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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 161 144 128
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.051% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £525 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +57.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £495 £288
% change year-on-year
-29.29% +72.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 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
(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
Cheshire -14 2 £525 +5.00%
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Billing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (28.57%) PhD
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science

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:

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
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
3 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Qualitative Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Quantitative Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Validation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
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%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
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%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) PhD
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Riverbed