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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 572 533 556
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +23
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 40 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.078% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.11% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 28
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 -20 37 £375 -3.22% 11
London +3 24 £363 -11.58% 5
South West - 4 £375 - 1
South East -8 3 £338 +3.84% 2
East of England -28 3 £400 -
Scotland - 3 £290 - 2
Bedfordshire -18 2 £419 -16.25%
Luton -22 2 £419 -16.25%
Bristol - 2 £381 -
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 2
West Midlands -5 1 £400 +60.00%
Surrey -6 1 £275 -10.20% 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 36 (51.43%) TDD
2 32 (45.71%) Test Automation
3 30 (42.86%) Scrum
4 28 (40.00%) Selenium
5 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (37.14%) BDD
6 20 (28.57%) QA
7 19 (27.14%) C#
8 18 (25.71%) Java
8 18 (25.71%) WebDriver
9 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 13 (18.57%) Cucumber
10 13 (18.57%) Finance
10 13 (18.57%) HTML
11 12 (17.14%) SQL
12 11 (15.71%) .NET
13 10 (14.29%) Ruby
13 10 (14.29%) PHP
13 10 (14.29%) ISEB
13 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (12.86%) Open Source
14 9 (12.86%) SpecFlow
14 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
14 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
14 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
14 9 (12.86%) Degree
15 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
15 8 (11.43%) CSS
15 8 (11.43%) SQL Server

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (1.43%) Endur
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.43%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.43%) QlikView
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (40.00%) Selenium
2 18 (25.71%) WebDriver
3 13 (18.57%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.86%) SpecFlow
5 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
6 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.00%) JUnit
6 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (8.57%) JMeter
7 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.57%) JIRA
8 5 (7.14%) Hudson
9 4 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (5.71%) JBehave
9 4 (5.71%) Maven
10 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.86%) WATIR
11 2 (2.86%) MSTest
11 2 (2.86%) Calabash
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Games
5 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.86%) Electronics
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Tester
2 16 (22.86%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Tester
8 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Automation Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Test Specialist
10 2 (2.86%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) HTML
2 11 (15.71%) .NET
3 8 (11.43%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.71%) Web Services
5 4 (5.71%) jQuery
5 4 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.29%) Spring MVC
6 3 (4.29%) HTML5
6 3 (4.29%) CSS3
6 3 (4.29%) XML
6 3 (4.29%) Spring
6 3 (4.29%) JSP
7 2 (2.86%) SOAP
7 2 (2.86%) RESTful
8 1 (1.43%) Ajax
8 1 (1.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Open Source
2 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.43%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) TDD
2 32 (45.71%) Test Automation
3 30 (42.86%) Scrum
4 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) BDD
5 14 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
7 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.43%) MVC
8 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Kanban
9 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Test Management
9 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.57%) OOP
11 5 (7.14%) OO
11 5 (7.14%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) C#
2 18 (25.71%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) SQL
4 10 (14.29%) PHP
4 10 (14.29%) Ruby
5 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.71%) Delphi
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) ISEB
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.86%) HP
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.43%) Teradata
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