The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 137 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.040% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.051% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £351 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2634 1949 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.27% 78.15% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1138 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Coventry - 7 £351 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 7 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (28.57%) Content Management
5 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) CMS
6 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Agile Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 7 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft