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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank - 74 84
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £256 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £315 £450
% change year-on-year
+50.79% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Stress Testing
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
1037 840 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.39% 73.36% 67.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 425 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - - 1
Stress Testing
North West

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) CICS
2 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) Basel III
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) CICS Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Basel III
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft