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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 558 551 553
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 46 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 54
Median daily rate £481 £569 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £328 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £686 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £481
% change year-on-year
- -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
37961 40993 39836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.79% 81.50% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25469 26982 26386
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1216 1126
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 38 £525 -12.50% 6
North West -4 3 £525 +44.82%
South East - 2 £338 - 1
South West - 2 £369 -
North East - 1 £363 -
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 52 (46.43%) Finance
2 36 (32.14%) Banking
3 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.57%) SQL
5 21 (18.75%) Credit Risk
6 19 (16.96%) Test Scripting
7 18 (16.07%) Degree
8 17 (15.18%) Performance Testing
8 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 16 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Oracle
10 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
11 14 (12.50%) Validation
11 14 (12.50%) QA
11 14 (12.50%) System Testing
11 14 (12.50%) Data Architecture
12 13 (11.61%) Integration Testing
12 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
12 13 (11.61%) Big Data
13 12 (10.71%) Analytics
13 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
13 12 (10.71%) .NET
14 11 (9.82%) VBA
14 11 (9.82%) ISEB
14 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (9.82%) Project Management
15 10 (8.93%) JMeter

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.25%) Apache Solr
1 7 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 7 (6.25%) SAS
1 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) CMS
3 4 (3.57%) Drupal
4 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.89%) CICS
5 1 (0.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.14%) MS Office
2 6 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.89%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) GitHub
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) BGP
1 4 (3.57%) MPLS
1 4 (3.57%) OSPF
1 4 (3.57%) PPP
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) HSRP
2 3 (2.68%) SAN
2 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.79%) FTP
3 2 (1.79%) HTTP
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) DSL
4 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.89%) Extranet
4 1 (0.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.89%) IPsec
4 1 (0.89%) L2TP
4 1 (0.89%) SNMP
4 1 (0.89%) VoIP
4 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) Big Data
2 9 (8.04%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.04%) QlikView
3 7 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 7 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (6.25%) HBase
3 7 (6.25%) Impala
4 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.68%) MS Access
6 2 (1.79%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) JIRA
1 10 (8.93%) JMeter
1 10 (8.93%) LoadRunner
2 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.57%) Selenium
4 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.68%) Toad
4 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.89%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.89%) Firebug
6 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.89%) The Grinder
General
1 52 (46.43%) Finance
2 36 (32.14%) Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Retail
4 8 (7.14%) Front Office
5 5 (4.46%) Marketing
6 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.68%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.79%) Billing
7 2 (1.79%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (44.64%) Analyst
2 20 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 17 (15.18%) Developer
4 17 (15.18%) Risk Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Qualitative Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Quantitative Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Risk Business Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Hadoop Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Scala Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Tester
7 6 (5.36%) Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Credit Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) REST
3 7 (6.25%) Apache Avro
4 6 (5.36%) RESTful
4 6 (5.36%) Web Services
5 5 (4.46%) XML
6 4 (3.57%) CSS
6 4 (3.57%) HTML
6 4 (3.57%) SOAP
7 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.79%) Dropwizard
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.89%) J2EE
8 1 (0.89%) Java EE
8 1 (0.89%) JMS
8 1 (0.89%) JSON
8 1 (0.89%) Spring
8 1 (0.89%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Credit Risk
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) Grid Computing
4 7 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 6 (5.36%) Market Risk
6 4 (3.57%) Statistics
7 3 (2.68%) iPad
7 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.89%) Clustering
9 1 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.89%) Physics
9 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.89%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Linux
2 5 (4.46%) Unix
2 5 (4.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.96%) Test Scripting
3 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (15.18%) Performance Testing
4 16 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 16 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 14 (12.50%) System Testing
6 14 (12.50%) Validation
7 13 (11.61%) Integration Testing
8 12 (10.71%) Analytics
8 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Defect Management
11 9 (8.04%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) VBA
3 10 (8.93%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) Scala
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.46%) C
6 5 (4.46%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.68%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.68%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) C#
9 1 (0.89%) COBOL
9 1 (0.89%) Groovy
9 1 (0.89%) JCL
9 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Degree
2 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.82%) ISEB
4 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) COREP
3 2 (1.79%) FINREP
4 1 (0.89%) Basel II
4 1 (0.89%) Basel III
4 1 (0.89%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) MiFID
4 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) HDFS
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.25%) Oozie
3 2 (1.79%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Oracle
2 9 (8.04%) HP
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.57%) Guidewire
5 3 (2.68%) EMC
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.89%) F5
7 1 (0.89%) Juniper
7 1 (0.89%) Mitel
7 1 (0.89%) Murex
7 1 (0.89%) Remedy
7 1 (0.89%) Reuters
7 1 (0.89%) SAP
7 1 (0.89%) VMware
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