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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regression Testing
Rank 125 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 3 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.24% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.35% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 13
Average daily rate
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£225 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.25%
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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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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
Warwickshire - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (29.17%) Degree
1 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
2 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (25.00%) Physics
2 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
2 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (25.00%) Validation
2 6 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 3 (12.50%) .NET
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.17%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
1 2 (8.33%) DMZ
2 1 (4.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SAP SD Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (25.00%) Physics
1 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) VMS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
2 6 (25.00%) Validation
2 6 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) IBM