Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 - 89
Rank change year-on-year - +89 -
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% - 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% - 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 - £350
East of England median daily rate £450 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +31.96% -2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,473 1,180 1,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 93.73% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 618 702
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £174 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £579 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 119 75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -7.25%
10th Percentile £11.37 £10.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.70 £48.12 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.32
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.88% +1.60%

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in Hertfordshire

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in Hertfordshire

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Tester in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Tester in Hertfordshire

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £350 -
Watford - 2 £500 -
Agile Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Agile Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Unix

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) JBehave
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) OCP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft