The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 55 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.23% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regression Testing across the Reading region.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing across the Reading region.

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (60.00%) C#
1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
1 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (45.00%) VB
4 4 (20.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 2 (10.00%) JUnit
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Regression Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) iSeries
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) BDD
3 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) VB
3 3 (15.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Endeca
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) IBM