The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 96 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.40% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.55% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
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£413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £320 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1217 909 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.94% 72.55% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 507 453
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.75 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the Manchester region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) CA
3 3 (33.33%) zOS
3 3 (33.33%) RACF
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
3 3 (33.33%) VSAM
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Finance

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Robot
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) CICS Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Testing Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Testing Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (11.11%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ISPF
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) SAP