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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 604 572 558
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -14
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 22 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.077% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.100% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 18
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.97%
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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 22 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 17 £350 - 13
London -1 10 £425 -2.85% 6
Scotland - 5 £308 -
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
City of London +31 3 £419 -11.84%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £200 -36.50%
South East +13 2 £200 -34.95% 1
East of England +2 1 £300 - 1
Cheshire -6 1 £435 - 2
Nottinghamshire -8 1 - -
Nottingham -13 1 - -
North West -19 1 £435 +35.93% 3
East Midlands -19 1 - -
North East -20 1 £288 -
Tyne and Wear -28 1 £288 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 1 £288 -
West Midlands - 1 £288 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Glasgow - 1 £308 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) TDD
2 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 25 (43.86%) BDD
3 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
4 21 (36.84%) Java
5 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
6 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
7 13 (22.81%) Finance
7 13 (22.81%) Scrum
8 12 (21.05%) Banking
8 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
8 12 (21.05%) JIRA
9 11 (19.30%) Ruby
9 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
9 11 (19.30%) WebDriver
9 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (17.54%) QA
10 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
10 10 (17.54%) C#
11 9 (15.79%) Windows
11 9 (15.79%) Front Office
11 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
12 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
13 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
13 7 (12.28%) ISEB
13 7 (12.28%) SQL
13 7 (12.28%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) WildFly
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) IPv4
1 1 (1.75%) SNMP
1 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.75%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.05%) JIRA
4 11 (19.30%) WebDriver
5 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.53%) Calabash
7 5 (8.77%) JUnit
8 4 (7.02%) Appium
8 4 (7.02%) Gerrit
8 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
8 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
8 4 (7.02%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.02%) JBehave
8 4 (7.02%) JMeter
8 4 (7.02%) SonarQube
8 4 (7.02%) Zephyr
9 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.51%) RSpec
10 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 9 (15.79%) Front Office
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (3.51%) Automotive
6 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Games
7 1 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
1 16 (28.07%) Test Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Tester
3 10 (17.54%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Automation Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Developer in Test
5 5 (8.77%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby Automation Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) WPF
4 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Camel
4 2 (3.51%) Drools
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) CGI
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) WCF
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Physics
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Android
2 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) BDD
2 25 (43.86%) TDD
3 22 (38.60%) Test Automation
4 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
5 13 (22.81%) Scrum
6 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
8 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Defect Management
12 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.77%) OO
13 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
13 4 (7.02%) OOD
13 4 (7.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) Ruby
3 10 (17.54%) C#
4 7 (12.28%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 7 (12.28%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) HP
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) Informatica
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
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