The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 11 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 England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 477 425 396
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -29
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 72 114 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 127
Average daily rate
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£513 £501 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £369 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35491 33389 37029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 73.28% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22455 20580 21661
Average daily rate £401 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1001 1322
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Stress Testing
UK

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 49 £550 +1.38% 16
North West -9 7 £320 -8.57% 3
East of England -7 5 £288 - 1
South East -11 5 £195 -51.25% 2
South West -22 4 £400 -5.88% 4
Yorkshire +1 1 £275 -23.61% 7
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 116 (58.59%) Finance
2 66 (33.33%) Banking
3 55 (27.78%) SQL
4 43 (21.72%) Risk Management
5 40 (20.20%) Market Risk
6 38 (19.19%) Investment Banking
7 31 (15.66%) Credit Risk
8 29 (14.65%) Derivative
9 28 (14.14%) LoadRunner
9 28 (14.14%) Performance Testing
10 27 (13.64%) C#
11 25 (12.63%) Load Testing
12 24 (12.12%) Degree
13 23 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (11.11%) Business Analysis
14 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 22 (11.11%) VBA
14 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 20 (10.10%) Project Management
16 19 (9.60%) HP
16 19 (9.60%) ISEB
16 19 (9.60%) QA
16 19 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (9.60%) Analytics
17 18 (9.09%) Data Modelling
17 18 (9.09%) ISTQB
18 17 (8.59%) Linux
19 16 (8.08%) Java
19 16 (8.08%) JMeter
19 16 (8.08%) Front Office

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (3.54%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.52%) CICS
4 2 (1.01%) Apache
4 2 (1.01%) SAS
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.53%) MS Office
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Maximo
2 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.51%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.51%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) IPsec
2 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.51%) xDSL
2 1 (0.51%) WAN
2 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.51%) FTP
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) PPP
2 1 (0.51%) SNMP
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.51%) Intranet
2 1 (0.51%) Extranet
2 1 (0.51%) MPLS
2 1 (0.51%) OSPF
2 1 (0.51%) BGP
2 1 (0.51%) DSL
2 1 (0.51%) L2TP
2 1 (0.51%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.52%) MySQL
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.51%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 28 (14.14%) LoadRunner
2 16 (8.08%) JMeter
3 9 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
4 5 (2.53%) JIRA
5 4 (2.02%) Maven
5 4 (2.02%) Selenium
5 4 (2.02%) JUnit
5 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.01%) Toad
6 2 (1.01%) Introscope
6 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.01%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) WATIR
7 1 (0.51%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.51%) ERwin
7 1 (0.51%) Sahi
7 1 (0.51%) JProfiler
General
1 116 (58.59%) Finance
2 66 (33.33%) Banking
3 38 (19.19%) Investment Banking
4 16 (8.08%) Front Office
5 5 (2.53%) Retail
6 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.02%) Legal
7 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.52%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (46.97%) Analyst
2 48 (24.24%) Business Analyst
3 25 (12.63%) Developer
4 23 (11.62%) Tester
5 22 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 16 (8.08%) Architect
6 16 (8.08%) Risk Analyst
7 13 (6.57%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.57%) Performance Tester
8 12 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (5.56%) Business Manager
10 10 (5.05%) Business Project Manager
10 10 (5.05%) Market Risk Analyst
10 10 (5.05%) Market Risk Business Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) Quantitative Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.04%) IT Business Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.54%) Senior Business Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.05%) .NET
1 10 (5.05%) J2EE
2 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.52%) Middleware
4 3 (1.52%) WCF
5 2 (1.01%) WPF
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (1.01%) jQuery
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.01%) HTML5
5 2 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.01%) REST
5 2 (1.01%) CSS3
5 2 (1.01%) XML
5 2 (1.01%) CSS
5 2 (1.01%) HTML
5 2 (1.01%) MDX
5 2 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.20%) Market Risk
2 31 (15.66%) Credit Risk
3 29 (14.65%) Derivative
4 16 (8.08%) Fixed Income
4 16 (8.08%) Equities
5 12 (6.06%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.04%) Social Network
6 8 (4.04%) Statistics
6 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.04%) Reference Data
7 7 (3.54%) Economics
8 6 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.02%) Firmware
10 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.52%) iPad
11 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.01%) Open Source
11 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.59%) Linux
2 10 (5.05%) Windows
3 9 (4.55%) UNIX
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.52%) zOS
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.72%) Risk Management
2 28 (14.14%) Performance Testing
3 25 (12.63%) Load Testing
4 23 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 20 (10.10%) Project Management
7 19 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (9.60%) Analytics
8 18 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 14 (7.07%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.06%) Quantitative Risk Management
10 12 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.06%) Test Scripting
10 12 (6.06%) Software Testing
11 11 (5.56%) Quantitative Analysis
11 11 (5.56%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.05%) TOGAF
12 10 (5.05%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.05%) Volume Testing
12 10 (5.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.78%) SQL
2 27 (13.64%) C#
3 22 (11.11%) VBA
4 16 (8.08%) Java
5 13 (6.57%) C++
6 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.54%) Python
8 6 (3.03%) C
9 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.02%) Groovy
10 4 (2.02%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.02%) Perl
11 3 (1.52%) R
12 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.51%) VB
13 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.51%) Ruby
13 1 (0.51%) Scala
13 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.12%) Degree
2 19 (9.60%) ISEB
3 18 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 14 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.02%) MBA
6 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) MCSD
6 2 (1.01%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) PhD
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.01%) PMP
6 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.01%) ACCA
6 2 (1.01%) CIMA
7 1 (0.51%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.60%) QA
2 12 (6.06%) Basel III
3 4 (2.02%) Basel II
3 4 (2.02%) COREP
4 3 (1.52%) CRD IV
4 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.51%) P3O
6 1 (0.51%) EMIR
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.53%) OpenView
2 4 (2.02%) Puppet
2 4 (2.02%) Cobbler
2 4 (2.02%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.51%) nmon
3 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.60%) HP
3 14 (7.07%) Oracle
4 9 (4.55%) IBM
5 5 (2.53%) Murex
6 4 (2.02%) SunGard
6 4 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.02%) SAP
7 3 (1.52%) Sybase
8 2 (1.01%) Cognos
8 2 (1.01%) Citrix
8 2 (1.01%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.01%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.51%) F5
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau
9 1 (0.51%) VMware
9 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.51%) Calypso
9 1 (0.51%) Juniper
9 1 (0.51%) CA
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