The first table below looks at the demand for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 131 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.20% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
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£298 £329 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% -22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2141 1527 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.12% 70.76% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 989 1268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 72 122
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -41.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 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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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
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 - 1
Somerset - 1 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £270 -
Bristol - 1 £295 -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Management
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (10.00%) HND
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle