The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 122 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% - 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% - 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1843 1670 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.37% 68.27% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 725 809
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the Berkshire region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) FileMaker
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) nmon
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) PPP
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) PPP
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) DSL
1 1 (16.67%) L2TP
1 1 (16.67%) X.21
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IPsec
1 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
1 1 (16.67%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Introscope
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) FileMaker Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JDBC
1 1 (16.67%) ODBC
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) F5