Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 308 302
Rank change year-on-year -33 -6 +74
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 723 861 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.98% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 548 549
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £627 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £344 £325
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 11
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +1.60% +4.99%
10th Percentile £31.25 £21.93 £20.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.60% +4.99%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Regression Testing in the UK

Regression Testing
Top 16 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 6 months to 21 November 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
England -41 679 £400 +6.67% 94
London -17 358 £490 +22.50% 37
UK excluding London -57 355 £338 -1.75% 65
South East +2 172 £338 +3.85% 13
Midlands -12 49 £400 +15.11% 14
North of England -16 49 £300 -25.47% 15
West Midlands +1 33 £450 +32.35% 9
North West +7 27 £295 -4.07% 8
East of England -32 27 £325 -7.14% 6
South West -17 26 £319 -1.92% 9
Scotland -9 23 £300 - 4
Yorkshire +4 15 £370 -1.33% 5
East Midlands -10 15 £444 +18.33% 5
North East +29 7 £281 -35.71% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £310 - 1
Wales +13 4 £393 +4.67% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 376 (52.01%) Test Automation
2 346 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (34.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 217 (30.01%) SQL
5 181 (25.03%) QA
6 176 (24.34%) Test Scripting
7 170 (23.51%) Java
8 160 (22.13%) JIRA
9 155 (21.44%) Selenium
10 142 (19.64%) Finance
11 139 (19.23%) Functional Testing
12 118 (16.32%) Scrum
13 116 (16.04%) Performance Testing
14 114 (15.77%) Test Strategy
15 109 (15.08%) Linux
16 101 (13.97%) Software Testing
17 98 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
18 97 (13.42%) Integration Testing
19 96 (13.28%) Python
20 95 (13.14%) Banking
21 90 (12.45%) ISTQB
22 89 (12.31%) HP
23 86 (11.89%) C#
24 85 (11.76%) TDD
25 83 (11.48%) Jenkins
25 83 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
26 77 (10.65%) BDD
26 77 (10.65%) Test Management
27 75 (10.37%) Scenario Testing
28 72 (9.96%) HP Quality Center

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 39 (5.39%) Confluence
2 23 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.21%) CMS
4 13 (1.80%) nginx
5 11 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.69%) Apache
9 5 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.69%) SAS
10 4 (0.55%) Documentum
10 4 (0.55%) Drupal
10 4 (0.55%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Mingle
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.83%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.69%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.55%) Endur
4 4 (0.55%) Maximo
4 4 (0.55%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.04%) SaaS
3 20 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.94%) GitHub
5 11 (1.52%) PaaS
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.24%) Route 53
6 9 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.97%) Office 365
8 5 (0.69%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.55%) IaaS
10 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.41%) npm
10 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.15%) Internet
2 24 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.77%) LTE
4 14 (1.94%) HTTP
5 13 (1.80%) 4G
6 11 (1.52%) Wireless
7 9 (1.24%) SSL
8 8 (1.11%) Firewall
9 6 (0.83%) 3G
9 6 (0.83%) DNS
9 6 (0.83%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.69%) DHCP
10 5 (0.69%) ICMP
11 4 (0.55%) FTP
11 4 (0.55%) PuTTY
11 4 (0.55%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.28%) Intranet
13 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.90%) Big Data
3 17 (2.35%) MySQL
4 16 (2.21%) MarkLogic
5 15 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.97%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.97%) Impala
10 7 (0.97%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 160 (22.13%) JIRA
2 155 (21.44%) Selenium
3 83 (11.48%) Jenkins
4 69 (9.54%) Cucumber
5 60 (8.30%) WebDriver
6 58 (8.02%) Git (software)
6 58 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (5.81%) JUnit
8 33 (4.56%) SoapUI
9 27 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 26 (3.60%) HP UFT
11 23 (3.18%) JMeter
12 22 (3.04%) SpecFlow
13 21 (2.90%) Visual Studio
14 18 (2.49%) Subversion
15 17 (2.35%) TestNG
16 16 (2.21%) LoadRunner
17 15 (2.07%) Appium
18 13 (1.80%) Toad
18 13 (1.80%) Zephyr
General
1 142 (19.64%) Finance
2 95 (13.14%) Banking
3 55 (7.61%) Front Office
4 37 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.73%) Retail
7 23 (3.18%) Publishing
8 16 (2.21%) Back Office
8 16 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.52%) Legal
10 10 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.24%) Games
12 8 (1.11%) Advertising
13 7 (0.97%) Marketing
13 7 (0.97%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.83%) Electronics
15 5 (0.69%) Automotive
16 3 (0.41%) Billing
16 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 219 (30.29%) Analyst
2 185 (25.59%) Test Analyst
3 149 (20.61%) Developer
4 141 (19.50%) Tester
5 51 (7.05%) Automation Tester
6 48 (6.64%) Test Engineer
6 48 (6.64%) Test Manager
7 44 (6.09%) Java Developer
8 41 (5.67%) C++ Developer
9 36 (4.98%) QA Engineer
10 33 (4.56%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (4.43%) QA Tester
12 28 (3.87%) Test Leader
13 27 (3.73%) Software Tester
14 26 (3.60%) Manual Tester
15 21 (2.90%) Developer in Test
16 20 (2.77%) Consultant
16 20 (2.77%) Test Automation Engineer
17 19 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
18 15 (2.07%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.88%) XML
2 50 (6.92%) .NET
3 48 (6.64%) HTML
4 45 (6.22%) Spring
5 44 (6.09%) Middleware
6 42 (5.81%) Web Services
7 26 (3.60%) CSS
7 26 (3.60%) JSON
7 26 (3.60%) RESTful
8 25 (3.46%) SOAP
9 24 (3.32%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.63%) XSLT
11 18 (2.49%) Gherkin
11 18 (2.49%) Node.js
11 18 (2.49%) REST
12 17 (2.35%) Swing
13 12 (1.66%) Hibernate
13 12 (1.66%) React
14 11 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.01%) Fixed Income
3 29 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 23 (3.18%) User Experience
5 21 (2.90%) Derivative
5 21 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.07%) Equities
7 15 (2.07%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.52%) Fintech
10 9 (1.24%) STB
11 8 (1.11%) AS400
11 8 (1.11%) PlayStation
12 7 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.08%) Linux
2 66 (9.13%) Windows
3 43 (5.95%) Unix
4 24 (3.32%) Android
5 20 (2.77%) Solaris
6 16 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.28%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) webOS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (52.01%) Test Automation
2 346 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (34.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 176 (24.34%) Test Scripting
5 139 (19.23%) Functional Testing
6 118 (16.32%) Scrum
7 116 (16.04%) Performance Testing
8 114 (15.77%) Test Strategy
9 101 (13.97%) Software Testing
10 98 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (13.42%) Integration Testing
12 85 (11.76%) TDD
13 83 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
14 77 (10.65%) BDD
14 77 (10.65%) Test Management
15 75 (10.37%) Scenario Testing
16 70 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
17 67 (9.27%) SDLC
18 63 (8.71%) Multithreading
19 59 (8.16%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 217 (30.01%) SQL
2 170 (23.51%) Java
3 96 (13.28%) Python
4 86 (11.89%) C#
5 62 (8.58%) C++
6 50 (6.92%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.01%) Scala
8 24 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.18%) Ruby
10 16 (2.21%) XQuery
11 14 (1.94%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.94%) PHP
12 13 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.66%) VBScript
14 10 (1.38%) F#
15 9 (1.24%) R
16 7 (0.97%) Perl
16 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (12.45%) ISTQB
2 66 (9.13%) ISEB
3 64 (8.85%) Degree
4 63 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 53 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 42 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.14%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
11 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (25.03%) QA
2 19 (2.63%) MiFID
3 6 (0.83%) IFRS
3 6 (0.83%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.69%) SLA
5 4 (0.55%) PMO
5 4 (0.55%) WCAG
6 2 (0.28%) COSO
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (3.60%) Docker
2 7 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.55%) vSphere
5 3 (0.41%) Firmware
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 72 (9.96%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.49%) Ansible
3 14 (1.94%) Kibana
4 12 (1.66%) Terraform
5 11 (1.52%) logstash
6 9 (1.24%) collectd
6 9 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.24%) Puppet
6 9 (1.24%) Salt
6 9 (1.24%) StatsD
7 6 (0.83%) SCCM
8 4 (0.55%) Grafana
8 4 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.55%) Mesos
8 4 (0.55%) Nagios
8 4 (0.55%) vRealize
8 4 (0.55%) WSUS
9 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.14%) Marathon
Vendors
1 89 (12.31%) HP
2 69 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 45 (6.22%) Oracle
4 32 (4.43%) TIBCO
5 28 (3.87%) Solace
6 27 (3.73%) SAP
7 23 (3.18%) Talarian
8 20 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.80%) Motorola
10 11 (1.52%) Citrix
11 10 (1.38%) Charles River
11 10 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.24%) Rackspace
12 9 (1.24%) SaltStack
13 8 (1.11%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.97%) Perforce
15 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.69%) ION Trading
16 5 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.69%) VMware