The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 59 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 1.71% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 2.45% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
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£275 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +112.50%
Regression Testing
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
442 326 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.68% 69.81% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 216 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £24.75 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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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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
Cardiff -10 2 £275 -3.93% 1
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Regression Testing
Wales

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) Ant
4 5 (41.67%) SOAP
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) Maven
4 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
4 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) 2G
6 3 (25.00%) Handset
6 3 (25.00%) Apache
6 3 (25.00%) J2ME

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) 3G
1 3 (25.00%) 2G
1 3 (25.00%) 4G
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 5 (41.67%) Ant
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (41.67%) Maven
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (25.00%) eggPlant
3 3 (25.00%) Toad
3 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) Hudson
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
4 2 (16.67%) JBehave
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Test Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SOAP
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) J2ME
2 3 (25.00%) WAP
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Handset
3 1 (8.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Test Management
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) XQuery
2 2 (16.67%) XPath
2 2 (16.67%) Groovy
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Apple
3 3 (25.00%) Sun
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft