The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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.

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 452 463 437
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 136 81 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 51 115
Average daily rate £500 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -36 132 £505 -1.46% 30
London +10 99 £525 -8.69% 15
City of London 0 40 £505 -12.17% 8
South East -12 10 £333 -4.85% 4
South West -16 6 £320 -28.88% 6
East of England - 5 £275 - 1
Manchester -11 4 £350 - 2
North West -14 4 £350 - 2
Bristol - 4 £300 -
Reading -2 2 £325 -
Berkshire -10 2 £325 +30.00%
Surrey -11 2 £333 -11.20% 3
Yorkshire -20 2 £135 -61.45% 2
Essex - 2 £165 - 1
Hampshire +4 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -19 1 - - 2
Witham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £270 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £270 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £1,000 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hook - - - -
Brighton - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 113 (58.25%) Finance
2 70 (36.08%) SQL
3 67 (34.54%) Banking
4 51 (26.29%) Market Risk
5 47 (24.23%) Credit Risk
6 43 (22.16%) Risk Management
7 39 (20.10%) Investment Banking
8 29 (14.95%) LoadRunner
8 29 (14.95%) MS Excel
9 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
9 28 (14.43%) Derivative
9 28 (14.43%) Degree
9 28 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (13.92%) C#
11 26 (13.40%) VBA
12 25 (12.89%) QA
13 23 (11.86%) Performance Testing
14 22 (11.34%) Business Analysis
15 21 (10.82%) Project Management
15 21 (10.82%) ISEB
16 20 (10.31%) ISTQB
17 19 (9.79%) Equities
17 19 (9.79%) Java
17 19 (9.79%) Load Testing
18 18 (9.28%) Fixed Income
18 18 (9.28%) Front Office
19 17 (8.76%) HP
19 17 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
19 17 (8.76%) Test Strategy

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.58%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (2.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.06%) SAS
4 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 29 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.12%) MS Office
4 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) SAP SRM
2 2 (1.03%) Maximo
2 2 (1.03%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.52%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) Internet
1 2 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.52%) SAN
2 1 (0.52%) Extranet
2 1 (0.52%) Intranet
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.09%) MySQL
4 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.52%) OLTP
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (14.95%) LoadRunner
2 12 (6.19%) JMeter
3 11 (5.67%) JIRA
4 8 (4.12%) JUnit
4 8 (4.12%) Rational Performance Tester
5 7 (3.61%) Maven
6 5 (2.58%) Ant
6 5 (2.58%) Subversion
7 4 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (2.06%) Selenium
8 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.03%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.52%) Calabash
9 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.52%) JBehave
9 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.52%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 113 (58.25%) Finance
2 67 (34.54%) Banking
3 39 (20.10%) Investment Banking
4 18 (9.28%) Front Office
5 8 (4.12%) Retail
6 4 (2.06%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (46.39%) Analyst
2 49 (25.26%) Business Analyst
3 23 (11.86%) Developer
4 21 (10.82%) Tester
5 19 (9.79%) Architect
6 18 (9.28%) Project Manager
6 18 (9.28%) Test Analyst
7 16 (8.25%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 14 (7.22%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
9 13 (6.70%) Risk Analyst
10 12 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (5.67%) Market Risk Analyst
11 11 (5.67%) Performance Tester
11 11 (5.67%) Business Project Manager
11 11 (5.67%) Business Manager
12 9 (4.64%) Market Risk Business Analyst
12 9 (4.64%) Senior Business Analyst
13 7 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.61%) Performance Analyst
14 6 (3.09%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) J2EE
2 8 (4.12%) .NET
3 5 (2.58%) Web Services
3 5 (2.58%) Spring
4 4 (2.06%) HTML
4 4 (2.06%) Java EE
5 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.55%) XML
6 2 (1.03%) JRules
6 2 (1.03%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.03%) CSS
6 2 (1.03%) jQuery
6 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.03%) HTML5
6 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.03%) REST
6 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (1.03%) CSS3
7 1 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.29%) Market Risk
2 47 (24.23%) Credit Risk
3 28 (14.43%) Derivative
4 19 (9.79%) Equities
5 18 (9.28%) Fixed Income
6 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
7 11 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (4.64%) Reference Data
9 8 (4.12%) Management Information System
9 8 (4.12%) Social Network
10 6 (3.09%) Economics
10 6 (3.09%) Statistics
11 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.55%) iPad
11 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.55%) Firmware
12 2 (1.03%) STB
12 2 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.25%) Linux
2 10 (5.15%) UNIX
2 10 (5.15%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.16%) Risk Management
2 28 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.86%) Performance Testing
5 22 (11.34%) Business Analysis
6 21 (10.82%) Project Management
7 19 (9.79%) Load Testing
8 17 (8.76%) Test Strategy
8 17 (8.76%) Analytics
9 14 (7.22%) Data Modelling
9 14 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.19%) Waterfall
10 12 (6.19%) Test Scripting
10 12 (6.19%) Software Testing
11 10 (5.15%) TOGAF
11 10 (5.15%) Validation
11 10 (5.15%) UML
11 10 (5.15%) Quantitative Risk Management
12 9 (4.64%) Data Analysis
12 9 (4.64%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.08%) SQL
2 27 (13.92%) C#
3 26 (13.40%) VBA
4 19 (9.79%) Java
5 11 (5.67%) C++
6 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.09%) Python
8 5 (2.58%) Perl
8 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.06%) C
9 4 (2.06%) Groovy
10 3 (1.55%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.03%) R
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) Scala
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Degree
2 21 (10.82%) ISEB
3 20 (10.31%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.70%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) CIMA
7 2 (1.03%) ACCA
7 2 (1.03%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.03%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) APMP
8 1 (0.52%) PhD
8 1 (0.52%) HND
8 1 (0.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.89%) QA
2 13 (6.70%) Basel III
3 4 (2.06%) CRD IV
4 3 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.55%) Basel II
5 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.03%) EMIR
6 1 (0.52%) P3O
6 1 (0.52%) COREP
6 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.06%) OpenView
3 3 (1.55%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.55%) Cobbler
3 3 (1.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) HP
3 14 (7.22%) Oracle
4 6 (3.09%) Citrix
5 5 (2.58%) SAP
5 5 (2.58%) Murex
6 4 (2.06%) SunGard
6 4 (2.06%) IBM
7 3 (1.55%) hybris
7 3 (1.55%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.03%) Sun
8 2 (1.03%) Sybase
9 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.52%) Cordys
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.52%) Cognos
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) CA
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
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