The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 293 274
Rank change year-on-year +29 -19  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 157 132 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.72% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 109
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £185 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £35.00
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in London

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in London

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in London

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
City of London +13 24 £425 +1.19% 11
Osterley +1 6 £367 +215.48%
West End of London +10 2 - -
Canary Wharf +4 1 £625 -
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 156 (51.83%) Test Automation
2 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (33.22%) Finance
4 99 (32.89%) Functional Testing
5 91 (30.23%) Java
6 89 (29.57%) SQL
7 83 (27.57%) Selenium
8 78 (25.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 67 (22.26%) Test Scripting
10 65 (21.59%) QA
10 65 (21.59%) JIRA
11 62 (20.60%) Test Strategy
11 62 (20.60%) Linux
12 56 (18.60%) Jenkins
13 55 (18.27%) Scrum
13 55 (18.27%) Exploratory Testing
14 54 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (15.95%) Integration Testing
15 48 (15.95%) Banking
16 46 (15.28%) TDD
16 46 (15.28%) Unix
17 40 (13.29%) Python
18 39 (12.96%) WebDriver
19 38 (12.62%) Software Testing
20 37 (12.29%) Microsoft
21 36 (11.96%) System Testing
21 36 (11.96%) TeamCity
22 34 (11.30%) Git (software)
22 34 (11.30%) Unit Testing
22 34 (11.30%) Defect Management

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (6.98%) Confluence
2 16 (5.32%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.32%) CMS
4 6 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.00%) Drupal
6 3 (1.00%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.66%) nginx
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) Mingle
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.66%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.99%) Adobe Analytics
1 6 (1.99%) Basecamp
2 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.00%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.99%) Internet
2 8 (2.66%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.33%) HTTP
3 4 (1.33%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.00%) LDAP
5 2 (0.66%) DSL
5 2 (0.66%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.31%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.32%) MySQL
3 10 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.99%) Data Mart
4 9 (2.99%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.66%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.33%) Big Data
6 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.00%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.00%) HBase
7 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (27.57%) Selenium
2 65 (21.59%) JIRA
3 56 (18.60%) Jenkins
4 39 (12.96%) WebDriver
5 36 (11.96%) TeamCity
6 34 (11.30%) Git (software)
7 31 (10.30%) Cucumber
8 26 (8.64%) JUnit
9 22 (7.31%) HP UFT
10 20 (6.64%) CruiseControl
11 15 (4.98%) TestNG
12 14 (4.65%) Subversion
13 13 (4.32%) Maven
14 12 (3.99%) JBehave
15 11 (3.65%) SoapUI
16 10 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (2.99%) Eclipse
17 9 (2.99%) Visual Studio
18 8 (2.66%) FitNesse
18 8 (2.66%) Hudson
General
1 100 (33.22%) Finance
2 48 (15.95%) Banking
3 16 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.65%) Front Office
5 12 (3.99%) Retail
6 11 (3.65%) Marketing
7 9 (2.99%) Military
8 6 (1.99%) Electronics
8 6 (1.99%) Legal
9 5 (1.66%) Games
9 5 (1.66%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.66%) Back Office
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (23.92%) Developer
2 70 (23.26%) Analyst
3 68 (22.59%) Tester
4 58 (19.27%) Test Analyst
5 36 (11.96%) Automation Tester
6 30 (9.97%) Java Developer
7 19 (6.31%) Test Manager
8 18 (5.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (5.65%) QA Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 11 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.65%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) C++ Developer
13 9 (2.99%) Developer in Test
13 9 (2.99%) Murex Developer
13 9 (2.99%) Software Tester
14 8 (2.66%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.66%) Test Engineer
15 7 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.63%) XML
2 26 (8.64%) Spring
3 24 (7.97%) HTML
4 23 (7.64%) Middleware
5 22 (7.31%) JSON
6 21 (6.98%) .NET
7 17 (5.65%) Hibernate
8 16 (5.32%) Web Services
9 14 (4.65%) RESTful
10 13 (4.32%) CSS
11 12 (3.99%) SOAP
12 10 (3.32%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.99%) Flash
13 9 (2.99%) HTML5
13 9 (2.99%) J2EE
14 8 (2.66%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (2.66%) Gherkin
14 8 (2.66%) Node.js
15 7 (2.33%) jQuery
15 7 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.65%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.32%) Equities
5 10 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.66%) Derivative
7 8 (2.66%) Fintech
8 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.33%) STB
9 6 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.66%) PlayStation
10 5 (1.66%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.66%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.66%) User Experience
11 4 (1.33%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.60%) Linux
2 46 (15.28%) Unix
3 30 (9.97%) Windows
4 13 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.33%) Android
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.66%) Solaris
8 5 (1.66%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (51.83%) Test Automation
2 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (32.89%) Functional Testing
4 78 (25.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 67 (22.26%) Test Scripting
6 62 (20.60%) Test Strategy
7 55 (18.27%) Exploratory Testing
7 55 (18.27%) Scrum
8 54 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (15.95%) Integration Testing
10 46 (15.28%) TDD
11 38 (12.62%) Software Testing
12 36 (11.96%) System Testing
13 34 (11.30%) Defect Management
13 34 (11.30%) Unit Testing
14 31 (10.30%) Non-Functional Testing
15 30 (9.97%) System Integration Testing
16 29 (9.63%) SDLC
17 27 (8.97%) Performance Testing
18 26 (8.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 91 (30.23%) Java
2 89 (29.57%) SQL
3 40 (13.29%) Python
4 29 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 26 (8.64%) C#
6 25 (8.31%) Shell Script
7 23 (7.64%) C++
8 12 (3.99%) Scala
9 9 (2.99%) C
10 7 (2.33%) VBScript
11 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.66%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.66%) PHP
12 5 (1.66%) Ruby
13 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.33%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.00%) ES6
14 3 (1.00%) VBA
15 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.31%) ISEB
2 21 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 20 (6.64%) Degree
4 18 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (5.98%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (21.59%) QA
2 7 (2.33%) MiFID
3 4 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) HL7
4 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.66%) PMO
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.99%) Docker
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (8.31%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.99%) HockeyApp
3 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.33%) Puppet
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) Grafana
4 2 (0.66%) Kibana
4 2 (0.66%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) Salt
5 1 (0.33%) Ambari
5 1 (0.33%) Consul
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.33%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) vRealize
5 1 (0.33%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.64%) Oracle
3 18 (5.98%) HP
4 12 (3.99%) Atlassian
4 12 (3.99%) Murex
4 12 (3.99%) Sybase
5 10 (3.32%) IBM
5 10 (3.32%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.66%) Apple
6 8 (2.66%) Solace
6 8 (2.66%) Talarian
7 6 (1.99%) Adobe
7 6 (1.99%) VMware
8 5 (1.66%) Charles River
8 5 (1.66%) Informatica
8 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.66%) SAP
9 4 (1.33%) Cisco
9 4 (1.33%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.00%) Tableau
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