The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 154 143 142
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.31% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.39% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £525 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% +13.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
- -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Stress Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 3 £525 +61.53%
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) System Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (25.00%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) VSAM
6 1 (12.50%) Firebug
6 1 (12.50%) Fiddler

Stress Testing
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
1 1 (12.50%) Firebug
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) The Grinder
1 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Database Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) HR Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) COBOL
1 1 (12.50%) JCL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) HP