The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
England / South East
Rank 233 240 242
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.14% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £250 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £360 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5871 6558 7112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.95% 78.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 3950 3902
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 287 240
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.88 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 3 £375 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) xDSL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) DSL
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) Junos
1 1 (20.00%) L2TP
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) PPP
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) X.21
1 1 (20.00%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) F5
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Mitel
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) VMware