The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 35 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.07% 1.97% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.59% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.38 -
% change year-on-year
+60.89% -
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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 Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
206 232 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.31% 76.32% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 171 78
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.35% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) AS400
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (40.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP