The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 67 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.100% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
588 738 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.28% 73.51% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 343 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) xDSL
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) L2TP
2 1 (33.33%) X.21
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) xDSL
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) L2TP
1 1 (33.33%) X.21
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) PPP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco