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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 578 600 569
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 65 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.10% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 24
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £510 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.31%
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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
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 £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 +11 63 £395 +6.04% 13
London +25 39 £400 -5.88% 5
City of London +58 14 £390 -8.23% 3
East of England +25 9 £325 +8.33% 2
North West -5 4 £325 - 3
Manchester -9 4 £325 +0.77% 3
Essex - 4 £250 -
Suffolk +4 3 £325 +8.33% 1
South East -14 3 £340 -5.88% 3
East Midlands - 3 £189 -
North East - 3 £283 -
Bromley - 3 - -
Hampshire +2 2 - - 3
Ipswich -3 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland -3 2 £335 +17.54%
Bedfordshire - 2 £485 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £177 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £177 -
Luton - 2 £485 - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Reading -1 1 £340 -15.00%
Berkshire -2 1 £340 -15.00%
Edinburgh -6 1 £295 -1.66%
Stirling - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £751 -
Bristol - 1 £751 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £265 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £265 -
Teesside - 1 £283 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.71%) BDD
3 37 (35.24%) Selenium
3 37 (35.24%) TDD
4 33 (31.43%) Java
5 31 (29.52%) QA
5 31 (29.52%) Test Automation
6 25 (23.81%) C#
7 23 (21.90%) WebDriver
8 20 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 20 (19.05%) SQL
8 20 (19.05%) ISEB
8 20 (19.05%) Scrum
9 19 (18.10%) .NET
9 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
10 18 (17.14%) Exploratory Testing
11 16 (15.24%) OOP
11 16 (15.24%) Ruby
12 15 (14.29%) Finance
12 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 15 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 15 (14.29%) SoapUI
12 15 (14.29%) ATDD
13 14 (13.33%) SDET
13 14 (13.33%) SpecFlow
13 14 (13.33%) Web Services
13 14 (13.33%) ISTQB
14 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
14 13 (12.38%) Retail
14 13 (12.38%) Gherkin

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 (0.95%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.95%) CMS
1 1 (0.95%) Confluence
1 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) IaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (35.24%) Selenium
2 23 (21.90%) WebDriver
3 20 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 13 (12.38%) Jasmine
7 10 (9.52%) JUnit
8 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 9 (8.57%) NUnit
8 9 (8.57%) Protractor
9 8 (7.62%) Capybara
9 8 (7.62%) JIRA
10 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (5.71%) eggPlant
11 6 (5.71%) RSpec
12 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
12 5 (4.76%) Mocha
13 4 (3.81%) Fiddler
13 4 (3.81%) JMeter
13 4 (3.81%) Xcode
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Retail
3 12 (11.43%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) International Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) Analyst
2 34 (32.38%) Test Analyst
3 19 (18.10%) Tester
4 17 (16.19%) Developer
5 15 (14.29%) Developer in Test
6 13 (12.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 13 (12.38%) Test Manager
7 12 (11.43%) QA Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.71%) Agile Test Manager
10 6 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (5.71%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.71%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
11 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.76%) Functional Tester
11 5 (4.76%) JavaScript Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) Web Services
3 13 (12.38%) Gherkin
4 11 (10.48%) XML
5 10 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 10 (9.52%) HTML
5 10 (9.52%) SOAP
6 6 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.76%) CSS
7 5 (4.76%) HTML5
8 4 (3.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.81%) JSON
9 3 (2.86%) Node.js
9 3 (2.86%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.90%) COM
10 2 (1.90%) Drools
10 2 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.90%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.95%) Ajax
11 1 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) iPhone
2 5 (4.76%) User Experience
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.86%) Wiki
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) Equities
5 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.90%) NHS
5 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.95%) CESG
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Linux
3 5 (4.76%) Android
3 5 (4.76%) Unix
4 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.71%) BDD
3 37 (35.24%) TDD
4 31 (29.52%) Test Automation
5 20 (19.05%) Scrum
6 19 (18.10%) Test Scripting
7 18 (17.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 16 (15.24%) OOP
9 15 (14.29%) ATDD
9 15 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 13 (12.38%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.38%) Test Strategy
10 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Defect Management
12 11 (10.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (10.48%) Test Management
13 10 (9.52%) OO
14 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) C#
3 20 (19.05%) SQL
4 16 (15.24%) Ruby
5 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.67%) Python
7 6 (5.71%) Scala
8 5 (4.76%) Clojure
9 4 (3.81%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.86%) C
10 3 (2.86%) Perl
10 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) COBOL
12 1 (0.95%) Haskell
12 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (19.05%) ISEB
2 14 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (29.52%) QA
2 14 (13.33%) SDET
3 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.90%) WAI
3 2 (1.90%) WCAG
4 1 (0.95%) GPG13
4 1 (0.95%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) HP
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle
4 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.86%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Infor
6 2 (1.90%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.90%) Temenos
7 1 (0.95%) CA
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Pega
7 1 (0.95%) Rally
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