The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 540 514 464
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -50
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 73 82 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 79
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£550 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £288 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £665 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 28 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 7 July 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
England -36 65 £550 +7.89% 21
London -13 49 £600 +10.59% 13
City of London -1 24 £600 +21.51% 3
North West -17 10 £356 +9.61% 1
South Wales - 6 £255 -
Wales - 6 £255 -
Cheshire - 6 £300 -
Cardiff - 6 £255 -
Manchester -15 4 £413 +26.92% 1
Chester - 3 £298 -
Wiltshire +6 2 £375 -51.61%
Scotland -3 2 £388 -61.25% 1
South West -15 2 £375 -6.25%
Edinburgh - 2 £388 - 1
Swindon -1 1 £375 -51.61%
East of England -6 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -21 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 4
Leeds -26 1 - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £375 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
North East - 1 £375 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £375 - 1

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 95 (44.81%) Banking
2 76 (35.85%) Finance
3 70 (33.02%) Market Risk
4 62 (29.25%) Investment Banking
4 62 (29.25%) SQL
5 50 (23.58%) Risk Management
6 45 (21.23%) Credit Risk
7 36 (16.98%) Data Modelling
8 33 (15.57%) Degree
9 29 (13.68%) Business Analysis
10 27 (12.74%) Java
11 26 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (11.32%) Project Management
13 23 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (10.85%) Integration Testing
14 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
15 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (8.02%) LoadRunner
16 17 (8.02%) .NET
17 16 (7.55%) Oracle
17 16 (7.55%) JIRA
17 16 (7.55%) Basel III
17 16 (7.55%) Performance Testing
18 15 (7.08%) Analytics
18 15 (7.08%) System Integration Testing
18 15 (7.08%) MS Excel
19 14 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
20 13 (6.13%) Test Automation
20 13 (6.13%) SDLC
20 13 (6.13%) Test Strategy

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (5.19%) SAS
2 9 (4.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (4.25%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.36%) Apache
4 5 (2.36%) FileNet
5 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) JBoss
6 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.94%) CICS
6 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) Drupal
6 2 (0.94%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.47%) GemFire
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.25%) MS Office
3 8 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) SAP SD
1 7 (3.30%) SAP PP
1 7 (3.30%) Adaptiv
2 2 (0.94%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.94%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Summit
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) FTP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.36%) DB2
3 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.42%) Data Mart
4 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) MS Access
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.94%) Big Data
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (8.02%) LoadRunner
2 16 (7.55%) JIRA
3 12 (5.66%) Selenium
4 8 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.30%) JMeter
6 5 (2.36%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.89%) WebLOAD
7 4 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.89%) NeoLoad
8 3 (1.42%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.42%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.94%) Toad
9 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.47%) Rational Robot
10 1 (0.47%) JUnit
10 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 95 (44.81%) Banking
2 76 (35.85%) Finance
3 62 (29.25%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.19%) Front Office
5 7 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.83%) Retail
7 3 (1.42%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.94%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 116 (54.72%) Analyst
2 79 (37.26%) Business Analyst
3 41 (19.34%) Risk Analyst
4 40 (18.87%) Market Risk Analyst
5 38 (17.92%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 29 (13.68%) Market Analyst
7 27 (12.74%) Banking Business Analyst
8 25 (11.79%) IT Business Analyst
9 22 (10.38%) Tester
10 20 (9.43%) Test Analyst
11 19 (8.96%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 17 (8.02%) Architect
13 14 (6.60%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
14 13 (6.13%) Performance Tester
15 12 (5.66%) Developer
16 10 (4.72%) Project Manager
16 10 (4.72%) Test Leader
17 9 (4.25%) Performance Test Leader
17 9 (4.25%) Credit Analyst
17 9 (4.25%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.02%) .NET
2 5 (2.36%) Web Services
3 4 (1.89%) J2EE
4 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.42%) RESTful
4 3 (1.42%) Murex MxML
5 2 (0.94%) WCF
5 2 (0.94%) WPF
5 2 (0.94%) Symfony
5 2 (0.94%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) LAMP
5 2 (0.94%) HTML
6 1 (0.47%) ISPF
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) CSS
6 1 (0.47%) LINQ
6 1 (0.47%) Castor
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) REST
6 1 (0.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 70 (33.02%) Market Risk
2 45 (21.23%) Credit Risk
3 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.30%) Derivative
5 5 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.36%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.89%) Equities
6 4 (1.89%) Statistics
7 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.42%) VSAM
8 2 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) Xbox
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Physics
9 1 (0.47%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.19%) Windows
2 8 (3.77%) Linux
3 3 (1.42%) zOS
3 3 (1.42%) UNIX
4 1 (0.47%) Android
4 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.58%) Risk Management
2 36 (16.98%) Data Modelling
3 29 (13.68%) Business Analysis
4 26 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (11.32%) Project Management
6 23 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.85%) Integration Testing
7 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
8 16 (7.55%) Performance Testing
9 15 (7.08%) Analytics
9 15 (7.08%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (6.13%) SDLC
10 13 (6.13%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.13%) Test Strategy
10 13 (6.13%) Automated Testing
10 13 (6.13%) UML
11 10 (4.72%) Content Management
11 10 (4.72%) Migration
11 10 (4.72%) Enterprise Content Management
12 9 (4.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.25%) SQL
2 27 (12.74%) Java
3 10 (4.72%) C#
3 10 (4.72%) VBA
4 7 (3.30%) C++
5 6 (2.83%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.36%) C
7 4 (1.89%) PHP
8 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.47%) JCL
9 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.47%) Delphi
9 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (15.57%) Degree
2 10 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.36%) ISEB
5 4 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.89%) CCIE
5 4 (1.89%) CCNP
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.55%) Basel III
2 7 (3.30%) QA
3 4 (1.89%) Basel II
4 3 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.42%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.42%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.25%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.94%) nmon
4 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (7.55%) Oracle
2 10 (4.72%) HP
3 9 (4.25%) SAP
4 7 (3.30%) SunGard
5 6 (2.83%) Murex
6 5 (2.36%) IBM
6 5 (2.36%) Remedy
7 4 (1.89%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.42%) Sybase
8 3 (1.42%) CA
8 3 (1.42%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.94%) Splunk
9 2 (0.94%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.47%) Lotus
10 1 (0.47%) Borland
10 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.47%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.47%) Sophis
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