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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
UK
Rank 553 554 531
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 34 76 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 57 57
Median daily rate £383 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 19 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -10 34 £383 -28.83% 7
London -17 24 £500 -13.04% 3
South West +7 4 £369 -13.23%
South East +13 3 £375 +50.00%
Croydon -8 3 £383 +2.00%
City of London -11 3 £500 -16.66% 1
Berkshire - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 2 £360 -
Yorkshire +5 1 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England - 1 £275 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Luton - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Bournemouth - 1 £363 -
Leeds - 1 £375 - 1
Swindon - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 33 (36.26%) Banking
3 28 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.88%) SQL
5 15 (16.48%) Credit Risk
5 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
5 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 13 (14.29%) QA
7 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 13 (14.29%) Project Management
7 13 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 12 (13.19%) Analytics
8 12 (13.19%) Risk Management
8 12 (13.19%) Degree
9 11 (12.09%) JMeter
9 11 (12.09%) Change Management
9 11 (12.09%) LoadRunner
9 11 (12.09%) Big Data
10 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (10.99%) .NET
10 10 (10.99%) Oracle
10 10 (10.99%) Java
10 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.99%) Data Architecture
10 10 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
11 9 (9.89%) JIRA
11 9 (9.89%) Scrum

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 7 (7.69%) Apache Solr
1 7 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.59%) CMS
3 4 (4.40%) Drupal
3 4 (4.40%) SAS
3 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) CICS
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
5 1 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.10%) nginx
5 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) GitHub
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) BGP
1 5 (5.49%) MPLS
1 5 (5.49%) OSPF
1 5 (5.49%) PPP
2 4 (4.40%) HSRP
3 3 (3.30%) FTP
3 3 (3.30%) HTTP
3 3 (3.30%) SAN
3 3 (3.30%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.20%) Firewall
4 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) DSL
5 1 (1.10%) Extranet
5 1 (1.10%) Intranet
5 1 (1.10%) IPsec
5 1 (1.10%) L2TP
5 1 (1.10%) SNMP
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) Big Data
2 8 (8.79%) QlikView
3 7 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 7 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.69%) HBase
3 7 (7.69%) Impala
4 3 (3.30%) MS Access
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) JMeter
1 11 (12.09%) LoadRunner
2 9 (9.89%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.40%) Selenium
4 4 (4.40%) Toad
5 3 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.10%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.10%) Firebug
7 1 (1.10%) The Grinder
General
1 45 (49.45%) Finance
2 33 (36.26%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Front Office
6 2 (2.20%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Business Analyst
3 16 (17.58%) Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Risk Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Tester
7 8 (8.79%) Risk Business Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Scala Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Credit Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Finance Business Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Tester
10 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) REST
3 8 (8.79%) RESTful
4 7 (7.69%) Apache Avro
5 5 (5.49%) XML
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) SOAP
7 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.30%) Web Services
8 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.20%) Dropwizard
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.10%) EDI
9 1 (1.10%) EDIFACT
9 1 (1.10%) J2EE
9 1 (1.10%) JMS
9 1 (1.10%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.10%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Credit Risk
2 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.79%) Visualisation
4 7 (7.69%) Grid Computing
4 7 (7.69%) Market Risk
5 4 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.40%) Statistics
6 3 (3.30%) Derivative
6 3 (3.30%) iPad
7 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.20%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.20%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.10%) Physics
8 1 (1.10%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Unix
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
3 14 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 14 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (14.29%) Project Management
4 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 13 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 12 (13.19%) Analytics
5 12 (13.19%) Risk Management
6 11 (12.09%) Change Management
7 10 (10.99%) Data Architecture
7 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.89%) Scrum
8 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.79%) DevOps
9 8 (8.79%) Load Testing
9 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
10 7 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) Java
3 8 (8.79%) VBA
4 7 (7.69%) Scala
5 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.40%) C++
6 4 (4.40%) Python
7 3 (3.30%) C
7 3 (3.30%) C#
7 3 (3.30%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.10%) COBOL
8 1 (1.10%) Groovy
8 1 (1.10%) JCL
8 1 (1.10%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CCNP
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) COREP
3 2 (2.20%) Basel III
3 2 (2.20%) CRD IV
3 2 (2.20%) FINREP
4 1 (1.10%) Basel II
4 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) HDFS
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.69%) Oozie
3 2 (2.20%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 9 (9.89%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.40%) Guidewire
6 3 (3.30%) EMC
7 2 (2.20%) SAP
8 1 (1.10%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco
8 1 (1.10%) F5
8 1 (1.10%) Juniper
8 1 (1.10%) Mitel
8 1 (1.10%) Remedy
8 1 (1.10%) Reuters
8 1 (1.10%) VMware
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