Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Agile Tester
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 797 772
Rank change year-on-year +7 -25 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 61 69 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.070% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.074% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 67
England median daily rate £350 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +13.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £280 £236 £272
90th Percentile £524 £503 £438
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Agile Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 25 £323 -20.76% 8
East of England 0 13 £450 +28.57% 1
South East +8 12 £425 +41.67% 1
North of England +74 5 £300 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +26 4 £300 -16.67%
Midlands +17 3 £363 -
South West +5 3 £318 -20.63%
East Midlands - 3 £363 -
North East - 1 - -
Agile Tester
UK

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (70.49%) Test Automation
3 28 (45.90%) Selenium
4 27 (44.26%) Scrum
5 26 (42.62%) SoapUI
6 24 (39.34%) Finance
7 23 (37.70%) BDD
7 23 (37.70%) API Testing
8 20 (32.79%) WebDriver
9 18 (29.51%) Java
10 17 (27.87%) Web Services
10 17 (27.87%) QA
11 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
12 15 (24.59%) JIRA
12 15 (24.59%) SOAP
13 14 (22.95%) C#
13 14 (22.95%) TDD
14 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
15 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (14.75%) Kanban
16 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
16 9 (14.75%) Banking
16 9 (14.75%) JMeter
16 9 (14.75%) SQL
17 8 (13.11%) XML
17 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
17 8 (13.11%) JSON
18 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
18 7 (11.48%) Groovy

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (11.48%) Confluence
2 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Lawson
1 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 26 (42.62%) SoapUI
3 20 (32.79%) WebDriver
4 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
5 15 (24.59%) JIRA
6 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
7 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
7 9 (14.75%) JMeter
8 7 (11.48%) JUnit
9 6 (9.84%) Maven
10 4 (6.56%) NUnit
10 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
12 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
12 2 (3.28%) Robot Framework
12 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
4 7 (11.48%) Electronics
4 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
4 7 (11.48%) Marketing
5 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.20%) Retail
6 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Front Office
7 1 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Web Services
2 15 (24.59%) SOAP
3 8 (13.11%) JSON
3 8 (13.11%) XML
4 6 (9.84%) Middleware
4 6 (9.84%) WSDL
4 6 (9.84%) XSD
5 5 (8.20%) REST
6 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.92%) RESTful
7 3 (4.92%) Spring
8 2 (3.28%) .NET
8 2 (3.28%) Node.js
9 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (1.64%) HTML
9 1 (1.64%) HTML5
9 1 (1.64%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (70.49%) Test Automation
3 27 (44.26%) Scrum
4 23 (37.70%) API Testing
4 23 (37.70%) BDD
5 14 (22.95%) TDD
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.75%) Kanban
8 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (11.48%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Programme Management
9 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.84%) SOA
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Java
2 14 (22.95%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Groovy
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.92%) Kibana
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) SAP
2 6 (9.84%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.56%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) Talend
5 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Workday
6 1 (1.64%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.64%) comScore
6 1 (1.64%) New Relic
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) webMethods