The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 56 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.90% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.08% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £350 £450 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £35.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.97% +10.00%  

Regression Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 631 558 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.16% 84.04% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 315 390
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in Milton Keynes

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Finance
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) Compaq
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Biometrics
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Project Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripter
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Lead
4 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Biometrics
4 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Document Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Compaq
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix