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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 123 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 26 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.58% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
Median daily rate £315 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £323 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £27.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -20.35%
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -5 12 £300 -11.11% 5
Cheshire +3 5 £638 +41.66% 3
Lancashire -9 4 £420 +33.86%
Merseyside 0 3 £188 -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (34.85%) Integration Testing
4 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 21 (31.82%) ISEB
6 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
7 19 (28.79%) System Testing
8 17 (25.76%) BDD
9 16 (24.24%) Defect Management
10 15 (22.73%) JIRA
11 14 (21.21%) Test Management
12 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
13 12 (18.18%) QA
13 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 12 (18.18%) Project Management
13 12 (18.18%) Finance
14 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.67%) Selenium
14 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (15.15%) SQL
15 10 (15.15%) Oracle
15 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
16 9 (13.64%) Functional Testing
16 9 (13.64%) Windows
16 9 (13.64%) Web Testing
16 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
16 9 (13.64%) TDD
17 8 (12.12%) Data Management

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 (7.58%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) Mingle
3 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Magento
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (7.58%) SAP HR
2 5 (7.58%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Skype
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) JIRA
2 11 (16.67%) Selenium
3 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.03%) Appium
6 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.03%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Military
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Billing
5 2 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Analyst
2 30 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Principal Software Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.58%) Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
7 4 (6.06%) HR Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) SAP Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) XML
2 6 (9.09%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.03%) J2EE
5 2 (3.03%) Web Services
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) D3.js
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.58%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows 10
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (34.85%) Integration Testing
4 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 19 (28.79%) System Testing
6 17 (25.76%) BDD
7 16 (24.24%) Defect Management
8 14 (21.21%) Test Management
9 12 (18.18%) Project Management
9 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.64%) Functional Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 9 (13.64%) TDD
11 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
11 9 (13.64%) Web Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Data Management
12 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 10 (15.15%) SQL
3 7 (10.61%) Java
4 6 (9.09%) PHP
4 6 (9.09%) Ruby
5 4 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) ISEB
2 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) SAP
4 5 (7.58%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Sony
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.52%) Pega