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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 398 405
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 13 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.14% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.16% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 13
Median daily rate £494 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.17% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £351 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -1.92% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -10 5 £500 +17.64%
Agile Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
3 23 (62.16%) BDD
4 22 (59.46%) TDD
5 20 (54.05%) OOP
5 20 (54.05%) OO
5 20 (54.05%) WebDriver
6 18 (48.65%) C#
6 18 (48.65%) Selenium
7 16 (43.24%) Pair Programming
7 16 (43.24%) SDET
8 15 (40.54%) Java
8 15 (40.54%) Mockito
8 15 (40.54%) Process Improvement
9 14 (37.84%) RESTful
9 14 (37.84%) Web Services
9 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
9 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
10 13 (35.14%) Moq
11 12 (32.43%) QA
12 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
12 10 (27.03%) .NET
13 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
13 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (21.62%) SpecFlow
14 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
14 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
15 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
16 5 (13.51%) DevOps
16 5 (13.51%) SQL

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 2 (5.41%) Documentum
1 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) GitHub
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) WebDriver
2 18 (48.65%) Selenium
3 15 (40.54%) Mockito
4 13 (35.14%) Moq
5 8 (21.62%) SpecFlow
6 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
7 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
8 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
8 4 (10.81%) JIRA
8 4 (10.81%) JMeter
9 3 (8.11%) Protractor
10 2 (5.41%) Appium
10 2 (5.41%) Gatling
10 2 (5.41%) GitLab
10 2 (5.41%) JUnit
11 1 (2.70%) Calabash
11 1 (2.70%) Geb
11 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 1 (2.70%) Maven
11 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Developer in Test
3 11 (29.73%) Software Developer
4 7 (18.92%) QA Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.51%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) QA Leader
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) RESTful
1 14 (37.84%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) .NET
3 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (10.81%) Node.js
5 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.11%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
6 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.70%) CSS
7 1 (2.70%) CSS3
7 1 (2.70%) Express
7 1 (2.70%) HTML5
7 1 (2.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Fintech
2 1 (2.70%) FMCG
2 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
3 23 (62.16%) BDD
4 22 (59.46%) TDD
5 20 (54.05%) OO
5 20 (54.05%) OOP
6 16 (43.24%) Pair Programming
6 16 (43.24%) SDET
7 15 (40.54%) Process Improvement
8 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
8 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
9 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.51%) DevOps
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
11 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Software Architecture
12 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (8.11%) Kanban
12 3 (8.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) Java
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Grafana
1 2 (5.41%) Kibana
1 2 (5.41%) logstash
2 1 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) Xamarin