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 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 166 209
Rank change year-on-year -12 +43  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 76 97 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.08% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.32% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 49
Median daily rate £381 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £306 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.37% -3.75%  
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 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 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +10 21 £325 -10.34% 7
Oxfordshire +3 18 £400 +37.93% 4
Kent +7 9 £400 +90.47%
Berkshire 0 8 £350 -2.77% 4
West Sussex +13 7 £375 +15.38%
East Sussex -1 6 £388 +10.71% 2
Surrey -2 6 £425 -4.22% 4
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £350 -22.22% 2
Regression Testing
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 92 (64.34%) Test Automation
2 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (37.06%) Test Scripting
4 50 (34.97%) Selenium
5 47 (32.87%) HP
6 45 (31.47%) ISTQB
7 43 (30.07%) Test Strategy
8 42 (29.37%) SQL
9 40 (27.97%) ISEB
9 40 (27.97%) QA
10 39 (27.27%) Test Management
11 37 (25.87%) JIRA
12 35 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (23.78%) BDD
14 33 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (23.08%) Finance
15 30 (20.98%) C#
16 28 (19.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 26 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
18 25 (17.48%) Scrum
18 25 (17.48%) Integration Testing
19 24 (16.78%) HP Quality Center
19 24 (16.78%) Oracle
19 24 (16.78%) Functional Testing
20 22 (15.38%) Confluence
20 22 (15.38%) Security Cleared
20 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
21 21 (14.69%) Java
21 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
22 20 (13.99%) WebDriver

Regression Testing
Co-occurring 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 22 (15.38%) Confluence
2 7 (4.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.10%) IIS
3 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.70%) CMS
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) SaaS
2 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.70%) GoToWebinar
4 1 (0.70%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) LTE
2 10 (6.99%) 4G
3 7 (4.90%) PuTTY
3 7 (4.90%) WinSCP
4 5 (3.50%) Wireless
5 4 (2.80%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.10%) HTTP
6 3 (2.10%) Internet
7 2 (1.40%) LDAP
8 1 (0.70%) DVB
8 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) Big Data
6 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.40%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.70%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) Redis
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 50 (34.97%) Selenium
2 37 (25.87%) JIRA
3 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
4 20 (13.99%) WebDriver
5 19 (13.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (9.79%) HP UFT
7 13 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 13 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 10 (6.99%) Jenkins
9 10 (6.99%) TeamCity
10 9 (6.29%) JMeter
11 8 (5.59%) Protractor
12 7 (4.90%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (4.90%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.20%) Ant
13 6 (4.20%) JUnit
14 5 (3.50%) Eclipse
14 5 (3.50%) TestNG
14 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.59%) Retail
4 6 (4.20%) Publishing
5 5 (3.50%) Advertising
5 5 (3.50%) Banking
6 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.10%) Back Office
8 2 (1.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.70%) Electronics
9 1 (0.70%) Games
9 1 (0.70%) Legal
9 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (41.26%) Analyst
2 39 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 21 (14.69%) Tester
4 19 (13.29%) Test Manager
5 16 (11.19%) Test Engineer
6 15 (10.49%) Test Leader
7 14 (9.79%) Automation Tester
8 13 (9.09%) Workflow Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (6.99%) Service Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) QA Engineer
12 8 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Finance Systems Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (4.90%) Consultant
13 7 (4.90%) Developer
13 7 (4.90%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.90%) Test Automation Engineer
14 6 (4.20%) QA Tester
14 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.89%) .NET
2 13 (9.09%) XML
3 10 (6.99%) Web Services
4 5 (3.50%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.50%) RESTful
5 4 (2.80%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.80%) HTML
5 4 (2.80%) JSON
6 3 (2.10%) Behat
6 3 (2.10%) CSS
6 3 (2.10%) Middleware
6 3 (2.10%) XSLT
7 2 (1.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.70%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.70%) REST
8 1 (0.70%) SOAP
8 1 (0.70%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.80%) User Experience
4 3 (2.10%) CMDB
4 3 (2.10%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.70%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.70%) Fintech
6 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) IPTV
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.70%) MPEG
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.70%) STB
6 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 14 (9.79%) Linux
3 8 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.80%) Android
6 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.10%) Unix
8 2 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.70%) Debian
9 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.34%) Test Automation
2 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (37.06%) Test Scripting
4 43 (30.07%) Test Strategy
5 39 (27.27%) Test Management
6 35 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (23.78%) BDD
8 33 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
10 25 (17.48%) Integration Testing
10 25 (17.48%) Scrum
11 24 (16.78%) Functional Testing
12 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 19 (13.29%) TDD
14 18 (12.59%) Smoke Testing
14 18 (12.59%) Waterfall
14 18 (12.59%) Workflow
15 16 (11.19%) Exploratory Testing
15 16 (11.19%) Performance Testing
16 15 (10.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.37%) SQL
2 30 (20.98%) C#
3 21 (14.69%) Java
4 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.59%) F#
6 5 (3.50%) Python
6 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
8 3 (2.10%) PHP
9 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.40%) VB
9 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.40%) VBA
9 2 (1.40%) VBScript
9 2 (1.40%) XQuery
10 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.70%) C
10 1 (0.70%) Go
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (31.47%) ISTQB
2 40 (27.97%) ISEB
3 28 (19.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared
6 15 (10.49%) Degree
7 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.40%) HND
8 2 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.97%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) PMO
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) vSphere
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (16.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.20%) vRealize
3 1 (0.70%) Grafana
3 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.70%) Kibana
3 1 (0.70%) logstash
3 1 (0.70%) Marathon
3 1 (0.70%) Mesos
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (32.87%) HP
2 24 (16.78%) Oracle
3 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.79%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (6.29%) VMware
6 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.20%) SAP
8 4 (2.80%) Motorola
9 3 (2.10%) Compaq
10 2 (1.40%) Citrix
10 2 (1.40%) Dell
10 2 (1.40%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.70%) CODA
11 1 (0.70%) Marketo
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago