Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 194 195
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 49 81 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.60% 0.83% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.00% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 22
Midlands median daily rate £400 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -13.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £305 £231 £264
90th Percentile £500 £538 £510
England median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +1.25% +1.60% +4.99%

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 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
West Midlands +13 33 £450 +32.35% 9
East Midlands -17 15 £444 +18.33% 3
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 28 (57.14%) SQL
2 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) HP
4 15 (30.61%) Smart Meter
5 14 (28.57%) Java
6 12 (24.49%) Windows
6 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
6 12 (24.49%) Selenium
6 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
7 11 (22.45%) Unix
7 11 (22.45%) Oracle
7 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.33%) JIRA
9 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
9 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
9 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
10 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
10 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.24%) QA
10 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (12.24%) Web Services
11 5 (10.20%) PHP
11 5 (10.20%) MySQL
11 5 (10.20%) Linux

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 5 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.16%) nginx
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon S3
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (10.20%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (10.20%) Route 53
1 5 (10.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
1 5 (10.20%) SSL
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) FTP
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) DB2
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.33%) JIRA
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.20%) git-flow
4 5 (10.20%) Subversion
4 5 (10.20%) Toad
5 4 (8.16%) TestRail
6 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.08%) NUnit
6 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.04%) JMeter
7 1 (2.04%) JUnit
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
1 22 (44.90%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
3 5 (10.20%) Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Tester
3 5 (10.20%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (6.12%) Developer in Test
5 3 (6.12%) Manual Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.08%) QA Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (10.20%) Sensu
3 4 (8.16%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) AS400
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
2 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.20%) DevOps
8 5 (10.20%) Open Source
8 5 (10.20%) Web Operations
9 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.16%) Scrum-ban
9 4 (8.16%) Test Management
9 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Validation
10 3 (6.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.20%) PHP
3 5 (10.20%) Python
3 5 (10.20%) Ruby
4 4 (8.16%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) R
5 2 (4.08%) RPG
5 2 (4.08%) RPG III
5 2 (4.08%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) Ansible
2 5 (10.20%) collectd
2 5 (10.20%) Kibana
2 5 (10.20%) logstash
2 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (10.20%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Salt
2 5 (10.20%) StatsD
2 5 (10.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) HP
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Rackspace
3 5 (10.20%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.08%) CollabNet
4 2 (4.08%) Demandware
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Workday
4 2 (4.08%) Xamarin