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 4 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 141 129 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 15 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.19% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.27% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
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£255 £295 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.55% -13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £279 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £311 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.44 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.45% -8.54%
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
2945 2257 1760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.84% 72.62% 72.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1179 850
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 120 88
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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
Merseyside - 5 £220 - 1
Manchester -10 4 £255 -13.55% 5
Cheshire -4 2 £420 -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Integration Testing
3 13 (34.21%) QA
4 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle
5 11 (28.95%) UNIX
6 10 (26.32%) Java
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 9 (23.68%) Retail
7 9 (23.68%) System Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Saxon XSLT
8 8 (21.05%) Test Planning
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.05%) HTML
8 8 (21.05%) OOP
8 8 (21.05%) CSS
8 8 (21.05%) XML
8 8 (21.05%) XSLT
8 8 (21.05%) XML Schema
8 8 (21.05%) XQuery
8 8 (21.05%) ISEB
9 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (18.42%) Test Management
9 7 (18.42%) Scala
10 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 5 (13.16%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Maven
2 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.89%) QAComplete
2 3 (7.89%) Hudson
2 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) Toad
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (23.68%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.89%) NHS Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) SAP Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Saxon XSLT
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
1 8 (21.05%) CSS
1 8 (21.05%) XML
1 8 (21.05%) XSLT
1 8 (21.05%) XML Schema
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Digital Media
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) iSeries
2 3 (7.89%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) UNIX
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Integration Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) System Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Test Planning
6 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.05%) OOP
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Test Management
8 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) ERP
10 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Validation
11 3 (7.89%) Migration
11 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) XQuery
3 7 (18.42%) Scala
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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