The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 132 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.083% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £481
% change year-on-year
-17.24% -24.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Stress Testing
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 4 £350 - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) NHibernate
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) SAS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
1 1 (14.29%) RavenDB
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) NHibernate
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Kendo UI
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
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