The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 605 636 609
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -27
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 47 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.064% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.079% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 17
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Agile Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 47 £400 +14.28% 12
London +22 29 £438 -10.25% 7
East of England +11 7 £350 +55.55%
Suffolk - 5 £325 -
City of London +16 4 £404 -10.33% 3
North West +15 3 £338 +3.84% 1
South East +7 3 £340 +6.25% 2
North East - 3 £438 - 1
Hampshire +12 2 - - 2
Manchester -11 2 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £457 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £457 - 1
Luton - 2 £485 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £485 -
South West +15 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £340 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Teesside - 1 £283 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £340 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 106 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.28%) BDD
3 42 (39.62%) Test Automation
4 41 (38.68%) Selenium
5 40 (37.74%) TDD
6 32 (30.19%) QA
7 30 (28.30%) WebDriver
7 30 (28.30%) Cucumber
8 29 (27.36%) C#
9 28 (26.42%) Java
10 24 (22.64%) Scrum
11 23 (21.70%) OOP
12 21 (19.81%) SpecFlow
12 21 (19.81%) SDET
13 20 (18.87%) SQL
14 19 (17.92%) Retail
15 18 (16.98%) Gherkin
15 18 (16.98%) ATDD
15 18 (16.98%) Test Scripting
16 17 (16.04%) Waterfall
16 17 (16.04%) .NET
17 16 (15.09%) NUnit
18 15 (14.15%) Web Services
18 15 (14.15%) HP
19 14 (13.21%) Exploratory Testing
20 13 (12.26%) Ruby
21 12 (11.32%) Finance
21 12 (11.32%) ISEB
21 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
21 12 (11.32%) QA Automation

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.89%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.94%) CMS
2 1 (0.94%) Drupal
2 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.94%) SAS
2 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (38.68%) Selenium
2 30 (28.30%) Cucumber
2 30 (28.30%) WebDriver
3 21 (19.81%) SpecFlow
4 16 (15.09%) NUnit
5 11 (10.38%) JUnit
5 11 (10.38%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.43%) Capybara
6 10 (9.43%) Jasmine
7 9 (8.49%) JIRA
8 8 (7.55%) RSpec
9 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
10 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
10 6 (5.66%) JMeter
10 6 (5.66%) Protractor
10 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.72%) LoadRunner
11 5 (4.72%) Mocha
12 4 (3.77%) eggPlant
General
1 19 (17.92%) Retail
2 12 (11.32%) Finance
3 11 (10.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Front Office
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Analyst
2 32 (30.19%) Test Analyst
3 22 (20.75%) Developer
4 19 (17.92%) Developer in Test
5 18 (16.98%) Tester
6 12 (11.32%) Test Manager
7 10 (9.43%) Agile Test Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) QA Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
9 7 (6.60%) C# Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Mobile Tester
11 5 (4.72%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) Gherkin
2 17 (16.04%) .NET
3 15 (14.15%) Web Services
4 10 (9.43%) .NET Framework
5 8 (7.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (6.60%) XML
7 6 (5.66%) Node.js
7 6 (5.66%) SOAP
8 5 (4.72%) HTML
8 5 (4.72%) HTML5
8 5 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.77%) JSON
10 3 (2.83%) Drools
10 3 (2.83%) RESTful
10 3 (2.83%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.89%) COM
11 2 (1.89%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.89%) WCF
11 2 (1.89%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) User Experience
2 6 (5.66%) iPhone
3 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) Equities
6 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.89%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.89%) Wiki
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Android
3 6 (5.66%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.94%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.28%) BDD
3 42 (39.62%) Test Automation
4 40 (37.74%) TDD
5 24 (22.64%) Scrum
6 23 (21.70%) OOP
7 18 (16.98%) ATDD
7 18 (16.98%) Test Scripting
8 17 (16.04%) Waterfall
9 14 (13.21%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (11.32%) QA Automation
11 11 (10.38%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (9.43%) OO
12 10 (9.43%) SDLC
12 10 (9.43%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (8.49%) Automated Testing
13 9 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (7.55%) Integration Testing
14 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) C#
2 28 (26.42%) Java
3 20 (18.87%) SQL
4 13 (12.26%) Ruby
5 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.38%) Scala
7 10 (9.43%) Clojure
8 4 (3.77%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.89%) Python
11 1 (0.94%) C
11 1 (0.94%) C++
11 1 (0.94%) COBOL
11 1 (0.94%) Haskell
11 1 (0.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) ISEB
2 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.19%) QA
2 21 (19.81%) SDET
3 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) HP
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle
4 3 (2.83%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.89%) Infor
5 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) CA