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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 240 228 246
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.11% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate £333 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £481
% change year-on-year
-17.24% -24.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -10 2 £325 +30.00%
Surrey -11 2 £333 -11.20% 3
Hampshire +4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £270 -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Stress Testing
England

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Firmware
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Volume Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project Server
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
1 1 (7.69%) StarTeam
1 1 (7.69%) Introscope
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JRules
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Volume Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Process Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Cordys
2 1 (7.69%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Compuware
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy
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