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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 67 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 1 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.90% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 1.22% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £331 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +23.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £283
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%
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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
588 738 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.28% 73.51% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 343 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Zephyr
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) DMZ
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (37.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) Zephyr
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Endeca
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Coremetrics
2 1 (12.50%) IBM