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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Tester
UK
Rank 551 577 559
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 46 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.089% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.094% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 31
Median daily rate £320 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £283 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 +33 46 £320 -3.39% 8
London +15 16 £475 +18.75% 4
South West +12 7 £212 -45.41%
South East +11 6 £338 - 1
Bristol +1 5 £212 -6.00%
Yorkshire +5 4 £338 +7.14%
North East -17 4 £300 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear -20 4 £300 -16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 4 £300 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 3 £338 - 1
East of England - 3 £291 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
North West +24 2 £330 +17.85% 2
Leeds +8 2 £323 +2.38%
West Yorkshire +7 2 £323 +2.38%
City of London -2 2 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 2 £291 -
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £291 -
Manchester +16 1 £360 +28.57% 2
Devon +9 1 £306 -26.26%
Hampshire +3 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Andover -4 1 - -
Exeter -7 1 £306 -26.26%
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £185 -
Telford - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £360 -

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 86 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (52.33%) Selenium
3 33 (38.37%) Java
4 32 (37.21%) Cucumber
4 32 (37.21%) BDD
5 31 (36.05%) QA
6 27 (31.40%) WebDriver
6 27 (31.40%) Automation Testing
6 27 (31.40%) TDD
6 27 (31.40%) Scrum
7 26 (30.23%) Test Automation
8 22 (25.58%) Test Scripting
9 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (22.09%) Automated Testing
10 19 (22.09%) Exploratory Testing
11 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
11 17 (19.77%) Manual Testing
11 17 (19.77%) JIRA
12 15 (17.44%) ISEB
12 15 (17.44%) Gherkin
13 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
14 13 (15.12%) C#
14 13 (15.12%) SQL
14 13 (15.12%) Software Testing
15 12 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (13.95%) Kanban
16 11 (12.79%) .NET
17 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (11.63%) Test Strategy
17 10 (11.63%) SpecFlow

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 9 (10.47%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
2 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
2 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (52.33%) Selenium
2 32 (37.21%) Cucumber
3 27 (31.40%) WebDriver
4 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
4 17 (19.77%) JIRA
5 10 (11.63%) JUnit
5 10 (11.63%) SpecFlow
6 9 (10.47%) SoapUI
7 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.98%) TeamCity
9 5 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (5.81%) Jasmine
9 5 (5.81%) RSpec
10 4 (4.65%) JBehave
10 4 (4.65%) Maven
10 4 (4.65%) Mockito
10 4 (4.65%) Moq
10 4 (4.65%) NUnit
10 4 (4.65%) Protractor
10 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.49%) Banking
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Back Office
2 1 (1.16%) Electronics
2 1 (1.16%) Games
2 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.16%) Marketing
2 1 (1.16%) Military
2 1 (1.16%) Retail
2 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) Gherkin
2 11 (12.79%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) REST
4 6 (6.98%) Node.js
4 6 (6.98%) RESTful
4 6 (6.98%) Spring
5 5 (5.81%) SOAP
5 5 (5.81%) Web Services
6 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.49%) Struts
8 1 (1.16%) HTML
8 1 (1.16%) HTML5
8 1 (1.16%) JSON
8 1 (1.16%) WPF
8 1 (1.16%) XML
8 1 (1.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Blog
4 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Unix
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) BDD
3 27 (31.40%) Automation Testing
3 27 (31.40%) Scrum
3 27 (31.40%) TDD
4 26 (30.23%) Test Automation
5 22 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (22.09%) Automated Testing
7 19 (22.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 17 (19.77%) Manual Testing
9 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
10 13 (15.12%) Software Testing
11 12 (13.95%) Kanban
11 12 (13.95%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (11.63%) Test Strategy
13 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
14 8 (9.30%) Defect Tracking
14 8 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.37%) Java
2 13 (15.12%) C#
2 13 (15.12%) SQL
3 10 (11.63%) Python
4 8 (9.30%) Ruby
5 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.98%) Scala
7 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.65%) PHP
9 2 (2.33%) C++
10 1 (1.16%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.16%) F#
10 1 (1.16%) Go
10 1 (1.16%) Groovy
10 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) ISEB
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.05%) QA
2 9 (10.47%) SDET
3 4 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Google
4 2 (2.33%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.16%) Apple
5 1 (1.16%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) Talend
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago