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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 573 563 556
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 19 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.015% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £165 £375
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -56.00%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 17 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 24 December 2014. 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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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 -16 19 £400 - 5
London +20 11 £420 -1.17% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
City of London +8 3 £513 +20.58% 2
South East -30 1 - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) BDD
3 20 (48.78%) Cucumber
3 20 (48.78%) Scrum
4 19 (46.34%) Java
5 18 (43.90%) Selenium
6 16 (39.02%) QA
7 13 (31.71%) SQL
8 11 (26.83%) TDD
8 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
9 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
9 10 (24.39%) User Stories
10 9 (21.95%) Oracle
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) Linux
11 8 (19.51%) JIRA
11 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
11 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
12 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
12 7 (17.07%) JMeter
12 7 (17.07%) Python
13 6 (14.63%) FitNesse
13 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
14 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
14 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
14 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
14 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
14 5 (12.20%) JUnit
14 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Cucumber
2 18 (43.90%) Selenium
3 8 (19.51%) JIRA
3 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
4 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
4 7 (17.07%) JMeter
5 6 (14.63%) FitNesse
5 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
6 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.20%) JUnit
7 3 (7.32%) TestNG
7 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.32%) Concordion
8 2 (4.88%) Hudson
8 2 (4.88%) Capybara
8 2 (4.88%) Zephyr
8 2 (4.88%) WATIR
8 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.88%) JBehave
8 2 (4.88%) Toad
General
1 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
3 4 (9.76%) JSON
3 4 (9.76%) RESTful
4 3 (7.32%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 2 (4.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.44%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) BDD
3 20 (48.78%) Scrum
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 10 (24.39%) User Stories
5 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Kanban
9 3 (7.32%) Agile Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Security Testing
10 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) Scala
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) VBA
6 1 (2.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Mercator
3 2 (4.88%) HP
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