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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 562 557 538
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 66 77 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 58 49
Median daily rate £475 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.56% -6.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
41672 41968 40232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.04% 80.50% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27754 27804 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1132 1125
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -21 49 £538 -10.41% 4
North West +12 7 £300 - 2
South East +14 4 £575 +53.33% 1
West Midlands - 4 £340 -
East of England +22 1 £350 -
South West +2 1 £365 -35.11%
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Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (46.28%) Finance
2 36 (29.75%) Banking
3 27 (22.31%) Credit Risk
3 27 (22.31%) SQL
4 26 (21.49%) Degree
5 24 (19.83%) Validation
6 23 (19.01%) Front Office
7 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (15.70%) Market Risk
9 18 (14.88%) Retail
10 17 (14.05%) Regression Testing
11 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (13.22%) Test Scripting
11 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
12 15 (12.40%) Unit Testing
12 15 (12.40%) Risk Management
13 14 (11.57%) System Testing
13 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
13 14 (11.57%) ISTQB
14 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.74%) MS Office
15 12 (9.92%) Oracle
15 12 (9.92%) VBA
15 12 (9.92%) Project Management
15 12 (9.92%) Test Strategy
16 11 (9.09%) JIRA
16 11 (9.09%) Investment Banking
16 11 (9.09%) Integration Testing
17 10 (8.26%) Performance Testing
17 10 (8.26%) Microsoft

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 8 (6.61%) SAS
2 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) CICS
3 1 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Office
2 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.48%) LaTeX
5 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.83%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) VLAN
1 4 (3.31%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.65%) Firewall
2 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.65%) WebEx
3 1 (0.83%) BGP
3 1 (0.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.83%) GPRS
3 1 (0.83%) HSRP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) MPLS
3 1 (0.83%) OSPF
3 1 (0.83%) PPP
3 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.48%) Base SAS
2 3 (2.48%) Big Data
2 3 (2.48%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.65%) QlikView
3 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.83%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) Essbase
4 1 (0.83%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.48%) LabVIEW
3 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.65%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.65%) JMeter
5 1 (0.83%) Ant
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.83%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 56 (46.28%) Finance
2 36 (29.75%) Banking
3 23 (19.01%) Front Office
4 18 (14.88%) Retail
5 11 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.65%) Legal
7 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (48.76%) Analyst
2 29 (23.97%) Risk Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Business Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) Qualitative Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) Quantitative Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Risk Business Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.79%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Finance Business Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) Release Manager
11 4 (3.31%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) XML
3 5 (4.13%) Web Services
4 2 (1.65%) Flash
4 2 (1.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.83%) HTML5
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) REST
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.31%) Credit Risk
2 19 (15.70%) Market Risk
3 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.96%) Smart Meter
6 5 (4.13%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.48%) Statistics
9 2 (1.65%) Clustering
9 2 (1.65%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.83%) Derivative
10 1 (0.83%) Economics
10 1 (0.83%) Equities
10 1 (0.83%) iPad
10 1 (0.83%) Physics
10 1 (0.83%) PMI
10 1 (0.83%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.44%) Linux
2 8 (6.61%) Windows
3 5 (4.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) Validation
2 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.05%) Regression Testing
4 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
4 16 (13.22%) Test Scripting
4 16 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (12.40%) Risk Management
5 15 (12.40%) Unit Testing
6 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
6 14 (11.57%) System Testing
7 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (9.92%) Project Management
8 12 (9.92%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.26%) Defect Management
10 10 (8.26%) Performance Testing
11 9 (7.44%) Data Modelling
11 9 (7.44%) Migration
11 9 (7.44%) Software Testing
12 8 (6.61%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.31%) SQL
2 12 (9.92%) VBA
3 6 (4.96%) Java
3 6 (4.96%) MATLAB
4 5 (4.13%) C
5 4 (3.31%) C++
5 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.48%) R
7 1 (0.83%) COBOL
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.83%) Groovy
7 1 (0.83%) JCL
7 1 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) Degree
2 14 (11.57%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.26%) ISEB
4 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.65%) CCIE
8 2 (1.65%) CCNP
8 2 (1.65%) CFA
8 2 (1.65%) PMP
8 2 (1.65%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.83%) ACCA
9 1 (0.83%) CCNA
9 1 (0.83%) CIMA
9 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 6 (4.96%) COREP
3 4 (3.31%) CRD IV
4 3 (2.48%) Basel II
4 3 (2.48%) Basel III
5 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.65%) FINREP
6 1 (0.83%) MiFID
6 1 (0.83%) SEPA
6 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) OPNET
Vendors
1 12 (9.92%) Oracle
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.31%) HP
3 4 (3.31%) Murex
4 3 (2.48%) Algorithmics
4 3 (2.48%) Cisco
5 1 (0.83%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.83%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.83%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.83%) Remedy
5 1 (0.83%) Riverbed
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
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