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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 108 109 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 24 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 3
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£250 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £233 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £340 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £331 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 18 £225 -31.29% 7
Lancashire -17 4 £413 +83.33% 1
Merseyside -9 1 £220 -
Cheshire - - - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (44.12%) Oracle
1 15 (44.12%) Integration Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
3 11 (32.35%) QA
3 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
3 11 (32.35%) Retail
4 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 9 (26.47%) UNIX
5 9 (26.47%) Oracle Retail
6 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 8 (23.53%) Selenium
6 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 8 (23.53%) Web Services
6 8 (23.53%) XML
6 8 (23.53%) XSLT
6 8 (23.53%) CSS
6 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (23.53%) HTML
6 8 (23.53%) OOP
6 8 (23.53%) XML Schema
6 8 (23.53%) XQuery
6 8 (23.53%) Saxon XSLT
7 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (20.59%) Scala
7 7 (20.59%) System Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Test Management
8 6 (17.65%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.76%) QAComplete
5 3 (8.82%) Maven
5 3 (8.82%) Zephyr
5 3 (8.82%) Hudson
5 3 (8.82%) JIRA
6 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) Toad
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (32.35%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Siebel Developer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) E-Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
1 8 (23.53%) XML
1 8 (23.53%) XSLT
1 8 (23.53%) CSS
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
1 8 (23.53%) XML Schema
1 8 (23.53%) Saxon XSLT
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) SOAP
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.88%) J2EE
4 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) iSeries
1 4 (11.76%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Integration Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
3 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
4 10 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 8 (23.53%) OOP
6 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.59%) System Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Test Management
7 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow
9 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.82%) ERP
10 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 8 (23.53%) XQuery
3 7 (20.59%) Scala
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Siebel