Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 180 171
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 42 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 0.43% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.52% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 24
South West median daily rate £388 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.57% -1.92% -1.52%
10th Percentile £323 £261 £211
90th Percentile £465 £434 £446
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £35.75 £41.25 £41.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £29.62 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.64% +3.75% +0.79%

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 5,598 4,655 4,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.47% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,583 2,926 3,128
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 £558 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 199 295
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.54 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 - 13 £370 - 3
Wiltshire -20 12 £388 +19.23% 2
Bristol -18 11 £413 +48.65% 3
Dorset +1 1 - - 3
Somerset -7 1 £475 - 4
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 23 (54.76%) Test Automation
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (47.62%) SQL
4 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
6 11 (26.19%) ISEB
6 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
8 9 (21.43%) JIRA
8 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Selenium
8 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
9 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (19.05%) Finance
10 7 (16.67%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) Migration
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) QA
10 7 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) ETL
11 6 (14.29%) Oracle
11 6 (14.29%) Linux
12 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse

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 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) Big Data
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) DataStage
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.38%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) QualityStage
5 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
1 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.14%) Redmine
3 3 (7.14%) TestComplete
3 3 (7.14%) TestRail
4 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
4 2 (4.76%) JMeter
4 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (2.38%) Gradle
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
1 20 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 6 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) ETL Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 4 (9.52%) REST
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) Middleware
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) React
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.14%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Automation
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (16.67%) Migration
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) ETL
9 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (11.90%) SDLC
10 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
11 4 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISEB
2 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Dynatrace
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Netezza
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Teradata