The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Testing
UK
Rank 517 586 583
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 64 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.063% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.077% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 18
Median daily rate £488 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Agile Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 57 £494 +41.07% 11
London +29 36 £500 +17.64% 6
City of London +10 17 £500 +19.40% 1
South East +18 8 £350 +75.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 7 - -
Yorkshire - 7 £325 - 2
Scotland +24 6 £308 -18.00%
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Edinburgh +23 5 £308 -18.00%
Leeds - 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
West Midlands +1 2 £313 +8.69% 1
East of England +1 2 £413 +10.00%
Warwickshire - 2 £313 - 1
North West +25 1 £350 -61.11% 2
Bedfordshire +9 1 £275 -38.88%
Lancashire +7 1 £350 -61.11% 1
Blackpool +6 1 £350 -61.11%
East Midlands +5 1 £350 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Thame - 1 £350 -
Bedford - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 98 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (51.02%) BDD
3 47 (47.96%) TDD
4 40 (40.82%) WebDriver
5 36 (36.73%) C#
6 33 (33.67%) Java
7 32 (32.65%) OOP
8 29 (29.59%) Scrum
9 28 (28.57%) Selenium
10 27 (27.55%) RESTful
11 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
11 25 (25.51%) QA
11 25 (25.51%) OO
12 24 (24.49%) Web Services
12 24 (24.49%) SQL
13 23 (23.47%) SDET
14 20 (20.41%) Moq
14 20 (20.41%) Mockito
14 20 (20.41%) Cucumber
15 18 (18.37%) SpecFlow
16 16 (16.33%) Process Improvement
16 16 (16.33%) .NET
17 15 (15.31%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (15.31%) Unit Testing
18 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
18 14 (14.29%) Manual Testing
18 14 (14.29%) Gherkin
18 14 (14.29%) Pair Programming
19 13 (13.27%) Finance
20 12 (12.24%) HP

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.06%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Drupal
3 1 (1.02%) Jetty
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.06%) GIS
4 3 (3.06%) QGIS
4 3 (3.06%) Spatial Data
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (40.82%) WebDriver
2 28 (28.57%) Selenium
3 20 (20.41%) Cucumber
3 20 (20.41%) Mockito
3 20 (20.41%) Moq
4 18 (18.37%) SpecFlow
5 11 (11.22%) NUnit
6 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.16%) JIRA
7 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.10%) Capybara
8 5 (5.10%) MSTest
8 5 (5.10%) RSpec
9 4 (4.08%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.06%) Appium
10 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.06%) Robot Framework
11 2 (2.04%) TestRail
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Developer
2 29 (29.59%) Developer in Test
3 25 (25.51%) Tester
4 19 (19.39%) Software Developer
5 14 (14.29%) Analyst
6 13 (13.27%) Test Analyst
7 9 (9.18%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) QA Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) QA Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Agile Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.10%) Ruby Developer
11 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
12 4 (4.08%) Performance Tester
12 4 (4.08%) QA Test Engineer
12 4 (4.08%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.55%) RESTful
2 24 (24.49%) Web Services
3 16 (16.33%) .NET
4 15 (15.31%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (14.29%) Gherkin
6 6 (6.12%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.10%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.10%) Node.js
7 5 (5.10%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (5.10%) WCF
8 4 (4.08%) XML
9 3 (3.06%) HTML
9 3 (3.06%) HTML5
9 3 (3.06%) PostGIS
10 2 (2.04%) Android SDK
10 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.04%) REST
10 2 (2.04%) WebSockets
10 2 (2.04%) XML Messaging
11 1 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.12%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) iPhone
3 4 (4.08%) User Experience
4 3 (3.06%) iPad
4 3 (3.06%) NHS
5 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.04%) Life Science
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Fintech
6 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Android
2 8 (8.16%) Windows
3 7 (7.14%) Linux
4 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.06%) Unix
6 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (51.02%) BDD
3 47 (47.96%) TDD
4 32 (32.65%) OOP
5 29 (29.59%) Scrum
6 25 (25.51%) OO
6 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
7 16 (16.33%) Process Improvement
8 15 (15.31%) Unit Testing
9 14 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 14 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 10 (10.20%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 10 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.18%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.18%) Automation Testing
11 9 (9.18%) Test Planning
11 9 (9.18%) User Stories
11 9 (9.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.73%) C#
2 33 (33.67%) Java
3 24 (24.49%) SQL
4 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.16%) Ruby
6 5 (5.10%) Clojure
6 5 (5.10%) Scala
6 5 (5.10%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.06%) Perl
7 3 (3.06%) Python
7 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) C++
8 2 (2.04%) Go
8 2 (2.04%) PHP
8 2 (2.04%) VBScript
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) ES6
9 1 (1.02%) XPath
9 1 (1.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) ISEB
2 10 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.51%) QA
2 23 (23.47%) SDET
3 3 (3.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) HP
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.04%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.02%) Informatica
5 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.02%) Splunk
5 1 (1.02%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.02%) Zuora
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