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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 125 150 127
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 25 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.57% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 7
Median daily rate £315 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.69 £39.37 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +4.98%
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
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 +2 11 £280 -20.00% 8
Lancashire +23 7 £420 +13.51%
Cheshire +12 4 £625 +31.57% 1
Merseyside +3 1 - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
3 15 (28.85%) JIRA
3 15 (28.85%) BDD
4 14 (26.92%) Project Management
4 14 (26.92%) ISEB
5 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 13 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 13 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Test Management
7 11 (21.15%) Web Testing
7 11 (21.15%) System Testing
7 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Functional Testing
8 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
8 10 (19.23%) Oracle
9 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
9 9 (17.31%) XML
9 9 (17.31%) QA
9 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.38%) Selenium
10 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.38%) Finance
10 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (13.46%) Coaching

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 2 (3.85%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) nginx
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Mingle
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Magento
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) JIRA
2 8 (15.38%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) TestComplete
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) Appium
4 2 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.92%) Maven
5 1 (1.92%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.92%) NUnit
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.92%) TestNG
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Analyst
2 30 (57.69%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Principal Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Web Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) XML
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) J2EE
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) D3.js
5 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) jQuery
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.85%) EPoS
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
3 15 (28.85%) BDD
4 14 (26.92%) Project Management
5 13 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Test Management
7 11 (21.15%) Functional Testing
7 11 (21.15%) System Testing
7 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Web Testing
8 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Coaching
11 7 (13.46%) Data Management
11 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) PHP
3 6 (11.54%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) VBScript
5 2 (3.85%) Delphi
6 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) ISEB
2 13 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.92%) HND
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) Sony
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Pega
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow