The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 585 558 501
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -57
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 59 65 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 92
Median daily rate £450 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £625 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £294
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +40.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 30 May 2016.

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 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -3 51 £475 -13.63% 9
London +3 43 £600 +9.09% 6
Scotland -12 8 £350 -8.19% 2
City of London +35 7 £613 +4.03% 3
Glasgow - 6 £344 -
South East -6 5 £304 -44.46% 1
West Sussex - 3 £308 -
Hampshire +1 2 £300 -45.15%
Macclesfield -3 2 £525 -
Cheshire -10 2 £525 +5.00%
North West -20 2 £525 +15.06% 1
Crawley - 2 £308 -
Edinburgh -7 1 £375 -3.22% 2
South West -8 1 £350 -29.29%
Croydon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £350 -
Devon - 1 £350 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 70 (50.36%) Finance
2 48 (34.53%) Banking
3 45 (32.37%) Credit Risk
4 41 (29.50%) Market Risk
5 28 (20.14%) Risk Management
5 28 (20.14%) SQL
6 24 (17.27%) Project Management
7 21 (15.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
9 19 (13.67%) MS Office
9 19 (13.67%) Business Analysis
10 18 (12.95%) Investment Banking
11 17 (12.23%) Test Automation
11 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (12.23%) Degree
12 16 (11.51%) JIRA
12 16 (11.51%) Front Office
12 16 (11.51%) Analytics
13 15 (10.79%) Smart Meter
13 15 (10.79%) Validation
13 15 (10.79%) Performance Testing
13 15 (10.79%) Release Management
13 15 (10.79%) Retail
14 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.35%) Fixed Income
15 13 (9.35%) Security Testing
16 12 (8.63%) Derivative
16 12 (8.63%) ISTQB
16 12 (8.63%) Requirements Management
16 12 (8.63%) Non-Functional Testing

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.76%) SAS
2 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.44%) GemFire
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.72%) CICS
5 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) MS Office
2 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.16%) LaTeX
6 2 (1.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) VLAN
2 5 (3.60%) ZigBee
3 3 (2.16%) WAN
4 2 (1.44%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) WebEx
5 1 (0.72%) GPRS
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.47%) Big Data
3 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.60%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.16%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.16%) OLAP
6 3 (2.16%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.72%) Essbase
8 1 (0.72%) KDB
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) JIRA
2 11 (7.91%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.88%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.44%) Hudson
5 2 (1.44%) JMeter
5 2 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (1.44%) Subversion
6 1 (0.72%) Ant
6 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.72%) Moq
6 1 (0.72%) MSTest
6 1 (0.72%) Protractor
6 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.72%) Zephyr
General
1 70 (50.36%) Finance
2 48 (34.53%) Banking
3 18 (12.95%) Investment Banking
4 16 (11.51%) Front Office
5 15 (10.79%) Retail
6 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.60%) Billing
7 5 (3.60%) Legal
8 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.72%) Back Office
10 1 (0.72%) Law
10 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (41.73%) Analyst
2 35 (25.18%) Risk Analyst
3 25 (17.99%) Business Analyst
4 21 (15.11%) Developer
5 18 (12.95%) Risk Business Analyst
6 14 (10.07%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Market Risk Business Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Market Risk Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Qualitative Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Quantitative Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Credit Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) IT Risk Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) XML
2 6 (4.32%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.16%) MDX
3 3 (2.16%) WCF
4 2 (1.44%) COM
4 2 (1.44%) Flash
4 2 (1.44%) HTML
4 2 (1.44%) HTML5
4 2 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (1.44%) Spring
4 2 (1.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) Ajax
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
5 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.72%) Java EE
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) KML
5 1 (0.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 45 (32.37%) Credit Risk
2 41 (29.50%) Market Risk
3 15 (10.79%) Smart Meter
4 13 (9.35%) Fixed Income
5 12 (8.63%) Derivative
6 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
7 9 (6.47%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (4.32%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (4.32%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
10 4 (2.88%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.88%) Equities
10 4 (2.88%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.44%) Clustering
11 2 (1.44%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.44%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.44%) PMI
11 2 (1.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
3 7 (5.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.14%) Risk Management
2 24 (17.27%) Project Management
3 21 (15.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (13.67%) Business Analysis
5 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (12.23%) Test Automation
6 16 (11.51%) Analytics
7 15 (10.79%) Performance Testing
7 15 (10.79%) Release Management
7 15 (10.79%) Validation
8 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.35%) Security Testing
10 12 (8.63%) Case Management
10 12 (8.63%) Defect Management
10 12 (8.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (8.63%) Requirements Management
11 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.91%) Migration
11 11 (7.91%) Software Testing
11 11 (7.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.14%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) C#
3 6 (4.32%) Java
3 6 (4.32%) MATLAB
3 6 (4.32%) VBA
4 5 (3.60%) C++
5 3 (2.16%) R
5 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.44%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) COBOL
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) JCL
7 1 (0.72%) Korn
7 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (12.23%) Degree
2 12 (8.63%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.04%) ISEB
3 7 (5.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.44%) CFA
5 2 (1.44%) PhD
5 2 (1.44%) PMP
5 2 (1.44%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.72%) ACCA
6 1 (0.72%) CCIE
6 1 (0.72%) CIMA
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) COREP
2 6 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.60%) Basel II
3 5 (3.60%) QA
4 4 (2.88%) CRD IV
5 3 (2.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.72%) FINREP
6 1 (0.72%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
2 1 (0.72%) OPNET
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) Murex
3 9 (6.47%) HP
4 8 (5.76%) Algorithmics
5 7 (5.04%) Oracle
6 4 (2.88%) IBM
6 4 (2.88%) Sybase
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) Platfora
8 1 (0.72%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.72%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.72%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.72%) SunGard
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 27 days ago