Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 127 138
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 0
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 15 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.48% 0.46% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.55% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 14
Manchester median daily rate £375 £600 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +100.00% -11.44%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £450 £600 £311
North West median daily rate £405 £300 £305
% change year-on-year +35.00% -1.64% -18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,541 2,350 3,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.99% 82.69% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,476 1,922
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -14.86%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Manchester

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Manchester

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in Manchester

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in Manchester

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Salford -1 1 £275 - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Sale - 1 £350 - 1
Regression Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) Kanban
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) IaaS
6 3 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) Availability Management
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) OWASP
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) High Availability
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (13.33%) CICS
1 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (6.67%) NUnit
5 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) QA Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Access Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) Blog
3 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) Kanban
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Availability Management
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security
6 3 (20.00%) OWASP
6 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP