The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 22 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.65% 0.55% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.66% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 240 303 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 79.21% 82.79% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 189 266
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £19.25 £27.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Cambridge

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) MSTest
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
5 1 (10.00%) LINQ
5 1 (10.00%) NFC
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) XML

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) NFC
1 1 (10.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSTest
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Product Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Product Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (10.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) WPF
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Push Notifications
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
1 5 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Siemens