The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regression Testing
UK / Wales
Rank 53 66 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 13 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.85% 1.61% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.89% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Median daily rate £343 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.59% -  
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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 578 581 519
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.22% 84.94% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 398 290
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in Wales

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in Wales

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales +16 9 £186 -42.76% 2
West Wales - 1 £500 -
Regression Testing
UK

Regression Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
3 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) NHS
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) SAP
8 2 (12.50%) BPR
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) Service Management

Regression Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 7 (43.75%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) BPR
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) CCAB
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP