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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Testing
Rank 695 780 774
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -6
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 171 95 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 147 56 99
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
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 £72,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +91 168 £45,000 +5.88% 23
London +17 62 £65,000 +36.84% 6
West Yorkshire +23 47 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire +22 47 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Leeds +41 46 £45,000 +50.00% 4
South East -3 26 £50,000 +17.64% 2
East of England -2 18 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +7 17 £50,000 +17.64%
Cambridge +11 16 £40,000 -28.57% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 16 £40,000 -28.57% 3
City of London +15 11 £65,000 +33.33% 4
Reading - 8 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £35,000 - 1
Windsor - 4 £42,500 -
Surrey - 4 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham - 3 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £30,000 -
Staines - 3 £40,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Brighton - 3 £35,000 -
Derby - 3 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire +5 2 £62,500 +51.51%
West Midlands -7 2 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £32,500 - 1
Luton - 2 £62,500 -
North West -12 1 £47,500 +72.72% 2
Paddington - 1 £50,000 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (49.68%) QA
3 109 (34.94%) Scrum
3 109 (34.94%) SQL
4 100 (32.05%) C#
5 99 (31.73%) Software Testing
6 87 (27.88%) BDD
7 74 (23.72%) TDD
8 69 (22.12%) Java
9 67 (21.47%) Automated Testing
10 66 (21.15%) Microsoft
11 64 (20.51%) NUnit
11 64 (20.51%) SpecFlow
12 63 (20.19%) Test Management
12 63 (20.19%) .NET
13 61 (19.55%) Selenium
14 60 (19.23%) HTML
15 58 (18.59%) ISEB
16 57 (18.27%) Finance
17 56 (17.95%) SQL Server
18 54 (17.31%) Cucumber
19 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
20 51 (16.35%) FitNesse
21 49 (15.71%) C++
22 47 (15.06%) E-Commerce
22 47 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (15.06%) Mentoring
23 46 (14.74%) Degree
24 45 (14.42%) JavaScript
24 45 (14.42%) ISTQB

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (0.96%) Drupal
2 2 (0.64%) CMS
2 2 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.56%) Mingle
3 4 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (6.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 9 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.88%) Rackspace Cloud
2 7 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.45%) Internet
2 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.64%) Firewall
3 2 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.94%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.73%) MySQL
4 20 (6.41%) Big Data
5 8 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 64 (20.51%) NUnit
1 64 (20.51%) SpecFlow
2 61 (19.55%) Selenium
3 54 (17.31%) Cucumber
4 51 (16.35%) FitNesse
5 40 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (12.18%) SoapUI
7 33 (10.58%) JUnit
7 33 (10.58%) WebDriver
8 32 (10.26%) Visual Studio
9 27 (8.65%) JIRA
10 25 (8.01%) TeamCity
11 22 (7.05%) JMeter
11 22 (7.05%) Moq
12 20 (6.41%) ReSharper
12 20 (6.41%) CppUnit
12 20 (6.41%) GoogleTest
12 20 (6.41%) GCC
13 19 (6.09%) Git (software)
14 13 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (18.27%) Finance
2 31 (9.94%) Retail
3 27 (8.65%) Banking
4 22 (7.05%) Marketing
5 17 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (4.81%) Games
7 6 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (20.83%) Analyst
2 55 (17.63%) Test Analyst
3 46 (14.74%) Tester
4 38 (12.18%) Developer
5 31 (9.94%) Software Engineer
6 27 (8.65%) Agile Test Analyst
6 27 (8.65%) Team Leader
7 26 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
8 25 (8.01%) QA Engineer
9 20 (6.41%) Test Manager
9 20 (6.41%) Test Engineer
10 16 (5.13%) C++ Developer
11 15 (4.81%) Consultant
11 15 (4.81%) Test Leader
12 14 (4.49%) QA Analyst
13 13 (4.17%) Software Tester
13 13 (4.17%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 12 (3.85%) Test Consultant
14 12 (3.85%) Automation Tester
15 11 (3.53%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (20.19%) .NET
2 60 (19.23%) HTML
3 44 (14.10%) HTML5
4 40 (12.82%) SOAP
5 36 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 33 (10.58%) XML
7 24 (7.69%) Web Services
8 22 (7.05%) Gherkin
9 20 (6.41%) MFC
9 20 (6.41%) STL
9 20 (6.41%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (6.41%) WPF
9 20 (6.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 16 (5.13%) CSS
11 15 (4.81%) jQuery
11 15 (4.81%) Ajax
12 10 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.88%) Velocity
13 9 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (6.41%) Fixed Income
2 20 (6.41%) Hedge funds
2 20 (6.41%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (6.41%) Open Source
2 20 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 19 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.21%) Blog
6 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.24%) User Experience
8 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.96%) Social Media
9 3 (0.96%) Online Games
9 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.64%) Psychology
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.46%) Windows
1 42 (13.46%) Linux
2 26 (8.33%) UNIX
3 17 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (34.94%) Scrum
3 99 (31.73%) Software Testing
4 87 (27.88%) BDD
5 74 (23.72%) TDD
6 67 (21.47%) Automated Testing
7 63 (20.19%) Test Management
8 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 47 (15.06%) E-Commerce
9 47 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (15.06%) Mentoring
10 45 (14.42%) Test Scripting
11 43 (13.78%) Line Management
12 42 (13.46%) Pair Programming
13 41 (13.14%) Kanban
14 39 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 38 (12.18%) Test Strategy
16 36 (11.54%) Software Engineering
17 35 (11.22%) Performance Testing
18 32 (10.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (34.94%) SQL
2 100 (32.05%) C#
3 69 (22.12%) Java
4 49 (15.71%) C++
5 45 (14.42%) JavaScript
6 28 (8.97%) Python
7 21 (6.73%) Ruby
8 9 (2.88%) Groovy
8 9 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.56%) VBScript
9 8 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.28%) Perl
12 3 (0.96%) PHP
13 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (18.59%) ISEB
2 46 (14.74%) Degree
3 45 (14.42%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 8 (2.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 8 (2.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (49.68%) QA
System Software
1 20 (6.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.96%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 66 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.65%) Oracle
3 17 (5.45%) Apple
4 12 (3.85%) HP
5 5 (1.60%) Informatica
5 5 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.28%) Adobe
7 3 (0.96%) Zend
7 3 (0.96%) Google
8 1 (0.32%) Fidessa
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