Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 291 303
Rank change year-on-year -56 +12 +55
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 665 826 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.85% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.01% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 522 513
England median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.38% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £638 £538 £560
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 9
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +1.60% +4.99%
10th Percentile £31.25 £30.45 £26.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year -5.63% +1.60% +4.99%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
London -19 354 £490 +22.50% 34
South East +2 165 £338 +5.47% 15
Midlands -2 49 £400 +14.29% 12
North of England -6 49 £300 -28.57% 15
West Midlands -2 33 £450 +32.35% 8
North West +16 28 £300 -2.44% 7
East of England -34 26 £325 -7.14% 7
South West -14 24 £313 -3.85% 9
Yorkshire +7 15 £370 -3.90% 7
East Midlands -11 15 £444 +18.33% 4
North East +31 6 £281 -35.71% 1
Regression Testing
UK

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

1 343 (51.58%) Test Automation
2 313 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (35.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 196 (29.47%) SQL
5 164 (24.66%) QA
6 156 (23.46%) Java
7 154 (23.16%) Test Scripting
8 151 (22.71%) JIRA
9 142 (21.35%) Selenium
10 125 (18.80%) Finance
11 120 (18.05%) Functional Testing
12 105 (15.79%) Scrum
12 105 (15.79%) Performance Testing
13 101 (15.19%) Linux
13 101 (15.19%) Test Strategy
14 92 (13.83%) Python
14 92 (13.83%) Software Testing
15 88 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (12.93%) Banking
17 83 (12.48%) Integration Testing
18 82 (12.33%) C#
19 81 (12.18%) HP
19 81 (12.18%) ISTQB
20 79 (11.88%) TDD
21 72 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
22 71 (10.68%) BDD
22 71 (10.68%) Jenkins
22 71 (10.68%) Test Management
23 70 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
23 70 (10.53%) Scenario Testing

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 35 (5.26%) Confluence
2 19 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.41%) CMS
4 12 (1.80%) nginx
5 10 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.75%) Apache
7 5 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.60%) Documentum
8 4 (0.60%) Drupal
8 4 (0.60%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.45%) SAS
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Mingle
5 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.90%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.75%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) Endur
3 4 (0.60%) Maximo
3 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.11%) GitHub
3 14 (2.11%) SaaS
4 11 (1.65%) PaaS
5 8 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.20%) Route 53
5 8 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (1.05%) Office 365
7 5 (0.75%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.45%) npm
8 3 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.36%) Internet
2 21 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.01%) LTE
4 13 (1.95%) 4G
5 12 (1.80%) HTTP
6 11 (1.65%) Wireless
7 8 (1.20%) Firewall
7 8 (1.20%) SSL
8 6 (0.90%) 3G
8 6 (0.90%) DNS
8 6 (0.90%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.75%) DHCP
9 5 (0.75%) ICMP
10 4 (0.60%) FTP
11 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.30%) Intranet
12 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.15%) SMS
12 1 (0.15%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.41%) MarkLogic
3 15 (2.26%) Big Data
4 14 (2.11%) MySQL
5 13 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.05%) Impala
11 5 (0.75%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.45%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 151 (22.71%) JIRA
2 142 (21.35%) Selenium
3 71 (10.68%) Jenkins
4 65 (9.77%) Cucumber
5 58 (8.72%) Git (software)
6 57 (8.57%) WebDriver
7 53 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (6.02%) JUnit
9 29 (4.36%) SoapUI
10 24 (3.61%) HP UFT
11 21 (3.16%) JMeter
11 21 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 19 (2.86%) Visual Studio
13 18 (2.71%) Subversion
14 16 (2.41%) Appium
14 16 (2.41%) SpecFlow
15 13 (1.95%) LoadRunner
15 13 (1.95%) Zephyr
16 12 (1.80%) CruiseControl
16 12 (1.80%) Maven
General
1 125 (18.80%) Finance
2 86 (12.93%) Banking
3 54 (8.12%) Front Office
4 40 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 28 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.76%) Retail
7 23 (3.46%) Publishing
8 16 (2.41%) Back Office
9 14 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.65%) Legal
11 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.20%) Advertising
13 7 (1.05%) Marketing
13 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.90%) Electronics
14 6 (0.90%) Games
15 3 (0.45%) Automotive
15 3 (0.45%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (30.38%) Analyst
2 170 (25.56%) Test Analyst
3 139 (20.90%) Developer
4 123 (18.50%) Tester
5 48 (7.22%) Test Engineer
6 43 (6.47%) Automation Tester
7 40 (6.02%) C++ Developer
7 40 (6.02%) Java Developer
7 40 (6.02%) Test Manager
8 35 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 31 (4.66%) Automation Test Analyst
9 31 (4.66%) QA Tester
10 28 (4.21%) Test Leader
11 22 (3.31%) Manual Tester
11 22 (3.31%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (2.86%) Software Tester
13 18 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.56%) Consultant
14 17 (2.56%) Developer in Test
15 15 (2.26%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.12%) XML
2 44 (6.62%) HTML
2 44 (6.62%) Middleware
2 44 (6.62%) Spring
3 41 (6.17%) .NET
4 36 (5.41%) Web Services
5 26 (3.91%) RESTful
6 24 (3.61%) CSS
6 24 (3.61%) SOAP
7 23 (3.46%) JSON
8 22 (3.31%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.86%) Node.js
9 19 (2.86%) XSLT
10 18 (2.71%) Gherkin
11 17 (2.56%) REST
11 17 (2.56%) Swing
12 12 (1.80%) React
13 10 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (1.35%) Kafka
14 9 (1.35%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 43 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.51%) Fixed Income
4 28 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.31%) Derivative
6 21 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.71%) User Experience
8 17 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.26%) Data Structures
9 15 (2.26%) Smart Meter
10 13 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.95%) Equities
11 9 (1.35%) Fintech
11 9 (1.35%) STB
12 8 (1.20%) AS400
12 8 (1.20%) PlayStation
13 7 (1.05%) Data Centre
13 7 (1.05%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 101 (15.19%) Linux
2 60 (9.02%) Windows
3 39 (5.86%) Unix
4 23 (3.46%) Android
5 20 (3.01%) Solaris
6 15 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.30%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) webOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (51.58%) Test Automation
2 313 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (35.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 154 (23.16%) Test Scripting
5 120 (18.05%) Functional Testing
6 105 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 105 (15.79%) Scrum
7 101 (15.19%) Test Strategy
8 92 (13.83%) Software Testing
9 88 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
10 83 (12.48%) Integration Testing
11 79 (11.88%) TDD
12 72 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
13 71 (10.68%) BDD
13 71 (10.68%) Test Management
14 70 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
15 66 (9.92%) SDLC
16 62 (9.32%) Multithreading
17 60 (9.02%) Exploratory Testing
18 58 (8.72%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (29.47%) SQL
2 156 (23.46%) Java
3 92 (13.83%) Python
4 82 (12.33%) C#
5 62 (9.32%) C++
6 46 (6.92%) JavaScript
7 28 (4.21%) Scala
8 23 (3.46%) Shell Script
9 20 (3.01%) Ruby
10 16 (2.41%) XQuery
11 13 (1.95%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.95%) PHP
11 13 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.35%) R
13 9 (1.35%) VBScript
14 7 (1.05%) Perl
15 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.90%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (12.18%) ISTQB
2 60 (9.02%) Degree
3 59 (8.87%) Security Cleared
4 58 (8.72%) ISEB
5 47 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 38 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (24.66%) QA
2 16 (2.41%) MiFID
3 6 (0.90%) IFRS
3 6 (0.90%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.75%) SLA
5 4 (0.60%) WCAG
6 3 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.30%) COSO
7 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (3.91%) Docker
2 7 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) Firmware
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 70 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.56%) Ansible
3 12 (1.80%) Kibana
4 11 (1.65%) Terraform
5 10 (1.50%) logstash
6 8 (1.20%) collectd
6 8 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.20%) Puppet
6 8 (1.20%) Salt
6 8 (1.20%) StatsD
7 6 (0.90%) SCCM
8 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.60%) Mesos
8 4 (0.60%) Nagios
8 4 (0.60%) WSUS
9 3 (0.45%) Grafana
10 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.15%) Marathon
11 1 (0.15%) yum
Vendors
1 81 (12.18%) HP
2 59 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.11%) Oracle
4 32 (4.81%) TIBCO
5 28 (4.21%) Solace
6 24 (3.61%) SAP
7 23 (3.46%) Talarian
8 18 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.95%) Motorola
10 11 (1.65%) Citrix
11 10 (1.50%) Charles River
12 8 (1.20%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 8 (1.20%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.05%) Perforce
14 6 (0.90%) IBM
15 5 (0.75%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.75%) ION Trading
16 4 (0.60%) Google
16 4 (0.60%) Sitecore