The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 76 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 0.81% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
882 823 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.61% 73.81% 66.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 443 466
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Stress Testing
North West

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 24 July 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 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) CICS
3 3 (33.33%) zOS
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) NHibernate
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) Basel III
4 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
3 1 (11.11%) RavenDB
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Programmer
1 3 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
1 3 (33.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) NHibernate
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Basel III
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) IBM