The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 April 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 122 136
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 9 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 1.01% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.23% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 6
Median daily rate £376 £311 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.88% +22.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £523 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2312 3256 3079
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.78% 81.89% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1996 1680
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 104 143
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 7 £325 +8.33% 6
Cheshire +23 2 £488 +52.34% 2
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) QA
3 12 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (52.38%) JIRA
4 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
6 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
8 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 6 (28.57%) BDD
8 6 (28.57%) XML
8 6 (28.57%) Web Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Test Management
9 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (19.05%) TDD
10 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
10 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
11 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
11 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 3 (14.29%) GitHub
11 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 3 (14.29%) High Availability

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
3 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
4 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
6 3 (14.29%) IntelliJ
6 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 3 (14.29%) TestNG
7 2 (9.52%) JMeter
7 2 (9.52%) Log4j
8 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.76%) JUnit
8 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Subversion
8 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 4 (19.05%) QA Automation Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) QA Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) High Availability
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Workflow
9 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
9 2 (9.52%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) GxP
3 1 (4.76%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Workday