Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 198 189
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 +13
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 45 43 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.56% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.65% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 52
Midlands median daily rate £406 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +4.10% +28.08%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £252
90th Percentile £555 £500 £550
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% -0.68% -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 6,693 6,654 8,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.24% 84.41% 83.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,089 4,181 4,956
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £274 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 246 179
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £19.33 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +20.11% -15.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £38.75 £52.50 £40.06
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 41 £413 -8.33% 17
East Midlands -8 4 £398 -1.85% 7
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 39 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 29 (64.44%) Functional Testing
2 29 (64.44%) JIRA
3 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (55.56%) Selenium
5 24 (53.33%) Confluence
6 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
8 19 (42.22%) Migration
9 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
10 15 (33.33%) Test Strategy
10 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
10 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (33.33%) DevOps
11 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (28.89%) Java
12 13 (28.89%) Windows
12 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
12 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
13 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
13 11 (24.44%) Build Automation
13 11 (24.44%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (22.22%) GitLab
14 10 (22.22%) Mobile App

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 24 (53.33%) Confluence
2 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (22.22%) Office 365
3 6 (13.33%) SaaS
4 4 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (6.67%) IaaS
5 3 (6.67%) PaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
1 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (64.44%) JIRA
2 25 (55.56%) Selenium
3 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 15 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
6 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
7 10 (22.22%) GitLab
7 10 (22.22%) HP UFT
7 10 (22.22%) JMeter
7 10 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (22.22%) TeamCity
7 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 5 (11.11%) NDepend
10 5 (11.11%) SonarQube
11 3 (6.67%) Maven
12 2 (4.44%) JUnit
12 2 (4.44%) QF-Test
12 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (11.11%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
1 14 (31.11%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Tester
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) XML Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.67%) CRM Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Web Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (4.44%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Functional Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) XML
2 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) RESTful
3 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) Spring
4 4 (8.89%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (8.89%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.89%) Sensu
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) SOAP
6 2 (4.44%) JSON
6 2 (4.44%) REST
6 2 (4.44%) Swagger
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.89%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 29 (64.44%) Functional Testing
3 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (42.22%) Migration
6 15 (33.33%) DevOps
6 15 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) Build Automation
8 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (24.44%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Load Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
10 9 (20.00%) API Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) Creative Thinking
11 8 (17.78%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Groovy
5 2 (4.44%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Ansible
1 4 (8.89%) Kibana
1 4 (8.89%) logstash
1 4 (8.89%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Pega