Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 180 192
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 +22
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 53 72 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.67% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.00% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 31
Midlands median daily rate £375 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +7.59% +14.17%
10th Percentile £264 £272 £250
90th Percentile £586 £550 £510
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £35.00
10th Percentile £41.75 - £32.50
90th Percentile £45.25 - £37.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +13.89%

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 6,632 7,170 6,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.35% 82.31% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,189 4,452 3,966
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £248 £240 £250
90th Percentile £560 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 223 203
Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.50 £41.40 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +11 44 £375 -3.85% 16
East Midlands -10 9 £344 -14.06% 7
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 31 (58.49%) Test Automation
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 15 (28.30%) JIRA
5 14 (26.42%) Java
6 13 (24.53%) Test Strategy
7 12 (22.64%) Selenium
8 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Smart Meter
8 11 (20.75%) HP
9 10 (18.87%) Linux
9 10 (18.87%) Python
9 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
9 10 (18.87%) Open Source
9 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.87%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (18.87%) Ansible
9 10 (18.87%) Docker
9 10 (18.87%) Sensu
9 10 (18.87%) logstash
9 10 (18.87%) DevOps
9 10 (18.87%) Kibana
9 10 (18.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (18.87%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (18.87%) Terraform
10 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
10 9 (16.98%) Scrum
11 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management

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 10 (18.87%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (15.09%) Confluence
3 6 (11.32%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (18.87%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon S3
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (15.09%) Route 53
2 8 (15.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (9.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) HTTP
1 3 (5.66%) SSL
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) FTP
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) JIRA
2 12 (22.64%) Selenium
3 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
4 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.43%) git-flow
5 5 (9.43%) Toad
6 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.55%) TestRail
7 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.66%) Subversion
8 2 (3.77%) JMeter
8 2 (3.77%) JUnit
8 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (7.55%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Analyst
1 18 (33.96%) Test Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Test Leader
3 6 (11.32%) Tester
4 5 (9.43%) Applications Manager
4 5 (9.43%) CRM Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Web Manager
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Manual Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.66%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) AS400 Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Elastic Stack
1 10 (18.87%) Sensu
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) AS400
3 2 (3.77%) EPoS
3 2 (3.77%) iSeries
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Test Automation
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Test Strategy
4 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (18.87%) DevOps
5 10 (18.87%) Open Source
5 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Scrum
7 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
7 8 (15.09%) Test Management
8 7 (13.21%) Process Architecture
9 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.43%) CRM
10 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.43%) ITIL
10 5 (9.43%) Matrix Management
10 5 (9.43%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (9.43%) Validation
11 4 (7.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
3 10 (18.87%) Python
4 8 (15.09%) PHP
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) R
6 2 (3.77%) RPG
6 2 (3.77%) RPG III
6 2 (3.77%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Ansible
1 10 (18.87%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (18.87%) Kibana
1 10 (18.87%) logstash
1 10 (18.87%) Terraform
2 7 (13.21%) collectd
2 7 (13.21%) StatsD
3 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 3 (5.66%) Salt
4 1 (1.89%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) HP
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) SaltStack
3 6 (11.32%) Atlassian
4 5 (9.43%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.66%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.77%) Demandware
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft