The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 565 556 520
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -36
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 48 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.068% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.089% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £610 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Agile Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK.

Agile Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -29 36 £375 - 12
London -13 16 £463 +19.35% 6
Scotland +13 11 £285 -24.00%
South East -5 10 £388 -25.48% 1
Berkshire +20 7 £400 -23.07%
Reading - 7 £400 -
Glasgow - 7 £285 -
Edinburgh +4 4 £296 -21.13%
East of England -3 3 £160 -57.33% 2
North West - 3 £485 - 2
City of London -10 2 £425 -39.28% 1
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
West Midlands - 2 £235 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £160 -
Essex - 2 £160 -
Suffolk +16 1 £300 +7.14%
Ipswich +4 1 £300 +7.14%
Hampshire +2 1 £275 - 1
Bristol -1 1 £265 -11.66%
South West -11 1 £265 -7.82%
West Yorkshire -20 1 £300 +81.81%
Yorkshire -22 1 £300 +50.00%
Leeds -26 1 £300 +81.81%
Feltham - 1 £365 -
Birmingham - 1 £295 -
Cobham - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 £175 -
Kent - 1 £375 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £375 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Testing also 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 that cited Agile Testing.

1 91 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
2 31 (34.07%) Selenium
3 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 25 (27.47%) QA
5 24 (26.37%) TDD
5 24 (26.37%) ISEB
6 21 (23.08%) BDD
7 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
7 18 (19.78%) Finance
8 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
9 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
10 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
10 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (15.38%) JIRA
12 13 (14.29%) Banking
12 13 (14.29%) Java
13 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
13 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
13 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
13 12 (13.19%) XML
13 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
13 12 (13.19%) JSON
14 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (12.09%) UNIX
14 11 (12.09%) WebDriver
15 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
16 9 (9.89%) Web Services
16 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Testing also 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 that cited Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.30%) Drupal
2 3 (3.30%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) DAB
2 1 (1.10%) AMQP
2 1 (1.10%) ATM
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.59%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.10%) DataStage
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 31 (34.07%) Selenium
2 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.38%) JIRA
4 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (12.09%) WebDriver
6 8 (8.79%) SoapUI
6 8 (8.79%) Subversion
7 6 (6.59%) JUnit
8 5 (5.49%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.40%) RSpec
9 4 (4.40%) Calabash
9 4 (4.40%) Capybara
9 4 (4.40%) Appium
9 4 (4.40%) Maven
10 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.30%) JBehave
11 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Front Office
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (35.16%) Analyst
2 30 (32.97%) Test Analyst
3 29 (31.87%) Tester
4 13 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Test Manager
6 11 (12.09%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Web Test Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Web Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Agile Test Manager
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.30%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) XML
1 12 (13.19%) JSON
1 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
3 8 (8.79%) .NET
4 7 (7.69%) SOAP
5 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.30%) Spring
6 2 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.20%) HTML
6 2 (2.20%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.10%) Struts
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) JSP
7 1 (1.10%) HTML5
7 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) W3C
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) User Experience
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.20%) Equities
4 2 (2.20%) DTCC
4 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) UNIX
2 6 (6.59%) AIX
3 3 (3.30%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
3 24 (26.37%) TDD
4 21 (23.08%) BDD
5 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
6 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
7 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
7 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
9 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.89%) ETL
11 8 (8.79%) SOA
11 8 (8.79%) Content Management
11 8 (8.79%) Automation Testing
12 7 (7.69%) SDLC
12 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
12 7 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) C#
4 8 (8.79%) Python
5 7 (7.69%) Ruby
6 5 (5.49%) Groovy
7 3 (3.30%) C
7 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) Scala
8 1 (1.10%) R
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) ISEB
2 10 (10.99%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) CSQA
7 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.47%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Ab Initio
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) HP
4 3 (3.30%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) Informatica
5 2 (2.20%) Teradata
6 1 (1.10%) Cognos
6 1 (1.10%) IBM
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