Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 158 161
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Regression Testing 32 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.87% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.05% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 10
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £340 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +7.17% +9.40%
10th Percentile £304 £213 £263
90th Percentile £530 £475 £504
England median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.01% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +1.25% +1.60% +7.13%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3948 5128 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.96% 83.07% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 3069 2256
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.27
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Regression Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Warwickshire +9 11 £350 -6.04% 1
Birmingham +4 11 £500 +122.22%
Staffordshire -3 4 £263 -7.89%
Coventry +8 3 £315 -17.11% 2
Kingswinford -2 1 - -
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Smart Meter
3 12 (37.50%) HP
4 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Unix
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (18.75%) Web Services
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
9 5 (15.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (15.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.63%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (15.63%) Route 53
9 5 (15.63%) Rackspace
9 5 (15.63%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (15.63%) Terraform
9 5 (15.63%) Web Operations
9 5 (15.63%) Open Source

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 5 (15.63%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (12.50%) nginx
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon S3
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (15.63%) Route 53
1 5 (15.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
1 5 (15.63%) SSL
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.63%) MySQL
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 5 (15.63%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) JUnit
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
1 17 (53.13%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Tester
2 5 (15.63%) WebOps Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Manual Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) AS400 Developer
4 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Re-Platforming Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (15.63%) Sensu
3 4 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) AS400
2 2 (6.25%) iSeries
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Unix
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.63%) DevOps
6 5 (15.63%) Open Source
6 5 (15.63%) Web Operations
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
9 2 (6.25%) Process Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (15.63%) PHP
3 5 (15.63%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) R
4 2 (6.25%) RPG
4 2 (6.25%) RPG III
4 2 (6.25%) RPG/400
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (15.63%) Ansible
2 5 (15.63%) collectd
2 5 (15.63%) Kibana
2 5 (15.63%) logstash
2 5 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) Salt
2 5 (15.63%) StatsD
2 5 (15.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) HP
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) Rackspace
3 5 (15.63%) SaltStack
4 2 (6.25%) CollabNet
4 2 (6.25%) Demandware
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft