The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 289 312
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 329 402 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.81% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.97% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 253 224
Median daily rate £400 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +2.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.38 £36.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.99 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £39.00
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in England

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in England

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in England

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Regression Testing in England

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London +25 157 £425 +6.25% 36
South East 0 81 £375 +2.04% 22
East of England +7 20 £325 -7.14% 6
South West +13 18 £350 -30.00% 4
North West +9 16 £488 +62.50% 8
West Midlands +8 12 £338 -11.76% 5
Yorkshire +6 11 £440 -12.00% 5
East Midlands -5 11 £400 -15.56% 2
North East +25 3 £390 -3.10% 3
Midlands - 1 £370 - 7
Regression Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 359 (55.49%) Test Automation
2 301 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (29.98%) SQL
4 182 (28.13%) Selenium
5 166 (25.66%) Test Scripting
6 163 (25.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 159 (24.57%) Java
8 154 (23.80%) Finance
8 154 (23.80%) Functional Testing
9 150 (23.18%) QA
10 142 (21.95%) JIRA
11 136 (21.02%) Test Strategy
12 121 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
13 119 (18.39%) Scrum
14 112 (17.31%) Integration Testing
15 100 (15.46%) Linux
16 99 (15.30%) HP
17 97 (14.99%) Test Management
17 97 (14.99%) Jenkins
18 88 (13.60%) Oracle
19 87 (13.45%) Exploratory Testing
20 86 (13.29%) ISTQB
21 85 (13.14%) Microsoft
22 84 (12.98%) Software Testing
23 82 (12.67%) TDD
23 82 (12.67%) ISEB
24 81 (12.52%) Windows
24 81 (12.52%) System Integration Testing
25 79 (12.21%) BDD
26 78 (12.06%) WebDriver

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 45 (6.96%) Confluence
2 18 (2.78%) CMS
3 17 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.77%) IIS
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.46%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.46%) Drupal
7 3 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.31%) nginx
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (1.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.62%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.31%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.15%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.15%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.78%) SaaS
3 11 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.08%) GitHub
5 6 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.93%) Basecamp
6 5 (0.77%) PaaS
7 3 (0.46%) IaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Office 365
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.15%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.15%) Route 53
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.40%) Internet
2 18 (2.78%) PuTTY
2 18 (2.78%) WinSCP
3 17 (2.63%) HTTP
4 16 (2.47%) LTE
5 14 (2.16%) 4G
5 14 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.39%) Wireless
7 7 (1.08%) LDAP
8 5 (0.77%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.46%) SSL
10 2 (0.31%) DSL
10 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.15%) DVB
11 1 (0.15%) NFC
11 1 (0.15%) Skype
11 1 (0.15%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.34%) Relational Database
1 41 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
4 25 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.01%) MySQL
9 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.39%) Data Mart
11 9 (1.39%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.08%) Redis
12 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.93%) Big Data
13 6 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 182 (28.13%) Selenium
2 142 (21.95%) JIRA
3 97 (14.99%) Jenkins
4 78 (12.06%) WebDriver
5 67 (10.36%) TeamCity
6 65 (10.05%) Cucumber
7 57 (8.81%) Git (software)
8 55 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (8.35%) HP UFT
10 50 (7.73%) SpecFlow
11 36 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 31 (4.79%) JUnit
13 29 (4.48%) LoadRunner
14 28 (4.33%) TestNG
15 26 (4.02%) Eclipse
16 25 (3.86%) Visual Studio
17 21 (3.25%) CruiseControl
18 20 (3.09%) Subversion
19 18 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
20 16 (2.47%) Ant
General
1 154 (23.80%) Finance
2 55 (8.50%) Banking
3 25 (3.86%) Retail
4 24 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.16%) Front Office
6 14 (2.16%) Marketing
7 11 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.39%) Advertising
8 9 (1.39%) Billing
8 9 (1.39%) Military
9 8 (1.24%) Back Office
10 7 (1.08%) Electronics
10 7 (1.08%) Legal
10 7 (1.08%) Publishing
11 6 (0.93%) Games
12 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 190 (29.37%) Analyst
2 155 (23.96%) Test Analyst
3 131 (20.25%) Tester
4 113 (17.47%) Developer
5 70 (10.82%) Automation Tester
6 56 (8.66%) Test Manager
7 38 (5.87%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 34 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 32 (4.95%) QA Engineer
11 24 (3.71%) Consultant
11 24 (3.71%) Test Leader
12 22 (3.40%) QA Tester
13 21 (3.25%) Software Tester
14 20 (3.09%) Systems Analyst
15 19 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
16 18 (2.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 18 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
17 16 (2.47%) Developer in Test
18 15 (2.32%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.36%) .NET
2 61 (9.43%) XML
3 52 (8.04%) Web Services
4 44 (6.80%) HTML
5 34 (5.26%) JSON
6 31 (4.79%) RESTful
7 29 (4.48%) Middleware
8 28 (4.33%) Spring
9 27 (4.17%) CSS
10 20 (3.09%) SOAP
11 18 (2.78%) Gherkin
11 18 (2.78%) Hibernate
12 15 (2.32%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.01%) HTML5
13 13 (2.01%) J2EE
13 13 (2.01%) Symfony
14 12 (1.85%) jQuery
15 11 (1.70%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.70%) Node.js
15 11 (1.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.86%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.01%) User Experience
7 11 (1.70%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.55%) Equities
8 10 (1.55%) STB
9 9 (1.39%) Fintech
10 8 (1.24%) Derivative
10 8 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.08%) PlayStation
11 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.77%) NHS
12 5 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.77%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.62%) CMDB
13 4 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.46%) Linux
2 81 (12.52%) Windows
3 62 (9.58%) Unix
4 30 (4.64%) Apple iOS
4 30 (4.64%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.71%) Android
6 22 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.77%) Solaris
10 4 (0.62%) Debian
10 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (55.49%) Test Automation
2 301 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (25.66%) Test Scripting
4 163 (25.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 154 (23.80%) Functional Testing
6 136 (21.02%) Test Strategy
7 121 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
8 119 (18.39%) Scrum
9 112 (17.31%) Integration Testing
10 97 (14.99%) Test Management
11 87 (13.45%) Exploratory Testing
12 84 (12.98%) Software Testing
13 82 (12.67%) TDD
14 81 (12.52%) System Integration Testing
15 79 (12.21%) BDD
16 68 (10.51%) Performance Testing
17 61 (9.43%) Defect Management
17 61 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
17 61 (9.43%) Unit Testing
18 59 (9.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 194 (29.98%) SQL
2 159 (24.57%) Java
3 72 (11.13%) C#
4 63 (9.74%) Python
5 59 (9.12%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.10%) Shell Script
7 31 (4.79%) C++
8 25 (3.86%) F#
9 23 (3.55%) PHP
10 20 (3.09%) Scala
11 17 (2.63%) Ruby
11 17 (2.63%) VBScript
12 16 (2.47%) C
13 10 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.08%) Groovy
14 7 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.08%) VB
14 7 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.93%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 86 (13.29%) ISTQB
2 82 (12.67%) ISEB
3 66 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 62 (9.58%) Security Cleared
5 58 (8.96%) Degree
6 37 (5.72%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.32%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.31%) CCAB
11 2 (0.31%) HND
12 1 (0.15%) ACCA
12 1 (0.15%) CIMA
12 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.15%) PhD
12 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (23.18%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) MiFID
3 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.93%) PMO
4 5 (0.77%) HL7
5 3 (0.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.31%) GxP
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (2.63%) vSphere
2 16 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.24%) Docker
6 4 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 67 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.63%) vRealize
3 7 (1.08%) Puppet
4 6 (0.93%) Ansible
4 6 (0.93%) HockeyApp
5 5 (0.77%) Kibana
5 5 (0.77%) logstash
6 4 (0.62%) Mesos
6 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.46%) Grafana
7 3 (0.46%) Salt
8 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 2 (0.31%) Terraform
9 1 (0.15%) Consul
9 1 (0.15%) Marathon
9 1 (0.15%) OpenView
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (15.30%) HP
2 88 (13.60%) Oracle
3 85 (13.14%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.17%) VMware
5 25 (3.86%) SAP
6 20 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.32%) IBM
8 15 (2.32%) Zend
9 13 (2.01%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.85%) Murex
10 12 (1.85%) Sybase
11 11 (1.70%) Xamarin
12 10 (1.55%) Motorola
12 10 (1.55%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.24%) Apple
13 8 (1.24%) Solace
13 8 (1.24%) Talarian
14 7 (1.08%) Informatica
15 6 (0.93%) Adobe
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 18 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago