Period
to 20 July 2017

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 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 164 192
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28 -6
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 28 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.85% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.03% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 19
North West median daily rate £376 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -8.15% +7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £270 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.84% +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 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 4621 6325 6050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.82% 82.29% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2833 3907 3432
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £257 £261 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 206 273
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +6.36% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £52.13 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Regression Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
Manchester -2 15 £388 +29.17% 9
Cheshire +20 6 £363 -18.99% 2
Merseyside -1 6 - - 4
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) JIRA
4 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Selenium
6 11 (39.29%) Test Management
6 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) QA
8 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Java
9 7 (25.00%) System Testing
9 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
10 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
10 6 (21.43%) Web Testing
10 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 6 (21.43%) Validation
11 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
11 5 (17.86%) XML
11 5 (17.86%) ITIL
11 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 5 (17.86%) Project Management
11 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
11 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
11 5 (17.86%) Stress Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy

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 4 (14.29%) CMS
1 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (10.71%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) GitHub
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) JIRA
2 12 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
1 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 3 (10.71%) MSMQ
3 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) PlayStation
4 1 (3.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Debian
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Test Management
5 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) System Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 6 (21.43%) Validation
7 6 (21.43%) Web Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Defect Management
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
8 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Stress Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.71%) ETL
10 3 (10.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Go
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Scala
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) Delphi
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (10.71%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Workday