The table below looks at the statistics for Regression Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 104 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £344 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £485 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Regression Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regression Testing across the West Midlands region.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regression Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Regression Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing across the West Midlands region.

Regression Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Warwickshire -2 2 £400 +77.77% 2
Coventry -3 1 £310 -32.60% 1
Birmingham -8 1 £275 -24.13%
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (11.11%) Intranet
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP