The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 March 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 417 391
Rank change year-on-year +37 -26  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 22 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.040% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.047% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 14
Median daily rate £500 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -1.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £320
% change year-on-year +11.94% +4.68%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in London

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Testing in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Testing in London

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London - 11 £500 -
Agile Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (69.81%) WebDriver
3 33 (62.26%) BDD
4 32 (60.38%) TDD
5 31 (58.49%) C#
5 31 (58.49%) OOP
6 30 (56.60%) RESTful
7 28 (52.83%) OO
8 27 (50.94%) Mockito
9 26 (49.06%) Web Services
10 25 (47.17%) Moq
11 24 (45.28%) Java
12 23 (43.40%) Selenium
13 20 (37.74%) Process Improvement
14 18 (33.96%) Pair Programming
14 18 (33.96%) Unit Testing
15 16 (30.19%) SDET
16 13 (24.53%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (24.53%) E-Commerce
17 11 (20.75%) .NET
17 11 (20.75%) Scrum
17 11 (20.75%) QA
17 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
18 9 (16.98%) SQL
19 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
19 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
19 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
20 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
21 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
21 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.89%) Jetty
1 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) GitHub
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (69.81%) WebDriver
2 27 (50.94%) Mockito
3 25 (47.17%) Moq
4 23 (43.40%) Selenium
5 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
6 6 (11.32%) JIRA
7 4 (7.55%) Appium
7 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.66%) JUnit
8 3 (5.66%) MSTest
8 3 (5.66%) NUnit
8 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.66%) TestRail
9 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.77%) JBehave
9 2 (3.77%) JMeter
9 2 (3.77%) Maven
9 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.77%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) Developer in Test
3 20 (37.74%) Software Developer
4 8 (15.09%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Tester
6 6 (11.32%) QA Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Agile Tester
9 3 (5.66%) QA Leader
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.77%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Tester
10 2 (3.77%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.77%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (56.60%) RESTful
2 26 (49.06%) Web Services
3 13 (24.53%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (20.75%) .NET
5 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.55%) Node.js
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.66%) HTML
6 3 (5.66%) HTML5
6 3 (5.66%) Spring
6 3 (5.66%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.66%) WCF
7 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.77%) WebSockets
7 2 (3.77%) XML
7 2 (3.77%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.89%) Express
8 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.77%) Life Science
3 1 (1.89%) Fintech
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (62.26%) BDD
3 32 (60.38%) TDD
4 31 (58.49%) OOP
5 28 (52.83%) OO
6 20 (37.74%) Process Improvement
7 18 (33.96%) Pair Programming
7 18 (33.96%) Unit Testing
8 13 (24.53%) E-Commerce
9 11 (20.75%) Scrum
10 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
12 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Software Architecture
12 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
13 5 (9.43%) Test Management
14 4 (7.55%) Open Source
14 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) C#
2 24 (45.28%) Java
3 9 (16.98%) SQL
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) ES6
6 2 (3.77%) Go
6 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
1 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) SDET
2 11 (20.75%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) AppDynamics
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.77%) Splunk
2 2 (3.77%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.89%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.89%) Informatica
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) Zuora