Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 171 159
Rank change year-on-year -24 -12 +29
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 17 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.44% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.53% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 25
South West median daily rate £330 £393 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +9.03% -15.29%
10th Percentile £210 £296 £290
90th Percentile £500 £465 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.10% -32.61%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +23.29% -15.61% +2.98%

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 5,100 4,150 4,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.92% 83.28% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,240 2,493 2,834
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £241
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 199 206
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.73 £14.19
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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
Bristol -11 6 £268 -33.54% 2
Wiltshire -32 3 £475 +23.06%
Somerset +3 2 £311 - 1
Gloucestershire -10 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £330 -
Cornwall - 1 £375 -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) Coaching

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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 802.15
1 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) webpack
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Coach
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) KVM
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
2 1 (5.88%) Veeam
2 1 (5.88%) VMware