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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 533 540 508
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 43 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.052% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.069% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 19
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£320 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +20.00%
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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 -1 42 £320 +1.58% 12
London -9 18 £425 +41.66% 1
South East -26 7 £308 -16.89% 2
East Midlands - 7 £383 -
City of London +19 5 £475 +50.79%
North West - 4 £320 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Northampton - 4 - -
Nottingham - 3 £383 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £383 -
Berkshire 0 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £250 -21.87% 4
Leeds -6 1 £250 -21.87% 3
West Yorkshire -13 1 £250 -21.87% 3
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Paddington - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Luton - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) TDD
2 28 (40.00%) QA
3 25 (35.71%) Scrum
4 24 (34.29%) Selenium
5 22 (31.43%) BDD
6 20 (28.57%) SQL
7 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
8 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
10 13 (18.57%) Java
10 13 (18.57%) ISEB
11 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 11 (15.71%) Web Services
13 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
13 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
14 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
14 9 (12.86%) C#
15 8 (11.43%) Oracle
15 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
15 8 (11.43%) Banking
15 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (11.43%) Gherkin
16 7 (10.00%) Open Source
16 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
16 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
17 6 (8.57%) .NET

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) CICS
3 1 (1.43%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) MS Project
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) GPRS
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Selenium
2 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.86%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
7 5 (7.14%) Toad
7 5 (7.14%) Subversion
8 4 (5.71%) Maven
8 4 (5.71%) JUnit
8 4 (5.71%) RSpec
8 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (5.71%) Capybara
8 4 (5.71%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.71%) Calabash
8 4 (5.71%) Appium
9 3 (4.29%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (4.29%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 22 (31.43%) Tester
3 21 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.43%) Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Agile Test Manager
8 5 (7.14%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Tester
10 3 (4.29%) QA Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Web Services
2 8 (11.43%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.57%) .NET
4 5 (7.14%) XML
4 5 (7.14%) JSON
4 5 (7.14%) WCF
5 3 (4.29%) Spring
5 3 (4.29%) SOAP
5 3 (4.29%) HTML
5 3 (4.29%) RESTful
6 2 (2.86%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) CSS3
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) JSP
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.86%) Middleware
7 1 (1.43%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.43%) jQuery
7 1 (1.43%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Open Source
2 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.43%) DTCC
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Android
2 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) TDD
3 25 (35.71%) Scrum
4 22 (31.43%) BDD
5 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
6 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.86%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Test Management
10 5 (7.14%) User Stories
10 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Analytics
11 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Predictive Modelling
11 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 6 (8.57%) Ruby
4 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.29%) Groovy
6 2 (2.86%) C
6 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.43%) Jython
7 1 (1.43%) COBOL
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) VBA
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) ISEB
2 6 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) IBM
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) HP
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