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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regression Testing
England / North West
Rank 123 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 14 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.01% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 15
Median daily rate £288 £303 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.95% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £270 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £455 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +38.88%

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
2156 3161 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.95% 80.68% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1931 1416
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.17 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -1 9 £300 -0.82% 5
Cheshire +22 4 £319 +28.78% 2
Lancashire - 1 £225 -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) QA
3 13 (38.24%) Selenium
3 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
4 12 (35.29%) SQL
5 10 (29.41%) Java
6 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (26.47%) BDD
6 9 (26.47%) JIRA
6 9 (26.47%) Functional Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) XML
8 7 (20.59%) TDD
8 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
9 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
9 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (14.71%) QA Automation
10 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
10 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.76%) Retail
11 4 (11.76%) Degree
11 4 (11.76%) Test 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) JIRA
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.76%) TestNG
5 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (8.82%) IntelliJ
6 3 (8.82%) JUnit
6 3 (8.82%) TestComplete
7 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.88%) JMeter
7 2 (5.88%) Log4j
8 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.94%) Maven
8 1 (2.94%) NUnit
8 1 (2.94%) Rational Robot
8 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Advertising
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Games
4 2 (5.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Software Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) XML
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
6 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
3 9 (26.47%) BDD
3 9 (26.47%) Functional Testing
3 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
6 5 (14.71%) QA Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 5 (14.71%) Web Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
7 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) VBScript
5 2 (5.88%) Delphi
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) HND
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) GxP
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Saba
3 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow