Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 84 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 4 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.42% 0.27% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.32% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 16
South Wales median daily rate £393 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +20.97% -22.50%
10th Percentile £371 £363 £245
90th Percentile £414 £388 £323
Wales median daily rate £393 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +4.67% +20.97% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South Wales median hourly rate - - £18.38
Wales median hourly rate - - £18.38

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 792 948 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.54% 83.75% 81.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 682 810
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £225 £235
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.38 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% +15.75% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.46 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in South Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in South Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in South Wales

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 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
Cardiff -2 3 £393 +4.67% 1
Newport - 1 - - 1
Regression Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) Informatica
2 2 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Teradata
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) ATDD
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ATDD
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica
1 2 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Teradata