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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 523 492 514
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 73 101 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 39
Average daily rate £550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +168.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +168.00%
Stress Testing
UK

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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 50 £575 +4.54% 13
South East +16 9 £250 -32.43% 4
Yorkshire - 8 £413 -
North West -14 4 £498 -17.08% 4
South West +3 1 £425 -15.00%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Stress Testing
UK

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (48.05%) Finance
2 55 (35.71%) Banking
3 43 (27.92%) Credit Risk
3 43 (27.92%) Market Risk
4 40 (25.97%) SQL
5 32 (20.78%) Investment Banking
6 28 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 25 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (14.94%) Degree
8 23 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
10 18 (11.69%) Java
11 17 (11.04%) Analytics
12 16 (10.39%) Business Analysis
13 15 (9.74%) Unix
14 14 (9.09%) JIRA
14 14 (9.09%) Big Data
14 14 (9.09%) Hadoop
15 13 (8.44%) Mathematics
15 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
15 13 (8.44%) Automated Testing
15 13 (8.44%) Project Management
15 13 (8.44%) MS Office
15 13 (8.44%) .NET
15 13 (8.44%) Python
16 12 (7.79%) C#
16 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
17 11 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
17 11 (7.14%) Linux
17 11 (7.14%) MS Excel

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.19%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.25%) Apache
3 5 (3.25%) SAS
4 4 (2.60%) GemFire
4 4 (2.60%) Jetty
4 4 (2.60%) nginx
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.30%) Confluence
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.65%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.44%) MS Office
2 11 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) Firewall
2 4 (2.60%) DNS
2 4 (2.60%) IMAP
2 4 (2.60%) SMTP
2 4 (2.60%) SNMP
2 4 (2.60%) VLAN
3 3 (1.95%) IPsec
3 3 (1.95%) OpenVPN
3 3 (1.95%) SSL
3 3 (1.95%) VPN
4 2 (1.30%) DSL
4 2 (1.30%) LAN
4 2 (1.30%) WAN
4 2 (1.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) Big Data
1 14 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.55%) MySQL
4 7 (4.55%) Pentaho
5 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.25%) OLAP
7 4 (2.60%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.30%) MS Access
8 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) DataStage
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) JIRA
2 9 (5.84%) JMeter
2 9 (5.84%) Subversion
3 7 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 6 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.25%) Selenium
6 4 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.60%) Hudson
7 3 (1.95%) Ant
7 3 (1.95%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.95%) JConsole
7 3 (1.95%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.95%) JUnit
7 3 (1.95%) Maven
7 3 (1.95%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.95%) VisualVM
7 3 (1.95%) YourKit
8 2 (1.30%) SonarQube
General
1 74 (48.05%) Finance
2 55 (35.71%) Banking
3 32 (20.78%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.14%) Retail
5 10 (6.49%) Front Office
6 9 (5.84%) Legal
7 6 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.60%) Back Office
9 4 (2.60%) Billing
10 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (37.66%) Analyst
2 32 (20.78%) Developer
3 28 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
4 26 (16.88%) Business Analyst
5 24 (15.58%) Architect
6 18 (11.69%) Risk Business Analyst
7 15 (9.74%) Market Risk Analyst
8 12 (7.79%) Market Risk Business Analyst
9 10 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.49%) Test Analyst
10 9 (5.84%) Tester
11 8 (5.19%) Data Analyst
11 8 (5.19%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Credit Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 7 (4.55%) Market Risk Developer
12 7 (4.55%) Network Architect
12 7 (4.55%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.90%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) .NET
2 7 (4.55%) Java EE
2 7 (4.55%) Spring
3 5 (3.25%) XML
4 4 (2.60%) LAMP
4 4 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (2.60%) MDX
4 4 (2.60%) Web Services
5 3 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.95%) JMS
5 3 (1.95%) WCF
6 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.30%) COM
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
7 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.65%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.92%) Credit Risk
1 43 (27.92%) Market Risk
2 13 (8.44%) Mathematics
3 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.84%) Smart Meter
5 7 (4.55%) Derivative
6 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.90%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.90%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.90%) Statistics
7 5 (3.25%) Clustering
8 4 (2.60%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (2.60%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.60%) Economics
8 4 (2.60%) Physics
9 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.95%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Unix
2 11 (7.14%) Linux
3 7 (4.55%) Windows
4 4 (2.60%) CentOS
4 4 (2.60%) Debian
4 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 25 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (11.04%) Analytics
5 16 (10.39%) Business Analysis
6 13 (8.44%) Automated Testing
6 13 (8.44%) Project Management
6 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
7 11 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
8 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.49%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.49%) Release Management
8 10 (6.49%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.49%) Validation
9 9 (5.84%) ETL
9 9 (5.84%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (5.84%) Performance Testing
9 9 (5.84%) TDD
10 8 (5.19%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.97%) SQL
2 18 (11.69%) Java
3 13 (8.44%) Python
4 12 (7.79%) C#
5 10 (6.49%) VBA
6 8 (5.19%) C++
7 6 (3.90%) R
8 5 (3.25%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.25%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.95%) Perl
9 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.30%) C
10 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.30%) Korn
10 2 (1.30%) Ruby
10 2 (1.30%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) Degree
2 10 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.55%) CCIE
3 7 (4.55%) ISEB
3 7 (4.55%) PhD
4 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) CCNP
7 2 (1.30%) CFA
7 2 (1.30%) MCT
7 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MBA
8 1 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.55%) Basel II
2 7 (4.55%) QA
3 6 (3.90%) COREP
4 4 (2.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.95%) Basel III
6 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) NFS
1 4 (2.60%) Varnish
2 3 (1.95%) Docker
2 3 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
2 3 (1.95%) Cacti
2 3 (1.95%) Control-M
2 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.95%) logstash
2 3 (1.95%) Nagios
3 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.19%) Oracle
3 7 (4.55%) Sybase
4 5 (3.25%) HP
4 5 (3.25%) Murex
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.60%) Cisco
5 4 (2.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) SaltStack
5 4 (2.60%) SunGard
6 3 (1.95%) Algorithmics
6 3 (1.95%) ATG
6 3 (1.95%) Dell
6 3 (1.95%) hybris
6 3 (1.95%) Platfora
7 2 (1.30%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Hyperion
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Aston Carter
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Real Staffing
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