Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 735 772
Rank change year-on-year -27 +37 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 67 91 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.10% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.12% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 70 55
England median daily rate £425 £450 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.81% +6.43%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £219
90th Percentile £535 £525 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £373
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.81% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,060 75,679 82,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.07% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,754 50,508 53,968
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
10th Percentile £291 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,792 2,052 2,501
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -37 55 £425 -5.56% 8
South East -23 4 £359 +2.50% 2
North of England +25 3 £300 -14.29% 7
Midlands +10 3 £400 +20.75%
East Midlands +4 3 £400 +14.29%
North West +2 3 £300 -14.29% 5
East of England -12 2 £538 +65.38%
Agile Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 67 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (58.21%) Test Scripting
3 32 (47.76%) Java
3 32 (47.76%) .NET
4 31 (46.27%) C#
5 28 (41.79%) SQL
5 28 (41.79%) XML
6 26 (38.81%) TDD
7 25 (37.31%) Test Automation
7 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
9 23 (34.33%) HTML
9 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
9 23 (34.33%) User Stories
9 23 (34.33%) AngularJS
10 22 (32.84%) Node.js
10 22 (32.84%) REST
10 22 (32.84%) SOAP
10 22 (32.84%) HTTP
11 21 (31.34%) QA
12 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
12 20 (29.85%) NoSQL
12 20 (29.85%) API Development
12 20 (29.85%) API Integration
13 19 (28.36%) Apigee
13 19 (28.36%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (28.36%) JSON
13 19 (28.36%) Scrum
14 17 (25.37%) Selenium
15 16 (23.88%) Law

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 6 (8.96%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Lawson
1 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) SSL
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (29.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Selenium
2 12 (17.91%) JIRA
3 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.94%) Zephyr
6 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.96%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.97%) dotCover
8 4 (5.97%) Mockito
8 4 (5.97%) Moq
8 4 (5.97%) NDepend
8 4 (5.97%) Protractor
8 4 (5.97%) Subversion
8 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.48%) JMeter
9 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.48%) Toad
10 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (23.88%) Law
2 15 (22.39%) Legal
3 10 (14.93%) Finance
4 6 (8.96%) Banking
5 4 (5.97%) Retail
6 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) Agile Developer
2 14 (20.90%) JavaScript Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Test Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Tester
7 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.48%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) .NET
2 28 (41.79%) XML
3 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (34.33%) AngularJS
4 23 (34.33%) HTML
5 22 (32.84%) Node.js
5 22 (32.84%) REST
5 22 (32.84%) SOAP
6 19 (28.36%) JSON
6 19 (28.36%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (22.39%) Web Services
8 11 (16.42%) RESTful
9 10 (14.93%) WCF
10 6 (8.96%) .NET Core
11 3 (4.48%) CSS
12 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
12 2 (2.99%) J2EE
12 2 (2.99%) Middleware
12 2 (2.99%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Equities
3 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.99%) PDA
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
1 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
1 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (58.21%) Test Scripting
3 26 (38.81%) TDD
4 25 (37.31%) Test Automation
5 23 (34.33%) User Stories
6 20 (29.85%) API Development
6 20 (29.85%) API Integration
7 19 (28.36%) Scrum
8 15 (22.39%) Document Management
9 14 (20.90%) BDD
9 14 (20.90%) Software Engineering
10 12 (17.91%) OO
11 11 (16.42%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (14.93%) Process Improvement
13 8 (11.94%) DevOps
13 8 (11.94%) Open Source
13 8 (11.94%) Test Management
13 8 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) Java
2 31 (46.27%) C#
3 28 (41.79%) SQL
4 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.46%) Python
6 5 (7.46%) Ruby
7 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.99%) Perl
8 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) ES6
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) ISEB
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.34%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) MiFID
2 3 (4.48%) PMO
3 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Ansible
1 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
2 4 (5.97%) Terraform
3 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Apigee
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix
4 2 (2.99%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) WSO2
5 1 (1.49%) Charles River
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) Splunk
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Workday