The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Regression Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

Regression Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 203 204
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Regression Testing 51 34 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.83% 0.59% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.67% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 37
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5537 5051 5904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.90% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 4201 4753
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Regression Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the North West.

Salary trend for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Regression Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Regression Testing in the North West

Regression Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Regression Testing within the North West 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 40 £37,700 -3.33% 16
Cheshire +3 5 £31,500 +23.52% 3
Lancashire -6 5 £26,500 -29.33%
Merseyside -6 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Regression Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 109 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (44.44%) QA
3 52 (36.11%) Test Scripting
4 47 (32.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (27.78%) Selenium
6 38 (26.39%) SDLC
7 33 (22.92%) Cucumber
7 33 (22.92%) BDD
8 28 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 28 (19.44%) ISEB
8 28 (19.44%) TDD
9 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 26 (18.06%) JIRA
11 25 (17.36%) Refactoring
11 25 (17.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (17.36%) Java
12 24 (16.67%) .NET
12 24 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 24 (16.67%) Scrum
12 24 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 22 (15.28%) Test Strategy
14 20 (13.89%) ATDD
14 20 (13.89%) OO
14 20 (13.89%) Finance
15 19 (13.19%) Windows
15 19 (13.19%) Web Services
15 19 (13.19%) SQL
16 18 (12.50%) PHP
17 17 (11.81%) C#
17 17 (11.81%) Microsoft

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.69%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.08%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.08%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) PaaS
2 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) Internet
2 9 (6.25%) DNS
2 9 (6.25%) SMTP
3 2 (1.39%) HTTP
3 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) MySQL
2 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 6 (4.17%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.08%) Big Data
6 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 40 (27.78%) Selenium
2 33 (22.92%) Cucumber
3 26 (18.06%) JIRA
4 13 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.17%) JUnit
8 5 (3.47%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.08%) Grunt
10 3 (2.08%) gulp
10 3 (2.08%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.08%) QUnit
11 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.39%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Marketing
3 4 (2.78%) Electronics
3 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (34.03%) Analyst
2 42 (29.17%) Tester
3 37 (25.69%) Test Analyst
4 23 (15.97%) Developer
4 23 (15.97%) QA Engineer
5 21 (14.58%) QA Automation Engineer
6 17 (11.81%) Test Engineer
7 16 (11.11%) QA Analyst
8 15 (10.42%) QA Tester
9 14 (9.72%) Senior Tester
9 14 (9.72%) Test Manager
10 13 (9.03%) Test Leader
11 11 (7.64%) Automation Tester
11 11 (7.64%) Senior QA Engineer
12 10 (6.94%) Software Tester
13 9 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (6.25%) Java Engineer
13 9 (6.25%) PHP Developer
13 9 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) .NET
2 19 (13.19%) Web Services
3 11 (7.64%) Gherkin
4 9 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 8 (5.56%) XML
6 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.17%) jQuery
6 6 (4.17%) SOAP
7 4 (2.78%) CSS
7 4 (2.78%) HTML
7 4 (2.78%) HTML5
8 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.08%) React
8 3 (2.08%) REST
8 3 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.08%) Sass
8 3 (2.08%) SignalR
8 3 (2.08%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 9 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.17%) iPad
3 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.39%) Online Games
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.19%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Apple iOS
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.56%) Android
5 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.78%) Unix
7 2 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (75.69%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 47 (32.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (26.39%) SDLC
5 33 (22.92%) BDD
6 28 (19.44%) TDD
6 28 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 25 (17.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (17.36%) Refactoring
9 24 (16.67%) Scrum
9 24 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 22 (15.28%) Test Strategy
11 20 (13.89%) ATDD
11 20 (13.89%) OO
12 17 (11.81%) Exploratory Testing
12 17 (11.81%) Manual Testing
12 17 (11.81%) System Testing
13 16 (11.11%) QA Automation
14 15 (10.42%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.36%) Java
2 19 (13.19%) SQL
3 18 (12.50%) PHP
4 17 (11.81%) C#
5 16 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.42%) Ruby
7 7 (4.86%) C++
8 6 (4.17%) Python
9 4 (2.78%) C
9 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (19.44%) ISEB
2 24 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.94%) Degree
4 6 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (44.44%) QA
2 7 (4.86%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) Oracle
2 13 (9.03%) SAP
3 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.39%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.69%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.69%) HP
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
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