The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.38% 1.45% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.83% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 106 109 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.10% 78.99% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 114
Median daily rate £335 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Regression Testing in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Staffordshire

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Tamworth - 1 £275 -
Regression Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) ERP
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Regression Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) ERP
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center