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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 506 494 409
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -85
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 72 75 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 126
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £354 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £623 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.74% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +5 57 £600 +9.09% 15
South East +5 5 £225 -43.75% 1
South West - 5 £700 - 2
North West -4 4 £320 -8.57% 4
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 76 (42.94%) Finance
2 58 (32.77%) Banking
3 55 (31.07%) Market Risk
4 54 (30.51%) SQL
5 43 (24.29%) Risk Management
6 41 (23.16%) Investment Banking
7 31 (17.51%) Data Modelling
8 30 (16.95%) Business Analysis
9 25 (14.12%) Degree
9 25 (14.12%) Credit Risk
10 23 (12.99%) Load Testing
10 23 (12.99%) Integration Testing
11 20 (11.30%) C#
11 20 (11.30%) LoadRunner
11 20 (11.30%) Performance Testing
12 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.17%) HP
13 17 (9.60%) MS Excel
14 16 (9.04%) ISEB
14 16 (9.04%) ISTQB
15 15 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (7.91%) JMeter
16 14 (7.91%) Derivative
17 13 (7.34%) Project Management
17 13 (7.34%) Equities
17 13 (7.34%) Analytics
18 12 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.78%) Front Office

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.69%) CICS
2 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) MS Office
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Maximo
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.56%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.56%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) 4G
2 1 (0.56%) DSL
2 1 (0.56%) L2TP
2 1 (0.56%) X.21
2 1 (0.56%) MPLS
2 1 (0.56%) OSPF
2 1 (0.56%) BGP
2 1 (0.56%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Extranet
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
2 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) PPP
2 1 (0.56%) SNMP
2 1 (0.56%) VPN
2 1 (0.56%) IPsec
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.69%) Big Data
6 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.13%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.56%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (11.30%) LoadRunner
2 14 (7.91%) JMeter
3 9 (5.08%) Rational Performance Tester
4 8 (4.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.26%) Selenium
7 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.13%) JIRA
7 2 (1.13%) Introscope
7 2 (1.13%) Toad
8 1 (0.56%) ERwin
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.56%) WATIR
8 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.56%) Sahi
8 1 (0.56%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
General
1 76 (42.94%) Finance
2 58 (32.77%) Banking
3 41 (23.16%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.78%) Front Office
5 5 (2.82%) Retail
6 4 (2.26%) Back Office
7 3 (1.69%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (53.67%) Analyst
2 57 (32.20%) Business Analyst
3 35 (19.77%) Market Risk Analyst
3 35 (19.77%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 33 (18.64%) Risk Analyst
5 26 (14.69%) Market Analyst
6 23 (12.99%) IT Business Analyst
7 20 (11.30%) Test Analyst
7 20 (11.30%) Tester
8 16 (9.04%) Banking Business Analyst
9 14 (7.91%) Developer
10 13 (7.34%) Performance Tester
11 9 (5.08%) Architect
12 8 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (3.95%) Performance Test Analyst
13 7 (3.95%) Performance Analyst
14 6 (3.39%) Project Manager
15 5 (2.82%) C# Developer
15 5 (2.82%) Quantitative Analyst
16 4 (2.26%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) .NET
2 6 (3.39%) J2EE
2 6 (3.39%) Web Services
3 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.69%) Middleware
4 3 (1.69%) WCF
4 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.13%) HTML5
5 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.13%) jQuery
5 2 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.13%) CSS3
5 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (1.13%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.13%) MDX
5 2 (1.13%) WPF
5 2 (1.13%) WinForms
5 2 (1.13%) JRules
5 2 (1.13%) CSS
5 2 (1.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.07%) Market Risk
2 25 (14.12%) Credit Risk
3 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.91%) Derivative
5 13 (7.34%) Equities
6 10 (5.65%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.52%) Social Network
8 7 (3.95%) Reference Data
9 6 (3.39%) Fixed Income
10 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (2.26%) Firmware
12 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.69%) Economics
12 3 (1.69%) Statistics
12 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
13 2 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (1.13%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.08%) Linux
2 7 (3.95%) Windows
3 5 (2.82%) UNIX
4 3 (1.69%) zOS
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.29%) Risk Management
2 31 (17.51%) Data Modelling
3 30 (16.95%) Business Analysis
4 23 (12.99%) Load Testing
4 23 (12.99%) Integration Testing
5 20 (11.30%) Performance Testing
6 15 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (7.34%) Project Management
8 13 (7.34%) Analytics
9 12 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.21%) Migration
10 11 (6.21%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 9 (5.08%) Manual Testing
11 9 (5.08%) Volume Testing
11 9 (5.08%) Test Scripting
11 9 (5.08%) Test Strategy
12 8 (4.52%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.52%) Quantitative Analysis
13 7 (3.95%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.51%) SQL
2 20 (11.30%) C#
3 10 (5.65%) VBA
4 9 (5.08%) Java
5 6 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.39%) C++
6 5 (2.82%) C
7 4 (2.26%) Embedded C
8 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.13%) R
9 2 (1.13%) VB
9 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (14.12%) Degree
2 16 (9.04%) ISEB
2 16 (9.04%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.26%) MBA
5 2 (1.13%) PhD
5 2 (1.13%) MCSE
5 2 (1.13%) MCSD
5 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CIMA
6 1 (0.56%) ACCA
6 1 (0.56%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) QA
1 11 (6.21%) Basel III
2 6 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.26%) COREP
4 2 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 2 (1.13%) Basel II
5 1 (0.56%) EMIR
5 1 (0.56%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.56%) P3O
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) OpenView
2 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.56%) nmon
3 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
1 18 (10.17%) HP
2 9 (5.08%) IBM
3 6 (3.39%) Oracle
4 4 (2.26%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.69%) Lotus
5 3 (1.69%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.13%) Tableau
6 2 (1.13%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.56%) Remedy
7 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.56%) Juniper
7 1 (0.56%) CA
7 1 (0.56%) Compuware
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco
7 1 (0.56%) Cognos
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