Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 June 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 184 193
Rank change year-on-year -26 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 40 60 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.51% 0.80% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.96% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 29
Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £269 £317 £240
90th Percentile £600 £500 £477
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £43.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -15.61% +2.98% +20.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,571 6,248 7,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.23% 82.99% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,016 3,867 4,436
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £243
90th Percentile £563 £538 £559
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 219 174
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +8.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.59 £10.97
90th Percentile £44.70 £51.70 £39.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in the Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the Midlands

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
West Midlands -7 35 £500 +28.21% 14
East Midlands -28 5 £288 -28.13% 4
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 33 (82.50%) Test Automation
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (55.00%) JIRA
4 17 (42.50%) DevOps
5 15 (37.50%) Confluence
5 15 (37.50%) Functional Testing
6 13 (32.50%) Open Source
7 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
7 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (30.00%) Python
7 12 (30.00%) Ansible
7 12 (30.00%) Sensu
7 12 (30.00%) logstash
7 12 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (30.00%) Kibana
7 12 (30.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (30.00%) Terraform
8 11 (27.50%) Docker
8 11 (27.50%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (27.50%) Selenium
9 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (22.50%) Linux
10 9 (22.50%) Migration
11 8 (20.00%) Atlassian
11 8 (20.00%) Jenkins

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 15 (37.50%) Confluence
2 12 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (10.00%) nginx
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon S3
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (15.00%) Route 53
4 6 (15.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (12.50%) SaaS
6 4 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (10.00%) Office 365
7 3 (7.50%) IaaS
7 3 (7.50%) PaaS
8 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 11 (27.50%) Selenium
3 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
5 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
6 5 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 4 (10.00%) GitLab
7 4 (10.00%) JUnit
7 4 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.50%) JMeter
9 1 (2.50%) Maven
9 1 (2.50%) NDepend
9 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
1 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Tester
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (30.00%) Sensu
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) EPoS
2 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Test Automation
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) DevOps
4 15 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 13 (32.50%) Open Source
6 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (27.50%) Deployment Automation
8 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (22.50%) Migration
10 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
11 6 (15.00%) Process Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Web Operations
12 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
12 5 (12.50%) CRM
12 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 5 (12.50%) Scrum
12 5 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
1 12 (30.00%) Python
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) PHP
4 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.50%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Docker
2 4 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Ansible
1 12 (30.00%) Kibana
1 12 (30.00%) logstash
1 12 (30.00%) Terraform
2 5 (12.50%) collectd
2 5 (12.50%) StatsD
3 2 (5.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 6 (15.00%) SaltStack
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Pega
5 1 (2.50%) Rackspace