The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 565 546 574
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 38 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.012% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.013% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 2 18
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £335 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £415 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 16 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 38 £325 -13.33% 1
London -13 27 £310 -27.05% 1
South East - 4 £195 -
City of London - 3 £268 -
East Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (78.72%) Scrum
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (44.68%) SQL
4 19 (40.43%) TDD
4 19 (40.43%) Selenium
5 16 (34.04%) BDD
6 14 (29.79%) QA
7 13 (27.66%) Java
8 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
9 11 (23.40%) C#
10 10 (21.28%) User Stories
11 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
11 9 (19.15%) Web Services
11 9 (19.15%) Finance
11 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
11 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
11 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
12 8 (17.02%) .NET
12 8 (17.02%) HTML
12 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
13 7 (14.89%) JUnit
13 7 (14.89%) ISEB
13 7 (14.89%) JIRA
13 7 (14.89%) Ruby
14 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
14 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
15 5 (10.64%) Business Objects

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) SMTP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
3 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.89%) JUnit
5 7 (14.89%) JIRA
6 4 (8.51%) WATIR
6 4 (8.51%) JBehave
6 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.38%) JMeter
7 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.38%) CruiseControl
7 3 (6.38%) Subversion
8 2 (4.26%) RubyMine
8 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.26%) Capybara
8 2 (4.26%) Hudson
8 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.26%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Back Office
2 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) XML
4 4 (8.51%) JSON
5 3 (6.38%) XSLT
5 3 (6.38%) CSS
5 3 (6.38%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) Ajax
6 1 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Open Source
1 3 (6.38%) Video on Demand
1 3 (6.38%) IPTV
1 3 (6.38%) New Media
2 2 (4.26%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Scrum
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) TDD
4 16 (34.04%) BDD
5 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.28%) User Stories
7 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Kanban
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
12 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 3 (6.38%) Automation Testing
13 2 (4.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) Ruby
5 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.89%) ISEB
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Business Objects
1 5 (10.64%) Cognos
2 2 (4.26%) VMware
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft