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 3 months to 28 April 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 West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 118 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 20 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.61% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.77% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
Median daily rate £333 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.10% +32.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -16.66% +24.44%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2196 2347 2470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.46% 79.51% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1532 1593
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 140 102
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.13 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +15.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Gloucestershire +7 5 £300 -40.00% 2
Bristol +5 4 - - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £333 - 1
Somerset +7 1 £400 +42.22% 1
Devon -15 1 £180 -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Test Automation
3 16 (45.71%) Oracle
4 15 (42.86%) Selenium
5 14 (40.00%) HP
6 13 (37.14%) HP UFT
6 13 (37.14%) Java
6 13 (37.14%) Windows
6 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (37.14%) F#
6 13 (37.14%) SpecFlow
7 12 (34.29%) SQL
8 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
8 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
8 11 (31.43%) QA
9 10 (28.57%) DevOps
9 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 10 (28.57%) Integration Testing
10 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.71%) BDD
10 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
11 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
11 8 (22.86%) PuTTY
11 8 (22.86%) WinSCP
11 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing

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 (8.57%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) PuTTY
1 8 (22.86%) WinSCP
2 4 (11.43%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Selenium
2 13 (37.14%) HP UFT
2 13 (37.14%) SpecFlow
2 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
4 8 (22.86%) TeamCity
5 7 (20.00%) Toad
6 6 (17.14%) Ant
6 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
6 6 (17.14%) JIRA
6 6 (17.14%) TestNG
7 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
8 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.86%) JMeter
10 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
1 16 (45.71%) Tester
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Automation Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Tester
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
1 8 (22.86%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.86%) WinForms
4 1 (2.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Test Automation
3 10 (28.57%) DevOps
3 10 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 9 (25.71%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (22.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) Test Management
6 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) API Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) F#
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) VBScript
4 5 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) ISEB
4 5 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.86%) CCAB
6 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) vSphere
2 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) vRealize
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Oracle
2 14 (40.00%) HP
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
4 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 3 (8.57%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.86%) Guidewire
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sitecore