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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 93 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.15% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.20% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +24.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £320 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.13 £38.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-29.08% +17.69%
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
1456 1010 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.28% 76.52% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 604 469
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2015. 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
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Regression Testing
North West

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ERP

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PS
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Architect
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper