The first table below looks at the demand for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 34 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 22 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.81% 1.14% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 1.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 2
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£415 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 251 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.84% 71.71% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 128 176
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Tyne and Wear +1 21 £415 +10.66% 3
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 23 (74.19%) Problem Management
1 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 19 (61.29%) Configuration Management
3 17 (54.84%) Oracle
3 17 (54.84%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (54.84%) Workflow
3 17 (54.84%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (54.84%) Oracle Workflow
3 17 (54.84%) QA
4 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
4 16 (51.61%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (48.39%) Finance
5 15 (48.39%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (45.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (45.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (45.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (41.94%) HP
7 13 (41.94%) General Ledger
8 12 (38.71%) Migration
8 12 (38.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
9 11 (35.48%) UNIX
9 11 (35.48%) SQL
10 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
10 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (32.26%) SLA
10 10 (32.26%) LoadRunner
10 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
12 8 (25.81%) Data Management

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 17 (54.84%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (45.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (45.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (45.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
6 1 (3.23%) SAP PP
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (32.26%) LoadRunner
3 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (19.35%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Performance Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Performance Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Applications Support
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle Applications Support
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
9 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) XML
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Problem Management
2 19 (61.29%) Configuration Management
3 17 (54.84%) Workflow
4 12 (38.71%) Migration
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Data Management
8 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
9 7 (22.58%) ITIL
10 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.68%) CRM
11 3 (9.68%) Procure-to-pay
11 3 (9.68%) Cash Management
11 3 (9.68%) Content Management
12 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
12 2 (6.45%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.90%) BC Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
2 10 (32.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 13 (41.94%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft