Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 106 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 17 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.72% 0.52% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £283 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% +22.83% -8.00%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £180
90th Percentile £433 £294 £395
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.94 £39.69
% change year-on-year +16.04% +3.15% +3.75%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1937 1468 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.59% 84.22% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 801 1120
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £235 £238
90th Percentile £538 £550 £510
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 59 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +27.45%
10th Percentile £9.58 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 16 £350 +20.69%
Regression Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) ISEB
4 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (17.65%) B2C
7 3 (17.65%) Automotive
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Calabash
5 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Automotive
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 3 (17.65%) B2C
7 3 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.76%) System Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft