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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 508 506 468
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 81 71 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 63
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£575 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Stress Testing
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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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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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 +24 59 £600 +4.34% 18
Yorkshire -24 6 £525 - 1
North West -28 6 £300 -6.25% 1
South West -12 3 £563 +50.00% 2
South East -21 3 £375 +66.66% 1
Midlands - 2 £500 -
East of England +1 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 74 (52.86%) Finance
2 68 (48.57%) Banking
3 40 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 40 (28.57%) Credit Risk
4 37 (26.43%) Market Risk
5 28 (20.00%) SQL
6 27 (19.29%) Risk Management
7 22 (15.71%) Business Analysis
8 20 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (11.43%) Java
9 16 (11.43%) Data Modelling
9 16 (11.43%) Degree
9 16 (11.43%) Basel III
9 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 13 (9.29%) Selenium
12 12 (8.57%) VBA
12 12 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.14%) Front Office
13 10 (7.14%) Basel II
13 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
13 10 (7.14%) MS Office
13 10 (7.14%) QA
13 10 (7.14%) COREP
13 10 (7.14%) Analytics
14 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.43%) C#
14 9 (6.43%) Project Management
15 8 (5.71%) SunGard
15 8 (5.71%) .NET

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (5.71%) SAS
2 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.14%) Jetty
2 3 (2.14%) nginx
2 3 (2.14%) Apache
2 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) GemFire
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.14%) MS Office
3 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Adaptiv
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) SNMP
1 3 (2.14%) VPN
1 3 (2.14%) DNS
1 3 (2.14%) SSL
1 3 (2.14%) Firewall
1 3 (2.14%) IPsec
1 3 (2.14%) IMAP
1 3 (2.14%) OpenVPN
1 3 (2.14%) SMTP
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.86%) Big Data
3 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.14%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.14%) MS Access
4 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.14%) MySQL
4 3 (2.14%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Selenium
2 8 (5.71%) JIRA
3 7 (5.00%) JMeter
4 6 (4.29%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.57%) HP UFT
5 5 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.86%) NeoLoad
7 3 (2.14%) JConsole
7 3 (2.14%) VisualVM
7 3 (2.14%) YourKit
7 3 (2.14%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.14%) Subversion
8 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.71%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (52.86%) Finance
2 68 (48.57%) Banking
3 40 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.14%) Front Office
5 6 (4.29%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.57%) Back Office
7 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.14%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (2.14%) Legal
8 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 2 (1.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.71%) Automotive
9 1 (0.71%) Electronics
9 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (44.29%) Analyst
2 42 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 21 (15.00%) Architect
4 20 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
5 18 (12.86%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 17 (12.14%) Developer
7 15 (10.71%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
8 14 (10.00%) Market Risk Analyst
9 11 (7.86%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (7.86%) Market Risk Business Analyst
10 10 (7.14%) Market Analyst
11 8 (5.71%) Tester
11 8 (5.71%) IT Business Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
13 6 (4.29%) Credit Analyst
14 5 (3.57%) Project Manager
14 5 (3.57%) Test Manager
14 5 (3.57%) Technical Architect
15 4 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 5 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.14%) JMS
3 3 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (2.14%) Java EE
4 2 (1.43%) XML
4 2 (1.43%) RESTful
4 2 (1.43%) WCF
4 2 (1.43%) WPF
4 2 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) LINQ
5 1 (0.71%) Murex MxML
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.71%) REST
5 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.71%) CSS
5 1 (0.71%) MDX
5 1 (0.71%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.57%) Credit Risk
2 37 (26.43%) Market Risk
3 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 6 (4.29%) Statistics
6 5 (3.57%) Equities
7 4 (2.86%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.14%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.14%) Clustering
8 3 (2.14%) Derivative
9 2 (1.43%) Physics
9 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.43%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) Xbox
10 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.71%) DTV
10 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) UNIX
3 3 (2.14%) Debian
3 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.14%) CentOS
4 2 (1.43%) Linux
5 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) Risk Management
2 22 (15.71%) Business Analysis
3 20 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 12 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (7.14%) Analytics
7 9 (6.43%) Project Management
7 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.71%) Validation
8 8 (5.71%) Performance Testing
8 8 (5.71%) Load Testing
9 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.00%) Migration
9 7 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.00%) UML
9 7 (5.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (4.29%) SDLC
10 6 (4.29%) Target Operating Model
10 6 (4.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.00%) SQL
2 16 (11.43%) Java
3 12 (8.57%) VBA
4 9 (6.43%) C#
5 7 (5.00%) C++
6 6 (4.29%) Python
7 4 (2.86%) MATLAB
7 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.86%) R
7 4 (2.86%) Perl
8 3 (2.14%) Ruby
9 2 (1.43%) C
10 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.71%) Delphi
10 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.71%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) CCIE
2 4 (2.86%) CCNP
2 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.14%) ISEB
3 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) MCT
4 2 (1.43%) PhD
4 2 (1.43%) CFA
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.43%) Basel III
2 10 (7.14%) Basel II
2 10 (7.14%) QA
2 10 (7.14%) COREP
3 3 (2.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) AIFMD
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) Varnish
2 3 (2.14%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (2.14%) Docker
2 3 (2.14%) NFS
3 1 (0.71%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Cacti
1 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.14%) Puppet
1 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.14%) logstash
1 3 (2.14%) Nagios
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.71%) SunGard
2 8 (5.71%) Oracle
3 5 (3.57%) Hyperion
4 4 (2.86%) Sybase
4 4 (2.86%) Murex
4 4 (2.86%) LANDesk
5 3 (2.14%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.14%) Dell
5 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) Calypso
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.71%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.71%) Capita
7 1 (0.71%) CA
7 1 (0.71%) Borland
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £750 - £830 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £570 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £587.50 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago