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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 132 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 27 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.50% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 1
Median daily rate £300 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.31 £24.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -31.07%
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
3072 2801 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.93% 76.99% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1659 1234
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 121 96
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £53.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 16 £300 -2.04% 3
Cheshire 0 3 £625 +38.88% 2
Merseyside -3 3 £188 -
Lancashire -5 3 £310 -8.14%
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Integration Testing
3 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
4 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (35.85%) ISEB
5 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
6 16 (30.19%) System Testing
6 16 (30.19%) Defect Management
7 15 (28.30%) Test Management
7 15 (28.30%) JIRA
8 13 (24.53%) QA
8 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
9 12 (22.64%) Selenium
9 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
9 12 (22.64%) Project Management
9 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
9 12 (22.64%) BDD
10 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
10 10 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (18.87%) SQL
10 10 (18.87%) Finance
11 9 (16.98%) Windows
11 9 (16.98%) Web Testing
12 8 (15.09%) XML
12 8 (15.09%) Oracle
12 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
12 8 (15.09%) SDLC
13 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
13 7 (13.21%) .NET
13 7 (13.21%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.77%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) Mingle
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Magento
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Skype
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) JIRA
2 12 (22.64%) Selenium
3 7 (13.21%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.77%) Appium
6 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.77%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Military
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Billing
5 2 (3.77%) Games
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Analyst
2 26 (49.06%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Test Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Development Team Leader
6 4 (7.55%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.55%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Principal Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) XML
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.55%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.77%) J2EE
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
1 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Integration Testing
3 21 (39.62%) Software Testing
4 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (30.19%) Defect Management
5 16 (30.19%) System Testing
6 15 (28.30%) Test Management
7 13 (24.53%) Test Scripting
8 12 (22.64%) BDD
8 12 (22.64%) Project Management
9 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
10 9 (16.98%) Web Testing
11 8 (15.09%) SDLC
11 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
12 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
12 7 (13.21%) Migration
13 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) PHP
3 6 (11.32%) Ruby
4 5 (9.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) ISEB
2 18 (33.96%) ISTQB
3 10 (18.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) Degree
5 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Sony
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.89%) Pega