Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 200 217
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.053% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.091% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
South West median daily rate £318 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £302 £400 £304
90th Percentile £347 £400 £384
England median daily rate £350 £374 £325
% change year-on-year -6.35% +15.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5391 5515 6317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 94.84% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3376 3578 4102
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £215
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 344 397
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.18 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in the South West

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in the South West

Agile Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 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
Somerset - 2 £318 -
Devon - 1 - -
Agile Tester
England

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (33.33%) logstash
3 1 (33.33%) Kibana
3 1 (33.33%) Elastic Stack

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kibana
1 1 (33.33%) logstash