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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 592 560 531
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 58 85 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 67 53
Median daily rate £375 £550 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £632
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
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 £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 23 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 26 July 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 -31 56 £400 -30.73% 13
London -14 40 £500 -16.66% 5
North West 0 8 £300 -15.78%
Manchester -3 5 £300 -27.27%
Macclesfield +5 3 £375 -
Cheshire 0 3 £375 +25.00%
South East - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £335 - 3
Coventry - 3 £335 - 1
City of London +27 2 £663 +10.41% 1
Scotland -3 2 £363 -6.45% 2
Winchester - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
East of England +19 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire +15 1 £350 -
Glasgow +5 1 £350 -
Edinburgh -1 1 £375 -3.22% 2
South West -6 1 £350 -37.77%
Devon - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £350 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 64 (47.76%) Finance
2 42 (31.34%) Banking
3 32 (23.88%) Credit Risk
4 29 (21.64%) Market Risk
5 26 (19.40%) SQL
6 24 (17.91%) Degree
7 23 (17.16%) Validation
8 22 (16.42%) Risk Management
8 22 (16.42%) Front Office
8 22 (16.42%) Retail
9 20 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (14.93%) Regression Testing
10 18 (13.43%) Performance Testing
10 18 (13.43%) Investment Banking
11 17 (12.69%) ISTQB
11 17 (12.69%) Project Management
12 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
12 16 (11.94%) System Testing
12 16 (11.94%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
13 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.45%) MS Office
15 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Integration Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Test Automation
15 13 (9.70%) Security Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Business Analysis
15 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
16 12 (8.96%) ISEB

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 10 (7.46%) SAS
2 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) CICS
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (10.45%) MS Office
2 8 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.24%) LaTeX
5 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.75%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) VLAN
1 5 (3.73%) ZigBee
2 3 (2.24%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) WebEx
4 1 (0.75%) GPRS
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.99%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.49%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.49%) QlikView
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) Essbase
5 1 (0.75%) KDB
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) JIRA
2 8 (5.97%) LoadRunner
3 6 (4.48%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.24%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.49%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.49%) JMeter
6 2 (1.49%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.75%) Ant
7 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.75%) Protractor
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (47.76%) Finance
2 42 (31.34%) Banking
3 22 (16.42%) Front Office
3 22 (16.42%) Retail
4 18 (13.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Billing
6 3 (2.24%) Legal
7 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (50.75%) Analyst
2 36 (26.87%) Risk Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Test Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) Business Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Qualitative Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Quantitative Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) Risk Business Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.48%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.73%) Credit Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) .NET
2 5 (3.73%) Web Services
2 5 (3.73%) XML
3 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.49%) Flash
4 2 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.75%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.75%) HTML
5 1 (0.75%) HTML5
5 1 (0.75%) Java EE
5 1 (0.75%) JMS
5 1 (0.75%) Swing
5 1 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.88%) Credit Risk
2 29 (21.64%) Market Risk
3 9 (6.72%) Fixed Income
4 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.97%) Smart Meter
5 6 (4.48%) Derivative
6 4 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.99%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (2.24%) Clustering
7 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.24%) Equities
8 2 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.49%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.49%) PMI
8 2 (1.49%) Statistics
8 2 (1.49%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.22%) Linux
2 5 (3.73%) Windows
3 4 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.16%) Validation
2 22 (16.42%) Risk Management
3 20 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.93%) Regression Testing
3 20 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (13.43%) Performance Testing
5 17 (12.69%) Project Management
6 16 (11.94%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (11.94%) System Testing
7 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
8 13 (9.70%) Business Analysis
8 13 (9.70%) Integration Testing
8 13 (9.70%) Security Testing
8 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
8 13 (9.70%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
9 10 (7.46%) Defect Management
9 10 (7.46%) Test Strategy
9 10 (7.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.40%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) VBA
3 6 (4.48%) MATLAB
4 4 (2.99%) C#
4 4 (2.99%) C++
4 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.24%) C
5 3 (2.24%) Java
5 3 (2.24%) R
6 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) COBOL
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.75%) JCL
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (17.91%) Degree
2 17 (12.69%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.96%) ISEB
4 5 (3.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.49%) CCIE
6 2 (1.49%) CCNP
6 2 (1.49%) CFA
6 2 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.49%) PMP
6 2 (1.49%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ACCA
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CIMA
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) COREP
3 4 (2.99%) CRD IV
3 4 (2.99%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.24%) Basel II
4 3 (2.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.75%) FINREP
5 1 (0.75%) MiFID
5 1 (0.75%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.21%) Oracle
3 8 (5.97%) Murex
4 7 (5.22%) HP
5 6 (4.48%) Algorithmics
6 4 (2.99%) Cisco
7 3 (2.24%) IBM
8 1 (0.75%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.75%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.75%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.75%) SunGard
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