Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 367 366
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 12 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.071% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.083% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
South East median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £355 £211 £280
90th Percentile £450 £436 £345
England median daily rate £350 £369 £325
% change year-on-year -5.08% +13.46% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in the South East

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in the South East

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley -8 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +6 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Surrey -12 2 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Agile Tester
England

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Agile Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) JIRA
3 8 (66.67%) QA
4 6 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (41.67%) API Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Confluence
6 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (33.33%) JUnit
6 4 (33.33%) SOAP
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) Banking
7 3 (25.00%) Selenium
7 3 (25.00%) Maven
7 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (25.00%) Kanban
7 3 (25.00%) Talend
7 3 (25.00%) Test Planning

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Lawson
1 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) API Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
6 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Talend
3 2 (16.67%) Workday
4 1 (8.33%) comScore