The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 575 541 516
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 54 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 58 53
Median daily rate £400 £583 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £409 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £632
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Stress Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41433 41340 38406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 79.98% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27617 27390 24287
Median daily rate £448 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 1081 1104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the England region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -11 38 £500 -16.66% 5
North West -7 8 £300 -15.78% 1
South East - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £335 - 3
East of England +20 1 £350 - 1
South West +1 1 £350 -37.77%
Stress Testing
UK

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 56 (44.80%) Finance
2 38 (30.40%) Banking
3 32 (25.60%) Credit Risk
4 28 (22.40%) Market Risk
5 25 (20.00%) SQL
6 24 (19.20%) Degree
7 23 (18.40%) Validation
8 22 (17.60%) Front Office
8 22 (17.60%) Risk Management
8 22 (17.60%) Retail
9 20 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 19 (15.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (13.60%) Project Management
12 17 (13.60%) ISTQB
12 17 (13.60%) Investment Banking
13 15 (12.00%) System Testing
13 15 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (11.20%) MS Office
14 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
15 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
15 13 (10.40%) Unit Testing
15 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
15 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
15 13 (10.40%) Software Testing
16 12 (9.60%) ISEB
17 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
18 10 (8.00%) SAS
18 10 (8.00%) VBA

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 10 (8.00%) SAS
2 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) CICS
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (11.20%) MS Office
2 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.40%) LaTeX
5 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.80%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) VLAN
1 5 (4.00%) ZigBee
2 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 2 (1.60%) WebEx
4 1 (0.80%) GPRS
4 1 (0.80%) LAN
4 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.20%) Big Data
3 3 (2.40%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.40%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.60%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.60%) QlikView
5 1 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) Essbase
5 1 (0.80%) KDB
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) JIRA
2 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) LabVIEW
4 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.60%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.60%) JMeter
5 2 (1.60%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.80%) Ant
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.80%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.80%) Protractor
6 1 (0.80%) Subversion
6 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (44.80%) Finance
2 38 (30.40%) Banking
3 22 (17.60%) Front Office
3 22 (17.60%) Retail
4 17 (13.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Billing
6 3 (2.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (48.80%) Analyst
2 35 (28.00%) Risk Analyst
3 18 (14.40%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.80%) Qualitative Analyst
4 16 (12.80%) Quantitative Analyst
4 16 (12.80%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 14 (11.20%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Risk Business Analyst
7 9 (7.20%) Developer
8 8 (6.40%) Architect
9 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.80%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.00%) Credit Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) Market Risk Business Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) Release Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Report Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) .NET
2 5 (4.00%) XML
3 4 (3.20%) Web Services
4 3 (2.40%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.60%) Flash
5 2 (1.60%) Middleware
6 1 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.80%) HTML5
6 1 (0.80%) JMS
6 1 (0.80%) Swing
6 1 (0.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.60%) Credit Risk
2 28 (22.40%) Market Risk
3 9 (7.20%) Fixed Income
4 8 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.40%) Smart Meter
5 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.80%) Derivative
7 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.20%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (2.40%) Clustering
8 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.40%) Equities
9 2 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.60%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.60%) PMI
9 2 (1.60%) Statistics
9 2 (1.60%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Linux
2 5 (4.00%) Windows
3 4 (3.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Validation
2 22 (17.60%) Risk Management
3 20 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 19 (15.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (13.60%) Project Management
7 15 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (12.00%) System Testing
8 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
8 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
8 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
8 13 (10.40%) Software Testing
8 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.40%) Unit Testing
9 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
10 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.20%) Analytics
11 9 (7.20%) Defect Management
11 9 (7.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (7.20%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) VBA
3 6 (4.80%) MATLAB
4 4 (3.20%) C#
4 4 (3.20%) C++
4 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.40%) C
5 3 (2.40%) R
6 2 (1.60%) Java
7 1 (0.80%) COBOL
7 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.80%) JCL
7 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Degree
2 17 (13.60%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.60%) ISEB
4 5 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.60%) CCIE
6 2 (1.60%) CCNP
6 2 (1.60%) CFA
6 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.60%) PMP
6 2 (1.60%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) ACCA
7 1 (0.80%) CCNA
7 1 (0.80%) CIMA
7 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) COREP
3 4 (3.20%) CRD IV
3 4 (3.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.40%) Basel II
4 3 (2.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.80%) FINREP
5 1 (0.80%) MiFID
5 1 (0.80%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Murex
4 6 (4.80%) Algorithmics
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco
5 4 (3.20%) HP
6 3 (2.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.80%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.80%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.80%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.80%) Riverbed
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