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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 594 596 593
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 47 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.077% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.098% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 22
Median daily rate £357 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £539 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 30 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 25 May 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 -2 44 £351 -17.52% 18
London +1 19 £425 -5.55% 8
City of London +53 8 £390 -11.36% 4
East of England +14 7 £350 +16.66%
North East - 7 £316 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £313 -
South East -12 5 £275 -15.38% 4
Essex - 4 £250 -
East Midlands - 3 £189 -
Bristol +3 2 £650 +145.37% 1
South West -5 2 £650 +145.37% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £200 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £177 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £177 -
Wales +6 1 £375 +7.14%
Suffolk -2 1 £350 +16.66%
North West -13 1 - - 2
Scotland -22 1 £375 +22.64%
Stirling - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Worthing - 1 £350 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) BDD
3 28 (38.89%) Selenium
4 25 (34.72%) TDD
5 22 (30.56%) Java
6 19 (26.39%) C#
7 18 (25.00%) QA
7 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
9 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 14 (19.44%) Scrum
10 14 (19.44%) ISEB
11 13 (18.06%) SQL
11 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
11 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
12 12 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 12 (16.67%) Ruby
12 12 (16.67%) Finance
12 12 (16.67%) Banking
12 12 (16.67%) .NET
13 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
13 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing
13 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (13.89%) Test Strategy
14 10 (13.89%) HP
14 10 (13.89%) SOAP
14 10 (13.89%) JIRA
15 9 (12.50%) Web Services
15 9 (12.50%) HTML
15 9 (12.50%) Waterfall

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 1 (1.39%) CMS
1 1 (1.39%) Confluence
1 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) IaaS
2 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 28 (38.89%) Selenium
2 13 (18.06%) SoapUI
3 12 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.89%) JIRA
5 9 (12.50%) Jasmine
5 9 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 8 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 7 (9.72%) Git (software)
8 6 (8.33%) Capybara
8 6 (8.33%) Protractor
8 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (6.94%) eggPlant
9 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.94%) JUnit
9 5 (6.94%) NUnit
9 5 (6.94%) RSpec
10 4 (5.56%) JMeter
11 3 (4.17%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 12 (16.67%) Banking
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) International Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Analyst
2 26 (36.11%) Test Analyst
3 20 (27.78%) Tester
4 11 (15.28%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Agile Test Manager
8 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.33%) Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Functional Tester
9 4 (5.56%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Test Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Transformation Manager
11 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.89%) SOAP
3 9 (12.50%) HTML
3 9 (12.50%) Web Services
4 8 (11.11%) XML
5 7 (9.72%) Gherkin
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 4 (5.56%) CSS
8 4 (5.56%) HTML5
9 3 (4.17%) Silverlight
10 2 (2.78%) COM
10 2 (2.78%) JSON
10 2 (2.78%) XML Messaging
11 1 (1.39%) Ajax
11 1 (1.39%) Play Framework
11 1 (1.39%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.17%) Wiki
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Equities
4 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.78%) iPhone
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) NHS
4 2 (2.78%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.39%) CESG
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (1.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) BDD
3 25 (34.72%) TDD
4 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
6 14 (19.44%) Scrum
7 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
8 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing
8 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (13.89%) Test Strategy
10 9 (12.50%) ATDD
10 9 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Test Management
10 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.72%) Defect Management
13 6 (8.33%) SDLC
14 5 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (6.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) Java
2 19 (26.39%) C#
3 13 (18.06%) SQL
4 12 (16.67%) Ruby
5 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.72%) Python
7 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.17%) C
8 3 (4.17%) Perl
9 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.78%) C++
9 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) COBOL
10 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 14 (19.44%) ISEB
3 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) SDET
3 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.78%) WAI
3 2 (2.78%) WCAG
4 1 (1.39%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) HP
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.78%) Infor
6 2 (2.78%) Temenos
7 1 (1.39%) CA
7 1 (1.39%) Informatica
7 1 (1.39%) Pega
7 1 (1.39%) Rally
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