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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Testing
UK
Rank 537 604 570
Rank change year-on-year +67 -34  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 49 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.049% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.059% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 25
Median daily rate £500 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Agile Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Agile Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Testing in the UK

Agile Testing
Top 24 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 3 months to 22 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 +69 46 £500 +21.21% 6
London +28 25 £500 +17.64% 3
City of London - 12 £500 -
South East +18 8 £338 +16.37%
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £338 +68.75%
Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 1
Leeds - 5 £325 -
North West +33 3 £500 +14.94% 1
Scotland +33 2 £420 +36.58%
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Suffolk -4 1 £400 +14.28% 1
East of England -8 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £420 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £320 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £320 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £320 -

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 98 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.94%) TDD
2 46 (46.94%) BDD
3 43 (43.88%) WebDriver
4 37 (37.76%) Java
5 35 (35.71%) C#
6 34 (34.69%) OO
7 33 (33.67%) Scrum
7 33 (33.67%) RESTful
8 32 (32.65%) OOP
9 31 (31.63%) Web Services
10 29 (29.59%) Selenium
10 29 (29.59%) Mockito
11 25 (25.51%) Moq
11 25 (25.51%) SQL
12 21 (21.43%) QA
13 20 (20.41%) Process Improvement
14 19 (19.39%) Unit Testing
14 19 (19.39%) Pair Programming
15 18 (18.37%) .NET
15 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
16 17 (17.35%) SDET
17 16 (16.33%) Manual Testing
18 15 (15.31%) SpecFlow
18 15 (15.31%) Finance
19 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
19 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
19 14 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
20 13 (13.27%) Test Strategy
20 13 (13.27%) Mobile App

Agile Testing
Top Related 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 (2.04%) SAS
2 1 (1.02%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.06%) GIS
2 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.06%) MySQL
2 3 (3.06%) QGIS
2 3 (3.06%) Spatial Data
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (43.88%) WebDriver
2 29 (29.59%) Mockito
2 29 (29.59%) Selenium
3 25 (25.51%) Moq
4 15 (15.31%) SpecFlow
5 11 (11.22%) Cucumber
5 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.22%) JIRA
6 10 (10.20%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (5.10%) JUnit
9 4 (4.08%) Appium
9 4 (4.08%) MSTest
9 4 (4.08%) NUnit
10 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.06%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.06%) JMeter
10 3 (3.06%) Robot Framework
10 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (37.76%) Developer
2 26 (26.53%) Developer in Test
3 25 (25.51%) Tester
4 22 (22.45%) Software Developer
5 10 (10.20%) Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Test Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Automation Tester
7 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Agile Tester
9 6 (6.12%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Agile Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Android Developer
11 4 (4.08%) QA Automation Tester
11 4 (4.08%) QA Tester
12 3 (3.06%) Mobile Designer
12 3 (3.06%) Mobile UI Designer
12 3 (3.06%) Senior Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.67%) RESTful
2 31 (31.63%) Web Services
3 18 (18.37%) .NET
4 14 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (9.18%) Gherkin
6 8 (8.16%) XML
7 6 (6.12%) HTML
8 5 (5.10%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.08%) CSS
9 4 (4.08%) JSON
9 4 (4.08%) Node.js
10 3 (3.06%) Android SDK
10 3 (3.06%) Entity Framework
10 3 (3.06%) HTML5
10 3 (3.06%) PostGIS
10 3 (3.06%) Spring
10 3 (3.06%) Spring Boot
10 3 (3.06%) WCF
11 2 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.18%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) User Experience
5 3 (3.06%) iPad
5 3 (3.06%) iPhone
5 3 (3.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.04%) Life Science
6 2 (2.04%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.02%) Fintech
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Android
2 7 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.08%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 3 (3.06%) Unix
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.94%) BDD
2 46 (46.94%) TDD
3 34 (34.69%) OO
4 33 (33.67%) Scrum
5 32 (32.65%) OOP
6 20 (20.41%) Process Improvement
7 19 (19.39%) Pair Programming
7 19 (19.39%) Unit Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
9 16 (16.33%) Manual Testing
10 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
11 13 (13.27%) E-Commerce
11 13 (13.27%) Test Strategy
12 12 (12.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (10.20%) Automation Testing
13 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
14 9 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.76%) Java
2 35 (35.71%) C#
3 25 (25.51%) SQL
4 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.06%) ES6
5 3 (3.06%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.04%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.04%) C++
6 2 (2.04%) Go
6 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) PHP
6 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.04%) VBScript
7 1 (1.02%) Ruby
7 1 (1.02%) XPath
7 1 (1.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) ISEB
2 10 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) QA
2 17 (17.35%) SDET
3 3 (3.06%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) HP
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.04%) Apple
4 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.04%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.04%) Splunk
4 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.02%) Informatica
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.02%) Zuora