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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 396 380 369
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 40 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 40
Median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
18895 19269 18972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.31% 81.64% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13653 13770 13293
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 231
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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 25 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
City of London +27 2 £663 +10.41%
Croydon - 1 - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 34 (37.36%) Banking
3 31 (34.07%) Credit Risk
4 28 (30.77%) Market Risk
5 23 (25.27%) Validation
6 22 (24.18%) Front Office
7 21 (23.08%) Degree
8 20 (21.98%) Risk Management
9 18 (19.78%) Investment Banking
10 17 (18.68%) Project Management
11 16 (17.58%) SQL
11 16 (17.58%) Retail
12 11 (12.09%) Business Analysis
12 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.99%) VBA
14 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
14 9 (9.89%) Fixed Income
15 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.79%) Data Management
15 8 (8.79%) SAS
15 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (8.79%) Murex
15 8 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (8.79%) Analytics
16 7 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (7.69%) Use Case
16 7 (7.69%) Test Scripting
16 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
16 7 (7.69%) Migration
17 6 (6.59%) Algorithmics

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (8.79%) SAS
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) LaTeX
3 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Adaptiv
1 1 (1.10%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.40%) Big Data
3 3 (3.30%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.30%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.20%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.20%) QlikView
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) Essbase
5 1 (1.10%) KDB
5 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.20%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.10%) Ant
3 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.10%) JMeter
3 1 (1.10%) Protractor
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 34 (37.36%) Banking
3 22 (24.18%) Front Office
4 18 (19.78%) Investment Banking
5 16 (17.58%) Retail
6 3 (3.30%) Legal
7 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.10%) Billing
8 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (54.95%) Analyst
2 34 (37.36%) Risk Analyst
3 18 (19.78%) Business Analyst
4 16 (17.58%) Qualitative Analyst
4 16 (17.58%) Quantitative Analyst
4 16 (17.58%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Risk Business Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Credit Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.40%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) IT Risk Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Market Risk Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Market Risk Business Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Business IT Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) Flash
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) HTML5
3 1 (1.10%) JMS
3 1 (1.10%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) Swing
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Credit Risk
2 28 (30.77%) Market Risk
3 9 (9.89%) Fixed Income
4 8 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.59%) Derivative
7 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.40%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (3.30%) Equities
9 2 (2.20%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.20%) e-Learning
9 2 (2.20%) PMI
9 2 (2.20%) Statistics
9 2 (2.20%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.10%) iPad
10 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Validation
2 20 (21.98%) Risk Management
3 17 (18.68%) Project Management
4 11 (12.09%) Business Analysis
4 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.79%) Analytics
6 8 (8.79%) Data Management
7 7 (7.69%) Migration
7 7 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.69%) Use Case
8 6 (6.59%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Load Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Risk Analytics
9 5 (5.49%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) VBA
3 6 (6.59%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.30%) C++
5 3 (3.30%) R
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) COBOL
7 1 (1.10%) JCL
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) CFA
2 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.20%) PMP
2 2 (2.20%) Postgraduate
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ACCA
3 1 (1.10%) CIMA
3 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) COREP
3 4 (4.40%) CRD IV
3 4 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.30%) Basel II
4 3 (3.30%) Basel III
5 1 (1.10%) FINREP
5 1 (1.10%) MiFID
5 1 (1.10%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Murex
2 6 (6.59%) Algorithmics
3 3 (3.30%) HP
3 3 (3.30%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.10%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.10%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.10%) SunGard