Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 135 129
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -32
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 14 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.50% 0.60% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.71% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 17
Manchester median daily rate £300 £278 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -14.62% +18.18%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £265
90th Percentile £360 £331 £430
North West median daily rate £300 £290 £345
% change year-on-year +3.45% -15.94% +20.00%
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 2,330 2,695 3,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.57% 84.94% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,518 1,701 1,855
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 39 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.22 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% -28.32% +75.15%

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 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 19 January 2018, 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) QA
3 8 (57.14%) JIRA
3 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 6 (42.86%) Kanban
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) GitHub
5 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 5 (35.71%) JMeter
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Gatling
6 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming

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 (21.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) JMeter
4 4 (28.57%) Gatling
5 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) Toad
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
7 1 (7.14%) Hudson
7 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (7.14%) MSTest
7 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Tester
2 6 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (7.14%) RequireJS
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) SignalR
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 6 (42.86%) Kanban
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft