The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Stress Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 174 183
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Stress Testing 6 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 10
Median salary £53,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.47% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.42% +1.87%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3588 3066 3340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.65% 89.99% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3030 2536 2756
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in Manchester

Stress Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Stress Testing in Manchester.

Salary trend for Stress Testing in Manchester

Stress Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Stress Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (85.00%) XML
3 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (80.00%) C#
3 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (70.00%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (70.00%) Relational Database
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (70.00%) Marketing
4 14 (70.00%) WAI
4 14 (70.00%) Load Balancing
4 14 (70.00%) Use Case
4 14 (70.00%) RESTful
4 14 (70.00%) HTML
4 14 (70.00%) MySQL
4 14 (70.00%) Windows
4 14 (70.00%) UML
4 14 (70.00%) OOP
4 14 (70.00%) OO
4 14 (70.00%) N-Tier
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (70.00%) CSS
4 14 (70.00%) Web Services
4 14 (70.00%) HTTP
4 14 (70.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (5.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) MySQL
2 14 (70.00%) RDBMS
2 14 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Gatling
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) JMeter
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (10.00%) The Grinder
1 2 (10.00%) Travis CI
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (70.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) .NET Developer
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Junior
3 3 (15.00%) Junior .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Junior VB.NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
1 17 (85.00%) XML
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 14 (70.00%) CSS
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) RESTful
2 14 (70.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Enterprise Software
1 14 (70.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
1 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Load Balancing
1 14 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 14 (70.00%) OO
1 14 (70.00%) OOP
1 14 (70.00%) UML
1 14 (70.00%) Use Case
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (10.00%) BDD
2 2 (10.00%) Kanban
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (10.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (10.00%) Scrum
2 2 (10.00%) TDD
2 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) C#
2 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (70.00%) WAI
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) IAS 39
3 1 (5.00%) IFRS
3 1 (5.00%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft