Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 29 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 -11
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 4 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.56% 3.37% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 4.15% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £275 £309 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +12.27% -8.33%
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +6.62% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 194 289 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 75.78% 81.18% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 177 193
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -6.90% +11.54%
10th Percentile £208 £195 £263
90th Percentile £475 £488 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.08 £10.30
90th Percentile £31.10 £46.70 £41.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £17.02 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.53% -27.59% +30.56%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Regression Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 24 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
Tamworth - 1 £275 -
Regression Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Simulink
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SysML
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft