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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Tester
Rank 590 572 587
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 22 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.027% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.029% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £589 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £265 £363
% change year-on-year
+48.58% -26.89%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 21 £450 -18.18% 2
London +17 14 £450 -20.00%
City of London +31 4 £475 -
North West -5 1 £350 +32.07% 1
South East - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) BDD
3 25 (59.52%) Cucumber
3 25 (59.52%) Java
4 23 (54.76%) Scrum
5 20 (47.62%) Selenium
6 18 (42.86%) TDD
7 15 (35.71%) SQL
8 14 (33.33%) Web Services
9 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
10 12 (28.57%) QA
11 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
11 10 (23.81%) User Stories
12 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
12 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
12 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
12 9 (21.43%) Ruby
12 9 (21.43%) UNIX
12 9 (21.43%) Linux
13 8 (19.05%) JUnit
14 7 (16.67%) Python
14 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
15 6 (14.29%) Kanban
15 6 (14.29%) RESTful
15 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.14%) Wireshark
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (59.52%) Cucumber
2 20 (47.62%) Selenium
3 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 8 (19.05%) JUnit
6 5 (11.90%) JMeter
6 5 (11.90%) JIRA
6 5 (11.90%) FitNesse
7 4 (9.52%) WATIR
7 4 (9.52%) JBehave
8 3 (7.14%) Hudson
8 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 3 (7.14%) Concordion
8 3 (7.14%) CruiseControl
9 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.76%) Subversion
9 2 (4.76%) TestNG
10 1 (2.38%) RSpec
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) RESTful
3 4 (9.52%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.14%) JSON
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) XSLT
4 3 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) LAMP
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) New Media
3 1 (2.38%) RIA
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) UNIX
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) BDD
3 23 (54.76%) Scrum
4 18 (42.86%) TDD
5 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
6 10 (23.81%) User Stories
7 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Kanban
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) Ruby
4 7 (16.67%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.90%) C#
6 3 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Mercator
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle