Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 173 173
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 44 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 29
South West median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +23.08% +5.69%
10th Percentile £262 £222 £269
90th Percentile £426 £525 £383
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.06% - -
England median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.84% +10.00% -

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 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 4524 4791 5024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.62% 79.57% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3167 3304
South West median daily rate £397 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.87% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 240 218
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.05 £50.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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
Wiltshire +21 13 £351 -29.80%
Bristol +9 12 £303 -24.38% 5
Gloucestershire +8 6 £300 -40.00%
Somerset -6 4 £400 +72.97%
Devon -19 1 £180 -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 19 (43.18%) Windows
4 18 (40.91%) SQL
5 17 (38.64%) Integration Testing
5 17 (38.64%) Selenium
5 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (29.55%) Java
7 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
8 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 12 (27.27%) HP UFT
9 11 (25.00%) HP
9 11 (25.00%) Oracle
9 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (25.00%) Linux
9 11 (25.00%) VMware
9 11 (25.00%) QA
9 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 11 (25.00%) BDD
9 11 (25.00%) F#
10 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (22.73%) TeamCity
10 10 (22.73%) vSphere
10 10 (22.73%) SoapUI

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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) CMS
2 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SAP WM
2 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) PuTTY
1 10 (22.73%) WinSCP
2 4 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
5 10 (22.73%) TeamCity
6 8 (18.18%) Ant
6 8 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 8 (18.18%) JIRA
6 8 (18.18%) TestNG
6 8 (18.18%) Toad
7 6 (13.64%) LoadRunner
8 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
9 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
9 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
10 2 (4.55%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.27%) JMeter
11 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 14 (31.82%) Tester
3 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Automation Tester
5 7 (15.91%) Test Manager
6 6 (13.64%) SAP Manager
6 6 (13.64%) SAP Test Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Consultant
7 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
7 4 (9.09%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) Administrator
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Web Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) WinForms
5 1 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) RIA
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
4 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Android
5 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Integration Testing
4 12 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (25.00%) BDD
5 11 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (22.73%) DevOps
6 10 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Scrum
6 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 8 (18.18%) API Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Test Management
8 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.36%) Logistics
9 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 11 (25.00%) F#
4 5 (11.36%) C#
5 4 (9.09%) VBScript
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.82%) VB
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (15.91%) ISEB
4 6 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) vSphere
2 8 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) vRealize
2 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.82%) Nagios
2 3 (6.82%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Kibana
3 1 (2.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle
1 11 (25.00%) VMware
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.64%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Dell KACE
4 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (6.82%) McAfee
4 3 (6.82%) NetApp
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
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