The first table below looks at the demand for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 115 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 9 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.30% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1857 1652 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.78% 68.83% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 729 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Regression Testing
South East

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regression Testing across the Berkshire region.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 4 £300 -29.41%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Slough 0 1 £210 -10.63%
Regression Testing
South East

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Regression Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (21.43%) ISUP
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) DMZ
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) SCCM
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Regression Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (21.43%) ISUP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) DMZ
2 2 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (14.29%) CDMA
2 2 (14.29%) GPRS
2 2 (14.29%) GSM
2 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
2 2 (14.29%) UMTS
2 2 (14.29%) WCDMA
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) RTP
2 2 (14.29%) SS7
2 2 (14.29%) Megaco
2 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
1 2 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 2 (14.29%) Toad
1 2 (14.29%) Introscope
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JDBC
1 2 (14.29%) ODBC
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei