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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.16% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.59% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £266 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.45% -33.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £35.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.97% +10.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 677 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.07% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 475 393
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Contract Management
6 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery

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 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Route 53
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) Sensu
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Contract Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) RUP
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) F#
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) collectd
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) Kibana
1 1 (7.14%) logstash
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Salt
1 1 (7.14%) StatsD
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) CollabNet
3 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
3 1 (7.14%) SaltStack