The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 305 297
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 359 411 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.93% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 260 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 4
Median hourly rate £40.38 £35.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.93% +5.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £14.88 £20.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £35.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.97% +10.00%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the UK

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the UK

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the UK

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Regression Testing in the UK

Regression Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England -3 323 £400 +3.89% 100
London +29 157 £425 +9.67% 42
South East +18 75 £391 +6.46% 21
Scotland +57 27 £650 +147.61% 3
City of London +13 24 £425 +1.19% 11
Hampshire +6 21 £325 -10.34% 6
East of England +2 21 £325 -7.14% 5
Edinburgh +27 18 £650 +153.65% 1
South West +11 17 £351 -29.80% 5
Oxfordshire +5 17 £400 +37.93% 3
North West +16 16 £488 +62.50% 9
West Midlands +13 12 £338 -11.76% 7
Leeds +3 12 £451 -11.51% 1
West Yorkshire +1 12 £451 -9.75% 2
Yorkshire -2 12 £451 -9.75% 5
Glasgow +10 10 £338 -7.53% 2
East Midlands -11 10 £400 -15.56% 2
Kent +8 9 £400 +90.47%
Basingstoke - 9 £325 - 2
Wiltshire - 8 £390 - 2
Birmingham +19 7 £350 +31.45% 4
West Sussex +18 7 £375 +15.38%
Manchester +6 7 £600 +100.00% 6
Nottingham +6 7 £425 +53.15% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £225 -43.75% 3
Nottinghamshire 0 7 £425 +53.15% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £340 -5.69% 4
Oxford - 7 £425 - 2
Cardiff +4 6 £330 -2.22% 1
East Sussex +1 6 £388 +10.71% 2

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

1 379 (53.99%) Test Automation
2 324 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (29.20%) SQL
4 203 (28.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 199 (28.35%) Selenium
6 182 (25.93%) Finance
7 176 (25.07%) Test Scripting
8 168 (23.93%) Java
9 165 (23.50%) QA
9 165 (23.50%) Functional Testing
10 152 (21.65%) JIRA
11 150 (21.37%) Test Strategy
12 143 (20.37%) Integration Testing
13 122 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (17.09%) Scrum
15 111 (15.81%) System Integration Testing
16 99 (14.10%) Test Management
17 98 (13.96%) Linux
17 98 (13.96%) Jenkins
18 95 (13.53%) HP
19 94 (13.39%) Software Testing
20 93 (13.25%) ISTQB
20 93 (13.25%) Oracle
21 89 (12.68%) Exploratory Testing
22 88 (12.54%) Performance Testing
23 87 (12.39%) WebDriver
24 86 (12.25%) TDD
24 86 (12.25%) Microsoft
24 86 (12.25%) ISEB
25 83 (11.82%) BDD

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 47 (6.70%) Confluence
2 19 (2.71%) CMS
2 19 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.71%) IIS
6 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.43%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.43%) Drupal
7 3 (0.43%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.28%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.28%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.43%) Mingle
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (2.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 15 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.57%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.43%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.14%) Lorenzo
9 1 (0.14%) Magento
9 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.42%) SaaS
3 11 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.00%) Basecamp
4 7 (1.00%) GitHub
5 6 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.71%) PaaS
7 4 (0.57%) IaaS
8 2 (0.28%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.28%) Office 365
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.14%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.14%) Route 53
9 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.14%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.28%) Internet
2 18 (2.56%) HTTP
2 18 (2.56%) PuTTY
2 18 (2.56%) WinSCP
3 14 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.71%) LTE
5 10 (1.42%) 4G
6 7 (1.00%) LDAP
7 5 (0.71%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.71%) Wireless
8 4 (0.57%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.43%) SSL
10 2 (0.28%) DSL
11 1 (0.14%) DVB
11 1 (0.14%) NFC
11 1 (0.14%) Skype
11 1 (0.14%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 31 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 28 (3.99%) Oracle Reports
5 25 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (2.42%) MySQL
8 17 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.28%) Data Mart
11 9 (1.28%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.00%) Big Data
12 7 (1.00%) Redis
12 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 199 (28.35%) Selenium
2 152 (21.65%) JIRA
3 98 (13.96%) Jenkins
4 87 (12.39%) WebDriver
5 78 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 65 (9.26%) TeamCity
7 63 (8.97%) Git (software)
8 60 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (7.83%) HP UFT
10 49 (6.98%) SpecFlow
11 39 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 35 (4.99%) JUnit
13 31 (4.42%) LoadRunner
13 31 (4.42%) TestNG
14 28 (3.99%) Visual Studio
15 26 (3.70%) Eclipse
15 26 (3.70%) Subversion
16 20 (2.85%) CruiseControl
17 18 (2.56%) JBehave
17 18 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 182 (25.93%) Finance
2 62 (8.83%) Banking
3 24 (3.42%) Retail
4 20 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.99%) Front Office
6 14 (1.99%) Marketing
7 12 (1.71%) Local Government
7 12 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.28%) Billing
8 9 (1.28%) Legal
8 9 (1.28%) Military
9 8 (1.14%) Advertising
9 8 (1.14%) Back Office
9 8 (1.14%) Publishing
10 7 (1.00%) Electronics
10 7 (1.00%) Games
11 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 207 (29.49%) Analyst
2 170 (24.22%) Test Analyst
3 138 (19.66%) Tester
4 111 (15.81%) Developer
5 73 (10.40%) Automation Tester
6 60 (8.55%) Test Manager
7 42 (5.98%) Consultant
8 41 (5.84%) Test Engineer
9 40 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
10 36 (5.13%) QA Engineer
11 34 (4.84%) Java Developer
12 25 (3.56%) Test Leader
13 24 (3.42%) QA Tester
14 23 (3.28%) Software Tester
15 21 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
16 20 (2.85%) Senior Test Analyst
17 18 (2.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
18 16 (2.28%) Implementation Consultant
18 16 (2.28%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.83%) XML
2 65 (9.26%) .NET
3 56 (7.98%) Web Services
4 44 (6.27%) HTML
5 35 (4.99%) JSON
5 35 (4.99%) RESTful
6 30 (4.27%) Spring
7 29 (4.13%) Middleware
8 26 (3.70%) CSS
9 21 (2.99%) Gherkin
9 21 (2.99%) SOAP
10 20 (2.85%) Hibernate
11 15 (2.14%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.99%) J2EE
13 13 (1.85%) HTML5
13 13 (1.85%) Symfony
14 12 (1.71%) jQuery
15 11 (1.57%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.57%) REST
15 11 (1.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.57%) Fixed Income
5 11 (1.57%) User Experience
6 10 (1.42%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.42%) Equities
7 9 (1.28%) Fintech
7 9 (1.28%) NHS
7 9 (1.28%) STB
8 8 (1.14%) Derivative
8 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.00%) PlayStation
9 7 (1.00%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.71%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (13.96%) Linux
2 80 (11.40%) Windows
3 62 (8.83%) Unix
4 31 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 22 (3.13%) Android
6 22 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.71%) Solaris
8 5 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.57%) Debian
9 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (53.99%) Test Automation
2 324 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (28.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 176 (25.07%) Test Scripting
5 165 (23.50%) Functional Testing
6 150 (21.37%) Test Strategy
7 143 (20.37%) Integration Testing
8 122 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
9 120 (17.09%) Scrum
10 111 (15.81%) System Integration Testing
11 99 (14.10%) Test Management
12 94 (13.39%) Software Testing
13 89 (12.68%) Exploratory Testing
14 88 (12.54%) Performance Testing
15 86 (12.25%) TDD
16 83 (11.82%) BDD
17 76 (10.83%) SDLC
18 66 (9.40%) Defect Management
18 66 (9.40%) Unit Testing
19 64 (9.12%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (29.20%) SQL
2 168 (23.93%) Java
3 76 (10.83%) C#
4 64 (9.12%) Python
5 60 (8.55%) JavaScript
6 33 (4.70%) Shell Script
7 32 (4.56%) C++
8 25 (3.56%) F#
9 23 (3.28%) PHP
10 21 (2.99%) Scala
11 18 (2.56%) VBScript
12 17 (2.42%) Ruby
13 16 (2.28%) C
14 10 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.00%) Groovy
15 7 (1.00%) VB
16 6 (0.85%) ECMAScript
16 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (13.25%) ISTQB
2 86 (12.25%) ISEB
3 61 (8.69%) Degree
4 60 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 60 (8.55%) Security Cleared
5 39 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.43%) CCAB
9 3 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.28%) HND
11 1 (0.14%) ACCA
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
11 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.14%) PhD
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (23.50%) QA
2 8 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.00%) MiFID
3 7 (1.00%) PMO
4 5 (0.71%) HL7
5 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.43%) SLA
6 2 (0.28%) GxP
6 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (2.42%) vSphere
2 15 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.14%) Docker
6 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.42%) vRealize
3 7 (1.00%) Puppet
4 6 (0.85%) Ansible
4 6 (0.85%) HockeyApp
5 5 (0.71%) Kibana
5 5 (0.71%) logstash
5 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.57%) Mesos
7 3 (0.43%) Grafana
7 3 (0.43%) Salt
8 2 (0.28%) Terraform
9 1 (0.14%) Ambari
9 1 (0.14%) collectd
9 1 (0.14%) Consul
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.14%) Marathon
9 1 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 95 (13.53%) HP
2 93 (13.25%) Oracle
3 86 (12.25%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.85%) VMware
5 26 (3.70%) SAP
6 21 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.85%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.28%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.14%) IBM
9 15 (2.14%) Zend
10 12 (1.71%) Murex
10 12 (1.71%) Sybase
11 10 (1.42%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.42%) Xamarin
12 8 (1.14%) Apple
12 8 (1.14%) Solace
12 8 (1.14%) Talarian
13 7 (1.00%) Informatica
14 6 (0.85%) Adobe
14 6 (0.85%) Sitecore
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