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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 66 81 99
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.74% -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
580 734 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.97% 72.17% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 376 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) L2TP
1 1 (100.00%) X.21
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) PPP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) L2TP
1 1 (100.00%) X.21
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) NOC Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) F5