12 8 (21.05%) Java
13 7 (18.42%) JSON
13 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
13 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (15.79%) C#
15 5 (13.16%) .NET
15 5 (13.16%) JIRA
16 4 (10.53%) JMeter
16 4 (10.53%) Finance
16 4 (10.53%) Python
16 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (10.53%) Toad
16 4 (10.53%) Kanban
16 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
16 4 (10.53%) Test Automation

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Cucumber
2 13 (34.21%) SpecFlow
3 12 (31.58%) Selenium
4 5 (13.16%) JIRA
5 4 (10.53%) JMeter
5 4 (10.53%) Toad
5 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 3 (7.89%) Capybara
6 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.89%) JBehave
6 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.89%) JUnit
7 2 (5.26%) NUnit
7 2 (5.26%) CruiseControl
7 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.26%) TestNG
7 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
7 2 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.63%) Spock
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Front Office
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (18.42%) JSON
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.89%) jQuery
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
5 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) Scrum
3 17 (44.74%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.95%) TDD
5 10 (26.32%) BDD
6 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.53%) Kanban
8 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.53%) User Stories
9 3 (7.89%) Analytics
9 3 (7.89%) Predictive Modelling
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.89%) Extreme Programming
10 2 (5.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 2 (5.26%) Lua
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Venda
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Telerik