Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 October 2018 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 West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 169 182
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 -10
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 33 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.72% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 24
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £321 £263 £211
90th Percentile £498 £425 £525
England median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.06% -
England median hourly rate £26.31 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -29.85% +2.74% -8.03%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,168 4,580 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.46% 83.15% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,893 3,144
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 189 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in the South West

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the South West

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the South West

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the South West

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +9 11 £370 +23.33% 3
Wiltshire -20 9 £388 -0.64% 1
Bristol -19 6 £375 +33.93% 2
Devon - 2 £373 - 1
Dorset 0 1 - - 6
Somerset -5 1 £475 - 3
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Regression Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) QA
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) ISEB
6 6 (18.18%) JIRA
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) C#
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.15%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
8 4 (12.12%) Linux

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.03%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) DataStage
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (3.03%) QualityStage
5 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JMeter
3 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.03%) Gradle
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Business Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) ETL Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) HR Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Release and Configuration Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (12.12%) ETL
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.03%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Dynatrace
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Netezza
4 1 (3.03%) Teradata