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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank - 134 132
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.071% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.097% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £326 £511
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -36.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014. 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
Manchester - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft