Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 202 186
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 +7
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 53 49 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.67% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.71% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 54
Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -10.94%
10th Percentile £252 £303 £250
90th Percentile £438 £500 £543
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +45.00% -14.29%
England median hourly rate £29.62 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -30.32% +6.25% -

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 6,805 6,916 7,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 85.46% 84.04% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,289 4,435 4,741
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 244 222
Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.28% +34.42% -11.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.31
90th Percentile £39.03 £48.75 £42.06
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -28 41 £400 +6.67% 15
East Midlands +19 12 £269 -38.57% 3
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (71.70%) Test Automation
2 30 (56.60%) Functional Testing
3 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (50.94%) JIRA
5 21 (39.62%) Test Strategy
6 20 (37.74%) Confluence
6 20 (37.74%) Selenium
7 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
8 18 (33.96%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
10 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
11 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (28.30%) SQL
11 15 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
13 13 (24.53%) XML
13 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
13 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
13 13 (24.53%) Migration
14 12 (22.64%) QA
14 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
14 12 (22.64%) Java
14 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
15 11 (20.75%) Windows
15 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
15 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
15 11 (20.75%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (20.75%) Defect Management
16 10 (18.87%) Cucumber

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 20 (37.74%) Confluence
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Infor M3
1 2 (3.77%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Dynamics 365
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) JIRA
2 20 (37.74%) Selenium
3 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
4 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
5 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
6 9 (16.98%) JMeter
6 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (13.21%) GitLab
7 7 (13.21%) HP UFT
7 7 (13.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
7 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
9 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (7.55%) NDepend
10 4 (7.55%) SonarQube
11 2 (3.77%) Maven
11 2 (3.77%) QF-Test
11 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Marketing
3 5 (9.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Analyst
1 21 (39.62%) Test Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Test Leader
2 7 (13.21%) Test Manager
2 7 (13.21%) Tester
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) XML Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) CRM Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) QA Leader
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Web Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) XML
2 9 (16.98%) Web Services
3 7 (13.21%) RESTful
3 7 (13.21%) SOAP
4 6 (11.32%) .NET
4 6 (11.32%) REST
5 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.43%) CSS
5 5 (9.43%) Spring
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.77%) JSON
7 2 (3.77%) Swagger
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Mobile App
3 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.55%) NHS
5 2 (3.77%) AS400
5 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (71.70%) Test Automation
2 30 (56.60%) Functional Testing
3 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) Test Strategy
5 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
6 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
8 15 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Migration
9 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Defect Management
10 11 (20.75%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Analytical Thinking
12 8 (15.09%) API Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Load Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Management
13 7 (13.21%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.32%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) Groovy
5 2 (3.77%) Jython
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
2 4 (7.55%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Sterling