Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.24% 0.68% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.88% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Merseyside median daily rate £263 £188 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -50.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £251 £179 £338
90th Percentile £294 £196 £413
North West median daily rate £300 £308 £363
% change year-on-year -2.44% -15.17% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 408 456 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.12% 77.82% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 285 318
Merseyside median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £188
90th Percentile £538 £513 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Merseyside

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Merseyside

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Liverpool -2 4 £300 -
Southport - 1 £263 -
Regression Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) F#
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) .NET

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) F#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft