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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 552 487 538
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +51
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 74 118 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 35
Average daily rate £550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £371 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £670 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +168.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +168.00%

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 23 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 74 £550 - 22
London -25 51 £575 +4.54% 10
City of London +43 14 £600 +14.28% 4
Hampshire +19 9 £250 -48.71% 1
South East +11 9 £250 -32.43% 4
Yorkshire -5 8 £413 -
Winchester - 8 £250 - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
North West -8 4 £498 -17.08% 5
Sheffield - 3 £299 -
West Yorkshire -7 2 £441 -
Manchester -20 2 £675 +12.50% 5
Cheshire - 2 £316 -
Halifax - 2 £441 -
Warrington - 2 £316 -
Somerset +2 1 £425 -
South West -1 1 £425 -15.00%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Doncaster - 1 £425 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 74 (48.37%) Finance
2 52 (33.99%) Banking
3 44 (28.76%) Credit Risk
4 43 (28.10%) Market Risk
5 40 (26.14%) SQL
6 31 (20.26%) Investment Banking
7 27 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (14.38%) Degree
11 19 (12.42%) Microsoft
12 18 (11.76%) Java
13 17 (11.11%) Analytics
14 16 (10.46%) Unix
15 15 (9.80%) JIRA
15 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
15 15 (9.80%) Big Data
16 14 (9.15%) Hadoop
17 13 (8.50%) Unit Testing
17 13 (8.50%) Automated Testing
17 13 (8.50%) Project Management
17 13 (8.50%) MS Office
17 13 (8.50%) .NET
17 13 (8.50%) Python
18 12 (7.84%) Linux
18 12 (7.84%) C#
18 12 (7.84%) Mathematics
18 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
19 11 (7.19%) Risk Analytics
19 11 (7.19%) Configuration Management

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (5.23%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.27%) Apache
3 5 (3.27%) SAS
4 4 (2.61%) GemFire
4 4 (2.61%) Jetty
4 4 (2.61%) nginx
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (2.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.31%) Confluence
5 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.65%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) MS Office
2 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Firewall
2 4 (2.61%) DNS
2 4 (2.61%) IMAP
2 4 (2.61%) SMTP
2 4 (2.61%) SNMP
2 4 (2.61%) VLAN
3 3 (1.96%) IPsec
3 3 (1.96%) OpenVPN
3 3 (1.96%) SSL
3 3 (1.96%) VPN
4 2 (1.31%) DSL
4 2 (1.31%) LAN
4 2 (1.31%) WAN
4 2 (1.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) Big Data
2 14 (9.15%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.58%) MySQL
4 7 (4.58%) Pentaho
5 6 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.27%) OLAP
7 4 (2.61%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.31%) MS Access
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.80%) JIRA
2 10 (6.54%) Subversion
3 9 (5.88%) JMeter
4 7 (4.58%) LoadRunner
5 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.27%) Selenium
7 4 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.61%) Hudson
8 3 (1.96%) Ant
8 3 (1.96%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.96%) JConsole
8 3 (1.96%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.96%) JUnit
8 3 (1.96%) Maven
8 3 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.96%) VisualVM
8 3 (1.96%) YourKit
9 2 (1.31%) SonarQube
General
1 74 (48.37%) Finance
2 52 (33.99%) Banking
3 31 (20.26%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.19%) Retail
5 10 (6.54%) Front Office
6 9 (5.88%) Legal
7 6 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.27%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.61%) Back Office
9 4 (2.61%) Billing
10 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (37.25%) Analyst
2 33 (21.57%) Developer
3 28 (18.30%) Risk Analyst
4 26 (16.99%) Business Analyst
5 24 (15.69%) Architect
6 18 (11.76%) Risk Business Analyst
7 15 (9.80%) Market Risk Analyst
8 12 (7.84%) Market Risk Business Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.54%) Test Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) Tester
10 8 (5.23%) Data Analyst
10 8 (5.23%) Java Developer
10 8 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Credit Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Market Risk Developer
11 7 (4.58%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.92%) Analyst Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Market Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) .NET
2 7 (4.58%) Java EE
2 7 (4.58%) Spring
3 5 (3.27%) XML
4 4 (2.61%) LAMP
4 4 (2.61%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (2.61%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (2.61%) MDX
4 4 (2.61%) Web Services
5 3 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.96%) JMS
5 3 (1.96%) WCF
6 2 (1.31%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.31%) COM
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
7 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.76%) Credit Risk
2 43 (28.10%) Market Risk
3 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.84%) Mathematics
4 9 (5.88%) Smart Meter
5 7 (4.58%) Derivative
6 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.92%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.92%) Hedge funds
7 5 (3.27%) Clustering
7 5 (3.27%) Statistics
8 4 (2.61%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (2.61%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.61%) Economics
8 4 (2.61%) Grid Computing
8 4 (2.61%) Physics
9 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.31%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.46%) Unix
2 12 (7.84%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Windows
4 4 (2.61%) CentOS
4 4 (2.61%) Debian
4 4 (2.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.65%) Risk Management
2 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (11.11%) Analytics
5 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
6 13 (8.50%) Automated Testing
6 13 (8.50%) Project Management
6 13 (8.50%) Unit Testing
7 11 (7.19%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.19%) Risk Analytics
8 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.54%) Release Management
8 10 (6.54%) Test Automation
9 9 (5.88%) ETL
9 9 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 9 (5.88%) TDD
9 9 (5.88%) Validation
10 8 (5.23%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.14%) SQL
2 18 (11.76%) Java
3 13 (8.50%) Python
4 12 (7.84%) C#
5 8 (5.23%) C++
5 8 (5.23%) VBA
6 6 (3.92%) R
7 5 (3.27%) MATLAB
7 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.96%) Korn
9 3 (1.96%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) C
10 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.31%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.54%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.58%) CCIE
3 7 (4.58%) ISEB
3 7 (4.58%) PhD
4 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.96%) CCNP
7 2 (1.31%) CFA
7 2 (1.31%) MCT
7 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MBA
8 1 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.58%) Basel II
3 6 (3.92%) COREP
3 6 (3.92%) QA
4 4 (2.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.31%) Basel III
6 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) NFS
1 4 (2.61%) Varnish
2 3 (1.96%) Docker
2 3 (1.96%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) Puppet
2 3 (1.96%) Cacti
2 3 (1.96%) Control-M
2 3 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.96%) logstash
2 3 (1.96%) Nagios
3 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle
2 8 (5.23%) Sybase
3 5 (3.27%) HP
3 5 (3.27%) IBM
3 5 (3.27%) Murex
3 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.61%) Cisco
4 4 (2.61%) SaltStack
4 4 (2.61%) SunGard
5 3 (1.96%) Algorithmics
5 3 (1.96%) ATG
5 3 (1.96%) Dell
5 3 (1.96%) hybris
5 3 (1.96%) Platfora
6 2 (1.31%) VMware
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 12 days ago