The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 555 520 534
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 32 24 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.050% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.069% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 26
Average daily rate £370 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £413 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -80 31 £350 +16.66% 21
London -16 19 £300 +4.34% 10
City of London -15 5 £325 +15.55% 5
South East -15 5 £370 +34.54%
East of England -23 5 £375 -28.57% 4
Luton -12 4 £375 -28.57% 2
Bedfordshire -14 4 £375 -28.57% 2
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Liverpool - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Hull - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Selenium
3 23 (37.70%) TDD
3 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
4 21 (34.43%) Java
5 20 (32.79%) Scrum
5 20 (32.79%) QA
6 19 (31.15%) C#
6 19 (31.15%) BDD
7 16 (26.23%) ISEB
8 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
9 13 (21.31%) WebDriver
9 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
10 12 (19.67%) HTML
11 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
12 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
12 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
12 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (14.75%) User Stories
13 9 (14.75%) Ruby
13 9 (14.75%) Extreme Programming
14 8 (13.11%) Banking
14 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
14 8 (13.11%) SpecFlow
14 8 (13.11%) Kanban
15 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (11.48%) SQL
15 7 (11.48%) OO
15 7 (11.48%) JMeter

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.64%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.64%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.64%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.64%) SQLite
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Selenium
2 13 (21.31%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.11%) SpecFlow
5 7 (11.48%) JMeter
5 7 (11.48%) FitNesse
5 7 (11.48%) JIRA
6 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
7 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.20%) JBehave
7 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.20%) JUnit
8 4 (6.56%) Maven
8 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.56%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (6.56%) Hudson
9 3 (4.92%) RSpec
9 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (3.28%) WATIR
General
1 8 (13.11%) Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Tester
2 13 (21.31%) Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.11%) Automation Tester
5 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Tester
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
2 6 (9.84%) .NET
3 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.20%) WPF
3 5 (8.20%) Silverlight
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
5 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.28%) RESTful
5 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Open Source
2 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.92%) STB
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) TDD
2 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 20 (32.79%) Scrum
4 19 (31.15%) BDD
5 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
7 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.75%) User Stories
8 9 (14.75%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Kanban
10 7 (11.48%) OO
11 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
11 6 (9.84%) System Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Test Management
12 5 (8.20%) Project Management
12 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Java
2 19 (31.15%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) Ruby
4 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.48%) SQL
6 6 (9.84%) PHP
7 5 (8.20%) C++
8 4 (6.56%) Delphi
9 2 (3.28%) Python
10 1 (1.64%) VBScript
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) ISEB
2 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.48%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.64%) Calypso
2 1 (1.64%) HP
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