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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 378 250 305
Rank change year-on-year
-128 +55
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 242 417 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.80% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.08% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 289 200
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £29.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.25%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 September 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 -133 225 £350 -17.64% 69
London -117 110 £388 -13.88% 24
South East -10 39 £281 -9.63% 12
City of London -11 20 £358 -10.73% 10
East of England -27 19 £355 +7.57% 9
Tyne and Wear -22 17 £375 - 3
North East -25 17 £375 - 3
Hampshire -9 13 £300 -3.22% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £211 -61.59% 1
Scotland -23 10 £319 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +1 9 £370 +32.14% 1
Hertfordshire -19 9 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £340 +30.76% 6
Yorkshire -10 8 £315 +20.00% 9
South West -31 8 £298 -3.25% 2
Cambridge -4 7 £340 +30.76% 5
North West -9 7 £320 +33.33% 8
Leeds -5 5 £315 +7.69% 5
West Yorkshire -14 5 £315 +14.54% 8
Watford -4 4 - -
Manchester -11 4 £370 +60.86% 7
Milton Keynes - 4 £280 -
Greenford - 4 - -
Kent -3 3 £215 -28.92% 2
Berkshire -5 3 £313 -16.66% 2
Surrey -7 3 £240 -0.20% 4
West Midlands -17 3 £225 - 1
Glasgow -18 3 £318 -15.33% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £210 - 1
Andover - 3 £285 - 1

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 201 (34.42%) Test Scripting
2 169 (28.94%) SQL
3 163 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (27.40%) QA
5 141 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 119 (20.38%) Finance
7 102 (17.47%) Oracle
8 96 (16.44%) Software Testing
9 94 (16.10%) HP Quality Center
10 92 (15.75%) ISEB
11 90 (15.41%) Test Strategy
12 89 (15.24%) Scrum
13 88 (15.07%) HP
14 86 (14.73%) Test Automation
15 85 (14.55%) Java
16 83 (14.21%) Automated Testing
17 80 (13.70%) Selenium
18 79 (13.53%) JIRA
19 78 (13.36%) XML
20 76 (13.01%) Windows
21 70 (11.99%) QuickTest Pro
22 69 (11.82%) UNIX
23 68 (11.64%) Degree
24 65 (11.13%) JavaScript
25 63 (10.79%) Test Management
26 62 (10.62%) Security Cleared
26 62 (10.62%) .NET
27 58 (9.93%) ISTQB
27 58 (9.93%) TDD
28 57 (9.76%) HTML

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 16 (2.74%) Apache
3 13 (2.23%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.88%) IIS
4 11 (1.88%) MQSeries
5 8 (1.37%) CMS
6 7 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Confluence
10 1 (0.17%) CICS
10 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.62%) MS Office
3 5 (0.86%) MS Project
4 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.51%) Mingle
6 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (3.42%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (2.91%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (2.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (2.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.03%) SAP CO
8 6 (1.03%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.86%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.51%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) SaaS
2 3 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.94%) HTTP
1 23 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.88%) Internet
2 11 (1.88%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.54%) SSL
4 8 (1.37%) 2G
4 8 (1.37%) LAN
4 8 (1.37%) 4G
5 7 (1.20%) DNS
5 7 (1.20%) 3G
6 6 (1.03%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.86%) WAN
8 4 (0.68%) LDAP
8 4 (0.68%) Firewall
9 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.51%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.51%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.51%) DMZ
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.79%) Relational Database
2 23 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.57%) DB2
6 15 (2.57%) MySQL
7 11 (1.88%) DbVisualizer
8 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.54%) DataStage
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.86%) Star Schema
11 5 (0.86%) DTS
11 5 (0.86%) Ingres
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (13.70%) Selenium
2 79 (13.53%) JIRA
3 70 (11.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 54 (9.25%) LoadRunner
5 38 (6.51%) Jenkins
6 37 (6.34%) WebDriver
7 35 (5.99%) SoapUI
8 29 (4.97%) Cucumber
9 27 (4.62%) Visual Studio
10 25 (4.28%) JUnit
10 25 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (3.94%) Subversion
12 20 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
12 20 (3.42%) JMeter
13 18 (3.08%) Maven
14 17 (2.91%) Facilita Forecast
15 16 (2.74%) CruiseControl
16 15 (2.57%) Ant
16 15 (2.57%) TeamCity
17 13 (2.23%) TestDirector
General
1 119 (20.38%) Finance
2 50 (8.56%) Banking
3 25 (4.28%) Front Office
4 24 (4.11%) Retail
4 24 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.05%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.54%) Marketing
9 7 (1.20%) Electronics
10 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.03%) Billing
11 5 (0.86%) Publishing
11 5 (0.86%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.86%) French Language
12 4 (0.68%) Games
12 4 (0.68%) Advertising
12 4 (0.68%) Automotive
12 4 (0.68%) Back Office
13 3 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 177 (30.31%) Analyst
2 136 (23.29%) Test Analyst
3 128 (21.92%) Tester
4 82 (14.04%) Developer
5 51 (8.73%) Test Engineer
6 34 (5.82%) Consultant
7 29 (4.97%) Test Leader
8 27 (4.62%) Test Manager
9 25 (4.28%) Automation Tester
10 19 (3.25%) Business Analyst
11 17 (2.91%) SAP Consultant
11 17 (2.91%) Performance Engineer
12 16 (2.74%) QA Engineer
12 16 (2.74%) Performance Test Engineer
13 15 (2.57%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.23%) Project Manager
15 11 (1.88%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (1.88%) C++ Developer
16 10 (1.71%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.36%) XML
2 62 (10.62%) .NET
3 57 (9.76%) HTML
4 48 (8.22%) Web Services
5 32 (5.48%) SOAP
6 25 (4.28%) XSLT
7 24 (4.11%) REST
8 22 (3.77%) CSS
9 21 (3.60%) JSON
10 19 (3.25%) J2EE
11 17 (2.91%) STL
12 14 (2.40%) Flash
12 14 (2.40%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.88%) Silverlight
13 11 (1.88%) FpML
14 10 (1.71%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.71%) HTML5
15 9 (1.54%) RESTful
15 9 (1.54%) jQuery
15 9 (1.54%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.60%) Mobile App
2 21 (3.60%) Derivative
3 15 (2.57%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.40%) Open Source
5 11 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.71%) Handset
7 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.37%) NHS
8 8 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 8 (1.37%) User Experience
9 7 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
9 7 (1.20%) Equities
9 7 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.03%) Physics
10 6 (1.03%) Human Factors
10 6 (1.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.01%) Windows
2 69 (11.82%) UNIX
3 56 (9.59%) Linux
4 15 (2.57%) Android
5 12 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.71%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.71%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.68%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.34%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (34.42%) Test Scripting
2 163 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 96 (16.44%) Software Testing
5 90 (15.41%) Test Strategy
6 89 (15.24%) Scrum
7 86 (14.73%) Test Automation
8 83 (14.21%) Automated Testing
9 63 (10.79%) Test Management
10 58 (9.93%) TDD
11 56 (9.59%) Migration
12 54 (9.25%) Integration Testing
13 51 (8.73%) Performance Testing
13 51 (8.73%) Configuration Management
14 49 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (8.22%) Manual Testing
16 46 (7.88%) Unit Testing
16 46 (7.88%) BDD
17 44 (7.53%) Problem Management
17 44 (7.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (28.94%) SQL
2 85 (14.55%) Java
3 65 (11.13%) JavaScript
4 47 (8.05%) C#
5 30 (5.14%) Python
6 29 (4.97%) C++
6 29 (4.97%) VBScript
7 25 (4.28%) VB
8 24 (4.11%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.60%) PL/SQL
9 21 (3.60%) Perl
10 18 (3.08%) C
11 16 (2.74%) VBA
11 16 (2.74%) Ruby
12 11 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.71%) PHP
14 9 (1.54%) Groovy
15 7 (1.20%) XAML
15 7 (1.20%) VC++
16 5 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 92 (15.75%) ISEB
2 68 (11.64%) Degree
3 62 (10.62%) Security Cleared
4 58 (9.93%) ISTQB
5 51 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 42 (7.19%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.03%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) HND
11 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.17%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (27.40%) QA
2 11 (1.88%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) EMIR
4 4 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 94 (16.10%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.68%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) SCCM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.34%) Control-M
4 2 (0.34%) nmon
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 102 (17.47%) Oracle
2 88 (15.07%) HP
3 57 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 38 (6.51%) SAP
5 35 (5.99%) IBM
6 11 (1.88%) Open Text
6 11 (1.88%) Siebel
7 9 (1.54%) Sun
7 9 (1.54%) Apple
8 7 (1.20%) Cognos
9 6 (1.03%) JBoss
9 6 (1.03%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.68%) Reuters
10 4 (0.68%) Sybase
10 4 (0.68%) Murex
10 4 (0.68%) Intel
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco
11 3 (0.51%) VMware
11 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.51%) Informatica
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago