Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 115 127
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 16 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.93% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.13% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Manchester median daily rate £388 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -11.11% +22.73%
10th Percentile £259 £273 £228
90th Percentile £600 £475 £470
North West median daily rate £365 £313 £338
% change year-on-year +16.80% -7.41% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 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 2269 2998 2548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.83% 82.11% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1821 1449
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £245 £255 £225
90th Percentile £544 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 51 61
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -2.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.82% +23.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -3 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Regression Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) JIRA
3 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Test Management
5 7 (43.75%) QA
6 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
6 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
7 5 (31.25%) GitHub
7 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) Unix
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) CMS
8 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (25.00%) Sitecore
8 4 (25.00%) TeamCity
8 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (18.75%) DevOps
9 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
9 3 (18.75%) Ansible
9 3 (18.75%) Mesos
9 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
9 3 (18.75%) Issue Tracking

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 4 (25.00%) CMS
1 4 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) GitHub
2 3 (18.75%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.25%) CruiseControl
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) Hudson
6 1 (6.25%) JMeter
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
1 3 (18.75%) MSMQ
1 3 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) POSIX
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Debian
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Test Management
5 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) ATDD
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
7 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (18.75%) IT Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
7 3 (18.75%) Physics
7 3 (18.75%) Refactoring
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Go
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Scala
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Delphi
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle