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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 355 330 363
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 51 81 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.48% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 28
Average daily rate £575 £550 £544
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £440 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +168.00%
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
17753 16891 17430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.55% 80.49% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12119 11940
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 241
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -21.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +43 14 £600 +14.28% 4
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 62 (58.49%) Finance
2 47 (44.34%) Banking
3 42 (39.62%) Credit Risk
3 42 (39.62%) Market Risk
4 30 (28.30%) Investment Banking
4 30 (28.30%) SQL
5 25 (23.58%) Risk Management
6 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (15.09%) Analytics
7 16 (15.09%) Java
8 15 (14.15%) Business Analysis
9 14 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (12.26%) Degree
10 13 (12.26%) Big Data
11 12 (11.32%) Hadoop
11 12 (11.32%) Project Management
12 11 (10.38%) Python
12 11 (10.38%) Automated Testing
12 11 (10.38%) Risk Analytics
13 10 (9.43%) Data Quality
13 10 (9.43%) Mathematics
13 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.43%) Data Modelling
13 10 (9.43%) Front Office
14 9 (8.49%) Legal
14 9 (8.49%) ETL
14 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.49%) C#
14 9 (8.49%) .NET
14 9 (8.49%) Unit Testing

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (5.66%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.77%) GemFire
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (2.83%) SAS
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) Confluence
5 2 (1.89%) Jetty
5 2 (1.89%) nginx
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.94%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (5.66%) MS Office
5 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) DSL
2 2 (1.89%) IMAP
2 2 (1.89%) SMTP
2 2 (1.89%) SNMP
3 1 (0.94%) IPsec
3 1 (0.94%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) Big Data
2 12 (11.32%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.60%) Pentaho
5 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.72%) MySQL
6 5 (4.72%) OLAP
7 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.89%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.89%) MS Access
8 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.94%) DataStage
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Subversion
2 5 (4.72%) JIRA
3 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.77%) Hudson
3 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.83%) Ant
4 3 (2.83%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.83%) JUnit
4 3 (2.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.89%) JBehave
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.89%) JMeter
5 2 (1.89%) Selenium
5 2 (1.89%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.94%) JConsole
6 1 (0.94%) VisualVM
General
1 62 (58.49%) Finance
2 47 (44.34%) Banking
3 30 (28.30%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.43%) Front Office
5 9 (8.49%) Legal
6 7 (6.60%) Retail
7 5 (4.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.83%) Back Office
9 2 (1.89%) Billing
10 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (41.51%) Analyst
2 30 (28.30%) Developer
3 26 (24.53%) Business Analyst
3 26 (24.53%) Risk Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Risk Business Analyst
5 16 (15.09%) Architect
6 15 (14.15%) Market Risk Analyst
7 12 (11.32%) Market Risk Business Analyst
8 9 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (7.55%) Data Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Java Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Credit Analyst
10 7 (6.60%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 7 (6.60%) Market Risk Developer
11 6 (5.66%) Market Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
12 5 (4.72%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (4.72%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) Quantitative Developer
12 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) Spring
3 5 (4.72%) Java EE
3 5 (4.72%) XML
4 4 (3.77%) MDX
5 3 (2.83%) WCF
6 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.89%) COM
6 2 (1.89%) LAMP
6 2 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.94%) JMS
7 1 (0.94%) Middleware
7 1 (0.94%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.62%) Credit Risk
1 42 (39.62%) Market Risk
2 10 (9.43%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.60%) Derivative
4 6 (5.66%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) Statistics
6 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.77%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (3.77%) Data Integration
6 4 (3.77%) Economics
6 4 (3.77%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.77%) Physics
7 3 (2.83%) Clustering
7 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.83%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
4 2 (1.89%) CentOS
4 2 (1.89%) Debian
4 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Risk Management
2 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.09%) Analytics
4 15 (14.15%) Business Analysis
5 14 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (11.32%) Project Management
7 11 (10.38%) Automated Testing
7 11 (10.38%) Risk Analytics
8 10 (9.43%) Data Modelling
9 9 (8.49%) ETL
9 9 (8.49%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.55%) TDD
11 7 (6.60%) Data Management
11 7 (6.60%) Validation
12 6 (5.66%) Change Management
12 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
12 6 (5.66%) SDLC
13 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
13 5 (4.72%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) SQL
2 16 (15.09%) Java
3 11 (10.38%) Python
4 9 (8.49%) C#
5 8 (7.55%) VBA
6 7 (6.60%) C++
7 6 (5.66%) R
8 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.89%) Korn
10 2 (1.89%) Scala
11 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.94%) C
11 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) PhD
3 3 (2.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.89%) CFA
4 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.89%) MCT
4 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.94%) MBA
5 1 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.66%) Basel II
3 5 (4.72%) COREP
4 3 (2.83%) QA
5 2 (1.89%) Basel III
5 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) NFS
1 2 (1.89%) Varnish
2 1 (0.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Control-M
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) Cacti
3 1 (0.94%) logstash
3 1 (0.94%) Nagios
3 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Sybase
3 5 (4.72%) Murex
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) HP
4 4 (3.77%) IBM
4 4 (3.77%) SunGard
5 3 (2.83%) Algorithmics
5 3 (2.83%) ATG
5 3 (2.83%) hybris
5 3 (2.83%) Platfora
5 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.89%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.94%) Dell
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