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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 578 550 575
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +25
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 35 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.065% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.088% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 21
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £315 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 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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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 -30 34 £394 -1.56% 19
London -13 20 £388 -7.73% 3
South West - 6 £381 - 4
City of London +23 4 £700 +77.21% 2
South East -3 3 £350 +14.28% 4
Bristol - 3 £388 - 1
Surrey +2 2 £313 +2.04% 3
Bedfordshire -14 2 £419 -16.25%
East of England -27 2 £419 -16.25% 3
Wiltshire - 2 £307 - 2
West Midlands -15 1 £400 +60.00%
Scotland - 1 £205 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Staines - 1 £350 - 3
Stirling - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 2
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) TDD
3 31 (46.97%) Test Automation
4 30 (45.45%) Selenium
5 27 (40.91%) BDD
5 27 (40.91%) Scrum
6 19 (28.79%) Java
6 19 (28.79%) QA
7 16 (24.24%) WebDriver
8 14 (21.21%) C#
9 13 (19.70%) HTML
9 13 (19.70%) SQL
9 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
9 13 (19.70%) Test Strategy
10 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 11 (16.67%) TeamCity
11 11 (16.67%) SpecFlow
11 11 (16.67%) .NET
11 11 (16.67%) Finance
12 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.15%) PHP
12 10 (15.15%) ISEB
12 10 (15.15%) Open Source
13 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
13 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
13 9 (13.64%) Ruby
14 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
14 8 (12.12%) MVC

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (1.52%) Endur
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 30 (45.45%) Selenium
2 16 (24.24%) WebDriver
3 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
4 11 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 11 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
5 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (10.61%) JUnit
6 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
7 6 (9.09%) JIRA
7 6 (9.09%) JMeter
7 6 (9.09%) Hudson
7 6 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.58%) Maven
9 4 (6.06%) JBehave
10 3 (4.55%) Ant
10 3 (4.55%) WATIR
10 3 (4.55%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Games
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Tester
1 16 (24.24%) Analyst
1 16 (24.24%) Test Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.12%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Agile Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Automation Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) HTML
2 11 (16.67%) .NET
3 7 (10.61%) CSS
4 6 (9.09%) Web Services
5 5 (7.58%) XML
5 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.58%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.06%) RESTful
7 3 (4.55%) HTML5
7 3 (4.55%) CSS3
7 3 (4.55%) Spring
7 3 (4.55%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.55%) JSP
7 3 (4.55%) jQuery
8 2 (3.03%) SOAP
9 1 (1.52%) XSLT
9 1 (1.52%) Middleware
9 1 (1.52%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.52%) WCF
9 1 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Open Source
2 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.03%) DTV
6 1 (1.52%) Equities
6 1 (1.52%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.52%) DTCC
6 1 (1.52%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.52%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
1 3 (4.55%) Linux
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) TDD
3 31 (46.97%) Test Automation
4 27 (40.91%) BDD
4 27 (40.91%) Scrum
5 13 (19.70%) Test Strategy
6 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.12%) MVC
10 8 (12.12%) Kanban
10 8 (12.12%) Test Management
11 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
13 5 (7.58%) DevOps
13 5 (7.58%) Web Testing
13 5 (7.58%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) Java
2 14 (21.21%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 10 (15.15%) PHP
5 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.64%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) ISEB
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) HP
2 2 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.52%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.52%) Teradata
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