Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 791 795
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4 +40
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 66 97 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.093% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.076% 0.11% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 72 70
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £225
90th Percentile £525 £488 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +21.15% - -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 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 +1 66 £425 +6.25% 12
London -25 52 £425 - 4
UK excluding London +15 14 £394 +21.15% 8
South East +5 5 £406 +19.49%
North of England +49 4 £300 -7.69% 7
North West +17 4 £300 -7.69% 5
Midlands - 4 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
East of England -25 1 £550 +69.23% 1
West Midlands - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 30 (45.45%) C#
3 30 (45.45%) .NET
4 28 (42.42%) SQL
4 28 (42.42%) Java
5 27 (40.91%) Test Automation
6 25 (37.88%) XML
7 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
7 23 (34.85%) HTML
7 23 (34.85%) SQL Server
7 23 (34.85%) TDD
7 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (31.82%) AngularJS
8 21 (31.82%) Node.js
8 21 (31.82%) QA
9 20 (30.30%) Selenium
10 19 (28.79%) HTTP
10 19 (28.79%) SOAP
10 19 (28.79%) REST
11 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
11 18 (27.27%) API Development
11 18 (27.27%) API Integration
11 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
12 17 (25.76%) User Stories
13 16 (24.24%) Apigee
13 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (24.24%) JSON
14 15 (22.73%) Web Services
14 15 (22.73%) OO

Agile Testing
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 2 (3.03%) Documentum
1 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) Drupal
2 1 (1.52%) JBoss
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Lawson
1 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) GitHub
3 2 (3.03%) SaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) SMS
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Selenium
2 10 (15.15%) WebDriver
3 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.09%) JIRA
5 6 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.58%) Mockito
6 5 (7.58%) Moq
7 4 (6.06%) dotCover
7 4 (6.06%) JMeter
7 4 (6.06%) NDepend
7 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.55%) Toad
9 2 (3.03%) GitLab
9 2 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (19.70%) Law
1 13 (19.70%) Legal
2 10 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Agile Developer
2 11 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) QA Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Azure Developer
9 2 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (45.45%) .NET
2 25 (37.88%) XML
3 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 23 (34.85%) HTML
4 21 (31.82%) AngularJS
4 21 (31.82%) Node.js
5 19 (28.79%) REST
5 19 (28.79%) SOAP
6 16 (24.24%) JSON
6 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (22.73%) Web Services
8 12 (18.18%) RESTful
9 10 (15.15%) WCF
10 6 (9.09%) .NET Core
11 4 (6.06%) CSS
12 3 (4.55%) CSS3
12 3 (4.55%) HTML5
13 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) Equities
3 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.03%) PDA
3 2 (3.03%) Smart Home
4 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 27 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 23 (34.85%) TDD
5 18 (27.27%) API Development
5 18 (27.27%) API Integration
6 17 (25.76%) User Stories
7 15 (22.73%) OO
8 14 (21.21%) BDD
8 14 (21.21%) Document Management
8 14 (21.21%) Scrum
9 12 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.15%) Process Improvement
12 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.64%) DevOps
12 9 (13.64%) OOP
13 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
13 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
14 7 (10.61%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) C#
2 28 (42.42%) Java
2 28 (42.42%) SQL
3 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.58%) Python
6 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.03%) ES6
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) COBOL
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) MiFID
3 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Ansible
1 6 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) Terraform
3 2 (3.03%) Grafana
3 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) Kibana
3 2 (3.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Apigee
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) Charles River
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.52%) Splunk
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Workday
5 1 (1.52%) WSO2