The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 326 273 266
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 305 353 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.93% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 250 212
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £249 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £19.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 - £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 - £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - £16.50

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regression Testing within the UK.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing within the UK.

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Regression Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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
England -40 292 £375 - 66
London -28 148 £381 -15.27% 29
City of London +29 46 £410 +17.14% 9
South East -28 39 £375 +42.85% 6
East of England +11 32 £410 +11.94% 10
North West -10 20 £225 -33.82% 5
South West -27 19 £335 -0.74% 7
Manchester +2 17 £225 -18.18% 4
North East - 15 £390 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £390 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £390 - 1
Suffolk +11 10 £413 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 10 £450 +11.45% 1
Ipswich +3 10 £413 - 1
Berkshire +3 9 £308 +17.14% 2
West Yorkshire -11 9 £305 -9.62% 3
Yorkshire -22 9 £305 -9.62% 5
Leeds -5 8 £305 +6.08% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £375 +36.36%
Hampshire -18 8 £356 +39.02% 1
Cambridge +5 7 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire -15 7 - - 1
Bristol -6 6 £330 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £480 -
Somerset -5 5 £350 +13.08%
West Midlands -5 5 £355 +9.23% 2
Oxford - 5 £480 -
Surrey -5 4 £325 - 3
Essex -8 4 £325 -16.12% 1

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 185 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (32.18%) SQL
3 163 (29.80%) QA
4 159 (29.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 154 (28.15%) Test Scripting
6 117 (21.39%) Finance
7 110 (20.11%) ISEB
8 92 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
9 91 (16.64%) Software Testing
10 90 (16.45%) Integration Testing
11 86 (15.72%) Test Strategy
12 85 (15.54%) Test Automation
13 80 (14.63%) XML
14 79 (14.44%) JIRA
15 78 (14.26%) Oracle
16 76 (13.89%) Scrum
17 72 (13.16%) System Testing
18 71 (12.98%) HP
19 66 (12.07%) .NET
19 66 (12.07%) Microsoft
19 66 (12.07%) Automated Testing
20 64 (11.70%) Test Management
20 64 (11.70%) Performance Testing
20 64 (11.70%) UNIX
21 61 (11.15%) ISTQB
22 59 (10.79%) Selenium
22 59 (10.79%) TDD
22 59 (10.79%) Java
23 54 (9.87%) JavaScript
24 53 (9.69%) Manual Testing

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (2.01%) IIS
1 11 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.46%) MQSeries
4 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.10%) CMS
6 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.73%) JBoss
6 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.73%) Confluence
6 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.55%) nginx
7 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.55%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.55%) Apache
8 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Mule
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 37 (6.76%) MS Office
2 30 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.28%) MS Project
4 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (3.11%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (2.01%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (1.83%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.28%) SAP CRM
8 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.73%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.55%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.55%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.37%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.37%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.37%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) PaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.01%) Wireshark
2 11 (2.01%) Internet
3 8 (1.46%) HTTP
4 7 (1.28%) ATM
5 6 (1.10%) SSL
6 5 (0.91%) FTP
7 3 (0.55%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.55%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.55%) DNS
7 3 (0.55%) GPRS
7 3 (0.55%) GSM
8 2 (0.37%) Megaco
8 2 (0.37%) ISUP
8 2 (0.37%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.37%) UMTS
8 2 (0.37%) CDMA
8 2 (0.37%) WCDMA
9 1 (0.18%) 4G
9 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.38%) DB2
8 11 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.01%) MySQL
9 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.46%) DbVisualizer
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (0.91%) OLAP
12 5 (0.91%) OLTP
13 4 (0.73%) Star Schema
14 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 79 (14.44%) JIRA
2 59 (10.79%) Selenium
3 48 (8.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 36 (6.58%) LoadRunner
5 32 (5.85%) SoapUI
6 31 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (5.30%) Jenkins
8 25 (4.57%) Visual Studio
9 24 (4.39%) WebDriver
10 22 (4.02%) Subversion
11 20 (3.66%) JUnit
12 12 (2.19%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.01%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.01%) JMeter
14 10 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (1.83%) Facilita Forecast
14 10 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
15 9 (1.65%) CruiseControl
16 8 (1.46%) ClearCase
16 8 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 117 (21.39%) Finance
2 49 (8.96%) Banking
3 28 (5.12%) Retail
4 19 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.47%) Front Office
5 11 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.65%) Games
7 7 (1.28%) Publishing
7 7 (1.28%) Automotive
7 7 (1.28%) Electronics
8 6 (1.10%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.91%) Billing
9 5 (0.91%) Legal
9 5 (0.91%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 178 (32.54%) Analyst
2 125 (22.85%) Test Analyst
3 112 (20.48%) Tester
4 64 (11.70%) Developer
5 43 (7.86%) Test Engineer
6 35 (6.40%) Test Manager
7 30 (5.48%) Test Leader
8 28 (5.12%) Business Analyst
9 22 (4.02%) Consultant
10 18 (3.29%) QA Tester
11 15 (2.74%) Automation Tester
12 14 (2.56%) QA Engineer
12 14 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.38%) Performance Test Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Performance Engineer
14 12 (2.19%) QA Analyst
14 12 (2.19%) Oracle Developer
14 12 (2.19%) Senior Test Analyst
14 12 (2.19%) Senior Tester
15 11 (2.01%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.63%) XML
2 66 (12.07%) .NET
3 43 (7.86%) HTML
4 36 (6.58%) Web Services
5 29 (5.30%) CSS
6 27 (4.94%) XSLT
7 21 (3.84%) SOAP
8 17 (3.11%) jQuery
8 17 (3.11%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.93%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.93%) JSON
10 14 (2.56%) FpML
11 12 (2.19%) J2EE
11 12 (2.19%) REST
12 11 (2.01%) WCF
12 11 (2.01%) XSL
13 10 (1.83%) LINQ
13 10 (1.83%) Gherkin
13 10 (1.83%) POCO
14 9 (1.65%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.75%) Derivative
3 15 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 14 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 14 (2.56%) Open Source
5 13 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.65%) Replication
8 8 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.46%) MPEG
8 8 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 8 (1.46%) STB
8 8 (1.46%) User Experience
9 7 (1.28%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.10%) Handset
11 5 (0.91%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.91%) Equities
11 5 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.70%) UNIX
2 51 (9.32%) Linux
3 42 (7.68%) Windows
4 16 (2.93%) Android
5 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.91%) Solaris
7 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.73%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.55%) webOS
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (29.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 154 (28.15%) Test Scripting
4 91 (16.64%) Software Testing
5 90 (16.45%) Integration Testing
6 86 (15.72%) Test Strategy
7 85 (15.54%) Test Automation
8 76 (13.89%) Scrum
9 72 (13.16%) System Testing
10 66 (12.07%) Automated Testing
11 64 (11.70%) Test Management
11 64 (11.70%) Performance Testing
12 59 (10.79%) TDD
13 53 (9.69%) Manual Testing
14 47 (8.59%) BDD
15 46 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (7.50%) Migration
17 38 (6.95%) Functional Testing
18 36 (6.58%) Configuration Management
19 31 (5.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 176 (32.18%) SQL
2 59 (10.79%) Java
3 54 (9.87%) JavaScript
4 45 (8.23%) C#
5 33 (6.03%) Python
6 25 (4.57%) VBScript
7 24 (4.39%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.84%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.11%) Ruby
10 16 (2.93%) C
11 15 (2.74%) C++
12 14 (2.56%) PHP
13 13 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.83%) Perl
15 9 (1.65%) Jython
15 9 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.28%) VC++
16 7 (1.28%) VB
17 6 (1.10%) XQuery
17 6 (1.10%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 110 (20.11%) ISEB
2 61 (11.15%) ISTQB
3 47 (8.59%) Degree
4 46 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 37 (6.76%) Security Cleared
6 25 (4.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.91%) HND
8 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) CFA
11 1 (0.18%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.18%) MCT
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (29.80%) QA
2 6 (1.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) GxP
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.91%) Firmware
2 4 (0.73%) vSphere
3 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 92 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.73%) Puppet
3 3 (0.55%) Salt
3 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (14.26%) Oracle
2 71 (12.98%) HP
3 66 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 34 (6.22%) SAP
5 20 (3.66%) IBM
6 6 (1.10%) Murex
7 5 (0.91%) Sybase
7 5 (0.91%) Siebel
7 5 (0.91%) Open Text
7 5 (0.91%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.73%) Reuters
8 4 (0.73%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco
9 3 (0.55%) F5
9 3 (0.55%) Tableau
9 3 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.55%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.55%) Telerik
9 3 (0.55%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.55%) Adobe
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day Long term ongoing projects - 3 month rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago