The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 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.

Regression Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 120 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1  
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 15 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Median daily rate £390 £394 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £379 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £409 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.30% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -15.55% +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1779 2248 1946
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.03% 82.16% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1247 1121
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regression Testing in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regression Testing in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regression Testing in the West Midlands

Regression Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham +5 7 £433 +4.84% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £538 - 1
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire +5 1 £275 -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (27.03%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
4 9 (24.32%) JIRA
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) Oracle
5 7 (18.92%) ERP
5 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) Validation
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (16.22%) Python
6 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 6 (16.22%) HP UFT
6 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.51%) CSS
7 5 (13.51%) SOAP
7 5 (13.51%) Selenium
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.51%) REST
7 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.81%) DevOps

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.11%) nginx
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Route 53
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.41%) GitHub
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) SSL
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) JIRA
2 6 (16.22%) HP UFT
3 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.81%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.41%) Hudson
5 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.41%) PhantomJS
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Regression Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) WebOps Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) CSS
3 5 (13.51%) REST
3 5 (13.51%) SOAP
4 4 (10.81%) JSON
4 4 (10.81%) XML
5 3 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (8.11%) Sensu
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) Node.js
7 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) ERP
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Validation
6 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) DevOps
9 3 (8.11%) Data Management
9 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.11%) Web Development
9 3 (8.11%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) Python
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.81%) Puppet
3 3 (8.11%) Ansible
3 3 (8.11%) collectd
3 3 (8.11%) Kibana
3 3 (8.11%) logstash
3 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.11%) Salt
3 3 (8.11%) StatsD
3 3 (8.11%) Terraform
4 2 (5.41%) Zenoss
5 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (2.70%) OpenView
5 1 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Rackspace
2 3 (8.11%) SaltStack
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
4 1 (2.70%) Coverity
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) VMware