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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 562 547 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 55 90 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 58 52
Median daily rate £500 £556 £553
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £446 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -
UK excluding London median 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
40831 42666 40917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.45% 81.24% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27254 28340 26063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1188 1145
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 -18 39 £550 -4.34% 4
West Midlands -11 7 £351 - 1
North West -2 5 £300 -17.24% 1
South East +10 2 £575 +53.33% 2
South West +15 1 £365 -51.33%
North East - 1 £363 -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (41.51%) Finance
2 32 (30.19%) SQL
3 27 (25.47%) Banking
4 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (21.70%) Credit Risk
5 23 (21.70%) Validation
6 21 (19.81%) Degree
7 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
8 19 (17.92%) Front Office
9 17 (16.04%) Regression Testing
9 17 (16.04%) System Testing
9 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
9 17 (16.04%) Retail
10 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
10 16 (15.09%) Oracle
11 14 (13.21%) Test Strategy
11 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
12 13 (12.26%) ISEB
13 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
13 12 (11.32%) MS Office
13 12 (11.32%) Performance Testing
13 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (10.38%) Market Risk
14 11 (10.38%) .NET
15 10 (9.43%) VBA
16 9 (8.49%) Linux
16 9 (8.49%) SAS
16 9 (8.49%) QA
16 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (8.49%) SAS
2 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) CICS
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS Office
2 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) GitHub
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
1 3 (2.83%) SAN
1 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.83%) VLAN
1 3 (2.83%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.89%) FTP
2 2 (1.89%) HTTP
2 2 (1.89%) WebEx
3 1 (0.94%) BGP
3 1 (0.94%) Extranet
3 1 (0.94%) GPRS
3 1 (0.94%) HSRP
3 1 (0.94%) Intranet
3 1 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.94%) MPLS
3 1 (0.94%) OSPF
3 1 (0.94%) PPP
3 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Big Data
2 3 (2.83%) MS Access
2 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.89%) DB2
3 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.94%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) JIRA
2 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.77%) JMeter
3 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.83%) LabVIEW
4 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.94%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.94%) Firebug
6 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.94%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.94%) Toad
6 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (41.51%) Finance
2 27 (25.47%) Banking
3 19 (17.92%) Front Office
4 17 (16.04%) Retail
5 8 (7.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.83%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.89%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Billing
8 1 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (49.06%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Risk Analyst
3 18 (16.98%) Business Analyst
4 15 (14.15%) Qualitative Analyst
4 15 (14.15%) Quantitative Analyst
5 14 (13.21%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
6 13 (12.26%) Test Analyst
7 11 (10.38%) Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Architect
9 7 (6.60%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Risk Business Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.72%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Performance Test Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Finance Business Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) Senior Business Analyst
12 4 (3.77%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) Web Services
3 3 (2.83%) XML
4 2 (1.89%) Flash
4 2 (1.89%) JMS
4 2 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.94%) Dropwizard
5 1 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.94%) Middleware
5 1 (0.94%) REST
5 1 (0.94%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.70%) Credit Risk
2 11 (10.38%) Market Risk
3 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.83%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.83%) Statistics
7 2 (1.89%) Clustering
7 2 (1.89%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) Economics
8 1 (0.94%) Equities
8 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.94%) Physics
8 1 (0.94%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.94%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.94%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Windows
3 7 (6.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.70%) Validation
3 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
4 17 (16.04%) Regression Testing
4 17 (16.04%) System Testing
4 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
5 14 (13.21%) Test Strategy
5 14 (13.21%) Unit Testing
6 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
6 12 (11.32%) Performance Testing
7 11 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (7.55%) Defect Management
9 8 (7.55%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (7.55%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.60%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.60%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.60%) Functional Testing
10 7 (6.60%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 10 (9.43%) VBA
3 8 (7.55%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) C
4 5 (4.72%) C++
4 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
5 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.89%) COBOL
6 2 (1.89%) JCL
6 2 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.94%) Groovy
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) R
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Degree
2 16 (15.09%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.26%) ISEB
4 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.89%) CCIE
8 2 (1.89%) CCNP
8 2 (1.89%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.94%) CCNA
9 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) COREP
3 3 (2.83%) Basel II
3 3 (2.83%) CRD IV
4 2 (1.89%) Basel III
4 2 (1.89%) FINREP
5 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.94%) MiFID
5 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.94%) SEPA
5 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.94%) OPNET
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Oracle
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.72%) HP
4 3 (2.83%) Cisco
5 2 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.94%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.94%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.94%) Murex
6 1 (0.94%) Remedy
6 1 (0.94%) Reuters
6 1 (0.94%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
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