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 3 months to 28 March 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 43 36
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 0 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 3.40% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.44% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 6
Median daily rate - £210 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -15.55% +25.00%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 249 360 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 85.27% 76.60% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 278 108
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Android Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft