The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 137 175 133
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -42
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 49 26 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 0.43% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.56% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -29.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
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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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3916 4623 4387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.98% 77.31% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3371 3356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.18%) Finance
4 26 (33.33%) Banking
4 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 15 (19.23%) ISEB
8 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
9 13 (16.67%) QA
10 12 (15.38%) Investment Banking
10 12 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
11 10 (12.82%) Derivative
11 10 (12.82%) HP
11 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
12 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.54%) Validation
12 9 (11.54%) JIRA
12 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
13 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
13 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
13 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
13 8 (10.26%) TDD
13 8 (10.26%) XML
13 8 (10.26%) Java
14 7 (8.97%) CRM
14 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (8.97%) Scrum

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (3.85%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project
3 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Sentinel
2 3 (3.85%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.28%) Agresso
3 1 (1.28%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.28%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) FTP
1 2 (2.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.28%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JIRA
2 4 (5.13%) Selenium
3 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.85%) Calabash
3 3 (3.85%) NeoLoad
3 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.85%) Appium
4 2 (2.56%) TestNG
4 2 (2.56%) Robotium
4 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.28%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.28%) Trac
5 1 (1.28%) Hudson
5 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.28%) Behat
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 26 (33.33%) Banking
3 12 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Front Office
5 5 (6.41%) Legal
6 4 (5.13%) Retail
7 2 (2.56%) Private Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Publishing
8 1 (1.28%) Back Office
8 1 (1.28%) Advertising
8 1 (1.28%) French Language
8 1 (1.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (57.69%) Analyst
2 20 (25.64%) Business Analyst
3 19 (24.36%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Tester
5 6 (7.69%) Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) CRM Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.13%) DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.56%) SAP Support
9 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) FpML
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) FIXML
3 3 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) XSL
5 1 (1.28%) XSLT
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.28%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.28%) JSON
5 1 (1.28%) Saxon XSLT
5 1 (1.28%) Spring
5 1 (1.28%) JSF
5 1 (1.28%) ICEfaces
5 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Derivative
3 6 (7.69%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.41%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.41%) Market Risk
5 4 (5.13%) Replication
5 4 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.56%) iSeries
6 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.28%) EPoS
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
7 1 (1.28%) Equities
7 1 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.28%) iPad
7 1 (1.28%) FMCG
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) UNIX
1 5 (6.41%) Android
1 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
7 9 (11.54%) Validation
7 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.26%) TDD
9 7 (8.97%) CRM
9 7 (8.97%) Scrum
9 7 (8.97%) BDD
10 6 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.41%) Project Management
11 5 (6.41%) Asset Management
11 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.41%) Monte Carlo Method
11 5 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.85%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) XQuery
6 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISEB
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) HP
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 3 (3.85%) Adobe
4 3 (3.85%) Murex
5 2 (2.56%) Tableau
5 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.28%) Sybase
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Cerner
6 1 (1.28%) Temenos
6 1 (1.28%) Perforce
6 1 (1.28%) Open Text
6 1 (1.28%) jBASE
6 1 (1.28%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.28%) Xamarin
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