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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 581 560 572
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 25 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.039% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 15
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£450 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £580 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 13 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 29 August 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 -12 24 £450 -10.00% 3
London +22 17 £463 -17.77% 2
City of London +21 4 £475 - 1
North West - 1 £350 - 1
South East - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (60.87%) Scrum
2 27 (58.70%) BDD
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (52.17%) Java
4 24 (52.17%) Cucumber
5 20 (43.48%) Selenium
5 20 (43.48%) TDD
6 17 (36.96%) SQL
7 15 (32.61%) Web Services
8 13 (28.26%) QA
8 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
9 12 (26.09%) User Stories
10 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Ruby
11 9 (19.57%) JUnit
11 9 (19.57%) UNIX
11 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
12 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
12 8 (17.39%) Linux
12 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Python
13 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.22%) Kanban
13 7 (15.22%) JIRA
13 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
14 6 (13.04%) C#

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
1 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (52.17%) Cucumber
2 20 (43.48%) Selenium
3 9 (19.57%) JUnit
3 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
4 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 7 (15.22%) JIRA
6 5 (10.87%) JMeter
6 5 (10.87%) FitNesse
7 4 (8.70%) JBehave
7 4 (8.70%) WATIR
8 3 (6.52%) CruiseControl
8 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.52%) Hudson
8 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.52%) Concordion
8 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.35%) TestNG
9 2 (4.35%) Subversion
9 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
1 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Front Office
2 3 (6.52%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) XSLT
4 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.17%) LAMP
5 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) New Media
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) RIA
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) UNIX
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Scrum
2 27 (58.70%) BDD
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (43.48%) TDD
5 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.09%) User Stories
7 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
12 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
13 3 (6.52%) ETRM
13 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) Ruby
4 7 (15.22%) Python
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.04%) C#
5 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) Scala
7 2 (4.35%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos
1 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Mercator
2 1 (2.17%) VMware
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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