The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
England / South West
Rank 134 137 139
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.077% 0.069% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.086% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £373 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.69% -17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £403 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £423 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +35.15% -24.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

Stress Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2116 2318 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.48% 79.88% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1528 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in the South West

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in the South West

Stress Testing
Contractor 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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing 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 25 March 2017. 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 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
Bristol - 1 £345 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) HSRP
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Telephony Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Guidewire