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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 349 241 298
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +57
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 273 420 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.79% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.07% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 272 185
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
- +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Average hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 -106 252 £355 -18.85% 86
London -107 114 £400 -11.11% 31
South East +7 51 £283 -8.87% 17
East of England -29 21 £360 +5.88% 9
City of London -3 20 £369 -13.23% 10
Hampshire -1 18 £300 +26.31% 4
North East -7 15 £426 - 3
Tyne and Wear -11 15 £426 - 2
East Midlands +8 12 £348 +24.66% 4
West Midlands -13 12 £278 - 2
Scotland -16 12 £294 -19.24% 4
Yorkshire -7 10 £315 +14.54% 5
Buckinghamshire - 10 £210 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £388 +49.03% 3
South West -29 8 £300 -2.43% 5
Hertfordshire -11 7 - - 2
Cambridge -13 7 £388 +51.96% 2
Leeds +3 6 £315 +14.54% 3
West Yorkshire 0 6 £315 +14.54% 4
Oxfordshire +7 5 £265 -24.28% 2
Derbyshire +6 5 £300 +7.62%
North West 0 5 £320 -1.53% 10
Coventry - 5 £300 - 1
Oxford +2 4 £194 -48.26%
Berkshire 0 4 £288 -13.20% 1
Surrey -2 4 £243 -24.21% 4
Kent -3 4 £263 -13.22% 3
Edinburgh -20 4 £300 -14.22% 2
Greenford - 4 - -
Norfolk -6 3 £319 - 2

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 220 (33.08%) Test Scripting
2 198 (29.77%) SQL
3 170 (25.56%) QA
4 165 (24.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 139 (20.90%) Finance
6 121 (18.20%) Oracle
7 115 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (16.54%) Java
9 107 (16.09%) ISEB
10 104 (15.64%) Scrum
11 98 (14.74%) Selenium
11 98 (14.74%) Test Automation
12 97 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
12 97 (14.59%) Software Testing
13 96 (14.44%) HP
14 93 (13.98%) Test Strategy
15 87 (13.08%) Automated Testing
16 86 (12.93%) XML
16 86 (12.93%) Windows
17 84 (12.63%) UNIX
17 84 (12.63%) JIRA
18 83 (12.48%) JavaScript
19 77 (11.58%) HTML
20 74 (11.13%) QuickTest Pro
21 71 (10.68%) TDD
21 71 (10.68%) Test Management
22 70 (10.53%) Degree
22 70 (10.53%) Linux
23 68 (10.23%) Microsoft
23 68 (10.23%) ISTQB

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 20 (3.01%) Apache
3 19 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 16 (2.41%) MQSeries
5 13 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.50%) IIS
7 8 (1.20%) CMS
8 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle UPK
13 1 (0.15%) Confluence
13 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.15%) CICS
13 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.15%) OpenROAD
13 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.36%) MS Office
3 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.60%) MS Project
4 3 (0.45%) Mingle
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 21 (3.16%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (3.01%) Oracle Payables
4 18 (2.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.50%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.90%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.90%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.75%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 5 (0.75%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.60%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.51%) HTTP
2 20 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.95%) 4G
3 13 (1.95%) Internet
4 12 (1.80%) 2G
5 11 (1.65%) 3G
6 9 (1.35%) LAN
6 9 (1.35%) SSL
7 8 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 7 (1.05%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.05%) DNS
9 6 (0.90%) WAN
10 5 (0.75%) Intranet
11 4 (0.60%) Firewall
11 4 (0.60%) LDAP
11 4 (0.60%) GSM
12 3 (0.45%) 3GPP
12 3 (0.45%) UMTS
12 3 (0.45%) WCDMA
12 3 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.17%) Relational Database
2 29 (4.36%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.46%) DB2
4 22 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 21 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (2.56%) MySQL
7 15 (2.26%) DbVisualizer
8 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.35%) Ingres
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.20%) DataStage
11 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.05%) DTS
11 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (14.74%) Selenium
2 84 (12.63%) JIRA
3 74 (11.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 52 (7.82%) WebDriver
5 51 (7.67%) LoadRunner
6 45 (6.77%) Jenkins
7 41 (6.17%) Cucumber
8 39 (5.86%) SoapUI
9 28 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (4.06%) Visual Studio
11 26 (3.91%) JUnit
11 26 (3.91%) Maven
12 23 (3.46%) Subversion
13 22 (3.31%) CruiseControl
13 22 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
14 21 (3.16%) Ant
14 21 (3.16%) JMeter
15 20 (3.01%) TeamCity
16 16 (2.41%) Toad
16 16 (2.41%) eggPlant
General
1 139 (20.90%) Finance
2 57 (8.57%) Banking
3 34 (5.11%) Retail
4 26 (3.91%) Front Office
4 26 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.95%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.50%) Marketing
9 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.05%) Electronics
9 7 (1.05%) Dutch Language
9 7 (1.05%) French Language
10 6 (0.90%) Billing
10 6 (0.90%) Publishing
10 6 (0.90%) Back Office
11 4 (0.60%) Advertising
11 4 (0.60%) Automotive
11 4 (0.60%) Games
12 3 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 196 (29.47%) Analyst
2 154 (23.16%) Test Analyst
3 144 (21.65%) Tester
4 106 (15.94%) Developer
5 49 (7.37%) Test Engineer
6 39 (5.86%) Test Manager
7 38 (5.71%) Consultant
8 35 (5.26%) Test Leader
9 34 (5.11%) Automation Tester
10 20 (3.01%) QA Engineer
11 19 (2.86%) Business Analyst
12 18 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
13 17 (2.56%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.56%) SAP Consultant
14 14 (2.11%) C++ Developer
14 14 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
15 13 (1.95%) QA Leader
16 12 (1.80%) Performance Engineer
17 11 (1.65%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.93%) XML
2 77 (11.58%) HTML
3 64 (9.62%) Web Services
4 63 (9.47%) .NET
5 36 (5.41%) SOAP
6 30 (4.51%) XSLT
7 29 (4.36%) JSON
8 27 (4.06%) REST
8 27 (4.06%) CSS
9 26 (3.91%) J2EE
10 19 (2.86%) STL
11 18 (2.71%) Flash
12 16 (2.41%) RESTful
13 13 (1.95%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.65%) J2ME
14 11 (1.65%) WAP
15 10 (1.50%) Silverlight
15 10 (1.50%) HTML5
16 9 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.76%) Derivative
1 25 (3.76%) Mobile App
2 18 (2.71%) Open Source
3 16 (2.41%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.11%) Handset
5 11 (1.65%) NHS
5 11 (1.65%) Equities
5 11 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.50%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.20%) STB
7 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.20%) Market Risk
7 8 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
8 7 (1.05%) MPEG
8 7 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (0.90%) Physics
9 6 (0.90%) Human Factors
9 6 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.93%) Windows
2 84 (12.63%) UNIX
3 70 (10.53%) Linux
4 19 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.26%) Android
6 12 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.75%) Solaris
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.45%) VMS
11 3 (0.45%) zOS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (33.08%) Test Scripting
2 165 (24.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 115 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (15.64%) Scrum
5 98 (14.74%) Test Automation
6 97 (14.59%) Software Testing
7 93 (13.98%) Test Strategy
8 87 (13.08%) Automated Testing
9 71 (10.68%) TDD
9 71 (10.68%) Test Management
10 64 (9.62%) Integration Testing
11 60 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (8.57%) Migration
13 56 (8.42%) System Testing
13 56 (8.42%) BDD
14 53 (7.97%) Manual Testing
15 52 (7.82%) Unit Testing
16 51 (7.67%) E-Commerce
17 47 (7.07%) Configuration Management
18 44 (6.62%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (29.77%) SQL
2 110 (16.54%) Java
3 83 (12.48%) JavaScript
4 47 (7.07%) C#
5 34 (5.11%) Python
6 33 (4.96%) C++
7 32 (4.81%) VB
8 31 (4.66%) VBScript
9 29 (4.36%) Perl
9 29 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 27 (4.06%) Ruby
11 21 (3.16%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.71%) VBA
13 16 (2.41%) C
14 11 (1.65%) Groovy
14 11 (1.65%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.50%) PHP
16 9 (1.35%) VB6
17 7 (1.05%) VC++
18 6 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 107 (16.09%) ISEB
2 70 (10.53%) Degree
3 68 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 65 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 59 (8.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 45 (6.77%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.90%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.30%) HND
12 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (25.56%) QA
2 12 (1.80%) SLA
3 7 (1.05%) EMIR
4 5 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Cygwin
2 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.60%) Control-M
2 4 (0.60%) Puppet
3 3 (0.45%) SCCM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.30%) nmon
5 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 121 (18.20%) Oracle
2 96 (14.44%) HP
3 68 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 43 (6.47%) SAP
5 42 (6.32%) IBM
6 14 (2.11%) Sun
7 12 (1.80%) Apple
8 11 (1.65%) Open Text
9 10 (1.50%) Siebel
9 10 (1.50%) JBoss
10 9 (1.35%) Cognos
11 8 (1.20%) Bloomberg
11 8 (1.20%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.75%) MarketAxess
12 5 (0.75%) Sybase
12 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.75%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.60%) GigaSpaces
13 4 (0.60%) Endeca
13 4 (0.60%) Teradata
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