The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 84 71 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.58% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.78% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £230 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £265 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.25%
Regression Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1028 895 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.71% 73.97% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 470 500
Average daily rate £350 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 55
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Regression Testing
North West

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) CICS
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
1 1 (20.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) FatWire
2 1 (20.00%) Endeca