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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 717 782 750
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -32
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 166 110 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 135 52 104
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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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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 +49 162 £44,000 -2.22% 12
Yorkshire +30 55 £40,000 +33.33% 4
London +21 55 £60,000 +14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +24 51 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Leeds +18 51 £40,000 +33.33% 3
South East -6 23 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +14 18 £50,000 +11.11% 1
City of London +9 14 £65,000 +8.33%
East of England +7 14 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +12 11 £40,000 -
Cambridge +9 11 £40,000 -
Reading - 8 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £35,000 -
Windsor - 5 £40,000 - 1
East Yorkshire +7 4 - - 1
Hull +5 4 - - 1
Northampton - 4 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +9 3 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland - 3 - - 1
South West - 3 £30,000 - 2
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Luton - 3 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £30,250 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
North West -16 1 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (53.66%) QA
3 122 (37.20%) SQL
4 113 (34.45%) Scrum
5 110 (33.54%) C#
6 101 (30.79%) Software Testing
7 90 (27.44%) BDD
8 85 (25.91%) TDD
9 82 (25.00%) Java
10 79 (24.09%) Automated Testing
11 74 (22.56%) NUnit
12 73 (22.26%) ISEB
13 72 (21.95%) .NET
14 67 (20.43%) Microsoft
15 63 (19.21%) HTML
16 62 (18.90%) Selenium
16 62 (18.90%) SpecFlow
17 60 (18.29%) Finance
18 58 (17.68%) SQL Server
19 57 (17.38%) ISTQB
19 57 (17.38%) Test Scripting
19 57 (17.38%) Cucumber
20 55 (16.77%) Test Management
20 55 (16.77%) Test Automation
21 52 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (15.85%) JavaScript
22 50 (15.24%) Line Management
23 48 (14.63%) Mentoring
23 48 (14.63%) Degree
24 47 (14.33%) C++

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.30%) Drupal
2 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 44 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.13%) Mingle
3 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (6.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 9 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.66%) Rackspace Cloud
2 7 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.18%) Internet
2 2 (0.61%) Firewall
2 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.01%) Big Data
4 20 (6.10%) MySQL
5 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 74 (22.56%) NUnit
2 62 (18.90%) Selenium
2 62 (18.90%) SpecFlow
3 57 (17.38%) Cucumber
4 46 (14.02%) FitNesse
5 41 (12.50%) JUnit
5 41 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 38 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (10.98%) WebDriver
8 32 (9.76%) Visual Studio
9 26 (7.93%) JIRA
9 26 (7.93%) TeamCity
10 25 (7.62%) Moq
10 25 (7.62%) JMeter
11 23 (7.01%) ReSharper
12 20 (6.10%) CppUnit
12 20 (6.10%) GoogleTest
12 20 (6.10%) GCC
13 19 (5.79%) Git (software)
14 15 (4.57%) QUnit
General
1 60 (18.29%) Finance
2 35 (10.67%) Retail
3 30 (9.15%) Banking
4 17 (5.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (5.18%) Marketing
5 15 (4.57%) Games
6 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (20.12%) Analyst
2 56 (17.07%) Tester
2 56 (17.07%) Test Analyst
3 39 (11.89%) Developer
4 33 (10.06%) Software Engineer
5 31 (9.45%) Team Leader
6 30 (9.15%) Test Team Leader
6 30 (9.15%) QA Engineer
7 27 (8.23%) Test Engineer
8 20 (6.10%) Agile Test Analyst
9 19 (5.79%) Software Tester
10 18 (5.49%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 16 (4.88%) C++ Developer
11 16 (4.88%) Test Manager
12 15 (4.57%) Test Leader
13 12 (3.66%) Automation Tester
13 12 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (3.66%) Consultant
14 11 (3.35%) Automation Team Leader
15 10 (3.05%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.95%) .NET
2 63 (19.21%) HTML
3 41 (12.50%) HTML5
4 39 (11.89%) ASP.NET
5 32 (9.76%) SOAP
6 29 (8.84%) XML
7 25 (7.62%) Web Services
8 23 (7.01%) WPF
9 22 (6.71%) Gherkin
10 20 (6.10%) STL
10 20 (6.10%) MFC
10 20 (6.10%) FIX Protocol
10 20 (6.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 17 (5.18%) CSS
12 16 (4.88%) Ajax
12 16 (4.88%) jQuery
13 14 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (3.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (7.62%) Open Source
3 22 (6.71%) Mobile App
4 20 (6.10%) Hedge funds
4 20 (6.10%) Inversion of Control
4 20 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.10%) Fixed Income
5 16 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.96%) Blog
7 8 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.13%) User Experience
9 6 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.61%) Online Games
12 1 (0.30%) iPhone
12 1 (0.30%) Social Media
12 1 (0.30%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.02%) Windows
2 45 (13.72%) Linux
3 27 (8.23%) UNIX
4 18 (5.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (34.45%) Scrum
3 101 (30.79%) Software Testing
4 90 (27.44%) BDD
5 85 (25.91%) TDD
6 79 (24.09%) Automated Testing
7 57 (17.38%) Test Scripting
8 55 (16.77%) Test Management
8 55 (16.77%) Test Automation
9 52 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (15.24%) Line Management
11 48 (14.63%) Mentoring
12 46 (14.02%) Test Strategy
13 45 (13.72%) Pair Programming
14 44 (13.41%) E-Commerce
14 44 (13.41%) Unit Testing
15 41 (12.50%) Performance Testing
16 39 (11.89%) Kanban
16 39 (11.89%) Regression Testing
16 39 (11.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (37.20%) SQL
2 110 (33.54%) C#
3 82 (25.00%) Java
4 52 (15.85%) JavaScript
5 47 (14.33%) C++
6 30 (9.15%) Python
7 24 (7.32%) Ruby
8 9 (2.74%) Groovy
8 9 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.44%) VBScript
10 7 (2.13%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.22%) Perl
11 4 (1.22%) PHP
12 2 (0.61%) VB
13 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (22.26%) ISEB
2 57 (17.38%) ISTQB
3 48 (14.63%) Degree
4 15 (4.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 7 (2.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 7 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.30%) VCP4
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (53.66%) QA
System Software
1 23 (7.01%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 67 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.37%) Oracle
3 17 (5.18%) Apple
4 8 (2.44%) HP
5 2 (0.61%) Adobe
6 1 (0.30%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.30%) Google
6 1 (0.30%) Zend
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