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 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 586 594
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 27 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 38
Median daily rate £400 £351 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% -1.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -1.92% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 June 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 20 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 June 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 +18 26 £400 +14.12% 7
London -1 13 £494 +16.17% 3
South East +27 9 £313 +13.63%
City of London -5 5 £500 +17.64%
Berkshire - 3 £313 -
Hampshire +12 2 - -
East Midlands -10 2 £363 +91.79%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £363 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £313 -
Leicestershire - 2 £363 -
North West +21 1 - - 1
Suffolk +14 1 £325 -
Manchester +9 1 - - 1
East of England -11 1 £325 - 1
Surrey - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 76 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) Test Automation
3 36 (47.37%) BDD
4 35 (46.05%) TDD
5 28 (36.84%) WebDriver
6 27 (35.53%) Selenium
7 26 (34.21%) Scrum
8 25 (32.89%) Java
9 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
10 23 (30.26%) OO
11 22 (28.95%) C#
12 20 (26.32%) OOP
12 20 (26.32%) SQL
13 18 (23.68%) QA
13 18 (23.68%) RESTful
14 17 (22.37%) Mockito
14 17 (22.37%) SDET
14 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
14 17 (22.37%) Web Services
15 16 (21.05%) .NET
15 16 (21.05%) Pair Programming
16 15 (19.74%) Process Improvement
17 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
18 13 (17.11%) Moq
18 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
19 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
19 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
20 11 (14.47%) SpecFlow
20 11 (14.47%) Mobile App
21 10 (13.16%) Finance

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 (2.63%) Documentum
1 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.32%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) GitHub
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (36.84%) WebDriver
2 27 (35.53%) Selenium
3 17 (22.37%) Mockito
4 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
4 13 (17.11%) Moq
5 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 11 (14.47%) SpecFlow
7 10 (13.16%) JIRA
8 9 (11.84%) Git (software)
9 6 (7.89%) JUnit
9 6 (7.89%) Protractor
10 5 (6.58%) JMeter
11 4 (5.26%) Gatling
11 4 (5.26%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.95%) git-flow
12 3 (3.95%) Jasmine
12 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
12 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.63%) GitLab
13 2 (2.63%) Mocha
General
1 10 (13.16%) Banking
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Law
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Tester
3 13 (17.11%) Developer in Test
4 12 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 9 (11.84%) QA Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Automation Tester
8 6 (7.89%) QA Leader
9 5 (6.58%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.58%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Performance Tester
11 3 (3.95%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.95%) iOS Developer
11 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.95%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) RESTful
2 17 (22.37%) Web Services
3 16 (21.05%) .NET
4 8 (10.53%) Node.js
4 8 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (9.21%) HTML
6 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.89%) CSS
6 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 6 (7.89%) XML
7 5 (6.58%) JSON
8 3 (3.95%) iOS SDK
8 3 (3.95%) REST
8 3 (3.95%) Spring
8 3 (3.95%) Spring Boot
9 2 (2.63%) Behat
9 2 (2.63%) CSS3
9 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.63%) HTML5
9 2 (2.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (3.95%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Fintech
6 1 (1.32%) FMCG
6 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (64.47%) Test Automation
3 36 (47.37%) BDD
4 35 (46.05%) TDD
5 26 (34.21%) Scrum
6 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 23 (30.26%) OO
8 20 (26.32%) OOP
9 17 (22.37%) SDET
10 16 (21.05%) Pair Programming
11 15 (19.74%) Process Improvement
12 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
13 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
14 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce
15 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
16 8 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
16 8 (10.53%) Software Testing
17 7 (9.21%) DevOps
18 6 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
18 6 (7.89%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) C#
3 20 (26.32%) SQL
4 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) Apple Swift
5 3 (3.95%) ES6
5 3 (3.95%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) COBOL
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) XPath
7 1 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.21%) ISEB
3 6 (7.89%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) Grafana
2 2 (2.63%) Kibana
2 2 (2.63%) logstash
3 1 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) HP
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.95%) Apple
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.32%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) Splunk
5 1 (1.32%) Xamarin