Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 February 2018 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 50 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.75% 1.39% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.68% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Kent median daily rate £300 £281 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +33.93% -40.00%
South East median daily rate £338 £323 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% -7.79% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £185.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.87 £42.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% +9.21% +18.31%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 420 417 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 78.50% 83.07% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 301 353
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £260 £201 £194
90th Percentile £636 £550 £504
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 29
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £21.78 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.73% +11.67% -18.75%
10th Percentile £25.50 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.71 £29.92 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Kent

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Kent

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
Chatham - 3 £300 -
Dartford - 1 £330 -
Regression Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) AS400
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Sahi
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP