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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 512 433 454
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +21
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 67 120 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 93 49
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£550 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £645 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+72.17% -17.85%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -49 49 £550 +4.76% 18
North West -20 7 £550 +57.14% 5
Yorkshire -12 4 - - 4
South West +9 3 £495 +50.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
North East -14 1 £375 +57.89%
South East -22 1 £547 +72.82% 1
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (48.40%) Banking
2 78 (41.49%) Market Risk
3 74 (39.36%) SQL
4 68 (36.17%) Finance
5 64 (34.04%) Investment Banking
6 63 (33.51%) Risk Management
7 53 (28.19%) Data Modelling
8 42 (22.34%) Degree
9 41 (21.81%) Credit Risk
10 31 (16.49%) Integration Testing
11 28 (14.89%) Project Management
12 27 (14.36%) Business Analysis
13 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (11.17%) Java
15 19 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
17 16 (8.51%) .NET
17 16 (8.51%) Test Scripting
18 15 (7.98%) JIRA
18 15 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (6.91%) Oracle
19 13 (6.91%) Performance Testing
20 12 (6.38%) Selenium
20 12 (6.38%) UML
20 12 (6.38%) SAS
20 12 (6.38%) Basel III
20 12 (6.38%) Analytics
21 11 (5.85%) Test Strategy
21 11 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
21 11 (5.85%) Front Office

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (6.38%) SAS
2 8 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.19%) Apache
4 4 (2.13%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.60%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) Confluence
6 2 (1.06%) Drupal
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.06%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) FileNet
7 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP SD
1 5 (2.66%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.06%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) Summit
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) FTP
1 2 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) Big Data
2 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.13%) DB2
3 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.06%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) JIRA
2 12 (6.38%) Selenium
3 8 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 7 (3.72%) JMeter
4 7 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (2.66%) WebLOAD
6 4 (2.13%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.60%) Toad
7 3 (1.60%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.06%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
9 1 (0.53%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (48.40%) Banking
2 68 (36.17%) Finance
3 64 (34.04%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.85%) Front Office
5 5 (2.66%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.66%) Retail
6 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (64.36%) Analyst
2 86 (45.74%) Business Analyst
3 53 (28.19%) Market Risk Analyst
4 51 (27.13%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 49 (26.06%) Risk Analyst
6 37 (19.68%) Market Analyst
7 35 (18.62%) IT Business Analyst
7 35 (18.62%) Banking Business Analyst
8 16 (8.51%) Test Analyst
9 14 (7.45%) Tester
10 13 (6.91%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 12 (6.38%) Architect
12 10 (5.32%) Project Manager
13 9 (4.79%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
14 8 (4.26%) Credit Analyst
15 7 (3.72%) Test Manager
15 7 (3.72%) Developer
15 7 (3.72%) Performance Tester
15 7 (3.72%) Performance Analyst
15 7 (3.72%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) Web Services
3 5 (2.66%) J2EE
4 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.60%) RESTful
5 2 (1.06%) Murex MxML
5 2 (1.06%) Symfony
5 2 (1.06%) WCF
5 2 (1.06%) HTML
5 2 (1.06%) XML
5 2 (1.06%) LAMP
6 1 (0.53%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) EJB
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.53%) Castor
6 1 (0.53%) WPF
6 1 (0.53%) LINQ
6 1 (0.53%) REST
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 78 (41.49%) Market Risk
2 41 (21.81%) Credit Risk
3 15 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (3.72%) Statistics
5 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.19%) Derivative
6 5 (2.66%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.60%) Open Source
8 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.06%) Equities
8 2 (1.06%) VSAM
8 2 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.53%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) GIS
9 1 (0.53%) VHDL
9 1 (0.53%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.53%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.72%) Windows
2 6 (3.19%) Linux
3 3 (1.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.06%) zOS
5 1 (0.53%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.51%) Risk Management
2 53 (28.19%) Data Modelling
3 31 (16.49%) Integration Testing
4 28 (14.89%) Project Management
5 27 (14.36%) Business Analysis
6 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (8.51%) Test Scripting
9 13 (6.91%) Performance Testing
10 12 (6.38%) UML
10 12 (6.38%) Analytics
11 11 (5.85%) Test Strategy
11 11 (5.85%) Automated Testing
12 9 (4.79%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.72%) Scrum
13 7 (3.72%) Data Analysis
13 7 (3.72%) Automation Testing
14 6 (3.19%) Performance Engineering
14 6 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 74 (39.36%) SQL
2 21 (11.17%) Java
3 9 (4.79%) VBA
4 6 (3.19%) C#
4 6 (3.19%) C++
4 6 (3.19%) MATLAB
5 5 (2.66%) C
6 4 (2.13%) PHP
7 3 (1.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (1.06%) R
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) Python
9 1 (0.53%) Delphi
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (22.34%) Degree
2 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.66%) ISEB
5 4 (2.13%) CCIE
5 4 (2.13%) CCNP
5 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.06%) IIBA
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) Basel III
2 5 (2.66%) QA
3 4 (2.13%) Basel II
4 3 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.60%) AIFMD
5 2 (1.06%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) RACF
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) nmon
3 1 (0.53%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (6.91%) Oracle
2 6 (3.19%) SAP
3 5 (2.66%) Remedy
4 4 (2.13%) Murex
4 4 (2.13%) IBM
5 2 (1.06%) Splunk
5 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.06%) Sybase
5 2 (1.06%) SunGard
5 2 (1.06%) HP
5 2 (1.06%) CA
6 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.53%) Lotus
6 1 (0.53%) Borland
6 1 (0.53%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.53%) Calypso
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco
6 1 (0.53%) Sophis
6 1 (0.53%) Vertica
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