Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 821 779
Rank change year-on-year +3 -42 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 61 67 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.064% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.068% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 74
UK median daily rate £350 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +13.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £280 £204 £265
90th Percentile £524 £512 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Tester in the UK

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Tester in the UK

Agile Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Tester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Tester in the UK

Agile Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Tester in the UK

Agile Tester
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +22 61 £350 -6.04% 11
UK excluding London +43 36 £375 +5.26% 6
London -28 25 £336 -17.69% 6
East of England -4 13 £450 +28.57%
South East +6 12 £425 +49.12% 2
North of England +63 5 £300 - 3
Yorkshire +18 4 £300 -
Midlands +13 3 £363 -
South West +9 3 £318 -20.63%
East Midlands - 3 £363 -
North East - 1 - -

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Agile Tester in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (70.49%) Test Automation
3 28 (45.90%) Selenium
4 27 (44.26%) Scrum
5 25 (40.98%) SoapUI
6 23 (37.70%) Finance
7 22 (36.07%) BDD
7 22 (36.07%) API Testing
8 19 (31.15%) WebDriver
8 19 (31.15%) Java
9 17 (27.87%) Web Services
9 17 (27.87%) QA
9 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
10 15 (24.59%) JIRA
10 15 (24.59%) SOAP
11 14 (22.95%) TDD
12 13 (21.31%) C#
13 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
14 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.75%) Kanban
15 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
15 9 (14.75%) JMeter
15 9 (14.75%) SQL
16 8 (13.11%) XML
16 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
16 8 (13.11%) JSON
16 8 (13.11%) Banking
17 7 (11.48%) Marketing
17 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing

Agile Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (11.48%) Confluence
2 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Lawson
1 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 25 (40.98%) SoapUI
3 19 (31.15%) WebDriver
4 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
5 15 (24.59%) JIRA
6 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
7 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
7 9 (14.75%) JMeter
8 7 (11.48%) JUnit
9 6 (9.84%) Maven
10 4 (6.56%) NUnit
10 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
12 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
12 2 (3.28%) Robot Framework
12 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Electronics
3 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing
4 5 (8.20%) Retail
5 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Front Office
7 1 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Web Services
2 15 (24.59%) SOAP
3 8 (13.11%) JSON
3 8 (13.11%) XML
4 6 (9.84%) Middleware
4 6 (9.84%) WSDL
4 6 (9.84%) XSD
5 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.20%) REST
6 3 (4.92%) RESTful
6 3 (4.92%) Spring
7 2 (3.28%) .NET
7 2 (3.28%) Node.js
8 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.64%) HTML
8 1 (1.64%) HTML5
8 1 (1.64%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (70.49%) Test Automation
3 27 (44.26%) Scrum
4 22 (36.07%) API Testing
4 22 (36.07%) BDD
5 14 (22.95%) TDD
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.75%) Kanban
8 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (11.48%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Programme Management
9 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
10 6 (9.84%) SOA
11 5 (8.20%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) Java
2 13 (21.31%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Groovy
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.92%) Kibana
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) SAP
2 6 (9.84%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.56%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) Talend
5 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Workday
6 1 (1.64%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.64%) comScore
6 1 (1.64%) New Relic
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) webMethods