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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 583 534 534
Rank change year-on-year
-49 0
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 16 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.069% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.075% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 -
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 25 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 27 March 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 -29 16 £300 - 2
London -18 6 £475 +66.66% 2
South West - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Hereford - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (68.57%) Scrum
3 20 (57.14%) Oracle
4 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
5 14 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 14 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 14 (40.00%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
6 13 (37.14%) Gherkin
7 11 (31.43%) QA
7 11 (31.43%) Selenium
7 11 (31.43%) TDD
8 8 (22.86%) Java
8 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
9 7 (20.00%) BDD
9 7 (20.00%) JSON
9 7 (20.00%) JIRA
10 6 (17.14%) C#
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (14.29%) User Stories
11 5 (14.29%) .NET
11 5 (14.29%) JMeter
11 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Finance
12 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (11.43%) Python
12 4 (11.43%) Toad
12 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
12 4 (11.43%) Test Automation

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Cucumber
2 14 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 11 (31.43%) Selenium
4 7 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (14.29%) JMeter
6 4 (11.43%) Toad
7 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
7 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.57%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.71%) Capybara
8 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.71%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (5.71%) JBehave
8 2 (5.71%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (5.71%) JUnit
8 2 (5.71%) NUnit
8 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) Gherkin
2 7 (20.00%) JSON
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 3 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 2 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (5.71%) REST
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) NHibernate
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Wiki
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (68.57%) Scrum
3 14 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 11 (31.43%) TDD
5 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
6 7 (20.00%) BDD
7 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.29%) User Stories
8 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.57%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (8.57%) Kanban
10 3 (8.57%) Analytics
10 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
10 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Extreme Programming
11 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.71%) VBA
6 2 (5.71%) Lua
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Telerik