The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 66 84
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 3 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.30% 0.95% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.12% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Median daily rate £350 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.33%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 828 802 997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.74% 84.60% 81.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 440 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Buckinghamshire

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in Buckinghamshire

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -14 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Regression Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 8 (53.33%) QA
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) QA Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) Compaq
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Biometrics
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Smoke Testing

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripter
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Lead
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) QA Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Biometrics
5 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Compaq
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix