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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 364 242 292
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +50
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 261 424 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.08% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 284 191
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£350 £425 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.93% -11.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.93% -11.78%

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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 2 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 2 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 -114 242 £355 -16.47% 76
London -111 110 £400 -11.11% 22
South East -3 48 £280 -10.40% 12
City of London +2 19 £388 -8.82% 3
East of England -22 19 £360 +5.88% 9
North East -5 18 £400 - 3
Tyne and Wear -9 18 £400 - 3
Hampshire -7 17 £300 -3.22% 5
Scotland -13 11 £300 -20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 11 £211 -
East Midlands +8 10 £360 +29.14% 2
Yorkshire -11 10 £315 +26.00% 8
Hertfordshire -6 8 - - 2
West Midlands -15 8 £275 - 2
South West -29 8 £300 -2.43% 5
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £388 +49.03% 2
Leeds 0 6 £315 +14.54% 5
West Yorkshire -10 6 £315 +14.54% 7
Cambridge -10 6 £388 +51.96% 2
Watford -1 5 - - 1
North West -9 5 £320 +16.36% 13
Oxfordshire -1 4 £265 -24.28% 1
Kent -5 4 £263 -13.22% 1
Surrey -8 4 £243 -13.47% 3
Greenford - 4 - -
Oxford +8 3 £194 -48.26%
Derbyshire +3 3 £350 +25.56%
Berkshire -2 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Edinburgh -17 3 £325 -10.65% 1
Glasgow -23 3 £318 -15.33% 3

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 221 (34.53%) Test Scripting
2 195 (30.47%) SQL
3 170 (26.56%) QA
4 164 (25.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 136 (21.25%) Finance
6 118 (18.44%) Oracle
7 110 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
8 106 (16.56%) ISEB
9 101 (15.78%) Java
10 100 (15.63%) Scrum
11 97 (15.16%) Software Testing
12 95 (14.84%) Test Automation
12 95 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
13 94 (14.69%) Test Strategy
14 93 (14.53%) Selenium
15 92 (14.38%) HP
16 89 (13.91%) Automated Testing
17 84 (13.13%) JIRA
18 82 (12.81%) XML
19 80 (12.50%) UNIX
19 80 (12.50%) Windows
20 72 (11.25%) JavaScript
21 71 (11.09%) QuickTest Pro
22 70 (10.94%) Linux
22 70 (10.94%) Degree
23 69 (10.78%) ISTQB
24 68 (10.63%) HTML
25 66 (10.31%) TDD
25 66 (10.31%) Test Management
26 63 (9.84%) Security Cleared

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 19 (2.97%) Apache
1 19 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
1 19 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.19%) MQSeries
3 12 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.56%) IIS
5 8 (1.25%) CMS
6 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Confluence
10 1 (0.16%) CICS
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.53%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) MS Project
3 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.47%) Mingle
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (3.91%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
4 18 (2.81%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (2.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.56%) Dynamics GP
7 9 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.94%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.94%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.78%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 5 (0.78%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) SaaS
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.38%) HTTP
2 20 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.03%) 4G
4 12 (1.88%) Internet
4 12 (1.88%) 2G
5 11 (1.72%) 3G
6 9 (1.41%) SSL
7 8 (1.25%) Wireshark
7 8 (1.25%) LAN
8 7 (1.09%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.94%) DNS
10 5 (0.78%) WAN
10 5 (0.78%) Intranet
11 4 (0.63%) Firewall
11 4 (0.63%) GSM
11 4 (0.63%) LDAP
12 3 (0.47%) ATM
12 3 (0.47%) CDMA
12 3 (0.47%) GPRS
12 3 (0.47%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.78%) Relational Database
2 27 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.44%) DB2
4 22 (3.44%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (2.66%) MySQL
7 14 (2.19%) DbVisualizer
8 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.25%) DataStage
11 6 (0.94%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.78%) Star Schema
12 5 (0.78%) DTS
Development Applications
1 93 (14.53%) Selenium
2 84 (13.13%) JIRA
3 71 (11.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 52 (8.13%) LoadRunner
5 48 (7.50%) WebDriver
6 44 (6.88%) Jenkins
7 39 (6.09%) Cucumber
7 39 (6.09%) SoapUI
8 29 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (4.38%) Visual Studio
10 24 (3.75%) Maven
11 23 (3.59%) Subversion
11 23 (3.59%) JUnit
12 22 (3.44%) Oracle Forms
13 21 (3.28%) CruiseControl
14 20 (3.13%) JMeter
14 20 (3.13%) Ant
15 19 (2.97%) TeamCity
16 16 (2.50%) Toad
16 16 (2.50%) eggPlant
General
1 136 (21.25%) Finance
2 57 (8.91%) Banking
3 32 (5.00%) Retail
4 28 (4.38%) Front Office
5 26 (4.06%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.03%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.56%) Marketing
9 7 (1.09%) Dutch Language
9 7 (1.09%) French Language
9 7 (1.09%) Electronics
9 7 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.94%) Back Office
10 6 (0.94%) Billing
11 5 (0.78%) Publishing
11 5 (0.78%) Games
12 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 4 (0.63%) Automotive
13 3 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 192 (30.00%) Analyst
2 148 (23.13%) Test Analyst
3 140 (21.88%) Tester
4 96 (15.00%) Developer
5 49 (7.66%) Test Engineer
6 36 (5.63%) Consultant
7 35 (5.47%) Test Leader
8 34 (5.31%) Test Manager
9 30 (4.69%) Automation Tester
10 21 (3.28%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.97%) QA Engineer
12 17 (2.66%) SAP Consultant
12 17 (2.66%) Senior Test Analyst
12 17 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.50%) Project Manager
14 15 (2.34%) C++ Developer
15 14 (2.19%) Performance Engineer
15 14 (2.19%) Agile Test Analyst
16 13 (2.03%) QA Leader
16 13 (2.03%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.81%) XML
2 68 (10.63%) HTML
3 61 (9.53%) .NET
4 60 (9.38%) Web Services
5 36 (5.63%) SOAP
6 28 (4.38%) XSLT
7 27 (4.22%) JSON
7 27 (4.22%) REST
8 23 (3.59%) J2EE
9 21 (3.28%) CSS
10 19 (2.97%) STL
11 17 (2.66%) Flash
12 14 (2.19%) RESTful
13 13 (2.03%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.72%) J2ME
14 11 (1.72%) WAP
15 10 (1.56%) Silverlight
15 10 (1.56%) HTML5
16 9 (1.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 9 (1.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.91%) Derivative
1 25 (3.91%) Mobile App
2 16 (2.50%) Open Source
2 16 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 14 (2.19%) Handset
4 12 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.72%) NHS
6 10 (1.56%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.41%) Equities
8 8 (1.25%) STB
8 8 (1.25%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 8 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.25%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
9 7 (1.09%) MPEG
10 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.94%) Physics
10 6 (0.94%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.50%) UNIX
1 80 (12.50%) Windows
2 70 (10.94%) Linux
3 15 (2.34%) Android
4 12 (1.88%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.56%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.78%) Solaris
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.31%) VMS
12 2 (0.31%) zOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (34.53%) Test Scripting
2 164 (25.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 110 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (15.63%) Scrum
5 97 (15.16%) Software Testing
6 95 (14.84%) Test Automation
7 94 (14.69%) Test Strategy
8 89 (13.91%) Automated Testing
9 66 (10.31%) TDD
9 66 (10.31%) Test Management
10 61 (9.53%) Manual Testing
11 58 (9.06%) Integration Testing
12 57 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (8.59%) BDD
14 53 (8.28%) System Testing
14 53 (8.28%) Migration
15 51 (7.97%) Unit Testing
16 49 (7.66%) E-Commerce
16 49 (7.66%) Configuration Management
17 45 (7.03%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (30.47%) SQL
2 101 (15.78%) Java
3 72 (11.25%) JavaScript
4 47 (7.34%) C#
5 35 (5.47%) Python
6 34 (5.31%) C++
7 30 (4.69%) VBScript
8 27 (4.22%) VB
8 27 (4.22%) Perl
8 27 (4.22%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.59%) Ruby
10 22 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.50%) C
12 15 (2.34%) VBA
13 11 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.72%) Groovy
14 9 (1.41%) PHP
15 7 (1.09%) VC++
16 6 (0.94%) XAML
17 5 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 106 (16.56%) ISEB
2 70 (10.94%) Degree
3 69 (10.78%) ISTQB
4 63 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 57 (8.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (6.88%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.78%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.47%) HND
11 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
13 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (26.56%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) SLA
3 7 (1.09%) EMIR
4 5 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.47%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 95 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) Puppet
3 3 (0.47%) Control-M
3 3 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.31%) nmon
5 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (18.44%) Oracle
2 92 (14.38%) HP
3 63 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 43 (6.72%) SAP
5 40 (6.25%) IBM
6 14 (2.19%) Sun
7 12 (1.88%) Apple
8 11 (1.72%) Open Text
9 9 (1.41%) Cognos
9 9 (1.41%) Siebel
10 8 (1.25%) JBoss
10 8 (1.25%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.25%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.78%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.78%) MarketAxess
12 4 (0.63%) Endeca
12 4 (0.63%) Sybase
12 4 (0.63%) Intel
12 4 (0.63%) Reuters
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