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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 131 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£320 £275 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £283
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+17.69% +18.18%
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
2205 2035 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.50% 70.39% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1034 1139
Average daily rate £365 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 27 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
Manchester -7 2 £320 +24.27% 9
Cheshire 0 1 £320 - 2
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Siebel Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Siebel Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
1 1 (11.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) FatWire
2 1 (11.11%) Endeca
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