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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 550 567 540
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 43 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.057% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.076% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 17
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£350 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +4 39 £365 +4.28% 15
London +4 18 £425 +41.66% 5
South East -14 10 £320 -13.51% 2
East Midlands - 4 £383 - 1
North West - 4 £320 -
Scotland - 3 £317 - 4
City of London +18 2 £420 +29.23% 2
Surrey +4 2 £325 -12.16%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £315 -4.54%
South West +3 1 £265 -7.82%
Bristol -2 1 £265 -11.66%
Northampton - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 76 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) QA
3 27 (35.53%) Scrum
4 25 (32.89%) Selenium
5 24 (31.58%) TDD
6 21 (27.63%) SQL
6 21 (27.63%) ISEB
7 19 (25.00%) BDD
8 18 (23.68%) Finance
9 17 (22.37%) Test Scripting
10 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (19.74%) Cucumber
11 13 (17.11%) Gherkin
12 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.47%) Banking
13 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
13 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
14 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
15 9 (11.84%) WebDriver
15 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
15 9 (11.84%) C#
15 9 (11.84%) Java
15 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
16 8 (10.53%) Oracle
17 7 (9.21%) Web Services
17 7 (9.21%) Ruby
17 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
18 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
18 6 (7.89%) Test Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) CICS
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) GPRS
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) DataStage
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Selenium
2 15 (19.74%) Cucumber
3 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.84%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.89%) Subversion
6 6 (7.89%) JIRA
7 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.58%) Toad
7 5 (6.58%) RSpec
8 4 (5.26%) JUnit
8 4 (5.26%) Maven
8 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.26%) Calabash
8 4 (5.26%) Appium
8 4 (5.26%) Capybara
9 3 (3.95%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.63%) JBehave
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Tester
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.89%) Agile Test Manager
6 6 (7.89%) QA Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.95%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) QA Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) .NET
4 5 (6.58%) XML
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
5 4 (5.26%) SOAP
6 3 (3.95%) WCF
7 2 (2.63%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.63%) Spring
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.63%) HTML
8 1 (1.32%) JRuby
8 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.32%) HTML5
8 1 (1.32%) CSS3
8 1 (1.32%) Struts
8 1 (1.32%) Middleware
8 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Equities
4 2 (2.63%) DTCC
4 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Windows
1 2 (2.63%) Android
1 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) Scrum
3 24 (31.58%) TDD
4 19 (25.00%) BDD
5 17 (22.37%) Test Scripting
6 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
8 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
8 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.89%) Test Management
10 6 (7.89%) User Stories
10 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.58%) Automation Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
12 4 (5.26%) Analytics
12 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 4 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) Java
3 7 (9.21%) Ruby
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) Groovy
6 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.63%) C
7 1 (1.32%) Jython
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.32%) COBOL
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (1.32%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) ISEB
2 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (39.47%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Informatica
4 2 (2.63%) Apple
4 2 (2.63%) Teradata
4 2 (2.63%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.32%) HP
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Rate: £550 per day
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