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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 331 308 325
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 77 100 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 41
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £288 £363
% change year-on-year
+47.82% -20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
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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
17519 18237 16983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.29% 78.19% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12272 12958 11811
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 229 237
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -24.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -14 25 £550 +10.00% 5
Paddington - 1 - -
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England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 87 (60.84%) Banking
2 77 (53.85%) Market Risk
3 66 (46.15%) SQL
4 62 (43.36%) Investment Banking
5 60 (41.96%) Risk Management
6 54 (37.76%) Finance
7 51 (35.66%) Data Modelling
8 38 (26.57%) Credit Risk
8 38 (26.57%) Degree
9 31 (21.68%) Integration Testing
10 26 (18.18%) Project Management
11 24 (16.78%) Business Analysis
12 18 (12.59%) MS Excel
13 13 (9.09%) SAS
13 13 (9.09%) Basel III
13 13 (9.09%) Analytics
14 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (8.39%) VBA
14 12 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (7.69%) Front Office
15 11 (7.69%) .NET
15 11 (7.69%) JIRA
16 10 (6.99%) UML
17 9 (6.29%) Java
18 8 (5.59%) C++
18 8 (5.59%) MATLAB
18 8 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (5.59%) Statistics
18 8 (5.59%) Test Scripting
18 8 (5.59%) Test Strategy

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (9.09%) SAS
2 3 (2.10%) IIS
2 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 18 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.70%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) FTP
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
1 4 (2.80%) Big Data
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.10%) MS Access
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.40%) DB2
3 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.40%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (7.69%) JIRA
2 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.10%) JProfiler
3 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.10%) JMeter
4 2 (1.40%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (1.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.70%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 87 (60.84%) Banking
2 62 (43.36%) Investment Banking
3 54 (37.76%) Finance
4 11 (7.69%) Front Office
5 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.10%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (71.33%) Analyst
2 83 (58.04%) Business Analyst
3 53 (37.06%) Market Risk Analyst
4 52 (36.36%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 46 (32.17%) Risk Analyst
6 36 (25.17%) Market Analyst
7 35 (24.48%) IT Business Analyst
8 34 (23.78%) Banking Business Analyst
9 12 (8.39%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) Project Manager
10 9 (6.29%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Testing Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Tester
11 7 (4.90%) Credit Analyst
12 6 (4.20%) Developer
13 5 (3.50%) Architect
13 5 (3.50%) Test Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Data Modeller
14 4 (2.80%) Data Analyst
14 4 (2.80%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (2.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.40%) Murex MxML
4 1 (0.70%) WCF
4 1 (0.70%) LINQ
4 1 (0.70%) Castor
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) EDI
4 1 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 77 (53.85%) Market Risk
2 38 (26.57%) Credit Risk
3 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.59%) Statistics
5 6 (4.20%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.20%) Derivative
6 4 (2.80%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.40%) Economics
7 2 (1.40%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 2 (1.40%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Physics
8 1 (0.70%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Equities
8 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Windows
2 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Risk Management
2 51 (35.66%) Data Modelling
3 31 (21.68%) Integration Testing
4 26 (18.18%) Project Management
5 24 (16.78%) Business Analysis
6 13 (9.09%) Analytics
7 12 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.99%) UML
9 8 (5.59%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.59%) Test Strategy
10 6 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.20%) Quantitative Analysis
10 6 (4.20%) Data Analysis
11 5 (3.50%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (3.50%) Performance Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.50%) Scrum
12 4 (2.80%) Regression Testing
12 4 (2.80%) Migration
12 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (46.15%) SQL
2 12 (8.39%) VBA
3 9 (6.29%) Java
4 8 (5.59%) C++
4 8 (5.59%) MATLAB
5 3 (2.10%) C
5 3 (2.10%) C#
6 2 (1.40%) R
7 1 (0.70%) Delphi
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (26.57%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) IIBA
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) PhD
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) Basel III
2 4 (2.80%) Basel II
3 3 (2.10%) AIFMD
4 2 (1.40%) CRD IV
4 2 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.70%) FINREP
5 1 (0.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) nmon
3 1 (0.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (4.90%) Oracle
2 4 (2.80%) Murex
3 3 (2.10%) Remedy
4 2 (1.40%) IBM
4 2 (1.40%) SunGard
4 2 (1.40%) HP
4 2 (1.40%) Sybase
4 2 (1.40%) Splunk
5 1 (0.70%) Vertica
5 1 (0.70%) Calypso
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.70%) Lotus
5 1 (0.70%) Borland
5 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.70%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.70%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.70%) Sophis
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 10 days ago