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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 525 476 435
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -41
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 67 97 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 72 76
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£550 £488 £507
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £276 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
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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
39455 37165 33497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.65% 76.32% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25919 23647 20610
Average daily rate £415 £408 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1127 1015
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £31.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -22 49 £600 +14.28% 16
North West -16 11 £356 +1.78% 2
South West -2 3 £369 -7.81%
East Midlands - 2 £388 -
East of England -6 1 - - 1
North East -22 1 £375 +56.25% 1
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 92 (47.92%) Banking
2 72 (37.50%) Finance
3 71 (36.98%) Market Risk
4 65 (33.85%) SQL
5 63 (32.81%) Investment Banking
6 54 (28.13%) Risk Management
7 44 (22.92%) Credit Risk
8 39 (20.31%) Data Modelling
9 35 (18.23%) Degree
10 29 (15.10%) Business Analysis
11 26 (13.54%) Java
12 25 (13.02%) Integration Testing
13 24 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (11.98%) Project Management
15 22 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.38%) Test Scripting
17 17 (8.85%) .NET
17 17 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (8.33%) Basel III
18 16 (8.33%) Oracle
18 16 (8.33%) MS Excel
18 16 (8.33%) JIRA
19 15 (7.81%) Analytics
20 14 (7.29%) SDLC
21 13 (6.77%) Performance Testing
21 13 (6.77%) UML
21 13 (6.77%) System Integration Testing
22 12 (6.25%) Test Strategy
22 12 (6.25%) Test Automation
22 12 (6.25%) HP Quality Center

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (5.21%) SAS
2 7 (3.65%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.60%) Apache
4 4 (2.08%) IIS
5 2 (1.04%) JBoss
5 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.04%) CICS
5 2 (1.04%) Drupal
5 2 (1.04%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.52%) GemFire
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) FileNet
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.52%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.69%) MS Office
3 8 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Adaptiv
2 5 (2.60%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.60%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.52%) Summit
4 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) DB2
3 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.56%) Data Mart
4 3 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) MS Access
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.04%) Big Data
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (8.33%) JIRA
2 11 (5.73%) Selenium
3 8 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 7 (3.65%) JMeter
5 5 (2.60%) HP UFT
6 4 (2.08%) WebLOAD
6 4 (2.08%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.56%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.56%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.04%) Toad
8 2 (1.04%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.52%) Rational Robot
9 1 (0.52%) JUnit
9 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 92 (47.92%) Banking
2 72 (37.50%) Finance
3 63 (32.81%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.73%) Front Office
5 7 (3.65%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.60%) Retail
7 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.56%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.04%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (59.90%) Analyst
2 81 (42.19%) Business Analyst
3 43 (22.40%) Market Risk Analyst
3 43 (22.40%) Risk Analyst
4 41 (21.35%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 32 (16.67%) Market Analyst
6 29 (15.10%) Banking Business Analyst
7 27 (14.06%) IT Business Analyst
8 18 (9.38%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 18 (9.38%) Test Analyst
9 17 (8.85%) Architect
10 14 (7.29%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
11 13 (6.77%) Tester
12 12 (6.25%) Developer
13 10 (5.21%) Project Manager
14 8 (4.17%) Credit Analyst
14 8 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
14 8 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
15 7 (3.65%) Technical Architect
16 6 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.85%) .NET
2 5 (2.60%) Web Services
3 4 (2.08%) J2EE
4 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.56%) RESTful
4 3 (1.56%) Murex MxML
5 2 (1.04%) WCF
5 2 (1.04%) WPF
5 2 (1.04%) Symfony
5 2 (1.04%) XML
5 2 (1.04%) LAMP
5 2 (1.04%) HTML
6 1 (0.52%) ISPF
6 1 (0.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) LINQ
6 1 (0.52%) Castor
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.52%) REST
6 1 (0.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.98%) Market Risk
2 44 (22.92%) Credit Risk
3 17 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.65%) Derivative
5 6 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.60%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.08%) Equities
7 4 (2.08%) Statistics
8 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.56%) VSAM
9 2 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) Xbox
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Physics
10 1 (0.52%) Swaptions
10 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.73%) Windows
2 8 (4.17%) Linux
3 3 (1.56%) zOS
3 3 (1.56%) UNIX
4 1 (0.52%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.13%) Risk Management
2 39 (20.31%) Data Modelling
3 29 (15.10%) Business Analysis
4 25 (13.02%) Integration Testing
5 24 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (11.98%) Project Management
7 22 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (9.38%) Test Scripting
9 15 (7.81%) Analytics
10 14 (7.29%) SDLC
11 13 (6.77%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (6.77%) Performance Testing
11 13 (6.77%) UML
12 12 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.25%) Test Strategy
13 10 (5.21%) Automated Testing
14 9 (4.69%) Target Operating Model
15 8 (4.17%) Migration
15 8 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.85%) SQL
2 26 (13.54%) Java
3 10 (5.21%) C#
3 10 (5.21%) VBA
4 7 (3.65%) C++
5 6 (3.13%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.60%) C
7 4 (2.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (1.04%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.52%) JCL
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.52%) Delphi
9 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (18.23%) Degree
2 10 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.60%) ISEB
5 4 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.08%) CCIE
5 4 (2.08%) CCNP
6 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.33%) Basel III
2 5 (2.60%) QA
3 4 (2.08%) Basel II
4 3 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.56%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) nmon
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle
2 7 (3.65%) SunGard
3 6 (3.13%) SAP
3 6 (3.13%) Murex
4 5 (2.60%) IBM
4 5 (2.60%) Remedy
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.56%) Sybase
6 3 (1.56%) CA
6 3 (1.56%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.04%) Splunk
7 2 (1.04%) HP
7 2 (1.04%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.52%) Lotus
8 1 (0.52%) Borland
8 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.52%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.52%) Sophis
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