The median contractor rate for a Agile Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 613 590
Rank change year-on-year +42 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Tester 29 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.050% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.052% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 25
Median daily rate £300 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £434 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Agile Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Agile Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 28 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England +51 27 £300 -16.66% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 12 £300 -22.07%
North East -1 12 £300 -22.07%
Tyne and Wear -2 12 £300 -22.07%
London +33 4 £350 -22.22% 4
Bristol +10 3 - -
South West +2 3 - -
South East +18 2 - - 2
West Midlands +17 2 £275 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £338 +7.14% 2
City of London +13 2 £425 -5.55%
Coventry - 2 £275 -
North West +29 1 £300 -6.25%
Scotland +21 1 £420 +61.53%
Edinburgh +16 1 £420 +61.53%
South Wales +16 1 - -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £325 +3.17% 1
Wales +8 1 - -
Leeds +2 1 £325 +3.17% 1
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Peterborough - 1 £240 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £240 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £240 -

Agile Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (65.33%) Selenium
3 38 (50.67%) Java
4 37 (49.33%) Cucumber
5 34 (45.33%) TDD
6 32 (42.67%) WebDriver
6 32 (42.67%) Automation Testing
7 27 (36.00%) BDD
7 27 (36.00%) Test Automation
8 26 (34.67%) Test Scripting
9 24 (32.00%) Jenkins
10 23 (30.67%) Gherkin
10 23 (30.67%) C#
11 22 (29.33%) QA
11 22 (29.33%) Automated Testing
12 20 (26.67%) Scrum
13 18 (24.00%) JUnit
13 18 (24.00%) Python
14 17 (22.67%) Defect Tracking
15 15 (20.00%) Ruby
16 14 (18.67%) Smartphone
16 14 (18.67%) Web Testing
16 14 (18.67%) Scala
16 14 (18.67%) RSpec
17 13 (17.33%) JIRA
18 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
18 11 (14.67%) SpecFlow
19 10 (13.33%) ISEB
19 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing

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 6 (8.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
2 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (65.33%) Selenium
2 37 (49.33%) Cucumber
3 32 (42.67%) WebDriver
4 24 (32.00%) Jenkins
5 18 (24.00%) JUnit
6 14 (18.67%) RSpec
7 13 (17.33%) JIRA
8 11 (14.67%) SpecFlow
9 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
11 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
12 4 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (5.33%) NUnit
13 3 (4.00%) JBehave
13 3 (4.00%) Maven
13 3 (4.00%) Mockito
13 3 (4.00%) Moq
14 2 (2.67%) Bugzilla
14 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
14 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Back Office
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
2 1 (1.33%) Electronics
2 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) Gherkin
2 8 (10.67%) REST
2 8 (10.67%) SOAP
3 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 6 (8.00%) Web Services
4 5 (6.67%) Node.js
4 5 (6.67%) Spring
5 4 (5.33%) RESTful
6 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.00%) Struts
7 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.33%) HTML
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) JSON
7 1 (1.33%) Kafka
7 1 (1.33%) WPF
7 1 (1.33%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) AS400
4 1 (1.33%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) iSeries
4 1 (1.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) TDD
3 32 (42.67%) Automation Testing
4 27 (36.00%) BDD
4 27 (36.00%) Test Automation
5 26 (34.67%) Test Scripting
6 22 (29.33%) Automated Testing
7 20 (26.67%) Scrum
8 17 (22.67%) Defect Tracking
9 14 (18.67%) Web Testing
10 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
11 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 8 (10.67%) Build Automation
12 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Agile Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) Java
2 23 (30.67%) C#
3 18 (24.00%) Python
4 15 (20.00%) Ruby
5 14 (18.67%) Scala
6 9 (12.00%) SQL
7 4 (5.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.33%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.33%) C++
10 1 (1.33%) F#
10 1 (1.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) ISEB
2 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) SDET
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Google
3 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.33%) Apple
4 1 (1.33%) HP
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.33%) Splunk
4 1 (1.33%) Talend
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago