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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 530 530 498
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 41 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.059% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.080% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 23
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£325 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +16.36%
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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -7 40 £335 +4.68% 23
London +18 19 £425 +15.64% 6
City of London +22 10 £475 +50.79% 4
South East -8 6 £308 -16.89% 2
East Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 1
Northampton - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -6 3 £345 +7.81% 5
North West +1 2 £320 -8.57% 2
West Yorkshire -3 2 £345 +7.81% 4
Leeds -10 2 £345 +7.81% 4
Nottingham - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 £325 - 2
Paddington - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) TDD
3 27 (38.03%) QA
4 26 (36.62%) Selenium
4 26 (36.62%) Scrum
5 24 (33.80%) BDD
6 21 (29.58%) Test Automation
7 20 (28.17%) SQL
8 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (21.13%) Java
10 14 (19.72%) ISEB
10 14 (19.72%) Finance
10 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
11 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
11 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
11 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
12 11 (15.49%) Web Services
13 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
13 10 (14.08%) C#
13 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
15 8 (11.27%) .NET
15 8 (11.27%) Oracle
15 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
16 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
16 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
16 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (8.45%) Ruby
17 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.82%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) CICS
2 1 (1.41%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Magento
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) GPRS
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (36.62%) Selenium
2 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
2 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
2 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
3 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
5 5 (7.04%) Toad
6 4 (5.63%) Subversion
6 4 (5.63%) Maven
6 4 (5.63%) Hudson
6 4 (5.63%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.63%) RSpec
6 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.23%) JIRA
7 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.23%) Capybara
7 3 (4.23%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Analyst
2 24 (33.80%) Tester
3 21 (29.58%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Automation Tester
5 11 (15.49%) Test Manager
6 9 (12.68%) Developer
7 7 (9.86%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Agile Test Manager
9 5 (7.04%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Agile Tester
9 5 (7.04%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
11 3 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (4.23%) Consultant
11 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
11 3 (4.23%) Senior Tester
11 3 (4.23%) QA Tester
12 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) Web Services
2 8 (11.27%) .NET
3 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
4 5 (7.04%) WCF
5 4 (5.63%) HTML
5 4 (5.63%) XML
5 4 (5.63%) RESTful
6 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 3 (4.23%) Spring
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.82%) Middleware
7 2 (2.82%) JSP
7 2 (2.82%) SOAP
7 2 (2.82%) CSS3
7 2 (2.82%) JSON
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.41%) jQuery
8 1 (1.41%) JRuby
8 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Open Source
1 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) DTCC
3 1 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.41%) Equities
3 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) UNIX
2 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) TDD
3 26 (36.62%) Scrum
4 24 (33.80%) BDD
5 21 (29.58%) Test Automation
6 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.04%) Test Management
11 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.04%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.04%) User Stories
12 4 (5.63%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.63%) Data Modelling
12 4 (5.63%) Analytics
12 4 (5.63%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) Java
3 10 (14.08%) C#
4 6 (8.45%) Ruby
4 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Groovy
6 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) COBOL
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) JCL
6 1 (1.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) ISEB
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCSD
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (38.03%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.41%) Teradata
5 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
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