Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 217 263
Rank change year-on-year -2 +46 +8
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 165 171 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.03% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.24% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 90
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -4.41% +17.24%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £475 £495 £426
England median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.94 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% +3.15% +3.75%
10th Percentile £46.25 £31.87 £26.30
90th Percentile £52.75 £52.88 £46.65
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +1.25% +1.60% +4.99%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
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 6 months to 23 November 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
Thames Valley -11 49 £400 +3.23% 7
Surrey +9 44 £300 -6.98%
Hampshire +2 43 £325 +8.33% 4
Oxfordshire -1 17 £425 +5.59% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 17 £350 +23.89% 2
Berkshire -17 14 £310 +3.25%
West Sussex -7 11 £338 +8.87%
Kent -9 9 £388 +72.22%
East Sussex +1 7 £375 +9.17% 2
Middlesex +6 1 - -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 80 (48.48%) Test Automation
2 72 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 54 (32.73%) QA
5 51 (30.91%) ISTQB
6 50 (30.30%) Test Scripting
7 38 (23.03%) JIRA
7 38 (23.03%) HP
8 37 (22.42%) SQL
9 36 (21.82%) ISEB
10 35 (21.21%) Selenium
11 33 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 32 (19.39%) SDLC
13 30 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 30 (18.18%) Test Management
14 29 (17.58%) Test Strategy
14 29 (17.58%) Scenario Testing
15 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
15 28 (16.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (16.97%) Degree
15 28 (16.97%) XML
16 27 (16.36%) Python
16 27 (16.36%) Finance
16 27 (16.36%) BDD
17 25 (15.15%) Scrum
17 25 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
18 24 (14.55%) Integration Testing
19 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (13.94%) TDD

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 21 (12.73%) Confluence
2 5 (3.03%) Apache
2 5 (3.03%) CMS
2 5 (3.03%) nginx
3 4 (2.42%) Documentum
3 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 4 (2.42%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.42%) Maximo
2 4 (2.42%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.42%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.88%) SaaS
2 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.21%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.21%) Serverless
3 2 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) Internet
2 14 (8.48%) LTE
3 11 (6.67%) 4G
3 11 (6.67%) Wireless
4 3 (1.82%) HTTP
4 3 (1.82%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.21%) Firewall
5 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.70%) MarkLogic
2 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.21%) Big Data
3 2 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.21%) Text Mining
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.61%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.61%) Redis
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) JIRA
2 35 (21.21%) Selenium
3 28 (16.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (13.33%) JUnit
5 17 (10.30%) Cucumber
6 13 (7.88%) Git (software)
6 13 (7.88%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.06%) JMeter
8 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.24%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.24%) LoadRunner
9 7 (4.24%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.24%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.42%) ANTLR
11 3 (1.82%) GDB
11 3 (1.82%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.21%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.21%) Calabash
12 2 (1.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (16.36%) Finance
2 20 (12.12%) Publishing
2 20 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 7 (4.24%) Legal
5 6 (3.64%) Advertising
6 4 (2.42%) Back Office
6 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.82%) Automotive
7 3 (1.82%) Marketing
8 2 (1.21%) Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (33.33%) Analyst
2 53 (32.12%) Test Analyst
3 26 (15.76%) Tester
4 23 (13.94%) Developer
5 15 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.48%) QA Engineer
6 14 (8.48%) Test Manager
7 13 (7.88%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.24%) UAT Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Developer in Test
10 5 (3.03%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (3.03%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.03%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.42%) Agile Test Manager
11 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.97%) XML
2 19 (11.52%) XSLT
3 14 (8.48%) HTML
4 11 (6.67%) CSS
5 10 (6.06%) RESTful
6 9 (5.45%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.45%) Web Services
7 8 (4.85%) Gherkin
7 8 (4.85%) Spring
8 7 (4.24%) Node.js
9 5 (3.03%) .NET
9 5 (3.03%) jQuery
9 5 (3.03%) SOAP
10 4 (2.42%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.42%) Ajax
10 4 (2.42%) Apache Thrift
10 4 (2.42%) JSON
10 4 (2.42%) MyBatis
11 3 (1.82%) Laravel
11 3 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) User Experience
3 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.03%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.82%) CMDB
6 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.21%) AS400
7 2 (1.21%) Life Science
7 2 (1.21%) W3C
8 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.61%) Fintech
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.61%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.70%) Linux
2 12 (7.27%) Windows
3 6 (3.64%) Android
3 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Test Automation
2 72 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 33 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 32 (19.39%) SDLC
7 30 (18.18%) Test Management
8 29 (17.58%) Scenario Testing
8 29 (17.58%) Test Strategy
9 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
10 27 (16.36%) BDD
11 25 (15.15%) Scrum
11 25 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
12 24 (14.55%) Integration Testing
13 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (13.94%) TDD
14 18 (10.91%) Exploratory Testing
14 18 (10.91%) Manual Testing
14 18 (10.91%) User Stories
15 17 (10.30%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.42%) SQL
2 27 (16.36%) Python
3 23 (13.94%) C#
4 16 (9.70%) Java
4 16 (9.70%) XQuery
5 13 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.64%) Perl
8 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.42%) Ruby
9 4 (2.42%) Scala
10 2 (1.21%) C++
10 2 (1.21%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.21%) R
11 1 (0.61%) Go
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (30.91%) ISTQB
2 36 (21.82%) ISEB
3 30 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (16.97%) Degree
5 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (32.73%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) PMO
2 4 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (13.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) Grafana
3 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.61%) Kibana
3 1 (0.61%) logstash
3 1 (0.61%) Marathon
3 1 (0.61%) Mesos
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (23.03%) HP
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.88%) Motorola
3 12 (7.27%) SAP
4 10 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle
5 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.42%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.82%) Google
6 3 (1.82%) Mapbox
7 2 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.61%) Ariba
8 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.61%) Workday