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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 134 132 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 16 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£305 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -2.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.13 £38.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-29.08% +17.69%
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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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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
Bristol +4 8 £310 +5.08% 1
Wiltshire +1 3 £300 - 1
Devon -2 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 3
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) .NET
4 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) SQL
5 8 (28.57%) ISEB
6 7 (25.00%) JIRA
6 7 (25.00%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (21.43%) HTML
7 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 6 (21.43%) OpenText
7 6 (21.43%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
8 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
9 4 (14.29%) QA
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) SAP
10 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 3 (10.71%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Grunt
3 1 (3.57%) Bower
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) Mustache
4 1 (3.57%) Sass
4 1 (3.57%) Express
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) W3C
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) AIX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Use Case
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) SMACSS
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) OpenText
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Cerner
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle