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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 142 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
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£456 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £294 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.42% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
Stress Testing
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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
2847 2302 1738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.34% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1212 855
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 116 89
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.37 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 28 May 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £500 - 2
Manchester -9 2 £413 +17.85% 2
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) CCIE
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) zOS
4 2 (16.67%) RACF
4 2 (16.67%) VSAM
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) DB2

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Robot
General
1 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) VSAM
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Volume Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCIE
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
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