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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 288 326 298
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -28
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 100 58 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.35% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 42 55
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£550 £534 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% -7.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £423 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
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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
16179 16694 15274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.76% 78.62% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11415 11444 10751
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 227 231
Average hourly rate £21.25 £27.53 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £76.75 £73.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 22 £550 +4.76% 11
Paddington - 1 - -
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England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 94 (60.26%) Market Risk
2 89 (57.05%) Banking
3 76 (48.72%) SQL
4 68 (43.59%) Risk Management
5 67 (42.95%) Investment Banking
6 60 (38.46%) Finance
7 56 (35.90%) Data Modelling
8 45 (28.85%) Degree
9 35 (22.44%) Integration Testing
10 33 (21.15%) Credit Risk
11 27 (17.31%) Project Management
12 22 (14.10%) Business Analysis
13 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
14 16 (10.26%) UML
15 14 (8.97%) .NET
15 14 (8.97%) Analytics
16 13 (8.33%) VBA
16 13 (8.33%) SAS
16 13 (8.33%) Front Office
17 12 (7.69%) Java
17 12 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (6.41%) C++
19 10 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 10 (6.41%) Basel III
20 8 (5.13%) Statistics
20 8 (5.13%) JIRA
20 8 (5.13%) Test Scripting
20 8 (5.13%) Performance Testing
21 7 (4.49%) Quantitative Analysis

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 13 (8.33%) SAS
2 3 (1.92%) IIS
2 3 (1.92%) Apache
2 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.64%) FileNet
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.49%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) MS Office
5 1 (0.64%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Summit
1 1 (0.64%) Adaptiv
1 1 (0.64%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) Big Data
2 5 (3.21%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.92%) MS Access
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.28%) DB2
4 2 (1.28%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.64%) QlikView
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (5.13%) JIRA
2 3 (1.92%) JMeter
2 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.92%) JProfiler
3 2 (1.28%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.64%) WATIR
4 1 (0.64%) Selenium
4 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.64%) Sahi
4 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 89 (57.05%) Banking
2 67 (42.95%) Investment Banking
3 60 (38.46%) Finance
4 13 (8.33%) Front Office
5 6 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 108 (69.23%) Analyst
2 85 (54.49%) Business Analyst
3 65 (41.67%) Market Risk Analyst
4 64 (41.03%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 48 (30.77%) Risk Analyst
6 42 (26.92%) Market Analyst
7 38 (24.36%) IT Business Analyst
8 37 (23.72%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) Architect
10 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.49%) Tester
11 7 (4.49%) Developer
12 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.21%) Data Analyst
12 5 (3.21%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 4 (2.56%) Performance Test Analyst
13 4 (2.56%) Performance Analyst
13 4 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.56%) Performance Tester
13 4 (2.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.97%) .NET
2 5 (3.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) Murex MxML
4 1 (0.64%) J2EE
4 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) EDI
4 1 (0.64%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 94 (60.26%) Market Risk
2 33 (21.15%) Credit Risk
3 12 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (5.13%) Statistics
6 6 (3.85%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.85%) Derivative
7 5 (3.21%) Equities
7 5 (3.21%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.56%) Economics
9 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.92%) Open Source
10 2 (1.28%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.64%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.56%) Windows
2 3 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.64%) Android
3 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.59%) Risk Management
2 56 (35.90%) Data Modelling
3 35 (22.44%) Integration Testing
4 27 (17.31%) Project Management
5 22 (14.10%) Business Analysis
6 16 (10.26%) UML
7 14 (8.97%) Analytics
8 11 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.13%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.13%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.49%) Quantitative Analysis
10 7 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.49%) Greeks
10 7 (4.49%) Test Strategy
10 7 (4.49%) Migration
10 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.85%) Data Analysis
12 5 (3.21%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (3.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (48.72%) SQL
2 13 (8.33%) VBA
3 12 (7.69%) Java
4 10 (6.41%) C++
5 7 (4.49%) MATLAB
6 5 (3.21%) C#
7 3 (1.92%) C
8 2 (1.28%) R
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (28.85%) Degree
2 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.92%) VCP4
3 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) ISEB
4 2 (1.28%) IIBA
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) Basel III
2 4 (2.56%) Basel II
3 3 (1.92%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) AIFMD
4 2 (1.28%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.64%) FINREP
5 1 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.64%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.28%) nmon
3 1 (0.64%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (4.49%) Oracle
2 3 (1.92%) Murex
2 3 (1.92%) Remedy
3 2 (1.28%) Splunk
3 2 (1.28%) Sybase
3 2 (1.28%) IBM
3 2 (1.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (0.64%) Lotus
4 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.64%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.64%) Vertica
4 1 (0.64%) Sophis
4 1 (0.64%) SunGard
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