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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 564 549 522
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 43 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.063% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.084% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 19
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £436 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.03% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 28 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 22 May 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 -27 32 £400 +22.13% 10
London -8 18 £450 +31.38% 4
Scotland - 10 £306 - 3
South East -9 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Glasgow - 6 £285 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £333 - 2
Kent - 3 £375 - 1
North West - 3 £320 - 3
East of England +4 2 £230 -38.66% 1
Cobham - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 £320 - 2
Surrey - 2 £325 -
Sussex - 2 - -
Suffolk +10 1 £300 +1.69%
South West +8 1 £265 -7.82%
Ipswich +8 1 £300 +1.69%
City of London +4 1 £440 +28.46%
Bristol -1 1 £265 -11.66%
Berkshire -7 1 £260 -50.00%
Essex - 1 £160 -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £160 -
Feltham - 1 £365 -
Reading - 1 £260 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £375 - 1
Wales - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 86 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Scrum
3 31 (36.05%) QA
4 28 (32.56%) Selenium
5 26 (30.23%) SQL
6 25 (29.07%) TDD
7 24 (27.91%) ISEB
8 22 (25.58%) Finance
8 22 (25.58%) BDD
9 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
10 16 (18.60%) Cucumber
11 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (15.12%) Banking
13 13 (15.12%) E-Commerce
14 12 (13.95%) Test Strategy
14 12 (13.95%) Gherkin
14 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
15 10 (11.63%) Oracle
15 10 (11.63%) Java
16 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
16 9 (10.47%) WebDriver
16 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (9.30%) Ruby
17 8 (9.30%) Automated Testing
17 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (9.30%) Web Services
18 7 (8.14%) SOA
18 7 (8.14%) Subversion
18 7 (8.14%) Content Management

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (6.98%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.16%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Internet
1 1 (1.16%) GPRS
1 1 (1.16%) LAN
1 1 (1.16%) WAN
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) DB2
4 1 (1.16%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 28 (32.56%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) Cucumber
3 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.47%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.14%) Subversion
5 7 (8.14%) JIRA
6 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.98%) RSpec
7 5 (5.81%) Toad
7 5 (5.81%) Capybara
7 5 (5.81%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.65%) Calabash
8 4 (4.65%) Appium
8 4 (4.65%) Maven
8 4 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (4.65%) JUnit
8 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.33%) JBehave
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Retail
5 3 (3.49%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Analyst
2 26 (30.23%) Tester
3 25 (29.07%) Test Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Test Manager
5 12 (13.95%) Agile Test Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Automation Tester
7 7 (8.14%) QA Tester
7 7 (8.14%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.98%) Agile Test Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Agile Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Web Test Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Web Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.30%) Web Services
3 6 (6.98%) JSON
3 6 (6.98%) XML
3 6 (6.98%) SOAP
4 5 (5.81%) .NET
5 3 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.33%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
7 1 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) JSP
7 1 (1.16%) Struts
7 1 (1.16%) JRuby
7 1 (1.16%) CSS3
7 1 (1.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Open Source
2 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) W3C
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.33%) Equities
4 2 (2.33%) DTCC
4 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) UNIX
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Scrum
3 25 (29.07%) TDD
4 22 (25.58%) BDD
5 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
6 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (15.12%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.95%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Automated Testing
12 7 (8.14%) SOA
12 7 (8.14%) Content Management
12 7 (8.14%) Automation Testing
13 6 (6.98%) User Stories
13 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Content Management
13 6 (6.98%) Test Management
13 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (5.81%) Software Testing
14 5 (5.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) Ruby
4 6 (6.98%) C#
5 5 (5.81%) Groovy
6 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.33%) C
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) COBOL
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) Python
8 1 (1.16%) JCL
8 1 (1.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) ISEB
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) CSQA
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.05%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.49%) HP
3 2 (2.33%) Informatica
3 2 (2.33%) Teradata
3 2 (2.33%) Adobe
3 2 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) Cognos
4 1 (1.16%) Apple
4 1 (1.16%) WorldPay
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago