The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 71 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.46% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.64% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£310 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £306 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
704 466 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.73% 71.58% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 350 386
Average daily rate £380 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 38
Average hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £50.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Regression Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Open Text
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Open Text
3 1 (25.00%) SAP