The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 235 231 240
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.050% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£225 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6696 5991 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.96% 70.82% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3666 3220 3261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 250 319
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the South East region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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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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
Surrey -6 1 £425 +3.03%
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
1 4 (26.67%) Firmware
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
1 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (13.33%) Toad
3 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) FileMaker
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) Introscope
3 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Validation

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cordys
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) xDSL
2 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) OSPF
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) DSL
2 1 (6.67%) L2TP
2 1 (6.67%) X.21
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Extranet
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) PPP
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) FileMaker
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Toad
1 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (13.33%) Introscope
2 1 (6.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (6.67%) WebLOAD
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) FileMaker Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) JRules
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) JDBC
1 1 (6.67%) ODBC
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) VHDL
3 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
1 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) F5
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy
1 1 (6.67%) Juniper
1 1 (6.67%) CA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) Compuware
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
South East England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago