The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 108 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 5 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.21% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate £300 £550 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +96.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +1.69%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1297 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.31% 68.73% 63.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 624 679
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Regression Testing
England

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) HTTP
5 2 (15.38%) zOS
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) Control-M
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 2 (15.38%) Teradata
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP SRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Teradata DBA
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) zOS
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) System Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (15.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Sun