The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 589 561
Rank change year-on-year +38 -28  
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 29 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.078% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.082% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 28
Median daily rate £300 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +35.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £164.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £164.00

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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
London +1 15 £300 -29.41% 7
Yorkshire +27 6 £288 -11.53%
North East +68 3 £320 -8.57%
South East +34 2 - - 1
West Midlands +22 1 £375 +87.50%
South West +2 1 - -
East of England -8 1 £488 +39.28% 1
Agile Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 60 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 40 (66.67%) Selenium
4 30 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 30 (50.00%) Java
5 27 (45.00%) C#
5 27 (45.00%) Cucumber
6 20 (33.33%) BDD
7 19 (31.67%) Test Scripting
8 18 (30.00%) TDD
8 18 (30.00%) Jenkins
8 18 (30.00%) Gherkin
9 17 (28.33%) API Testing
10 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
11 14 (23.33%) Scrum
11 14 (23.33%) JUnit
11 14 (23.33%) Scala
12 13 (21.67%) RSpec
12 13 (21.67%) QA
12 13 (21.67%) Web Testing
12 13 (21.67%) Ruby
12 13 (21.67%) Smartphone
12 13 (21.67%) Python
12 13 (21.67%) Finance
12 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (16.67%) Web Services
14 9 (15.00%) JIRA
14 9 (15.00%) REST
14 9 (15.00%) Build Automation
15 8 (13.33%) SQL

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 2 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (66.67%) Selenium
2 30 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 27 (45.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 14 (23.33%) JUnit
7 13 (21.67%) RSpec
8 9 (15.00%) JIRA
9 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (3.33%) JMeter
11 2 (3.33%) NUnit
12 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.67%) Gatling
12 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
12 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.67%) Subversion
12 1 (1.67%) Trac
12 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Electronics
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 10 (16.67%) Web Services
3 9 (15.00%) REST
4 8 (13.33%) SOAP
5 6 (10.00%) .NET
6 4 (6.67%) XML
7 2 (3.33%) JSON
7 2 (3.33%) RESTful
8 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.67%) Kafka
8 1 (1.67%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) Node.js
8 1 (1.67%) Spring
8 1 (1.67%) WSDL
8 1 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
3 1 (1.67%) iSeries
3 1 (1.67%) IVR
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (85.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (33.33%) BDD
4 19 (31.67%) Test Scripting
5 18 (30.00%) TDD
6 17 (28.33%) API Testing
7 14 (23.33%) Scrum
8 13 (21.67%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (21.67%) Web Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Build Automation
10 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Microservices
11 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 3 (5.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (45.00%) C#
3 14 (23.33%) Scala
4 13 (21.67%) Python
4 13 (21.67%) Ruby
5 8 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (6.67%) Groovy
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Kibana
1 1 (1.67%) logstash
1 1 (1.67%) Nagios
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Splunk
3 1 (1.67%) Talend
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