Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Regression Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Regression Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Regression Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 94 79
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 11 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.70% 0.73% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £225 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -43.75% +42.86%
10th Percentile £425 £210 £330
90th Percentile £550 £475 £470
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £340 £317
% change year-on-year +32.35% +7.17% +9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +45.00% - -

Regression Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1269 1223 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.93% 81.42% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 789 648
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Regression Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Birmingham

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Regression Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (45.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (45.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (45.45%) collectd
4 5 (45.45%) StatsD
4 5 (45.45%) Ansible
4 5 (45.45%) Docker
4 5 (45.45%) Sensu
4 5 (45.45%) logstash
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 5 (45.45%) SaltStack
4 5 (45.45%) Salt
4 5 (45.45%) Kibana
4 5 (45.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (45.45%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (45.45%) Terraform
4 5 (45.45%) Web Operations
4 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 5 (45.45%) Ruby
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (36.36%) nginx
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon S3
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (45.45%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (45.45%) Route 53
1 5 (45.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
1 5 (45.45%) SSL
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (45.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (45.45%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) WebOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior WebOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (45.45%) Sensu
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 5 (45.45%) Open Source
4 5 (45.45%) Web Operations
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 2 (18.18%) ERP
7 2 (18.18%) Process Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) V-Model
7 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
1 5 (45.45%) Python
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Ansible
1 5 (45.45%) collectd
1 5 (45.45%) Kibana
1 5 (45.45%) logstash
1 5 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (45.45%) Puppet
1 5 (45.45%) Salt
1 5 (45.45%) StatsD
1 5 (45.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Rackspace
1 5 (45.45%) SaltStack
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) CollabNet