The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 132 129 106
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 21 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.24% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
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£400 £295 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £315 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+53.07% -25.41%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2772 2094 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.92% 72.43% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1077 823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 83
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
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
Manchester -8 8 £275 -6.77% 5
Merseyside -13 4 £220 -
Lancashire - 4 £413 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £420 -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (43.90%) Integration Testing
2 17 (41.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (36.59%) Oracle
4 14 (34.15%) QA
5 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
6 11 (26.83%) TDD
6 11 (26.83%) Retail
6 11 (26.83%) Java
6 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
7 10 (24.39%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) System Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (19.51%) Saxon XSLT
9 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
9 8 (19.51%) XML
9 8 (19.51%) XSLT
9 8 (19.51%) CSS
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
9 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.51%) OOP
9 8 (19.51%) XML Schema
9 8 (19.51%) XQuery
10 7 (17.07%) ISEB
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
10 7 (17.07%) Scala
10 7 (17.07%) Test Management
10 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (14.63%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.76%) QAComplete
4 3 (7.32%) Maven
4 3 (7.32%) Hudson
5 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) Toad
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (4.88%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (26.83%) Retail
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.32%) NHS Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) E-Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
1 8 (19.51%) CSS
1 8 (19.51%) XML
1 8 (19.51%) XSLT
1 8 (19.51%) XML Schema
1 8 (19.51%) Saxon XSLT
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (9.76%) SOAP
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) RSS
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) iSeries
1 4 (9.76%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Integration Testing
2 17 (41.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) System Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
6 8 (19.51%) OOP
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.07%) Test Management
7 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
8 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
9 5 (12.20%) ERP
9 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.76%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) Validation
11 3 (7.32%) Migration
11 3 (7.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
2 8 (19.51%) XQuery
3 7 (17.07%) Scala
4 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) HP