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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 475 483 442
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -41
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 82 56 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 50
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £308 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £740 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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
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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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +16 62 £553 +4.24% 26
South East +2 8 £370 - 1
East of England +3 5 £375 - 5
South West -17 2 £474 +58.08% 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North West - - - - 6
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 83 (56.46%) Market Risk
2 68 (46.26%) Banking
3 65 (44.22%) SQL
4 59 (40.14%) Risk Management
5 53 (36.05%) Data Modelling
6 52 (35.37%) Investment Banking
7 44 (29.93%) Finance
8 40 (27.21%) Degree
9 32 (21.77%) Integration Testing
10 24 (16.33%) Business Analysis
11 23 (15.65%) Credit Risk
12 19 (12.93%) Project Management
13 18 (12.24%) UML
14 17 (11.56%) MS Excel
15 13 (8.84%) .NET
16 12 (8.16%) Automated Testing
17 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (6.80%) Front Office
18 10 (6.80%) Java
19 9 (6.12%) C#
19 9 (6.12%) C++
19 9 (6.12%) VBA
19 9 (6.12%) SAS
19 9 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 9 (6.12%) Migration
19 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
20 8 (5.44%) Equities
20 8 (5.44%) Web Services
20 8 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
20 8 (5.44%) Basel III

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (6.12%) SAS
2 5 (3.40%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) Drupal
4 2 (1.36%) JBoss
4 2 (1.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) SAP SD
1 5 (3.40%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) 4G
1 2 (1.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) SAN
2 1 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) Big Data
2 6 (4.08%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.04%) MS Access
5 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.68%) QlikView
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Selenium
1 3 (2.04%) WebLOAD
2 2 (1.36%) Toad
2 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.68%) WATIR
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.68%) Sahi
General
1 68 (46.26%) Banking
2 52 (35.37%) Investment Banking
3 44 (29.93%) Finance
4 10 (6.80%) Front Office
5 3 (2.04%) Back Office
5 3 (2.04%) Games
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (61.90%) Analyst
2 71 (48.30%) Business Analyst
3 62 (42.18%) Market Risk Analyst
4 61 (41.50%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 42 (28.57%) Risk Analyst
6 40 (27.21%) Market Analyst
7 36 (24.49%) IT Business Analyst
8 29 (19.73%) Banking Business Analyst
9 11 (7.48%) Developer
10 10 (6.80%) Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.40%) Tester
12 5 (3.40%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.72%) SAP Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) SAP Test Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) Consultant
13 4 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) .NET
2 8 (5.44%) Web Services
3 5 (3.40%) J2EE
4 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.04%) RESTful
5 2 (1.36%) Symfony
5 2 (1.36%) LAMP
6 1 (0.68%) Middleware
6 1 (0.68%) EDI
6 1 (0.68%) EJB
6 1 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) Castor
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 83 (56.46%) Market Risk
2 23 (15.65%) Credit Risk
3 9 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.44%) Equities
4 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.40%) Derivative
6 4 (2.72%) Statistics
6 4 (2.72%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.04%) Economics
7 3 (2.04%) Streaming Media
7 3 (2.04%) Xbox
8 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) IVR
9 1 (0.68%) VHDL
9 1 (0.68%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.36%) UNIX
2 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.14%) Risk Management
2 53 (36.05%) Data Modelling
3 32 (21.77%) Integration Testing
4 24 (16.33%) Business Analysis
5 19 (12.93%) Project Management
6 18 (12.24%) UML
7 12 (8.16%) Automated Testing
8 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.12%) Migration
9 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.08%) Analytics
11 6 (4.08%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.40%) Validation
12 5 (3.40%) Test Scripting
12 5 (3.40%) Use Case
12 5 (3.40%) Quantitative Risk Management
13 4 (2.72%) Change Control
13 4 (2.72%) Greeks
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.22%) SQL
2 10 (6.80%) Java
3 9 (6.12%) C#
3 9 (6.12%) C++
3 9 (6.12%) VBA
4 2 (1.36%) R
4 2 (1.36%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (1.36%) PHP
4 2 (1.36%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.68%) C
5 1 (0.68%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (27.21%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) ISEB
3 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) IIBA
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) Basel III
2 6 (4.08%) QA
3 3 (2.04%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.36%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.68%) Basel II
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) FINREP
5 1 (0.68%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.08%) Oracle
2 5 (3.40%) SAP
3 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.68%) Sophis
4 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.68%) Murex
4 1 (0.68%) HP
4 1 (0.68%) Vertica
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago