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 30 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.

Agile Testing
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 - 140
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.38% - 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% - 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £329 £320
% change year-on-year +14.06% +2.73%  
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 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 1756 2352 2204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.83% 81.30% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1604 1424
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +10.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.75 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Agile Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 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

Agile Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region 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
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Agile Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Agile Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Kanban
5 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (27.27%) NHS
6 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
6 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell

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 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
2 2 (18.18%) Gatling
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (18.18%) Robot Framework
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Mockito
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
4 1 (9.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft