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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 509 450 390
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -60
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 70 102 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.28% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 65 133
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£550 £500 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £600 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
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 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -22 52 £575 +7.72% 16
South East +2 5 £225 -43.75%
South West -27 5 £350 -17.64% 2
North West -11 3 £320 -13.22% 1
East of England -15 3 £324 - 1
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 101 (51.01%) Finance
2 69 (34.85%) Banking
3 55 (27.78%) SQL
4 54 (27.27%) Market Risk
5 46 (23.23%) Investment Banking
6 45 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 28 (14.14%) C#
7 28 (14.14%) Credit Risk
8 27 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 25 (12.63%) Degree
9 25 (12.63%) LoadRunner
9 25 (12.63%) Load Testing
10 24 (12.12%) Data Modelling
11 23 (11.62%) Performance Testing
12 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
13 21 (10.61%) Derivative
14 19 (9.60%) HP
14 19 (9.60%) ISEB
14 19 (9.60%) Analytics
15 18 (9.09%) VBA
16 17 (8.59%) ISTQB
16 17 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (8.59%) Integration Testing
17 15 (7.58%) JMeter
17 15 (7.58%) Project Management
17 15 (7.58%) Test Strategy
18 14 (7.07%) Test Scripting
18 14 (7.07%) Oracle
18 14 (7.07%) Equities

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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%) CICS
3 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Maximo
2 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.51%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.51%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Cordys
3 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) IPsec
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
2 1 (0.51%) Intranet
2 1 (0.51%) Extranet
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
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%) xDSL
2 1 (0.51%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.01%) Big Data
8 2 (1.01%) MySQL
8 2 (1.01%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (12.63%) LoadRunner
2 15 (7.58%) JMeter
3 9 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
4 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.53%) Selenium
6 4 (2.02%) JUnit
6 4 (2.02%) Maven
6 4 (2.02%) JIRA
7 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.01%) Toad
8 2 (1.01%) Introscope
9 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.51%) Subversion
9 1 (0.51%) ERwin
9 1 (0.51%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.51%) Sahi
9 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
General
1 101 (51.01%) Finance
2 69 (34.85%) Banking
3 46 (23.23%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.56%) Front Office
5 6 (3.03%) Retail
6 5 (2.53%) Back Office
7 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.02%) Legal
8 3 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.01%) Law
9 2 (1.01%) Electronics
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (46.97%) Analyst
2 51 (25.76%) Business Analyst
3 25 (12.63%) Risk Analyst
4 24 (12.12%) Developer
5 23 (11.62%) Tester
5 23 (11.62%) Market Risk Analyst
5 23 (11.62%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 21 (10.61%) Test Analyst
7 17 (8.59%) Market Analyst
8 16 (8.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 15 (7.58%) Performance Tester
10 13 (6.57%) Architect
11 12 (6.06%) Banking Business Analyst
12 9 (4.55%) Quantitative Analyst
12 9 (4.55%) Project Manager
13 8 (4.04%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.54%) Performance Test Analyst
14 7 (3.54%) Business Manager
14 7 (3.54%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.55%) J2EE
2 8 (4.04%) .NET
3 7 (3.54%) Web Services
4 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.52%) Middleware
5 3 (1.52%) WCF
6 2 (1.01%) jQuery
6 2 (1.01%) WPF
6 2 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.01%) CSS3
6 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.01%) HTML5
6 2 (1.01%) HTML
6 2 (1.01%) CSS
6 2 (1.01%) JRules
6 2 (1.01%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.01%) MDX
6 2 (1.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 54 (27.27%) Market Risk
2 28 (14.14%) Credit Risk
3 21 (10.61%) Derivative
4 14 (7.07%) Equities
5 12 (6.06%) Fixed Income
6 10 (5.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.04%) Social Network
7 8 (4.04%) Statistics
8 7 (3.54%) Economics
8 7 (3.54%) Reference Data
9 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.02%) Firmware
11 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.52%) iPad
11 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.01%) STB
12 2 (1.01%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.06%) Linux
2 9 (4.55%) Windows
3 7 (3.54%) UNIX
4 3 (1.52%) zOS
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.73%) Risk Management
2 27 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 25 (12.63%) Load Testing
4 24 (12.12%) Data Modelling
5 23 (11.62%) Performance Testing
6 19 (9.60%) Analytics
7 17 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (8.59%) Integration Testing
8 15 (7.58%) Project Management
8 15 (7.58%) Test Strategy
9 14 (7.07%) Test Scripting
9 14 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.57%) Software Testing
11 12 (6.06%) Quantitative Risk Management
12 11 (5.56%) Migration
12 11 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.56%) Quantitative Analysis
13 10 (5.05%) Volume Testing
13 10 (5.05%) Validation
14 8 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.78%) SQL
2 28 (14.14%) C#
3 18 (9.09%) VBA
4 13 (6.57%) Java
5 11 (5.56%) C++
6 7 (3.54%) Python
7 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.03%) C
8 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.02%) Groovy
9 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.02%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.52%) Perl
10 3 (1.52%) R
11 2 (1.01%) VB
11 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (12.63%) Degree
2 19 (9.60%) ISEB
3 17 (8.59%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.02%) MBA
6 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) PhD
6 2 (1.01%) MCSD
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%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.57%) QA
2 11 (5.56%) Basel III
3 6 (3.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.02%) COREP
4 4 (2.02%) Basel II
5 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.01%) SLA
7 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.51%) EMIR
7 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.51%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) OpenView
1 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) Cobbler
2 2 (1.01%) Puppet
2 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.51%) Control-M
3 1 (0.51%) nmon
Vendors
1 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.60%) HP
3 14 (7.07%) Oracle
4 9 (4.55%) IBM
5 6 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.02%) SAP
6 4 (2.02%) Murex
7 3 (1.52%) SunGard
7 3 (1.52%) Lotus
8 2 (1.01%) Tableau
8 2 (1.01%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.01%) Cognos
8 2 (1.01%) Citrix
8 2 (1.01%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.51%) Remedy
9 1 (0.51%) Juniper
9 1 (0.51%) Calypso
9 1 (0.51%) Compuware
9 1 (0.51%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.51%) CA
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