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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 134 142 139
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 33 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.53% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
Average daily rate £313 £255 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.90 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+31.98% -
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 16 £350 +37.25% 3
Cheshire +2 10 £320 -23.80%
Lancashire - 4 £300 - 2
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) QA
3 20 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 17 (31.48%) Test Scripting
5 17 (31.48%) Selenium
6 16 (29.63%) JIRA
6 16 (29.63%) Integration Testing
7 15 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Test Management
8 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 14 (25.93%) ISEB
9 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
10 12 (22.22%) System Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Finance
11 11 (20.37%) SQL
11 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
12 9 (16.67%) BDD
12 9 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (16.67%) .NET
12 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.81%) C#
13 8 (14.81%) XML
13 8 (14.81%) Windows
13 8 (14.81%) Workflow
14 7 (12.96%) Project Management
14 7 (12.96%) Java
14 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.96%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (9.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Magento
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Skype
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Selenium
2 16 (29.63%) JIRA
3 7 (12.96%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.70%) Toad
6 2 (3.70%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.85%) Appium
7 1 (1.85%) Calabash
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Games
3 4 (7.41%) Military
3 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.56%) Billing
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
2 20 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) XML
3 6 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Fat Client
1 5 (9.26%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 17 (31.48%) Test Scripting
5 16 (29.63%) Integration Testing
6 15 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Test Management
8 12 (22.22%) System Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Automation Testing
10 9 (16.67%) BDD
10 9 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 8 (14.81%) Workflow
12 7 (12.96%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.96%) Functional Testing
12 7 (12.96%) Project Management
12 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
13 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.11%) Migration
13 6 (11.11%) SDLC
14 5 (9.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.81%) C#
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) PHP
5 5 (9.26%) Ruby
6 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISEB
2 13 (24.07%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (12.96%) Degree
5 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) HND
6 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) HP
2 5 (9.26%) Telerik
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
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