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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 129 114 127
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 11 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.64% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.87% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
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£320 £265 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +112.50%
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
2389 2060 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 73.23% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 994 1040
Average daily rate £378 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 128 89
Average hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.90 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Manchester 0 8 £320 +39.13% 9
Cheshire +5 1 £320 - 2
Lancashire -24 1 £300 +57.89%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
4 4 (25.00%) Tester
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Siebel Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) E-Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) zOS
1 1 (6.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 2 (12.50%) V-Model
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Siebel
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) FatWire
2 1 (6.25%) Endeca
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