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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 458 447 457
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 122 129 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 103 54
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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 £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £645 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 87 £550 +4.76% 17
North West -12 8 £600 +71.42% 4
South East -22 7 £348 +4.35%
South West +3 6 £498 +60.48% 2
Yorkshire -13 6 - - 7
East of England +19 4 £375 +36.36% 2
West Midlands - - - -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 86 (45.74%) Banking
2 79 (42.02%) Market Risk
3 74 (39.36%) SQL
4 68 (36.17%) Finance
5 63 (33.51%) Risk Management
6 60 (31.91%) Investment Banking
7 53 (28.19%) Data Modelling
8 43 (22.87%) Degree
9 40 (21.28%) Credit Risk
10 32 (17.02%) Integration Testing
11 26 (13.83%) Project Management
12 23 (12.23%) Business Analysis
13 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (10.64%) .NET
14 20 (10.64%) Java
15 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
15 18 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (8.51%) Test Scripting
17 15 (7.98%) SAS
17 15 (7.98%) JIRA
18 14 (7.45%) Performance Testing
18 14 (7.45%) Automated Testing
18 14 (7.45%) Oracle
19 13 (6.91%) UML
19 13 (6.91%) Analytics
19 13 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (6.38%) Basel III
20 12 (6.38%) VBA
21 11 (5.85%) Front Office
21 11 (5.85%) Selenium

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (7.98%) SAS
2 8 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.72%) IIS
4 6 (3.19%) Apache
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.60%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.06%) CICS
6 2 (1.06%) Drupal
6 2 (1.06%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.53%) FileNet
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP PP
1 5 (2.66%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.06%) Adaptiv
2 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.53%) Summit
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) FTP
1 2 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Big Data
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.13%) DB2
4 3 (1.60%) MS Access
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.06%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) JIRA
2 11 (5.85%) Selenium
3 9 (4.79%) LoadRunner
4 7 (3.72%) JMeter
4 7 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.66%) WebLOAD
5 5 (2.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.13%) NeoLoad
7 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.60%) Toad
7 3 (1.60%) JProfiler
8 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.06%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
9 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
General
1 86 (45.74%) Banking
2 68 (36.17%) Finance
3 60 (31.91%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.85%) Front Office
5 7 (3.72%) Retail
6 4 (2.13%) Games
6 4 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 114 (60.64%) Analyst
2 80 (42.55%) Business Analyst
3 54 (28.72%) Market Risk Analyst
4 53 (28.19%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 46 (24.47%) Risk Analyst
6 36 (19.15%) 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 11 (5.85%) Project Manager
11 10 (5.32%) Developer
11 10 (5.32%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Architect
13 7 (3.72%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.72%) Performance Tester
13 7 (3.72%) Performance Test Analyst
13 7 (3.72%) Performance Analyst
14 6 (3.19%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
14 6 (3.19%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.64%) .NET
2 9 (4.79%) Web Services
3 6 (3.19%) J2EE
3 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.66%) RESTful
5 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (1.06%) LAMP
6 2 (1.06%) Murex MxML
6 2 (1.06%) Symfony
7 1 (0.53%) LINQ
7 1 (0.53%) Castor
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.53%) EJB
7 1 (0.53%) CSS
7 1 (0.53%) XML
7 1 (0.53%) EDI
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 79 (42.02%) Market Risk
2 40 (21.28%) Credit Risk
3 13 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (4.26%) Statistics
6 7 (3.72%) Derivative
7 6 (3.19%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.66%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.13%) Xbox
9 4 (2.13%) Streaming Media
10 3 (1.60%) Economics
11 2 (1.06%) VSAM
11 2 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.06%) Open Source
12 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.53%) User Experience
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 32 (17.02%) Integration Testing
4 26 (13.83%) Project Management
5 23 (12.23%) Business Analysis
6 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (8.51%) Test Scripting
9 14 (7.45%) Performance Testing
9 14 (7.45%) Automated Testing
10 13 (6.91%) UML
10 13 (6.91%) Analytics
11 11 (5.85%) Test Strategy
12 8 (4.26%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.72%) Automation Testing
13 7 (3.72%) Performance Engineering
13 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.72%) Scrum
13 7 (3.72%) Data Analysis
13 7 (3.72%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (39.36%) SQL
2 20 (10.64%) Java
3 12 (6.38%) VBA
4 9 (4.79%) C#
4 9 (4.79%) C++
5 7 (3.72%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.66%) C
7 4 (2.13%) PHP
8 3 (1.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (1.06%) R
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) Delphi
10 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) Degree
2 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.66%) ISEB
5 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.06%) CCIE
6 2 (1.06%) CCNP
6 2 (1.06%) IIBA
7 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) Basel III
2 4 (2.13%) Basel II
2 4 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) AIFMD
4 2 (1.06%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.06%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.53%) FINREP
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
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 14 (7.45%) Oracle
2 6 (3.19%) SAP
3 5 (2.66%) Remedy
4 4 (2.13%) IBM
4 4 (2.13%) Murex
5 3 (1.60%) HP
6 2 (1.06%) CA
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.06%) Splunk
6 2 (1.06%) Sybase
6 2 (1.06%) SunGard
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) Calypso
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.53%) Vertica
7 1 (0.53%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.53%) Sophis
7 1 (0.53%) Lotus
7 1 (0.53%) Borland
7 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
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