The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 72 47 55
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.54% 1.93% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.77% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £308 £450 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +73.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -15.29%
Regression Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 433 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.60% 69.61% 74.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 263 193
Average daily rate £410 £399 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear -31 5 £308 -31.66% 4
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (33.33%) LoadUI
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) PowerCenter
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
1 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) LoadUI
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft