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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 545 527 541
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 35 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.082% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 33
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£360 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 -23 33 £355 -5.33% 21
London -5 20 £375 - 13
City of London +31 5 £700 - 5
East of England -25 4 £348 -13.12%
Yorkshire +5 3 £200 - 2
South West - 3 £307 -
Leeds +3 2 £165 - 2
West Yorkshire -1 2 £165 - 2
South East -5 2 £520 +60.00% 6
Luton -14 2 £419 +1.51%
Bedfordshire -20 2 £419 +19.64%
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 2 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Newport - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Swansea - - - -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Hull - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (46.97%) TDD
2 29 (43.94%) Scrum
3 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
4 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (36.36%) BDD
6 21 (31.82%) QA
6 21 (31.82%) Selenium
7 18 (27.27%) Java
7 18 (27.27%) C#
8 15 (22.73%) WebDriver
8 15 (22.73%) Test Strategy
9 13 (19.70%) ISEB
10 12 (18.18%) SQL
11 11 (16.67%) Finance
12 10 (15.15%) Degree
12 10 (15.15%) HTML
12 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
12 10 (15.15%) Open Source
13 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
13 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (13.64%) Kanban
13 9 (13.64%) Automated Testing
14 8 (12.12%) Ruby
14 8 (12.12%) .NET
14 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 8 (12.12%) PHP
14 8 (12.12%) Manual Testing
14 8 (12.12%) TeamCity
15 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
15 7 (10.61%) Test Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Endur
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.52%) Misys Midas
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle TCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.52%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.52%) QlikView
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.12%) TeamCity
5 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
5 7 (10.61%) JUnit
6 6 (9.09%) JMeter
6 6 (9.09%) JIRA
6 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.58%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.06%) Maven
8 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.06%) Hudson
9 3 (4.55%) TestNG
9 3 (4.55%) JBehave
9 3 (4.55%) Ant
9 3 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Games
5 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (1.52%) Publishing
7 1 (1.52%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Electronics
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.52%) French Language
7 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Tester
4 11 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Agile Tester
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Test Specialist
9 2 (3.03%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
2 8 (12.12%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) CSS
4 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.55%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) Web Services
6 2 (3.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.52%) RESTful
7 1 (1.52%) HTML5
7 1 (1.52%) CSS3
7 1 (1.52%) Spring
7 1 (1.52%) Ajax
7 1 (1.52%) JSON
7 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.52%) JSP
7 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Open Source
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.03%) STB
5 1 (1.52%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.52%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Life Science
5 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) TDD
2 29 (43.94%) Scrum
3 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
4 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (36.36%) BDD
6 15 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 9 (13.64%) Kanban
7 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Test Management
9 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.61%) OOP
9 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.09%) MVC
11 5 (7.58%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (7.58%) ATDD
11 5 (7.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) Java
1 18 (27.27%) C#
2 12 (18.18%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.12%) PHP
3 8 (12.12%) Ruby
4 4 (6.06%) Delphi
5 3 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) ISEB
2 10 (15.15%) Degree
3 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.52%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) HP
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago