The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 359 337 290
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -47
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 52 88 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.46% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 105
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£575 £534 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.72% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £600 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Stress Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18326 19215 19765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.56% 74.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12760 13440 13274
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 364
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.34 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
City of London +17 12 £534 +23.41% 6
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (58.50%) Finance
2 65 (44.22%) Banking
3 54 (36.73%) Market Risk
4 47 (31.97%) SQL
5 46 (31.29%) Investment Banking
6 42 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 27 (18.37%) Credit Risk
8 24 (16.33%) Business Analysis
8 24 (16.33%) Data Modelling
9 23 (15.65%) Degree
10 21 (14.29%) Derivative
11 19 (12.93%) C#
12 15 (10.20%) Load Testing
13 14 (9.52%) Equities
13 14 (9.52%) VBA
13 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.52%) ISEB
14 13 (8.84%) LoadRunner
14 13 (8.84%) Project Management
14 13 (8.84%) Analytics
15 12 (8.16%) Fixed Income
15 12 (8.16%) Integration Testing
15 12 (8.16%) ISTQB
16 11 (7.48%) Front Office
16 11 (7.48%) Java
17 10 (6.80%) C++
17 10 (6.80%) Oracle
17 10 (6.80%) Migration
17 10 (6.80%) Computer Science

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (3.40%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.68%) Adaptiv
1 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
1 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) LoadRunner
2 8 (5.44%) JMeter
2 8 (5.44%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (2.72%) JUnit
3 4 (2.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (2.72%) Maven
4 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.36%) Selenium
5 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) Sahi
6 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) WATIR
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) ERwin
General
1 86 (58.50%) Finance
2 65 (44.22%) Banking
3 46 (31.29%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.48%) Front Office
5 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 5 (3.40%) Back Office
6 4 (2.72%) Legal
7 3 (2.04%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.36%) Law
8 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (49.66%) Analyst
2 48 (32.65%) Business Analyst
3 25 (17.01%) Risk Analyst
4 23 (15.65%) Market Risk Analyst
4 23 (15.65%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 20 (13.61%) Developer
6 17 (11.56%) Market Analyst
7 16 (10.88%) IT Business Analyst
8 15 (10.20%) Tester
9 13 (8.84%) Performance Tester
9 13 (8.84%) Architect
10 12 (8.16%) Banking Business Analyst
11 9 (6.12%) Quantitative Analyst
11 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
12 8 (5.44%) C# Developer
13 7 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (4.08%) Test Analyst
14 6 (4.08%) Business Project Manager
14 6 (4.08%) Business Manager
15 5 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) .NET
1 4 (2.72%) J2EE
2 3 (2.04%) WCF
2 3 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.36%) Middleware
3 2 (1.36%) WinForms
3 2 (1.36%) WPF
3 2 (1.36%) MDX
4 1 (0.68%) Java EE
4 1 (0.68%) WF
4 1 (0.68%) Spring
4 1 (0.68%) JRules
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) STL
4 1 (0.68%) Mustache
4 1 (0.68%) Sass
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 54 (36.73%) Market Risk
2 27 (18.37%) Credit Risk
3 21 (14.29%) Derivative
4 14 (9.52%) Equities
5 12 (8.16%) Fixed Income
6 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.44%) Social Network
8 7 (4.76%) Reference Data
8 7 (4.76%) Economics
9 6 (4.08%) Statistics
10 4 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
11 3 (2.04%) iPad
11 3 (2.04%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.36%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.04%) Linux
2 2 (1.36%) UNIX
3 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 24 (16.33%) Business Analysis
2 24 (16.33%) Data Modelling
3 15 (10.20%) Load Testing
4 13 (8.84%) Project Management
4 13 (8.84%) Analytics
5 12 (8.16%) Integration Testing
6 10 (6.80%) Migration
6 10 (6.80%) Performance Testing
7 9 (6.12%) Quantitative Risk Management
8 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.44%) TOGAF
8 8 (5.44%) Software Testing
9 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.76%) Quantitative Analysis
9 7 (4.76%) Greeks
9 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.08%) Validation
10 6 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) SQL
2 19 (12.93%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) VBA
4 11 (7.48%) Java
5 10 (6.80%) C++
6 6 (4.08%) Python
7 5 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.72%) Groovy
9 3 (2.04%) R
10 2 (1.36%) C
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Degree
2 14 (9.52%) ISEB
3 12 (8.16%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) MBA
6 2 (1.36%) PhD
6 2 (1.36%) MCSD
6 2 (1.36%) MCSE
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.36%) PMP
6 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) APMP
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) Basel III
2 7 (4.76%) QA
3 5 (3.40%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.72%) COREP
5 3 (2.04%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.68%) Basel II
6 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.68%) EMIR
6 1 (0.68%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.68%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Control-M
1 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
3 9 (6.12%) HP
4 4 (2.72%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.72%) Murex
5 3 (2.04%) Lotus
5 3 (2.04%) SunGard
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.36%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.36%) Tableau
6 2 (1.36%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Calypso
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) Sybase
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