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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regression Testing
Rank 308 271 274
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 313 348 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.69% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.92% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 256 171
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.38 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.89% -24.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.38 -
% change year-on-year
+60.89% -

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
England -27 296 £400 +6.66% 98
London -43 154 £400 - 32
South East +3 67 £350 - 22
City of London +13 41 £450 +28.57% 10
Hampshire +1 29 £425 +9.67% 6
North West -4 20 £275 - 12
Berkshire +11 17 £378 +7.85% 2
East of England +4 16 £450 +5.88% 7
North East +15 13 £450 +69.81% 1
Tyne and Wear +18 10 £450 +69.81%
Reading +13 10 £400 +12.67%
Manchester -10 10 £250 -15.25% 8
Yorkshire -23 9 £340 +64.84% 8
Cambridge +5 8 £525 +162.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £525 +162.50% 5
South West -3 8 £394 -4.54% 4
Scotland -18 6 £410 +38.51% 8
West Yorkshire -25 6 £405 +102.50% 6
Kent - 6 £320 - 1
Surrey -2 5 £300 +1.69% 7
Milton Keynes -4 4 £331 - 1
Merseyside -10 4 £220 -
West Sussex -11 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £331 -5.35% 2
Lancashire - 4 £413 - 1
East Midlands +2 3 £338 +12.50% 1
Cardiff +1 3 £320 -28.88% 1
South Wales -3 3 £320 -28.88% 1
Liverpool -5 3 £220 -
Glasgow -7 3 - - 4

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 203 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (30.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 180 (29.46%) SQL
4 159 (26.02%) QA
5 154 (25.20%) Test Scripting
6 151 (24.71%) Finance
7 107 (17.51%) ISEB
8 105 (17.18%) Integration Testing
9 99 (16.20%) HP Quality Center
10 98 (16.04%) Test Strategy
11 94 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 88 (14.40%) Microsoft
13 83 (13.58%) Software Testing
14 77 (12.60%) Oracle
15 76 (12.44%) JIRA
16 74 (12.11%) ISTQB
17 73 (11.95%) System Testing
17 73 (11.95%) Scrum
18 67 (10.97%) Banking
19 65 (10.64%) Manual Testing
19 65 (10.64%) XML
19 65 (10.64%) UNIX
20 61 (9.98%) Java
20 61 (9.98%) Performance Testing
20 61 (9.98%) Selenium
21 60 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
22 59 (9.66%) TDD
23 58 (9.49%) HP
23 58 (9.49%) Migration
24 57 (9.33%) .NET

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 14 (2.29%) SharePoint
1 14 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (1.80%) CMS
3 10 (1.64%) IIS
4 6 (0.98%) JBoss
5 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.82%) Confluence
5 5 (0.82%) Apache
6 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.49%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.49%) nginx
7 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.16%) Documentum
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 43 (7.04%) MS Office
3 10 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.64%) MS Project
4 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (3.11%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.98%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.82%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.65%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.65%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.65%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.65%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) PaaS
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.29%) Internet
3 10 (1.64%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.31%) HTTP
5 6 (0.98%) SSL
6 5 (0.82%) FTP
6 5 (0.82%) ATM
7 4 (0.65%) SAN
7 4 (0.65%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.65%) NAS
8 3 (0.49%) DNS
8 3 (0.49%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.33%) Firewall
10 1 (0.16%) Broadband
10 1 (0.16%) DECT
10 1 (0.16%) GPRS
10 1 (0.16%) GSM
10 1 (0.16%) Intranet
10 1 (0.16%) TETRA
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.15%) MySQL
10 7 (1.15%) DB2
11 5 (0.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (0.82%) OLAP
11 5 (0.82%) OLTP
12 4 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (12.44%) JIRA
2 61 (9.98%) Selenium
3 37 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (4.75%) SoapUI
5 29 (4.75%) Jenkins
6 27 (4.42%) LoadRunner
7 23 (3.76%) WebDriver
8 21 (3.44%) Subversion
9 20 (3.27%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.78%) JUnit
11 16 (2.62%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.64%) JMeter
12 10 (1.64%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.31%) Hudson
14 8 (1.31%) TestNG
14 8 (1.31%) Git (software)
15 7 (1.15%) NeoLoad
General
1 151 (24.71%) Finance
2 67 (10.97%) Banking
3 31 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 28 (4.58%) Retail
5 13 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.13%) General Ledger
6 12 (1.96%) Front Office
7 9 (1.47%) Games
8 8 (1.31%) Billing
8 8 (1.31%) Back Office
9 7 (1.15%) Automotive
9 7 (1.15%) Legal
10 6 (0.98%) Publishing
11 5 (0.82%) French Language
12 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.65%) Electronics
13 3 (0.49%) Advertising
14 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 213 (34.86%) Analyst
2 142 (23.24%) Test Analyst
3 96 (15.71%) Tester
4 63 (10.31%) Test Manager
4 63 (10.31%) Developer
5 52 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 32 (5.24%) Test Leader
7 31 (5.07%) Consultant
8 30 (4.91%) Test Engineer
9 19 (3.11%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (2.95%) Automation Tester
11 17 (2.78%) Software Engineer
11 17 (2.78%) QA Tester
12 15 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (2.13%) Senior Tester
14 12 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
14 12 (1.96%) QA Engineer
15 9 (1.47%) Performance Test Engineer
15 9 (1.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.64%) XML
2 57 (9.33%) .NET
3 38 (6.22%) Web Services
4 35 (5.73%) HTML
5 33 (5.40%) CSS
6 24 (3.93%) XSLT
7 21 (3.44%) SOAP
8 20 (3.27%) jQuery
9 17 (2.78%) JSON
10 16 (2.62%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.13%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.80%) REST
12 11 (1.80%) XML Schema
12 11 (1.80%) Saxon XSLT
13 9 (1.47%) JRuby
14 8 (1.31%) WCF
14 8 (1.31%) XSL
15 7 (1.15%) POCO
15 7 (1.15%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.15%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.76%) Derivative
3 19 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.29%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.80%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.64%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.64%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.47%) Open Source
9 9 (1.47%) Replication
9 9 (1.47%) NHS
10 7 (1.15%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.15%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.98%) iSeries
12 5 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.82%) MPEG
12 5 (0.82%) STB
12 5 (0.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.64%) UNIX
2 50 (8.18%) Windows
3 44 (7.20%) Linux
4 17 (2.78%) Android
5 16 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.65%) Solaris
9 4 (0.65%) webOS
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (30.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 154 (25.20%) Test Scripting
4 105 (17.18%) Integration Testing
5 98 (16.04%) Test Strategy
6 94 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 83 (13.58%) Software Testing
8 73 (11.95%) System Testing
8 73 (11.95%) Scrum
9 65 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 61 (9.98%) Performance Testing
11 59 (9.66%) TDD
12 58 (9.49%) Migration
13 55 (9.00%) Test Management
14 54 (8.84%) Automated Testing
15 50 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (8.02%) Validation
17 45 (7.36%) Unit Testing
18 41 (6.71%) BDD
18 41 (6.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 180 (29.46%) SQL
2 61 (9.98%) Java
3 45 (7.36%) JavaScript
4 36 (5.89%) C#
5 26 (4.26%) Python
6 21 (3.44%) PL/SQL
7 20 (3.27%) C
8 19 (3.11%) VBScript
8 19 (3.11%) Ruby
9 17 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.62%) PHP
11 12 (1.96%) Perl
12 11 (1.80%) Scala
12 11 (1.80%) XQuery
13 10 (1.64%) VBA
14 9 (1.47%) Jython
15 8 (1.31%) VB
15 8 (1.31%) ABAP
16 7 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (17.51%) ISEB
2 74 (12.11%) ISTQB
3 49 (8.02%) Degree
4 42 (6.87%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (5.07%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.80%) VCP4
7 11 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.98%) HND
10 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.65%) MCITP
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.65%) MCSE
12 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) MCT
13 1 (0.16%) PMP
13 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (26.02%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.65%) vSphere
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (16.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.65%) Puppet
3 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.49%) Salt
4 2 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.60%) Oracle
3 58 (9.49%) HP
4 56 (9.17%) SAP
5 11 (1.80%) Informatica
6 10 (1.64%) Serena
6 10 (1.64%) IBM
7 9 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.47%) Murex
8 7 (1.15%) Sybase
9 5 (0.82%) Cisco
9 5 (0.82%) Open Text
9 5 (0.82%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.65%) Zend
10 4 (0.65%) VMware
10 4 (0.65%) Adobe
10 4 (0.65%) Citrix
11 3 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.49%) F5
11 3 (0.49%) Rackspace
London
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £295 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago