The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 14 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Permanent jobs citing Regression Testing 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 4.27% 7.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 8.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Median salary £26,500 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.33% -  
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 Preston with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 50 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 86.32% 87.72% 82.43%
Number of salaries quoted 95 41 50
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Regression Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Regression Testing
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Salary trend for Regression Testing in Preston

Regression Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

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 Preston region with a requirement for Regression Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) SDLC
2 8 (72.73%) Smoke Testing
2 8 (72.73%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) Validation
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing

Regression Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Tester
3 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Manual Tester
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Tester
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Tester
4 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Lead Tester
5 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
5 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) SDLC
2 8 (72.73%) Smoke Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Validation
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) HP