The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 93 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £441 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.01% -  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1132 1604 1575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.86% 82.85% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 1123 1008
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in West Yorkshire

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Leeds - 2 £375 - 1
Stress Testing
Yorkshire

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) HP

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP