The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 139 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 7 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.28% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.40% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£310 £513 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.51% +24.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.57%
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
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2430 1509 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.28% 70.58% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1005 1208
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 89 150
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 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
Gloucestershire -14 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Test Management
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Use Case
7 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) MS Office
8 3 (20.00%) C
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) QA
8 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Time Management
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) WinForms
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) XHTML
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Use Case
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Time Management
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) HND
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Open Text
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
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