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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 597 594 597
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 43 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.074% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.093% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 19
Average daily rate £370 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
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 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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 41 £378 -11.17% 25
London -20 14 £425 -4.49% 10
South East -12 10 £290 -10.76% 2
North East - 6 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £313 -
East of England - 5 £350 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 1
City of London +45 3 £425 -3.40% 6
North West -11 3 £435 +35.93% 6
Kent -25 3 £270 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £270 -
Cheshire - 3 £435 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £200 -36.50%
South West +1 2 £650 +145.37% 1
Bristol 0 2 £650 +145.37%
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
East Midlands +7 1 - - 1
Wales +2 1 £375 +7.14%
Nottinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Nottingham -7 1 - - 1
Worthing - 1 £350 -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) BDD
3 27 (38.57%) TDD
4 22 (31.43%) Java
4 22 (31.43%) Selenium
5 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
6 17 (24.29%) Finance
7 16 (22.86%) Scrum
7 16 (22.86%) Banking
8 15 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 15 (21.43%) ISEB
9 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 14 (20.00%) Ruby
9 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 13 (18.57%) QA
10 13 (18.57%) C#
11 12 (17.14%) Windows
11 12 (17.14%) Cucumber
12 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (15.71%) SQL
13 10 (14.29%) HP
13 10 (14.29%) Functional Testing
14 9 (12.86%) SoapUI
14 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
14 9 (12.86%) Test Management
14 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
15 8 (11.43%) .NET
15 8 (11.43%) Linux
15 8 (11.43%) JIRA

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Confluence
1 1 (1.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.86%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
2 1 (1.43%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 22 (31.43%) Selenium
2 12 (17.14%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.86%) SoapUI
4 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.43%) JIRA
5 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (8.57%) Capybara
7 5 (7.14%) Jasmine
7 5 (7.14%) Protractor
7 5 (7.14%) RSpec
7 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.71%) Appium
8 4 (5.71%) Calabash
8 4 (5.71%) eggPlant
8 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.71%) JBehave
8 4 (5.71%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.29%) JMeter
10 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Front Office
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) International Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Analyst
2 22 (31.43%) Test Analyst
3 21 (30.00%) Tester
4 11 (15.71%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
6 7 (10.00%) Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Functional Tester
7 6 (8.57%) QA Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (4.29%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Test Automation Specialist
10 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.29%) Test Specialist
10 3 (4.29%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) XML
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
5 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) CGI
6 1 (1.43%) JSON
6 1 (1.43%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.43%) Qt
6 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (4.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.43%) CESG
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) W3C
6 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Unix
4 5 (7.14%) Android
5 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) BDD
3 27 (38.57%) TDD
4 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
5 16 (22.86%) Scrum
6 15 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Test Management
10 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
11 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
12 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (8.57%) Open Source
13 6 (8.57%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Java
2 14 (20.00%) Ruby
3 13 (18.57%) C#
4 11 (15.71%) SQL
5 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.00%) Python
6 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.71%) C
6 4 (5.71%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.29%) Perl
8 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.43%) COBOL
9 1 (1.43%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) ISEB
2 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.43%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) QA
2 6 (8.57%) SDET
3 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.86%) WAI
3 2 (2.86%) WCAG
4 1 (1.43%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) HP
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) Temenos
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Pega
5 1 (1.43%) Rally
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
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