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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Tester
Rank 554 543 534
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 29 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.022% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 2
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£325 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £240 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -36.00%
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

Agile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 20 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 30 January 2015. 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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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 29 £325 +23.80% 3
London +2 14 £435 +65.71% 2
City of London +16 5 £488 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Hereford - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Agile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (63.41%) Scrum
3 23 (56.10%) Cucumber
4 21 (51.22%) Oracle
5 17 (41.46%) SQL
6 15 (36.59%) QA
7 14 (34.15%) SpecFlow
8 13 (31.71%) Gherkin
8 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
8 13 (31.71%) Selenium
8 13 (31.71%) Java
9 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
9 12 (29.27%) BDD
10 10 (24.39%) TDD
11 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
11 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
12 7 (17.07%) JSON
12 7 (17.07%) JIRA
13 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
13 6 (14.63%) C#
13 6 (14.63%) Web Services
13 6 (14.63%) Linux
13 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
14 5 (12.20%) .NET
14 5 (12.20%) JMeter
14 5 (12.20%) User Stories
14 5 (12.20%) Agile Testing
14 5 (12.20%) FitNesse
15 4 (9.76%) RESTful

Agile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (9.76%) Confluence
2 3 (7.32%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (56.10%) Cucumber
2 14 (34.15%) SpecFlow
3 13 (31.71%) Selenium
4 7 (17.07%) JIRA
5 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.20%) JMeter
6 5 (12.20%) FitNesse
7 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.76%) Toad
8 3 (7.32%) JUnit
8 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
8 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.88%) Zephyr
9 2 (4.88%) Capybara
9 2 (4.88%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.88%) JBehave
9 2 (4.88%) NUnit
9 2 (4.88%) CruiseControl
10 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) Gherkin
2 7 (17.07%) JSON
3 6 (14.63%) Web Services
4 5 (12.20%) .NET
5 4 (9.76%) RESTful
6 3 (7.32%) CSS
6 3 (7.32%) SOAP
6 3 (7.32%) HTML
6 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (4.88%) REST
7 2 (4.88%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (2.44%) NHS
1 1 (2.44%) Open Source
1 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
1 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.44%) New Media
1 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (63.41%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
4 12 (29.27%) BDD
5 10 (24.39%) TDD
6 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
6 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
8 5 (12.20%) Agile Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.32%) Analytics
10 3 (7.32%) Kanban
11 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) Scala
6 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.44%) VBA
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Mercator
3 2 (4.88%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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