The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 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 West Midlands 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 117 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1764 1310 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.60% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 653 747
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 58 67
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.63 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Stress Testing
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Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) BPMN
2 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) BPMN
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos