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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Testing
UK
Rank 546 605 568
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -37
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 62 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.044% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.053% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 18 25
Median daily rate £500 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £304 £320
% change year-on-year
+19.34% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 February 2017.

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 26 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 February 2017. 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 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 +73 59 £500 +21.21% 13
London +51 35 £500 +17.64% 6
City of London - 16 £500 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 3
South East +22 7 £350 +29.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 6 - -
Leeds - 5 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 3
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
East of England +5 3 £400 +23.07%
West Midlands - 3 £316 -
Warwickshire - 3 £316 -
North West +23 2 £438 +0.57% 2
Scotland +22 2 £420 +38.27%
Suffolk -4 2 £475 +35.71%
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh +21 1 £420 +40.00%
East Midlands +2 1 £350 -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 1
Thame - 1 £350 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £320 -
Bedford - 1 £275 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.63%) BDD
3 44 (42.72%) WebDriver
4 43 (41.75%) TDD
5 39 (37.86%) C#
6 36 (34.95%) Java
7 34 (33.01%) OOP
8 32 (31.07%) OO
8 32 (31.07%) RESTful
9 31 (30.10%) Selenium
10 30 (29.13%) Scrum
11 29 (28.16%) Web Services
12 26 (25.24%) SQL
12 26 (25.24%) Mockito
13 25 (24.27%) Moq
13 25 (24.27%) QA
14 20 (19.42%) .NET
14 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
14 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
14 20 (19.42%) Process Improvement
15 19 (18.45%) Unit Testing
15 19 (18.45%) Pair Programming
15 19 (18.45%) SDET
16 17 (16.50%) SpecFlow
17 15 (14.56%) Manual Testing
18 14 (13.59%) RabbitMQ
18 14 (13.59%) Finance
18 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
18 14 (13.59%) HP
19 13 (12.62%) E-Commerce

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 3 (2.91%) SAS
2 2 (1.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.97%) Drupal
3 1 (0.97%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) GIS
3 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
3 3 (2.91%) QGIS
3 3 (2.91%) Spatial Data
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (42.72%) WebDriver
2 31 (30.10%) Selenium
3 26 (25.24%) Mockito
4 25 (24.27%) Moq
5 17 (16.50%) SpecFlow
6 12 (11.65%) Cucumber
6 12 (11.65%) JIRA
7 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
8 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.83%) NUnit
11 5 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (4.85%) MSTest
12 4 (3.88%) Appium
12 4 (3.88%) LoadRunner
13 3 (2.91%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.91%) Protractor
13 3 (2.91%) Robot Framework
13 3 (2.91%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.91%) TestRail
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.91%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (35.92%) Developer
2 31 (30.10%) Tester
3 28 (27.18%) Developer in Test
4 22 (21.36%) Software Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Analyst
5 9 (8.74%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.77%) QA Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.80%) Performance Tester
8 6 (5.83%) Agile Tester
8 6 (5.83%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.85%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.85%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) QA Automation Tester
10 4 (3.88%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.07%) RESTful
2 29 (28.16%) Web Services
3 20 (19.42%) .NET
4 14 (13.59%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (8.74%) Gherkin
6 6 (5.83%) XML
7 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.85%) HTML
8 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.88%) Node.js
8 4 (3.88%) WCF
9 3 (2.91%) Android SDK
9 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.91%) CSS
9 3 (2.91%) HTML5
9 3 (2.91%) PostGIS
10 2 (1.94%) JSON
10 2 (1.94%) REST
10 2 (1.94%) WebSockets
10 2 (1.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.80%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) iPad
4 3 (2.91%) iPhone
4 3 (2.91%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.94%) Life Science
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
6 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Replication
6 1 (0.97%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Android
2 7 (6.80%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.85%) Linux
4 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.63%) BDD
3 43 (41.75%) TDD
4 34 (33.01%) OOP
5 32 (31.07%) OO
6 30 (29.13%) Scrum
7 20 (19.42%) Process Improvement
7 20 (19.42%) Test Automation
7 20 (19.42%) Test Scripting
8 19 (18.45%) Pair Programming
8 19 (18.45%) Unit Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Manual Testing
10 13 (12.62%) E-Commerce
11 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Software Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Waterfall
13 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
13 10 (9.71%) Test Planning
13 10 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.86%) C#
2 36 (34.95%) Java
3 26 (25.24%) SQL
4 14 (13.59%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.88%) Python
5 4 (3.88%) Ruby
5 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.91%) ES6
6 3 (2.91%) Perl
6 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.94%) C++
7 2 (1.94%) Go
7 2 (1.94%) PHP
7 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.94%) VBScript
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) Clojure
8 1 (0.97%) Scala
8 1 (0.97%) XPath
8 1 (0.97%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) ISEB
2 11 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.80%) Degree
4 5 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.27%) QA
2 19 (18.45%) SDET
3 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.91%) Ansible
3 2 (1.94%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) HP
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle
3 2 (1.94%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.94%) Guidewire
3 2 (1.94%) Splunk
3 2 (1.94%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.97%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.97%) Informatica
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.97%) Zuora
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