The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 81 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 11 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.00% 1.82% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.05% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 14
Median daily rate £440 £510 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.72% +56.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £350 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £570 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 971 1315 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.03% 88.73% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2667 3958 4256
Median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 43
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.86 £180.00 £187.50
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Leeds

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Leeds

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in Leeds

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

1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
3 14 (53.85%) Java
4 13 (50.00%) PHP
4 13 (50.00%) Symfony
4 13 (50.00%) Zend
5 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
5 12 (46.15%) Python
6 10 (38.46%) SQL
7 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
7 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (26.92%) MVC
8 7 (26.92%) RESTful
8 7 (26.92%) PHPUnit
8 7 (26.92%) Laravel
9 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
9 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
9 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
9 6 (23.08%) Scala
9 6 (23.08%) Redis
9 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Flask
9 6 (23.08%) EclipseLink
9 6 (23.08%) SOLID
9 6 (23.08%) ECMAScript
9 6 (23.08%) HTTP
9 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 6 (23.08%) Groovy
9 6 (23.08%) JPA

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 6 (23.08%) Redis
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) PHPUnit
2 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
3 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 3 (11.54%) Selenium
5 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.69%) Toad
6 1 (3.85%) Appium
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
1 13 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Symfony
2 7 (26.92%) Laravel
2 7 (26.92%) RESTful
3 6 (23.08%) CodeIgniter
3 6 (23.08%) Django
3 6 (23.08%) EclipseLink
3 6 (23.08%) Flask
3 6 (23.08%) JPA
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 7 (26.92%) MVC
6 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) SOLID
6 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 5 (19.23%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Test Management
9 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) PHP
3 12 (46.15%) Python
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) ECMAScript
5 6 (23.08%) Groovy
5 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (23.08%) Ruby
5 6 (23.08%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Zend
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle