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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 596 584
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 36 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.072% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.087% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 22
Median daily rate £375 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 36358 42746 40848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.68% 83.01% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24052 28650 25799
Median daily rate £450 £443 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 960 1207
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Agile Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 +34 15 £500 +17.64% 3
South East +20 10 £313 +7.75%
Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
North West +22 3 £500 +14.94%
East Midlands -12 2 £363 -
South West +2 1 - - 2
East of England -1 1 £400 +14.28% 2
West Midlands - 1 £320 -
Agile Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 93 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.54%) TDD
3 45 (48.39%) BDD
4 43 (46.24%) WebDriver
5 35 (37.63%) OO
6 33 (35.48%) C#
6 33 (35.48%) Java
6 33 (35.48%) Scrum
6 33 (35.48%) Selenium
6 33 (35.48%) RESTful
7 32 (34.41%) OOP
8 31 (33.33%) Web Services
9 28 (30.11%) Mockito
10 24 (25.81%) Moq
10 24 (25.81%) SQL
11 21 (22.58%) Process Improvement
12 20 (21.51%) QA
13 19 (20.43%) Pair Programming
14 18 (19.35%) .NET
14 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
15 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
16 16 (17.20%) SDET
17 15 (16.13%) SpecFlow
17 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
17 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
18 14 (15.05%) Finance
18 14 (15.05%) Banking
18 14 (15.05%) JIRA
18 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
18 14 (15.05%) RabbitMQ

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 (2.15%) SAS
2 1 (1.08%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) GitHub
3 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.23%) MySQL
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (46.24%) WebDriver
2 33 (35.48%) Selenium
3 28 (30.11%) Mockito
4 24 (25.81%) Moq
5 15 (16.13%) SpecFlow
6 14 (15.05%) JIRA
7 11 (11.83%) Cucumber
8 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
9 7 (7.53%) Jenkins
10 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (5.38%) Jasmine
11 5 (5.38%) JUnit
11 5 (5.38%) Protractor
12 4 (4.30%) Appium
12 4 (4.30%) MSTest
12 4 (4.30%) NUnit
12 4 (4.30%) SoapUI
13 3 (3.23%) HP UFT
13 3 (3.23%) JMeter
13 3 (3.23%) Robot Framework
General
1 14 (15.05%) Banking
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Developer
2 24 (25.81%) Developer in Test
3 21 (22.58%) Tester
4 20 (21.51%) Software Developer
5 10 (10.75%) Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) C# Developer
7 8 (8.60%) QA Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.45%) Test Leader
10 5 (5.38%) Agile Tester
10 5 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 5 (5.38%) QA Leader
11 4 (4.30%) Agile Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Android Developer
11 4 (4.30%) QA Test Engineer
12 3 (3.23%) QA Automation Tester
12 3 (3.23%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) RESTful
2 31 (33.33%) Web Services
3 18 (19.35%) .NET
4 14 (15.05%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (9.68%) XML
6 6 (6.45%) HTML
6 6 (6.45%) Node.js
7 5 (5.38%) Gherkin
7 5 (5.38%) JSON
8 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.30%) CSS
9 3 (3.23%) Android SDK
9 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.23%) HTML5
9 3 (3.23%) iOS SDK
9 3 (3.23%) Spring
9 3 (3.23%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.23%) WCF
10 2 (2.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.68%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) User Experience
5 3 (3.23%) iPad
5 3 (3.23%) iPhone
5 3 (3.23%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.15%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.08%) FMCG
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Android
2 8 (8.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.30%) Linux
3 4 (4.30%) Windows
4 3 (3.23%) Unix
5 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.54%) TDD
3 45 (48.39%) BDD
4 35 (37.63%) OO
5 33 (35.48%) Scrum
6 32 (34.41%) OOP
7 21 (22.58%) Process Improvement
8 19 (20.43%) Pair Programming
9 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
10 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
11 15 (16.13%) Test Automation
12 14 (15.05%) Manual Testing
13 13 (13.98%) Automated Testing
13 13 (13.98%) Automation Testing
13 13 (13.98%) E-Commerce
14 12 (12.90%) Test Strategy
15 11 (11.83%) Exploratory Testing
16 9 (9.68%) Functional Testing
16 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
17 8 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.48%) C#
1 33 (35.48%) Java
2 24 (25.81%) SQL
3 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.30%) PHP
5 3 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 3 (3.23%) ES6
5 3 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.23%) Python
5 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.15%) C++
6 2 (2.15%) Go
6 2 (2.15%) Perl
6 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
7 1 (1.08%) Ruby
7 1 (1.08%) XPath
7 1 (1.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) ISEB
2 10 (10.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.51%) QA
2 16 (17.20%) SDET
3 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) HP
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.23%) Apple
5 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.15%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.15%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.15%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) Splunk
5 2 (2.15%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.08%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.08%) Informatica
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Zuora