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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2342 2023 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.40% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1211 935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 101 97
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Volume Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scalability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scalability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Volume Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware