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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Tester
Rank 585 617 601
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 35 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.076% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 27
Median daily rate £371 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.89% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 28 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 3 December 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 +5 34 £380 +16.92% 12
London -13 17 £439 +21.03% 5
West Midlands -3 7 £363 +35.51%
South East +24 6 £293 -10.00% 1
Coventry -11 4 £371 +68.75%
Yorkshire +22 2 £360 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £293 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Burgess Hill - 2 - -
Hampshire +21 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +16 1 £200 -51.51%
Leeds +15 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +12 1 - - 1
East of England +12 1 £350 +55.55% 2
Scotland +12 1 £200 -51.51%
South West +9 1 - - 1
City of London -3 1 £428 +31.53% 1
Andover - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £350 -
Oxford - 1 £185 -
Telford - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £360 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £360 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 74 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.00%) Selenium
3 29 (39.19%) Java
4 27 (36.49%) QA
5 25 (33.78%) Scrum
6 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
6 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
6 20 (27.03%) BDD
6 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
7 19 (25.68%) TDD
7 19 (25.68%) JIRA
7 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
7 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 18 (24.32%) Automation Testing
9 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
9 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
10 13 (17.57%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (16.22%) SQL
12 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
12 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
13 10 (13.51%) Kanban
13 10 (13.51%) ISEB
14 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.16%) .NET
14 9 (12.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (10.81%) User Stories
16 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
16 7 (9.46%) Gherkin
16 7 (9.46%) JavaScript

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 (8.11%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
1 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) GitHub
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (27.03%) Cucumber
2 20 (27.03%) WebDriver
3 19 (25.68%) JIRA
4 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.11%) TeamCity
5 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.41%) Jasmine
7 4 (5.41%) JBehave
7 4 (5.41%) JUnit
7 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.05%) Appium
8 3 (4.05%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.05%) JMeter
8 3 (4.05%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.05%) Protractor
8 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 5 (6.76%) Banking
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Military
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 7 (9.46%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.76%) Node.js
4 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.41%) REST
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 3 (4.05%) RESTful
5 3 (4.05%) Struts
6 2 (2.70%) HTML
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) Spring
7 1 (1.35%) HTML5
7 1 (1.35%) JSON
7 1 (1.35%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Blog
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.35%) Replication
3 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Android
2 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
3 20 (27.03%) BDD
4 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (25.68%) TDD
4 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
5 18 (24.32%) Automation Testing
5 18 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
6 16 (21.62%) Manual Testing
6 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 13 (17.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Kanban
10 9 (12.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
11 8 (10.81%) User Stories
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) Java
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) C#
3 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) Python
4 4 (5.41%) Ruby
5 3 (4.05%) C++
5 3 (4.05%) PHP
5 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.70%) Scala
7 1 (1.35%) F#
7 1 (1.35%) Groovy
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.49%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) SDET
3 4 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.05%) HP
3 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe
4 1 (1.35%) Apple
4 1 (1.35%) Google
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
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