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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 591 564 520
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -44
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 52 72 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 54 75
Median daily rate £418 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.09% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £333 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £306
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.44%
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
44197 44611 41541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.62% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29356 28750 26041
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 £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1189 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 20 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 29 June 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 -26 46 £488 -11.36% 12
London -11 34 £600 - 6
North West -16 7 £300 -15.78% 2
Scotland -11 6 £350 -8.19% 2
Macclesfield -2 4 £450 -
Cheshire -8 4 £450 +50.00%
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
City of London +26 3 £531 -11.45% 2
Manchester -8 3 £300 -27.27% 1
South East - 3 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 - -
Winchester - 2 - -
East of England +14 1 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +14 1 £350 -
South West -4 1 £350 -5.08%
Edinburgh -10 1 £375 -3.22% 2
Devon - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
Exeter - 1 £350 -
Croydon - 1 - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 69 (49.64%) Finance
2 40 (28.78%) Banking
3 36 (25.90%) Credit Risk
3 36 (25.90%) Market Risk
4 30 (21.58%) SQL
5 28 (20.14%) Risk Management
6 22 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (15.11%) Degree
8 20 (14.39%) Validation
9 19 (13.67%) Front Office
9 19 (13.67%) Project Management
9 19 (13.67%) Performance Testing
10 18 (12.95%) Retail
10 18 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (12.95%) Investment Banking
10 18 (12.95%) Business Analysis
11 17 (12.23%) ISTQB
11 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
12 16 (11.51%) Test Automation
12 16 (11.51%) JIRA
13 15 (10.79%) Release Management
13 15 (10.79%) Software Testing
13 15 (10.79%) MS Office
14 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.07%) Smart Meter
15 13 (9.35%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (9.35%) Analytics
15 13 (9.35%) Defect Management
15 13 (9.35%) Security Testing
16 12 (8.63%) Integration 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 9 (6.47%) SAS
2 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) CICS
4 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (10.79%) MS Office
2 5 (3.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.16%) LaTeX
3 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.72%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) VLAN
2 6 (4.32%) ZigBee
3 3 (2.16%) Firewall
3 3 (2.16%) WAN
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 10 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.16%) Big Data
3 3 (2.16%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.16%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.72%) Essbase
5 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.72%) KDB
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.72%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) JIRA
2 12 (8.63%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.60%) HP UFT
4 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.16%) LabVIEW
5 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.44%) JMeter
6 2 (1.44%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.44%) Subversion
7 1 (0.72%) Ant
7 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.72%) Protractor
7 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.72%) Zephyr
General
1 69 (49.64%) Finance
2 40 (28.78%) Banking
3 19 (13.67%) Front Office
4 18 (12.95%) Investment Banking
4 18 (12.95%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Billing
6 4 (2.88%) Legal
7 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (47.48%) Analyst
2 37 (26.62%) Risk Analyst
3 24 (17.27%) Business Analyst
4 19 (13.67%) Test Analyst
5 17 (12.23%) Risk Business Analyst
6 15 (10.79%) Developer
7 13 (9.35%) Qualitative Analyst
7 13 (9.35%) Quantitative Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
9 9 (6.47%) Market Risk Business Analyst
10 8 (5.76%) Market Risk Analyst
11 7 (5.04%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) Test Manager
12 6 (4.32%) Architect
12 6 (4.32%) Credit Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) IT Business Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) IT Risk Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) XML
2 5 (3.60%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.16%) MDX
3 3 (2.16%) WCF
4 2 (1.44%) Flash
4 2 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (1.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.72%) Java EE
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) Murex MxML
5 1 (0.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.90%) Credit Risk
1 36 (25.90%) Market Risk
2 14 (10.07%) Smart Meter
3 12 (8.63%) Fixed Income
4 11 (7.91%) Derivative
5 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (4.32%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.32%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.60%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (2.88%) Equities
10 3 (2.16%) Clustering
11 2 (1.44%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.44%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.44%) PMI
11 2 (1.44%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.44%) Statistics
11 2 (1.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
2 8 (5.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.14%) Risk Management
2 22 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (14.39%) Validation
4 19 (13.67%) Performance Testing
4 19 (13.67%) Project Management
5 18 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.95%) Business Analysis
6 16 (11.51%) Test Automation
7 15 (10.79%) Release Management
7 15 (10.79%) Software Testing
8 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.35%) Analytics
9 13 (9.35%) Defect Management
9 13 (9.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (9.35%) Security Testing
10 12 (8.63%) Case Management
10 12 (8.63%) Integration Testing
10 12 (8.63%) Requirements Management
10 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.58%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) VBA
3 7 (5.04%) C#
4 6 (4.32%) MATLAB
5 5 (3.60%) C++
6 4 (2.88%) Java
7 3 (2.16%) R
7 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.44%) C
8 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) COBOL
9 1 (0.72%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.72%) JCL
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Degree
2 17 (12.23%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.19%) ISEB
4 8 (5.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.88%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.44%) CCIE
7 2 (1.44%) CCNP
7 2 (1.44%) CFA
7 2 (1.44%) PMP
7 2 (1.44%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.72%) ACCA
8 1 (0.72%) CCNA
8 1 (0.72%) CIMA
8 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) COREP
2 5 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.88%) CRD IV
4 3 (2.16%) Basel II
4 3 (2.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.72%) FINREP
5 1 (0.72%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
2 1 (0.72%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) HP
2 10 (7.19%) Murex
2 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 8 (5.76%) Algorithmics
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco
4 4 (2.88%) IBM
5 3 (2.16%) Sybase
6 1 (0.72%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.72%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.72%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.72%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.72%) SunGard
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