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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank 579 618 608
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -10
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 41 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.070% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.087% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 14
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £230 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 28 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 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 36 £425 +9.67% 13
London -13 21 £463 +2.77% 7
City of London +3 9 £450 - 2
Edinburgh +22 5 £308 -31.66%
Scotland +18 5 £308 -31.66%
East of England +13 4 £325 +8.33% 1
South East +25 3 £350 +70.73%
North West +6 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Suffolk - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire +23 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - -
Lancashire +1 2 £350 -61.11% 1
Blackpool -5 2 £350 -61.11%
North East -30 2 £457 -49.25%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 2 £457 -49.25%
Tyne and Wear -36 2 £457 -49.25%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +4 1 £275 -38.88%
Manchester +3 1 £325 +13.04% 1
Bedford - 1 £275 -
Thame - 1 £350 -
Bath - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 £300 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (46.53%) BDD
3 44 (43.56%) TDD
4 38 (37.62%) Test Automation
5 32 (31.68%) WebDriver
5 32 (31.68%) Selenium
6 30 (29.70%) Java
7 29 (28.71%) C#
7 29 (28.71%) QA
8 27 (26.73%) Scrum
8 27 (26.73%) OOP
8 27 (26.73%) SDET
9 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
10 25 (24.75%) SQL
11 20 (19.80%) Gherkin
12 19 (18.81%) SpecFlow
13 16 (15.84%) .NET
13 16 (15.84%) OO
13 16 (15.84%) Web Services
14 15 (14.85%) NUnit
15 14 (13.86%) Ruby
15 14 (13.86%) Retail
15 14 (13.86%) RESTful
16 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
17 12 (11.88%) ATDD
18 11 (10.89%) Windows
18 11 (10.89%) Process Improvement
18 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
18 11 (10.89%) Exploratory Testing
18 11 (10.89%) QA Automation

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 (2.97%) SAS
2 2 (1.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Drupal
3 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.99%) Jetty
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.97%) GIS
4 3 (2.97%) QGIS
4 3 (2.97%) Spatial Data
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (31.68%) Selenium
1 32 (31.68%) WebDriver
2 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
3 19 (18.81%) SpecFlow
4 15 (14.85%) NUnit
5 10 (9.90%) Mockito
6 9 (8.91%) Capybara
6 9 (8.91%) Moq
7 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.92%) RSpec
8 7 (6.93%) Jasmine
8 7 (6.93%) JUnit
8 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (5.94%) Protractor
10 5 (4.95%) JIRA
10 5 (4.95%) MSTest
10 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.96%) Mocha
General
1 14 (13.86%) Retail
2 9 (8.91%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Developer
2 25 (24.75%) Developer in Test
3 24 (23.76%) Analyst
3 24 (23.76%) Test Analyst
4 22 (21.78%) Tester
5 12 (11.88%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (7.92%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Ruby Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Test Automation Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.93%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.94%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.95%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.96%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) Gherkin
2 16 (15.84%) .NET
2 16 (15.84%) Web Services
3 14 (13.86%) RESTful
4 10 (9.90%) .NET Framework
5 8 (7.92%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (7.92%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (6.93%) Node.js
7 5 (4.95%) Entity Framework
7 5 (4.95%) WCF
7 5 (4.95%) XML
8 3 (2.97%) Drools
8 3 (2.97%) PostGIS
9 2 (1.98%) JSON
10 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.99%) CSS3
10 1 (0.99%) HTML5
10 1 (0.99%) JMS
10 1 (0.99%) REST
10 1 (0.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.96%) iPhone
4 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.98%) Life Science
4 2 (1.98%) PKI
4 2 (1.98%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Replication
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Android
4 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.98%) Unix
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (46.53%) BDD
3 44 (43.56%) TDD
4 38 (37.62%) Test Automation
5 27 (26.73%) OOP
5 27 (26.73%) Scrum
6 16 (15.84%) OO
7 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.88%) ATDD
9 11 (10.89%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (10.89%) Process Improvement
9 11 (10.89%) QA Automation
9 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.91%) E-Commerce
10 9 (8.91%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Test Planning
11 8 (7.92%) User Stories
12 7 (6.93%) Defect Management
12 7 (6.93%) Regression Testing
12 7 (6.93%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) Java
2 29 (28.71%) C#
3 25 (24.75%) SQL
4 14 (13.86%) Ruby
5 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.91%) Scala
7 8 (7.92%) Clojure
8 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.98%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.98%) C++
9 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.98%) Python
10 1 (0.99%) C
10 1 (0.99%) ES6
10 1 (0.99%) Haskell
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.99%) XPath
10 1 (0.99%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) ISEB
2 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (28.71%) QA
2 27 (26.73%) SDET
3 3 (2.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.97%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) HP
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.99%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.99%) Informatica
6 1 (0.99%) Zuora
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