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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 557 542 514
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 42 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.054% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.072% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 19
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£400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £370 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +34.54%
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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +5 41 £400 +28.00% 7
London +3 21 £433 +44.16% 3
South East -27 8 £315 -14.86%
East Midlands - 5 £383 - 2
North West - 5 £320 - 1
City of London +14 3 £440 +35.38%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £383 -
Nottingham - 3 £383 -
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 2
Berkshire -10 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.06%) QA
3 27 (37.50%) Scrum
3 27 (37.50%) Selenium
4 26 (36.11%) TDD
5 21 (29.17%) BDD
6 18 (25.00%) SQL
7 16 (22.22%) Finance
8 15 (20.83%) ISEB
9 14 (19.44%) Cucumber
9 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (19.44%) Test Automation
10 13 (18.06%) Gherkin
11 11 (15.28%) E-Commerce
11 11 (15.28%) C#
12 10 (13.89%) Java
12 10 (13.89%) Automated Testing
12 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
12 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
13 9 (12.50%) Banking
14 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
14 8 (11.11%) Oracle
14 8 (11.11%) SpecFlow
14 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
15 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
15 7 (9.72%) Ruby
16 6 (8.33%) Subversion
16 6 (8.33%) Web Services

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) CICS
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) GPRS
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) DataStage
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) Selenium
2 14 (19.44%) Cucumber
3 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
6 6 (8.33%) Subversion
7 5 (6.94%) Maven
7 5 (6.94%) Toad
7 5 (6.94%) JUnit
7 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.94%) RSpec
7 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.56%) Calabash
8 4 (5.56%) Capybara
8 4 (5.56%) Appium
8 4 (5.56%) JIRA
9 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 20 (27.78%) Tester
3 18 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
6 6 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Tester
8 4 (5.56%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) QA Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) AWS Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) JSON
4 4 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (5.56%) SOAP
5 3 (4.17%) Spring
5 3 (4.17%) WCF
6 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.78%) JSP
6 2 (2.78%) HTML5
6 2 (2.78%) CSS3
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
7 1 (1.39%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Middleware
7 1 (1.39%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Open Source
1 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Equities
3 1 (1.39%) DTCC
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Android
1 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (37.50%) Scrum
3 26 (36.11%) TDD
4 21 (29.17%) BDD
5 14 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
5 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.28%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.89%) Automated Testing
7 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.33%) User Stories
10 5 (6.94%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Test Management
10 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.56%) SOA
11 4 (5.56%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) C#
3 10 (13.89%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) Ruby
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) Groovy
7 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.78%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Jython
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) COBOL
8 1 (1.39%) VBA
8 1 (1.39%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) ISEB
2 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (43.06%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (4.17%) IBM
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (1.39%) HP
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