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 3 months to 30 April 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 85 94
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 7 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 1.16% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.41% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £325 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £490 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -16.66% +24.44%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1116 1493 1294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.64% 82.26% 77.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 909 696
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.69% +17.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) QA
2 11 (68.75%) JIRA
3 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (50.00%) Java
5 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
7 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Test Management
7 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
9 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) XML
9 4 (25.00%) TDD
10 3 (18.75%) CMS
10 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
10 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 3 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
10 3 (18.75%) TestNG
10 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
10 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
10 3 (18.75%) GitHub
10 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
10 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing

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 3 (18.75%) CMS
1 3 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) JIRA
3 10 (62.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
6 3 (18.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
6 3 (18.75%) TestNG
7 2 (12.50%) JMeter
7 2 (12.50%) Log4j
8 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
8 1 (6.25%) JUnit
8 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
5 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 2 (12.50%) API Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
9 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) HP