The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 117 123
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 22 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.95% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.64% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Median daily rate £325 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £253 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 £35.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% +9.23%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1960 2043 2442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.34% 80.15% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1179 1461
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 153 177
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.47% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £47.75
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the East of England

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the East of England

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the East of England

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £288 -28.12% 5
Norfolk +3 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Bedfordshire -3 4 £325 -
Suffolk +16 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -2 3 £325 -
Essex -17 1 £295 +16.83%
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) QA
3 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) Selenium
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) C#
6 8 (21.62%) JIRA
6 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
6 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
6 8 (21.62%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
6 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
7 7 (18.92%) Gherkin
7 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) XML
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) RESTful
8 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
8 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Appium
9 5 (13.51%) JBehave
9 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) NFC
1 1 (2.70%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
2 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.62%) JIRA
2 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.22%) Appium
3 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
4 5 (13.51%) JBehave
5 4 (10.81%) Calabash
5 4 (10.81%) MSTest
5 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.41%) GoogleTest
7 2 (5.41%) JUnit
7 2 (5.41%) Maven
7 2 (5.41%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Back Office
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded C Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) QA Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Product Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Product Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Gherkin
2 6 (16.22%) RESTful
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 5 (13.51%) Web Services
4 4 (10.81%) .NET
4 4 (10.81%) JSON
4 4 (10.81%) WCF
5 3 (8.11%) WPF
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) CSS
7 1 (2.70%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) LINQ
7 1 (2.70%) Middleware
7 1 (2.70%) SOAP
7 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) NHS
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.70%) IPTV
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) STB
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Android
1 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 9 (24.32%) TDD
4 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) Open Source
9 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) C
2 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
2 5 (13.51%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) COBOL
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) HL7
3 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Xamarin
3 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.41%) Google
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Siemens