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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
England / North West
Rank - 155 142
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £320 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) The Grinder
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) VSAM
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) MS Access
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Toad
4 1 (25.00%) HP

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 (25.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (25.00%) Firebug
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Database Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) HP