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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 165 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £320 £600 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50
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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -3 4 £320 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 2 (28.57%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) HP

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Qualitative Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Quantitative Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Validation Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP