Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Agile Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Testing over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 746 770 781
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 64 100 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.099% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 77 53
England median daily rate £423 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £423 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% +11.43% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -

Agile Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 73862 84846 82908
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.44% 83.61% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48738 56627 53474
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £262
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1868 1962 2361
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £48.75 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.32%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in England

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in England

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Testing in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Testing in England

Agile Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Testing in England

Agile Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 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 -3 32 £469 +10.29% 6
South East +37 16 £313 -0.79% 1
North of England +52 10 £375 +15.38%
North West +37 6 £438 +34.62%
Yorkshire +36 4 £375 -
Midlands +24 4 £335 +77.25% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £363 +91.80%
East of England -14 2 £363 +3.57% 3
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 1
South West +4 1 - - 1
Agile Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 64 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) Test Automation
3 28 (43.75%) TDD
4 25 (39.06%) Test Scripting
5 24 (37.50%) BDD
6 23 (35.94%) Selenium
7 19 (29.69%) Scrum
8 18 (28.13%) C#
8 18 (28.13%) Java
8 18 (28.13%) SQL
9 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
10 16 (25.00%) QA
10 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
11 15 (23.44%) OO
12 12 (18.75%) .NET
12 12 (18.75%) RESTful
12 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
13 11 (17.19%) Node.js
13 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
13 11 (17.19%) Web Services
13 11 (17.19%) OOP
13 11 (17.19%) Finance
14 10 (15.63%) HTML
14 10 (15.63%) JIRA
14 10 (15.63%) Mockito
15 9 (14.06%) Defect Management
15 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
15 9 (14.06%) Pair Programming
15 9 (14.06%) Banking

Agile Testing
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 (3.13%) Documentum
1 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) GitHub
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.69%) DB2
3 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) Selenium
2 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.63%) JIRA
5 10 (15.63%) Mockito
6 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
7 7 (10.94%) SpecFlow
8 6 (9.38%) Moq
8 6 (9.38%) Protractor
9 5 (7.81%) JMeter
9 5 (7.81%) JUnit
10 4 (6.25%) Gatling
10 4 (6.25%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.69%) git-flow
11 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
11 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
12 2 (3.13%) Appium
12 2 (3.13%) GitLab
12 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Tester
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.38%) QA Leader
6 5 (7.81%) Developer in Test
6 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.69%) iOS Developer
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) .NET
1 12 (18.75%) RESTful
2 11 (17.19%) Node.js
2 11 (17.19%) Web Services
3 10 (15.63%) HTML
4 9 (14.06%) XML
5 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 8 (12.50%) JSON
6 6 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (7.81%) CSS
7 5 (7.81%) REST
7 5 (7.81%) SOAP
8 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
9 3 (4.69%) iOS SDK
10 2 (3.13%) Behat
10 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (3.13%) Spring
10 2 (3.13%) Spring Boot
10 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Smart Home
4 1 (1.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) Test Automation
3 28 (43.75%) TDD
4 25 (39.06%) Test Scripting
5 24 (37.50%) BDD
6 19 (29.69%) Scrum
7 15 (23.44%) OO
7 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
8 11 (17.19%) OOP
9 9 (14.06%) Defect Management
9 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
9 9 (14.06%) Pair Programming
10 8 (12.50%) Process Improvement
10 8 (12.50%) SDET
11 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.94%) DevOps
12 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Open Source
12 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) C#
1 18 (28.13%) Java
1 18 (28.13%) SQL
2 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.69%) Apple Swift
3 3 (4.69%) ES6
3 3 (4.69%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.13%) PHP
4 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) COBOL
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) ISEB
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Grafana
2 2 (3.13%) Kibana
2 2 (3.13%) logstash
3 1 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) HP
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Apigee
3 3 (4.69%) Apple
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
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