The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 April 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 63 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 0  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.86% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 583 537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.24% 77.42% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 312 272
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £8.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Hertfordshire

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in Hertfordshire

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Regression Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (50.00%) ATDD
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JBehave
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) High Availability
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) Confluence
4 3 (30.00%) HL7
4 3 (30.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (30.00%) Confluence
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) JBehave
3 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) JUnit
4 3 (30.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Mockito
5 2 (20.00%) Moq
5 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) ATDD
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) High Availability
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) HL7
3 2 (20.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Atlassian