The median contractor rate for a Agile Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Tester
UK / England
Rank 554 589 559
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30  
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 31 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.053% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.056% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 28
Median daily rate £300 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £430 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Agile Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in England

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in England

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Tester in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Tester in England

Agile Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Tester in England

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
North East -1 12 £300 -22.07% 1
South West +5 5 - -
London +33 4 £350 -22.22% 7
East of England - 3 £276 -
South East +17 2 - - 2
West Midlands +11 2 £275 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £338 +7.14%
North West +25 1 £300 -6.25%
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Agile Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (64.79%) Selenium
3 35 (49.30%) Java
4 34 (47.89%) Cucumber
5 32 (45.07%) TDD
6 31 (43.66%) WebDriver
7 30 (42.25%) Automation Testing
8 26 (36.62%) BDD
9 25 (35.21%) Test Scripting
9 25 (35.21%) Test Automation
10 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
11 22 (30.99%) C#
12 21 (29.58%) QA
12 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
13 20 (28.17%) Gherkin
14 19 (26.76%) Scrum
15 17 (23.94%) JUnit
16 16 (22.54%) Python
16 16 (22.54%) Defect Tracking
17 14 (19.72%) Ruby
18 13 (18.31%) JIRA
18 13 (18.31%) Smartphone
18 13 (18.31%) Web Testing
18 13 (18.31%) Scala
18 13 (18.31%) RSpec
19 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
19 11 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
20 10 (14.08%) ISEB
20 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (8.45%) Confluence
2 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (64.79%) Selenium
2 34 (47.89%) Cucumber
3 31 (43.66%) WebDriver
4 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
5 17 (23.94%) JUnit
6 13 (18.31%) JIRA
6 13 (18.31%) RSpec
7 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
8 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
9 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
10 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
11 4 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (5.63%) NUnit
12 3 (4.23%) JBehave
12 3 (4.23%) Maven
12 3 (4.23%) Mockito
12 3 (4.23%) Moq
13 2 (2.82%) Bugzilla
13 2 (2.82%) Jasmine
13 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Back Office
2 1 (1.41%) Banking
2 1 (1.41%) Electronics
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) Gherkin
2 8 (11.27%) REST
2 8 (11.27%) SOAP
3 6 (8.45%) .NET
3 6 (8.45%) Web Services
4 5 (7.04%) Node.js
4 5 (7.04%) Spring
5 4 (5.63%) RESTful
6 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.23%) Struts
7 1 (1.41%) HTML
7 1 (1.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) JSON
7 1 (1.41%) Kafka
7 1 (1.41%) WPF
7 1 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (1.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) AS400
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) iSeries
4 1 (1.41%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) TDD
3 30 (42.25%) Automation Testing
4 26 (36.62%) BDD
5 25 (35.21%) Test Automation
5 25 (35.21%) Test Scripting
6 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
7 19 (26.76%) Scrum
8 16 (22.54%) Defect Tracking
9 13 (18.31%) Web Testing
10 11 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Build Automation
12 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
12 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.45%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (7.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) C#
3 16 (22.54%) Python
4 14 (19.72%) Ruby
5 13 (18.31%) Scala
6 9 (12.68%) SQL
7 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.41%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) F#
10 1 (1.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) ISEB
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.58%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) SDET
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Nagios
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Atlassian
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Google
3 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Splunk
4 1 (1.41%) Talend