Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 168 181
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 15 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 24
South West median daily rate £408 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.55% -1.79% -
10th Percentile £295 £272 £300
90th Percentile £494 £433 £421
England median daily rate £425 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.66% +11.56%

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 4,224 4,321 4,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.27% 80.93% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,629 2,870 3,429
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £519
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 284 254
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.78% -5.12% +37.75%
10th Percentile £11.79 £12.55 £14.03
90th Percentile £47.65 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bristol -12 6 £435 +45.00% 3
Wiltshire +8 5 £408 -4.12% 1
Devon - 2 £390 -
Somerset -2 1 - - 2
Dorset -5 1 £425 +17.24% 1
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Dell KACE
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) WSUS
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Nagios
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee

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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Codeception
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) Dell KACE
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee
1 2 (13.33%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Guidewire
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Xilinx