The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 125 124 126
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.22% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
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£320 £343 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +10.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2090 1808 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.83% 71.32% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 878 1078
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.80 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Regression Testing
England

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 10 July 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
Cheshire +5 2 £320 -11.11%
Manchester -2 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) HNC
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) FatWire
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
1 1 (20.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) FatWire
2 1 (20.00%) Endeca