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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regression Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regression Testing
Rank 117 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 30 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 1
Median daily rate £340 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.69 £39.37 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +4.98%
Regression Testing
England

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
2638 1971 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.50% 78.15% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1147 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Regression Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 13 £371 +23.75% 1
Staffordshire +7 11 £305 -
Birmingham -7 3 £225 -43.75% 1
Shropshire -29 1 £500 -16.66%
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (35.85%) .NET
6 16 (30.19%) MS Office
6 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 16 (30.19%) Functional Testing
7 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.30%) Visual Studio
8 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
8 14 (26.42%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (26.42%) JIRA
8 14 (26.42%) System Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Migration
9 13 (24.53%) ISEB
10 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
10 12 (22.64%) Web Services
10 12 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (20.75%) QA
12 10 (18.87%) Selenium
12 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
12 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
13 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (16.98%) Data Conversion
13 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (16.98%) XML
13 9 (16.98%) SQL Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Office
2 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.89%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Visual Studio
2 14 (26.42%) JIRA
3 10 (18.87%) Selenium
4 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.55%) HP UFT
7 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (7.55%) WinRunner
8 3 (5.66%) JUnit
9 2 (3.77%) Ant
9 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.77%) Maven
9 2 (3.77%) Subversion
9 2 (3.77%) TestDirector
9 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.89%) FogBugz
10 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (5.66%) Back Office
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
1 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Tester
3 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.43%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Web Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Agile Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Applications Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Agile Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Web Applications Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) .NET
2 12 (22.64%) Web Services
3 9 (16.98%) XML
4 8 (15.09%) RESTful
5 7 (13.21%) WCF
5 7 (13.21%) XSD
5 7 (13.21%) XSLT
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.32%) SOAP
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (5.66%) CSS
9 3 (5.66%) OAuth
9 3 (5.66%) REST
9 3 (5.66%) SAML
10 2 (3.77%) HTML
10 2 (3.77%) J2EE
10 2 (3.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Conversion
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Unix
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) Test Scripting
3 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (30.19%) Functional Testing
5 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
6 14 (26.42%) System Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Migration
7 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
8 12 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
10 9 (16.98%) ETL
10 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
11 8 (15.09%) Logical Data Model
12 7 (13.21%) Data Transformation
12 7 (13.21%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Stress Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) C#
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) Perl
3 6 (11.32%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) XAML
5 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
2 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) QA
2 8 (15.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (9.43%) IEC 61508
4 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) SAP
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Pega