The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 132 136 140
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £400 £498 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +55.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2288 2436 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.85% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1578 1576
Median daily rate £388 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 108
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the South West region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the South West region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 South West region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle