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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 523 485 463
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -22
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 66 74 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 50
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£525 £528 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £326 £511
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -36.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +13 57 £550 +2.32% 7
South East -18 6 £494 +1.28% 4
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 76 (55.07%) Market Risk
2 60 (43.48%) Banking
3 56 (40.58%) SQL
4 52 (37.68%) Risk Management
5 49 (35.51%) Investment Banking
6 45 (32.61%) Finance
7 42 (30.43%) Data Modelling
8 30 (21.74%) Degree
8 30 (21.74%) Integration Testing
9 26 (18.84%) Credit Risk
10 24 (17.39%) Business Analysis
11 15 (10.87%) MS Excel
12 14 (10.14%) UML
13 13 (9.42%) Migration
14 12 (8.70%) Front Office
14 12 (8.70%) .NET
15 11 (7.97%) C#
15 11 (7.97%) Project Management
15 11 (7.97%) Equities
16 10 (7.25%) Web Services
17 9 (6.52%) VBA
17 9 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (5.80%) Automated Testing
18 8 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
18 8 (5.80%) Performance Testing
18 8 (5.80%) SAS
18 8 (5.80%) Microsoft
18 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
19 7 (5.07%) Validation

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (5.80%) SAS
2 3 (2.17%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) JBoss
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.72%) CICS
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.45%) MS Office
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) 4G
2 1 (0.72%) IPsec
2 1 (0.72%) Firewall
2 1 (0.72%) DSL
2 1 (0.72%) L2TP
2 1 (0.72%) X.21
2 1 (0.72%) MPLS
2 1 (0.72%) OSPF
2 1 (0.72%) BGP
2 1 (0.72%) WAN
2 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.72%) PPP
2 1 (0.72%) SNMP
2 1 (0.72%) VPN
2 1 (0.72%) SAN
2 1 (0.72%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) Big Data
2 6 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.45%) MS Access
4 2 (1.45%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.72%) QlikView
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.17%) Selenium
3 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.72%) Toad
4 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.72%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.72%) WATIR
4 1 (0.72%) Sahi
4 1 (0.72%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 60 (43.48%) Banking
2 49 (35.51%) Investment Banking
3 45 (32.61%) Finance
4 12 (8.70%) Front Office
5 4 (2.90%) Retail
6 3 (2.17%) Back Office
6 3 (2.17%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (57.97%) Analyst
2 63 (45.65%) Business Analyst
3 53 (38.41%) Market Risk Analyst
3 53 (38.41%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 38 (27.54%) Risk Analyst
5 35 (25.36%) Market Analyst
6 33 (23.91%) IT Business Analyst
7 23 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
8 12 (8.70%) Developer
9 7 (5.07%) Tester
10 6 (4.35%) Architect
10 6 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.90%) .NET Developer
12 4 (2.90%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Performance Tester
13 3 (2.17%) Data Analyst
13 3 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) .NET
2 10 (7.25%) Web Services
3 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.17%) RESTful
3 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.45%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) EDI
5 1 (0.72%) EJB
5 1 (0.72%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (55.07%) Market Risk
2 26 (18.84%) Credit Risk
3 11 (7.97%) Equities
4 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.62%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.90%) Derivative
7 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.90%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.17%) Economics
8 3 (2.17%) Statistics
8 3 (2.17%) Streaming Media
8 3 (2.17%) Xbox
9 1 (0.72%) IVR
9 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.72%) Open Source
9 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.45%) UNIX
2 1 (0.72%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) Risk Management
2 42 (30.43%) Data Modelling
3 30 (21.74%) Integration Testing
4 24 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 14 (10.14%) UML
6 13 (9.42%) Migration
7 11 (7.97%) Project Management
8 9 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.80%) Automated Testing
9 8 (5.80%) Performance Testing
9 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.07%) Validation
11 6 (4.35%) Analytics
11 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.35%) Load Testing
11 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.62%) Data Analysis
12 5 (3.62%) Software Testing
12 5 (3.62%) Portfolio Management
12 5 (3.62%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.58%) SQL
2 11 (7.97%) C#
3 9 (6.52%) VBA
4 7 (5.07%) C++
4 7 (5.07%) Java
5 2 (1.45%) R
5 2 (1.45%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) VB
6 1 (0.72%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 30 (21.74%) Degree
2 6 (4.35%) ISEB
3 5 (3.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.72%) CCNP
4 1 (0.72%) CCNA
4 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) IIBA
4 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) Basel III
2 5 (3.62%) QA
3 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.17%) Solvency II
5 2 (1.45%) CRD IV
5 2 (1.45%) SLA
6 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.72%) COREP
6 1 (0.72%) FINREP
6 1 (0.72%) EMIR
Vendors
1 8 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle
3 3 (2.17%) Lotus
4 2 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.72%) Juniper
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) Tableau
5 1 (0.72%) Vertica
5 1 (0.72%) F5
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £370 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £575 - £635 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago