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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regression Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 47 62 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.61% 1.39% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £186 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.76% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £321 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.59% -  
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 497 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.69% 86.28% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 343 239
Median daily rate £388 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in South Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff +26 7 £186 -42.32%
Bridgend - 2 - -
Regression Testing
Wales

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) NHS
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management

Regression Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Lead
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) RUP
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C++
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft