The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 28 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 143
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - - 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year -3.84% +2.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1721 2417 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.32% 86.29% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 6526 6465
Median daily rate £420 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 73 141
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.71 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Testing in Yorkshire

Agile Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Testing in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) BDD
5 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (50.00%) ISEB
5 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (50.00%) .NET
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) NHS
6 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
6 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Open Source
7 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Kanban
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (25.00%) WebDriver

Agile Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (25.00%) Gatling
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) BDD
5 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Open Source
6 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) Kanban
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (25.00%) Web Development
8 1 (12.50%) Microservices
8 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft