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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 572 575 535
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -40
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 48 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.066% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 23
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £610 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £301 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -19.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
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 £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -19 40 £350 - 12
London -7 16 £425 +19.71% 8
South East +3 15 £373 -28.36%
Scotland -4 8 £275 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +10 6 £400 -23.07%
Glasgow - 6 £275 - 1
Reading - 6 £400 -
East of England -1 3 £160 -53.95%
Hampshire -5 3 £313 -
City of London -11 3 £425 -39.28% 1
North West -24 3 £325 - 1
Winchester - 3 £313 -
Manchester -7 2 £323 - 1
Edinburgh -8 2 £300 -20.00%
Essex - 2 £160 -
West Midlands - 2 £235 - 2
Surrey - 2 £324 -
West Sussex - 2 £363 -
Cobham - 2 £324 -
Worthing - 2 £363 -
Chelmsford - 2 £160 -
Suffolk +4 1 £300 +7.14%
Ipswich +2 1 £300 +7.14%
Bromley -6 1 - -
Leeds -25 1 £300 +81.81%
West Yorkshire -25 1 £300 +81.81%
Yorkshire -25 1 £300 +50.00% 1
Birmingham - 1 £295 - 1
Coventry - 1 £175 -
Liverpool - 1 £650 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 89 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.20%) Selenium
3 28 (31.46%) Scrum
4 24 (26.97%) QA
4 24 (26.97%) SQL
5 23 (25.84%) ISEB
6 21 (23.60%) TDD
7 19 (21.35%) Automated Testing
7 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
8 16 (17.98%) BDD
8 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
8 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
8 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
8 16 (17.98%) Finance
9 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (15.73%) JIRA
10 14 (15.73%) Java
11 13 (14.61%) C#
11 13 (14.61%) Banking
12 12 (13.48%) .NET
12 12 (13.48%) UNIX
12 12 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (13.48%) Gherkin
13 11 (12.36%) WebDriver
13 11 (12.36%) Integration Testing
13 11 (12.36%) JSON
13 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (11.24%) XML
14 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
15 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (7.87%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.37%) Drupal
2 3 (3.37%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Project
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) ATM
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
1 1 (1.12%) SNMP
1 1 (1.12%) IPv4
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
1 1 (1.12%) DAB
1 1 (1.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.74%) DB2
3 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.12%) DataStage
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 34 (38.20%) Selenium
2 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.73%) JIRA
4 11 (12.36%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.99%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
7 6 (6.74%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.74%) JUnit
7 6 (6.74%) Subversion
8 4 (4.49%) Maven
8 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.49%) Capybara
9 3 (3.37%) JBehave
9 3 (3.37%) Calabash
9 3 (3.37%) Appium
10 2 (2.25%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.25%) JMeter
10 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Banking
3 6 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Front Office
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Analyst
2 31 (34.83%) Tester
3 30 (33.71%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.48%) Agile Test Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.24%) Test Manager
6 7 (7.87%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Web Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Web Test Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Agile Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Web Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Mobile Tester
11 2 (2.25%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) .NET
1 12 (13.48%) Gherkin
2 11 (12.36%) JSON
3 10 (11.24%) XML
4 8 (8.99%) Web Services
5 7 (7.87%) SOAP
6 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.25%) Play Framework
7 2 (2.25%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.12%) Spring
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.12%) HTML
8 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) W3C
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.25%) Equities
4 2 (2.25%) DTCC
5 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) UNIX
2 6 (6.74%) AIX
3 4 (4.49%) Linux
3 4 (4.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) Scrum
3 21 (23.60%) TDD
4 19 (21.35%) Automated Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
5 16 (17.98%) BDD
5 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
6 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (12.36%) Integration Testing
8 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.11%) ETL
9 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
9 8 (8.99%) Web Testing
9 8 (8.99%) System Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Content Management
9 8 (8.99%) SDLC
10 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Content Management
10 7 (7.87%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) Java
3 13 (14.61%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) Ruby
6 4 (4.49%) Groovy
7 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.37%) C
8 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) VBA
8 1 (1.12%) Scala
8 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) ISEB
2 9 (10.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.87%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) CSQA
6 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.97%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Ab Initio
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) Teradata
5 2 (2.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.12%) Splunk
6 1 (1.12%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.12%) Cognos
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