The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 791 719 789
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +70
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 110 151 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 73 107 87
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% -11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94499 85180 91147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.43% 77.75%
Number of salaries quoted 75420 69572 77387
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK.

Agile Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Agile Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Agile Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 within the UK.

Agile Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Agile Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -80 95 £42,500 -4.49% 16
West Yorkshire -26 29 £36,250 +31.81% 2
Yorkshire -53 29 £36,250 +31.81% 2
Leeds -33 28 £50,000 +66.66% 2
London -66 22 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Bristol -1 14 £42,500 +41.66%
South West -12 14 £42,500 +41.66% 1
East of England -29 12 £41,000 -8.88%
Wales - 12 £42,500 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 8 £41,000 -6.28%
South East -24 8 £42,500 +11.84% 4
West Midlands - 8 £33,500 -
West Wales - 8 £42,500 -
Swansea - 8 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 8 £33,500 -
Bedford -19 6 £41,000 -3.52%
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £52,000 +7.21%
Cambridge -9 4 £52,000 +7.21%
Surrey -8 3 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Hampshire - 3 £32,000 -
Scotland - 3 £47,500 - 1
Southampton - 3 £32,000 -
Stirling - 3 £47,500 -
Manchester -2 2 £50,000 +122.22% 1
Luton -4 2 - -
North West -21 2 £50,000 +56.25% 1
Bolton - 2 £50,000 - 1
Reigate - 2 £55,000 - 2
Wakefield -3 1 £22,500 -13.46%
Berkshire -5 1 £37,500 +27.11% 1

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Testing.

1 114 (44.02%) Scrum
2 108 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (40.93%) QA
4 93 (35.91%) Selenium
5 84 (32.43%) Software Testing
6 83 (32.05%) TDD
7 80 (30.89%) Test Automation
8 76 (29.34%) C#
9 70 (27.03%) Automated Testing
10 68 (26.25%) SQL
11 66 (25.48%) Test Management
12 62 (23.94%) BDD
13 59 (22.78%) WebDriver
14 58 (22.39%) Java
15 55 (21.24%) .NET
16 52 (20.08%) ISEB
17 51 (19.69%) E-Commerce
18 46 (17.76%) SOAP
19 41 (15.83%) Test Strategy
20 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.29%) Manual Testing
22 36 (13.90%) Microsoft
23 35 (13.51%) OOP
23 35 (13.51%) Cucumber
24 34 (13.13%) Games
25 33 (12.74%) Degree
25 33 (12.74%) FitNesse
26 32 (12.36%) HTML
26 32 (12.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 29 (11.20%) Finance

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.93%) Confluence
2 3 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (5.79%) MS Office
2 10 (3.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Mingle
3 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.09%) SaaS
2 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.54%) Rackspace Cloud
3 4 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.18%) Internet
2 15 (5.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 93 (35.91%) Selenium
2 59 (22.78%) WebDriver
3 35 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 33 (12.74%) FitNesse
5 24 (9.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 23 (8.88%) JIRA
7 21 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.02%) SoapUI
9 12 (4.63%) SpecFlow
10 11 (4.25%) Jenkins
11 10 (3.86%) JMeter
12 9 (3.47%) Calabash
13 8 (3.09%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.09%) TeamCity
13 8 (3.09%) Git (software)
14 7 (2.70%) NUnit
15 6 (2.32%) JBehave
16 5 (1.93%) Hudson
17 4 (1.54%) LoadUI
17 4 (1.54%) QUnit
General
1 34 (13.13%) Games
2 29 (11.20%) Finance
3 18 (6.95%) Marketing
4 14 (5.41%) Publishing
5 8 (3.09%) Banking
5 8 (3.09%) Retail
6 5 (1.93%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Law
7 4 (1.54%) Back Office
8 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (35.91%) Analyst
2 88 (33.98%) Test Analyst
3 55 (21.24%) Tester
4 51 (19.69%) Test Engineer
5 45 (17.37%) Agile Test Analyst
6 31 (11.97%) Senior Test Engineer
7 28 (10.81%) Software Tester
8 23 (8.88%) Developer
9 21 (8.11%) Test Manager
10 20 (7.72%) Senior Tester
11 19 (7.34%) QA Manager
12 18 (6.95%) Software Developer
13 15 (5.79%) Automation Tester
14 14 (5.41%) Consultant
15 13 (5.02%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (5.02%) Senior Automation Tester
15 13 (5.02%) Automation Engineer
15 13 (5.02%) Senior Test Analyst
16 12 (4.63%) QA Analyst
17 11 (4.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.24%) .NET
2 46 (17.76%) SOAP
3 32 (12.36%) HTML
4 24 (9.27%) XML
5 22 (8.49%) ASP.NET
6 20 (7.72%) CSS
7 16 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (5.02%) REST
9 9 (3.47%) Web Services
10 7 (2.70%) XSD
10 7 (2.70%) WSDL
10 7 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.32%) WinForms
11 6 (2.32%) Ajax
12 5 (1.93%) jQuery
13 4 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (1.16%) CSS3
14 3 (1.16%) HTML5
15 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.65%) Open Source
2 13 (5.02%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.32%) NHS
5 6 (2.32%) DTV
6 4 (1.54%) Blog
7 3 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.77%) Psychology
8 2 (0.77%) Online Games
8 2 (0.77%) Kindle
9 1 (0.39%) iPad
9 1 (0.39%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.39%) iPhone
9 1 (0.39%) Social Network
9 1 (0.39%) Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.42%) Windows
2 10 (3.86%) Linux
2 10 (3.86%) UNIX
3 7 (2.70%) Android
4 6 (2.32%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.32%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (44.02%) Scrum
2 108 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 83 (32.05%) TDD
5 80 (30.89%) Test Automation
6 70 (27.03%) Automated Testing
7 66 (25.48%) Test Management
8 62 (23.94%) BDD
9 51 (19.69%) E-Commerce
10 41 (15.83%) Test Strategy
11 37 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 35 (13.51%) OOP
13 28 (10.81%) ATDD
14 27 (10.42%) Regression Testing
14 27 (10.42%) Performance Testing
15 26 (10.04%) Test Scripting
16 24 (9.27%) Validation
17 22 (8.49%) Workflow
18 21 (8.11%) Kanban
19 20 (7.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.34%) C#
2 68 (26.25%) SQL
3 58 (22.39%) Java
4 28 (10.81%) C++
5 25 (9.65%) Ruby
6 16 (6.18%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.02%) PHP
8 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.54%) Groovy
8 4 (1.54%) C
9 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.16%) Korn
10 2 (0.77%) VB
10 2 (0.77%) Python
11 1 (0.39%) VBScript
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (20.08%) ISEB
2 33 (12.74%) Degree
3 32 (12.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (9.65%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (40.93%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 20 (7.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.77%) Puppet
3 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 36 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.79%) HP
3 6 (2.32%) Oracle
4 4 (1.54%) Hitachi
5 3 (1.16%) Informatica
5 3 (1.16%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.39%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe
6 1 (0.39%) Capita
6 1 (0.39%) Google
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus an excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus (20%) + Pension + health etc
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: 27 days ago