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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regression Testing
UK
Rank 301 314 304
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 342 374 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.85% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 205 233
Median daily rate £395 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £246 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £521 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £50.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +18 317 £400 +6.66% 119
London +36 142 £460 +15.00% 42
South East +19 68 £375 +7.14% 25
Hampshire +16 26 £350 -3.44% 3
South West +12 25 £345 -17.36% 6
East Midlands +7 22 £388 +55.00% 4
Yorkshire +13 17 £420 +24.44% 7
Surrey +21 16 £435 +11.53% 3
East of England -11 16 £331 -22.05% 8
West Midlands +20 15 £390 +4.00% 4
West Yorkshire +16 15 £420 +24.44% 5
Leeds +12 15 £420 +26.79% 4
Wales +12 13 £343 +7.03% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £325 -16.12% 2
Northamptonshire - 10 £388 -
South Wales +16 9 £186 -42.76% 1
Milton Keynes -1 9 £350 -9.67% 2
City of London -9 9 £575 +67.27% 13
Oxfordshire - 9 £425 - 6
Nottinghamshire +12 8 £300 - 1
North West -5 8 £285 -10.93% 18
Northampton - 8 £388 -
Nottingham - 8 £300 - 1
Cardiff +24 7 £186 -42.32%
Cambridgeshire +12 7 £275 -35.29% 5
Manchester -4 7 £293 -24.90% 15
Birmingham - 7 £433 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 6 £313 - 3
Bristol +5 6 £500 +21.95% 3
Redhill - 6 £435 -

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 326 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (29.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 211 (28.40%) QA
4 195 (26.24%) Selenium
5 188 (25.30%) Test Scripting
6 185 (24.90%) SQL
7 160 (21.53%) Finance
8 157 (21.13%) Java
9 144 (19.38%) Functional Testing
10 142 (19.11%) Test Strategy
11 141 (18.98%) Test Automation
12 132 (17.77%) JIRA
13 116 (15.61%) Jenkins
14 115 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
15 113 (15.21%) Integration Testing
16 110 (14.80%) Oracle
17 109 (14.67%) System Integration Testing
18 100 (13.46%) Scrum
18 100 (13.46%) Software Testing
19 98 (13.19%) HP
20 97 (13.06%) Python
21 95 (12.79%) Test Management
22 93 (12.52%) Linux
23 91 (12.25%) Automated Testing
24 85 (11.44%) Cucumber
25 84 (11.31%) BDD
25 84 (11.31%) WebDriver
26 83 (11.17%) Microsoft
27 80 (10.77%) XML
27 80 (10.77%) Automation Testing

Regression Testing
Top Related 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 29 (3.90%) Confluence
2 15 (2.02%) CMS
3 14 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.88%) nginx
3 14 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.67%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.54%) IIS
7 4 (0.54%) LiveCycle
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.40%) CICS
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
8 3 (0.40%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.40%) Moodle
8 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 62 (8.34%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.56%) MS Office
3 12 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.67%) Mingle
6 3 (0.40%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.83%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.54%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.40%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.02%) GitHub
4 13 (1.75%) SaaS
5 7 (0.94%) Basecamp
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.67%) Route 53
6 5 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.54%) IaaS
8 3 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.40%) Boomi
8 3 (0.40%) Office 365
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.04%) Internet
2 28 (3.77%) HTTP
3 20 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.29%) LTE
5 16 (2.15%) 4G
6 14 (1.88%) SSL
6 14 (1.88%) Wireless
7 12 (1.62%) PuTTY
7 12 (1.62%) WinSCP
8 10 (1.35%) LDAP
9 4 (0.54%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.27%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.27%) DSL
11 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.13%) ATM
12 1 (0.13%) DVB
12 1 (0.13%) FTP
12 1 (0.13%) RS-232
12 1 (0.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.25%) Oracle Database
2 36 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 27 (3.63%) MongoDB
5 26 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
6 21 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.15%) MySQL
7 16 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.35%) Big Data
12 10 (1.35%) Redis
13 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (26.24%) Selenium
2 132 (17.77%) JIRA
3 116 (15.61%) Jenkins
4 85 (11.44%) Cucumber
5 84 (11.31%) WebDriver
6 78 (10.50%) Git (software)
7 64 (8.61%) HP UFT
8 56 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (7.13%) TeamCity
10 43 (5.79%) SpecFlow
11 42 (5.65%) SoapUI
12 39 (5.25%) JUnit
13 38 (5.11%) Subversion
14 34 (4.58%) Eclipse
15 30 (4.04%) JBehave
16 27 (3.63%) Visual Studio
17 24 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (3.23%) TestNG
18 23 (3.10%) Appium
19 22 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 160 (21.53%) Finance
2 62 (8.34%) Banking
3 26 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.10%) Publishing
5 17 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.29%) Military
5 17 (2.29%) Retail
6 16 (2.15%) Back Office
7 15 (2.02%) Front Office
8 14 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.75%) Games
10 12 (1.62%) Electronics
11 11 (1.48%) Marketing
12 10 (1.35%) Advertising
12 10 (1.35%) Legal
13 9 (1.21%) Billing
14 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.27%) Law
16 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (32.03%) Analyst
2 191 (25.71%) Test Analyst
3 139 (18.71%) Tester
4 116 (15.61%) Developer
5 63 (8.48%) Automation Tester
6 51 (6.86%) Test Manager
7 42 (5.65%) QA Engineer
8 40 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 30 (4.04%) Test Engineer
10 25 (3.36%) QA Analyst
10 25 (3.36%) Test Leader
11 23 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (2.96%) Consultant
13 21 (2.83%) Java Developer
14 20 (2.69%) QA Automation Engineer
14 20 (2.69%) QA Tester
14 20 (2.69%) Senior Test Analyst
15 19 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (2.56%) Business Analyst
16 18 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.77%) XML
2 54 (7.27%) Web Services
3 48 (6.46%) .NET
4 43 (5.79%) HTML
5 32 (4.31%) JSON
6 31 (4.17%) RESTful
7 30 (4.04%) Gherkin
8 28 (3.77%) SOAP
9 22 (2.96%) CSS
10 21 (2.83%) REST
11 20 (2.69%) Spring
12 18 (2.42%) Middleware
13 15 (2.02%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
14 14 (1.88%) XSLT
15 13 (1.75%) Flask
16 12 (1.62%) Node.js
16 12 (1.62%) Symfony
17 11 (1.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.58%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.56%) Derivative
4 16 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 13 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.62%) User Experience
8 11 (1.48%) NHS
9 8 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.81%) Grid Computing
11 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.81%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.67%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.67%) iPad
12 5 (0.67%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.52%) Linux
2 73 (9.83%) Windows
3 63 (8.48%) Unix
4 36 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.29%) Android
7 14 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.54%) Solaris
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (29.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 188 (25.30%) Test Scripting
4 144 (19.38%) Functional Testing
5 142 (19.11%) Test Strategy
6 141 (18.98%) Test Automation
7 115 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (15.21%) Integration Testing
9 109 (14.67%) System Integration Testing
10 100 (13.46%) Scrum
10 100 (13.46%) Software Testing
11 95 (12.79%) Test Management
12 91 (12.25%) Automated Testing
13 84 (11.31%) BDD
14 80 (10.77%) Automation Testing
15 79 (10.63%) Manual Testing
15 79 (10.63%) Non-Functional Testing
16 78 (10.50%) Performance Testing
17 76 (10.23%) Exploratory Testing
18 72 (9.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 185 (24.90%) SQL
2 157 (21.13%) Java
3 97 (13.06%) Python
4 75 (10.09%) C#
5 55 (7.40%) JavaScript
6 38 (5.11%) Shell Script
7 35 (4.71%) C
8 34 (4.58%) PHP
9 27 (3.63%) C++
10 26 (3.50%) F#
10 26 (3.50%) PL/SQL
11 25 (3.36%) Ruby
12 21 (2.83%) VBScript
13 18 (2.42%) Perl
14 16 (2.15%) Scala
15 15 (2.02%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.08%) XQuery
17 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (9.29%) ISTQB
2 64 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.48%) Degree
4 50 (6.73%) ISEB
5 48 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (5.38%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.54%) HND
10 3 (0.40%) CCAB
11 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ACCA
12 1 (0.13%) CIMA
12 1 (0.13%) CISM
12 1 (0.13%) CRISC
12 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (28.40%) QA
2 18 (2.42%) SDET
3 9 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) EMIR
6 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.48%) vSphere
4 8 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.40%) Docker
6 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (8.34%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.29%) Puppet
3 16 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.88%) Kibana
4 14 (1.88%) logstash
4 14 (1.88%) Salt
5 11 (1.48%) vRealize
6 9 (1.21%) Grafana
7 5 (0.67%) Ansible
7 5 (0.67%) collectd
7 5 (0.67%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.67%) StatsD
7 5 (0.67%) Terraform
8 2 (0.27%) Ambari
8 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.27%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.13%) SCCM
9 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 110 (14.80%) Oracle
2 98 (13.19%) HP
3 83 (11.17%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.04%) SAP
5 28 (3.77%) VMware
6 22 (2.96%) Atlassian
7 21 (2.83%) IBM
7 21 (2.83%) Zend
8 14 (1.88%) Guidewire
8 14 (1.88%) Rackspace
8 14 (1.88%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.62%) Charles River
10 10 (1.35%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.08%) Apple
11 8 (1.08%) Citrix
11 8 (1.08%) SmartStream
12 7 (0.94%) Adobe
13 6 (0.81%) Dell
13 6 (0.81%) Informatica
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Proactive Appointments
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London
Proactive Appointments
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South East London
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Eames Consulting
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Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £85,000 per year
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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City, London
Ebury
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Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £44 per hour
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Leysen Associates
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People Source Consulting
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