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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 253 231 241
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.10% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.14% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£547 £317 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.82% -12.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £288 £350
% change year-on-year
+72.17% -17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
Stress Testing
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 22 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 1 £547 -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
2 5 (38.46%) WebLOAD
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) JBoss
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (23.08%) Toad
4 3 (23.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) EJB
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
2 3 (23.08%) JBoss
2 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) Tuxedo
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) WebLOAD
2 3 (23.08%) Toad
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Web Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Web Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) EJB
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
1 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Use Case
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) BDD
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
2 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy