Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 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 > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 219 235
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16 -34
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.12% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4652 5816 6926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.86% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3739 4186
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £557 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 169 285
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.15 £12.41
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in the North West

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in the North West

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Manchester +10 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Agile Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Swedish Language
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP