Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 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 > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 176 190
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -24
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 24 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.66% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 31
North West median daily rate £295 £290 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.72% -14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £246 £203 £258
90th Percentile £360 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.66% +11.56%

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,478 5,136 6,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.36% 84.54% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 3,322 4,184
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 146 271
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -30.46% +76.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.38 £12.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 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
Manchester -8 13 £300 +8.11% 24
Cheshire +3 4 £213 -56.41% 2
Merseyside +13 3 £263 - 2
Regression Testing
England

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

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Waterfall
4 13 (54.17%) Selenium
5 12 (50.00%) JIRA
6 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
7 10 (41.67%) QA
8 8 (33.33%) Scrum
8 8 (33.33%) Java
9 7 (29.17%) C#
10 6 (25.00%) Migration
10 6 (25.00%) Asset Management
10 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Kanban
10 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 5 (20.83%) GitHub
11 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
11 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
11 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
11 5 (20.83%) Test Management
11 5 (20.83%) BDD
11 5 (20.83%) TDD
11 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
11 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (16.67%) JMeter
12 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
12 4 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 12 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) Gatling
4 4 (16.67%) JMeter
5 3 (12.50%) NUnit
5 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (8.33%) Toad
6 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.17%) Hudson
7 1 (4.17%) JUnit
7 1 (4.17%) MSTest
7 1 (4.17%) Subversion
7 1 (4.17%) TestNG
General
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) QA Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Project Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.17%) LINQ
4 1 (4.17%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (4.17%) RequireJS
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) SignalR
4 1 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Fintech
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) Waterfall
4 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 8 (33.33%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 6 (25.00%) Kanban
7 6 (25.00%) Migration
7 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) BDD
8 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
8 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) VBScript
4 3 (12.50%) F#
5 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP