The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 16 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 South 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 134 126 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.042% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.060% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £310 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £481
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 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
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Vacancies
Bristol - 5 £300 -
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Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Puppet
4 3 (30.00%) Cobbler
4 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) VBA
5 2 (20.00%) Basel II
6 1 (10.00%) CIMA
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) SAP FI

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CIMA
1 1 (10.00%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Cobbler
1 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix