The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 373 322 328
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +6
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 221 270 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 178 145
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £700 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £21.40 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 11 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
England -51 199 £350 -22.22% 57
London -74 99 £400 -20.00% 22
South East -11 33 £238 -26.92% 18
City of London +17 25 £375 -11.76% 11
North East +3 21 £398 +6.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -1 19 £398 +6.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 19 £398 +6.00% 1
East of England -11 17 £325 -9.72% 4
West Midlands - 10 £290 -
Berkshire -3 9 £300 +4.34% 5
Scotland -10 8 £375 +38.88% 3
South Wales -14 8 £400 +50.94%
Wales -19 8 £400 +35.59%
East Midlands +4 7 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £208 -36.15% 1
Cardiff -7 6 £400 +50.94%
South West -20 6 £298 -15.00% 6
Oxfordshire +8 5 £162 -53.85% 2
Hertfordshire +4 5 - - 1
Watford -2 5 - -
Norfolk -5 5 £350 +20.68%
Norwich -6 5 £350 +20.68%
Hampshire -15 5 £306 +9.37% 5
Coventry - 5 £300 -
Oxford +6 4 £162 -56.93% 2
Surrey +1 4 £243 -34.45% 4
North West -5 4 £320 -6.56% 3
Derbyshire - 4 £298 -
Bracknell +8 3 - -
Glasgow +2 3 £375 +33.92%

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 178 (35.39%) SQL
2 172 (34.19%) Test Scripting
3 134 (26.64%) Finance
4 132 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 125 (24.85%) QA
6 116 (23.06%) Oracle
7 96 (19.09%) UNIX
8 91 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
9 85 (16.90%) ISEB
10 84 (16.70%) Java
11 74 (14.71%) HP
12 70 (13.92%) Selenium
13 67 (13.32%) Software Testing
13 67 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (12.33%) Banking
15 60 (11.93%) Automated Testing
15 60 (11.93%) JIRA
16 59 (11.73%) Microsoft
17 58 (11.53%) Scrum
17 58 (11.53%) Test Strategy
18 57 (11.33%) QuickTest Pro
19 54 (10.74%) Integration Testing
19 54 (10.74%) Security Cleared
20 53 (10.54%) LoadRunner
20 53 (10.54%) Windows
21 52 (10.34%) Linux
21 52 (10.34%) Test Automation
22 50 (9.94%) Manual Testing
22 50 (9.94%) Degree
23 49 (9.74%) Web Services

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 21 (4.17%) Apache
2 17 (3.38%) MQSeries
2 17 (3.38%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 13 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.19%) CMS
6 5 (0.99%) Confluence
6 5 (0.99%) IIS
7 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.20%) CICS
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.98%) MS Office
3 10 (1.99%) MS Project
4 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (3.98%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (3.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (3.18%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (2.39%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (1.19%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.99%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.99%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.80%) MultiFonds
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.60%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.60%) Maximo
10 3 (0.60%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.60%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.78%) 4G
2 18 (3.58%) HTTP
3 15 (2.98%) 2G
4 14 (2.78%) 3G
5 13 (2.58%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.58%) LAN
6 11 (2.19%) DNS
6 11 (2.19%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.99%) WAN
8 9 (1.79%) LDAP
8 9 (1.79%) SSL
9 7 (1.39%) Internet
9 7 (1.39%) ISUP
9 7 (1.39%) Firewall
9 7 (1.39%) ATM
9 7 (1.39%) GSM
10 6 (1.19%) CDMA
10 6 (1.19%) GPRS
10 6 (1.19%) WCDMA
10 6 (1.19%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.16%) Relational Database
2 25 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.98%) DB2
5 18 (3.58%) MySQL
5 18 (3.58%) RDBMS
6 17 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (3.18%) DbVisualizer
8 15 (2.98%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.19%) DataStage
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.80%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (0.60%) MS Access
12 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 70 (13.92%) Selenium
2 60 (11.93%) JIRA
3 57 (11.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 53 (10.54%) LoadRunner
5 29 (5.77%) SoapUI
6 22 (4.37%) WebDriver
7 21 (4.17%) Maven
8 20 (3.98%) Toad
9 19 (3.78%) JUnit
9 19 (3.78%) Oracle Forms
9 19 (3.78%) eggPlant
10 18 (3.58%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.58%) FitNesse
11 16 (3.18%) Ant
11 16 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (3.18%) Visual Studio
11 16 (3.18%) JMeter
12 14 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
12 14 (2.78%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.99%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 134 (26.64%) Finance
2 62 (12.33%) Banking
3 34 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.58%) Retail
6 17 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.38%) Front Office
7 11 (2.19%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.79%) Back Office
9 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.99%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Electronics
10 4 (0.80%) Marketing
11 3 (0.60%) Automotive
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 155 (30.82%) Analyst
2 122 (24.25%) Test Analyst
3 103 (20.48%) Tester
4 62 (12.33%) Developer
5 38 (7.55%) Test Manager
6 34 (6.76%) Test Engineer
7 30 (5.96%) Consultant
8 28 (5.57%) Test Leader
9 18 (3.58%) Automation Tester
10 17 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 15 (2.98%) Senior Developer
11 15 (2.98%) QA Engineer
11 15 (2.98%) Scala Developer
11 15 (2.98%) QA Leader
12 14 (2.78%) Manual Tester
12 14 (2.78%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.58%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.39%) C++ Developer
14 12 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (2.39%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.74%) Web Services
2 37 (7.36%) XML
3 34 (6.76%) .NET
4 33 (6.56%) SOAP
4 33 (6.56%) HTML
5 25 (4.97%) REST
6 20 (3.98%) Flash
6 20 (3.98%) J2EE
7 17 (3.38%) Spring
8 16 (3.18%) Hibernate
9 14 (2.78%) J2ME
9 14 (2.78%) STL
9 14 (2.78%) WAP
9 14 (2.78%) JPA
10 8 (1.59%) Middleware
11 6 (1.19%) JSON
12 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.99%) jQuery
13 4 (0.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 4 (0.80%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.96%) Derivative
2 24 (4.77%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.58%) Open Source
4 16 (3.18%) Handset
5 10 (1.99%) Fixed Income
5 10 (1.99%) Equities
6 9 (1.79%) STB
6 9 (1.79%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.39%) MPEG
8 7 (1.39%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.80%) NHS
10 4 (0.80%) Firmware
10 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.80%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 96 (19.09%) UNIX
2 53 (10.54%) Windows
3 52 (10.34%) Linux
4 11 (2.19%) Android
5 7 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.39%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.99%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.99%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.80%) Solaris
8 4 (0.80%) VMS
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.60%) zOS
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (34.19%) Test Scripting
2 132 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 67 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (13.32%) Software Testing
4 60 (11.93%) Automated Testing
5 58 (11.53%) Scrum
5 58 (11.53%) Test Strategy
6 54 (10.74%) Integration Testing
7 52 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 50 (9.94%) Manual Testing
9 47 (9.34%) Unit Testing
10 46 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (9.15%) Test Management
11 43 (8.55%) Migration
12 41 (8.15%) System Testing
13 33 (6.56%) Configuration Management
14 31 (6.16%) E-Commerce
14 31 (6.16%) Performance Testing
14 31 (6.16%) Problem Management
14 31 (6.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 178 (35.39%) SQL
2 84 (16.70%) Java
3 42 (8.35%) Perl
4 34 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.77%) Python
6 24 (4.77%) C++
7 22 (4.37%) C#
7 22 (4.37%) Ruby
8 19 (3.78%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.58%) Scala
10 11 (2.19%) C
10 11 (2.19%) VB
11 7 (1.39%) VBA
11 7 (1.39%) VBScript
12 6 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.99%) PHP
14 4 (0.80%) Groovy
14 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (16.90%) ISEB
2 54 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 50 (9.94%) Degree
4 48 (9.54%) ISTQB
5 38 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) HNC
10 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (24.85%) QA
2 9 (1.79%) SLA
3 7 (1.39%) EMIR
4 5 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.60%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.80%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 91 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) Puppet
2 4 (0.80%) Control-M
3 3 (0.60%) SCCM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.40%) nmon
5 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 116 (23.06%) Oracle
2 74 (14.71%) HP
3 59 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 39 (7.75%) IBM
5 37 (7.36%) SAP
6 20 (3.98%) JBoss
7 15 (2.98%) Apple
8 14 (2.78%) Sun
8 14 (2.78%) GigaSpaces
9 11 (2.19%) Open Text
9 11 (2.19%) Siebel
9 11 (2.19%) Sybase
10 10 (1.99%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.59%) Cognos
12 5 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.99%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.99%) VMware
13 4 (0.80%) Teradata
13 4 (0.80%) Reuters
13 4 (0.80%) Informatica
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago