The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regression Testing
England / South East
Rank 173 195 176
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 68 73 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.79% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.98% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 55
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £210 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £38.44 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.49 £38.50 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.38 £127.80 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the South East

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the South East

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the South East

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Regression Testing in the South East

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Hampshire +17 26 £350 -3.44% 3
Surrey +23 16 £435 +11.53% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £325 -16.12% 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £425 - 6
Berkshire +20 5 £413 -1.19% 4
West Sussex -7 1 - - 4
Regression Testing
England

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (34.64%) Selenium
3 50 (32.68%) QA
4 47 (30.72%) HP
5 40 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (25.49%) Test Scripting
7 37 (24.18%) ISTQB
8 36 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 35 (22.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (22.88%) Test Management
9 35 (22.88%) SQL
10 33 (21.57%) Finance
11 31 (20.26%) HP Quality Center
11 31 (20.26%) BDD
12 30 (19.61%) JIRA
13 29 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (18.30%) Oracle
14 28 (18.30%) C#
15 27 (17.65%) Integration Testing
15 27 (17.65%) Performance Testing
16 26 (16.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (16.99%) Automated Testing
17 25 (16.34%) Software Testing
18 24 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
19 23 (15.03%) XML
20 22 (14.38%) Java
20 22 (14.38%) Telecoms
20 22 (14.38%) Scrum
20 22 (14.38%) Defect Tracking
20 22 (14.38%) SpecFlow

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (3.27%) Confluence
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.96%) IIS
3 3 (1.96%) JBoss
4 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.11%) LTE
2 16 (10.46%) 4G
3 13 (8.50%) Wireless
4 12 (7.84%) Internet
5 7 (4.58%) LDAP
6 5 (3.27%) PuTTY
6 5 (3.27%) WinSCP
7 4 (2.61%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.61%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.65%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.23%) MarkLogic
4 7 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (4.58%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 53 (34.64%) Selenium
2 30 (19.61%) JIRA
3 26 (16.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (14.38%) SpecFlow
5 19 (12.42%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.42%) WebDriver
6 13 (8.50%) HP UFT
7 11 (7.19%) Cucumber
8 10 (6.54%) Git (software)
8 10 (6.54%) TeamCity
9 9 (5.88%) JUnit
10 8 (5.23%) Protractor
11 6 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (2.61%) Ant
12 4 (2.61%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.96%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.96%) Hudson
13 3 (1.96%) SilkTest
13 3 (1.96%) TestNG
General
1 33 (21.57%) Finance
2 22 (14.38%) Telecoms
3 18 (11.76%) Publishing
4 7 (4.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.92%) Legal
6 5 (3.27%) Marketing
7 4 (2.61%) Banking
7 4 (2.61%) Electronics
8 3 (1.96%) Retail
9 2 (1.31%) Games
10 1 (0.65%) Military
10 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (43.14%) Analyst
2 48 (31.37%) Test Analyst
3 20 (13.07%) Tester
4 12 (7.84%) Automation Tester
4 12 (7.84%) QA Engineer
5 11 (7.19%) Test Leader
6 10 (6.54%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Developer
7 9 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.88%) Workflow Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Administrator
8 7 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) OBIEE Administrator
8 7 (4.58%) QA Leader
8 7 (4.58%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.92%) QA Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) XML
2 20 (13.07%) .NET
3 12 (7.84%) XSLT
4 6 (3.92%) Middleware
4 6 (3.92%) Web Services
5 2 (1.31%) EDI
5 2 (1.31%) Spring
6 1 (0.65%) Ajax
6 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.65%) Behat
6 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) Java EE
6 1 (0.65%) JMS
6 1 (0.65%) REST
6 1 (0.65%) RESTful
6 1 (0.65%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.96%) NHS
3 3 (1.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.31%) Semantic Web
4 2 (1.31%) STB
5 1 (0.65%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.65%) iPad
5 1 (0.65%) IPTV
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.65%) MPEG
5 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.58%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.31%) Android
4 2 (1.31%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (25.49%) Test Scripting
4 36 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 35 (22.88%) Test Management
6 31 (20.26%) BDD
7 29 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 27 (17.65%) Performance Testing
9 26 (16.99%) Automated Testing
10 25 (16.34%) Software Testing
11 24 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
12 22 (14.38%) Defect Tracking
12 22 (14.38%) Scrum
13 21 (13.73%) Functional Testing
14 20 (13.07%) Workflow
15 15 (9.80%) TDD
16 14 (9.15%) Migration
16 14 (9.15%) Test Automation
17 13 (8.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.88%) SQL
2 28 (18.30%) C#
3 22 (14.38%) Java
4 17 (11.11%) Python
5 15 (9.80%) F#
6 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.23%) XQuery
8 7 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.92%) VBScript
10 3 (1.96%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.96%) C++
10 3 (1.96%) Perl
11 2 (1.31%) VB
11 2 (1.31%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) Groovy
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (24.18%) ISTQB
2 35 (22.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 20 (13.07%) ISEB
5 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.19%) Degree
7 3 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.31%) HND
9 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (32.68%) QA
2 6 (3.92%) SDET
3 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.61%) vSphere
2 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (20.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.61%) vRealize
3 3 (1.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 47 (30.72%) HP
2 28 (18.30%) Oracle
3 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (5.23%) VMware
5 6 (3.92%) SAP
6 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.96%) Compaq
7 3 (1.96%) Sophos
8 2 (1.31%) Citrix
8 2 (1.31%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.65%) Marketo
9 1 (0.65%) Progress
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