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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 464 473 442
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 136 97 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 75 68
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £293 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 30 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 27 March 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 +22 124 £550 +4.76% 42
London +23 92 £550 - 31
City of London +10 20 £550 +4.76% 11
Scotland +2 10 £425 - 1
South East -26 9 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire -1 6 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 6 - - 2
East of England +8 5 £375 +38.88% 3
Manchester -7 5 £600 +95.12% 1
South West -9 5 £500 +61.29% 1
North West -11 5 £600 +95.12% 2
Wiltshire +8 4 £512 +55.07%
Swindon +5 4 £512 +55.07%
Hampshire - 3 £419 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 - -
Edinburgh -7 2 £550 - 1
Leeds -11 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Paddington - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hook - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 93 (45.59%) Banking
2 88 (43.14%) Market Risk
3 79 (38.73%) SQL
4 71 (34.80%) Finance
5 68 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 62 (30.39%) Investment Banking
7 56 (27.45%) Data Modelling
8 47 (23.04%) Degree
9 37 (18.14%) Credit Risk
10 35 (17.16%) Integration Testing
11 31 (15.20%) Project Management
12 21 (10.29%) Business Analysis
13 20 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (9.80%) MS Excel
14 19 (9.31%) Java
14 19 (9.31%) LoadRunner
14 19 (9.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (8.82%) Performance Testing
15 18 (8.82%) Test Scripting
15 18 (8.82%) .NET
16 16 (7.84%) UML
16 16 (7.84%) Automated Testing
17 15 (7.35%) SAS
18 13 (6.37%) VBA
18 13 (6.37%) Oracle
18 13 (6.37%) Analytics
19 12 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
19 12 (5.88%) JIRA
20 11 (5.39%) Front Office
20 11 (5.39%) WebSphere Application Server

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (7.35%) SAS
2 11 (5.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.43%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.94%) IIS
4 6 (2.94%) Apache
4 6 (2.94%) FileNet
5 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.98%) CICS
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.98%) Drupal
6 2 (0.98%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) SAP SD
1 7 (3.43%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.98%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.98%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) FTP
1 2 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.94%) Big Data
2 5 (2.45%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.96%) DB2
4 3 (1.47%) MS Access
5 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (9.31%) LoadRunner
2 12 (5.88%) JIRA
3 10 (4.90%) Selenium
4 7 (3.43%) JMeter
5 6 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.45%) WebLOAD
6 5 (2.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (1.96%) NeoLoad
8 3 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.47%) Toad
8 3 (1.47%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.49%) Sahi
10 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 93 (45.59%) Banking
2 71 (34.80%) Finance
3 62 (30.39%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.39%) Front Office
5 7 (3.43%) Retail
6 3 (1.47%) Games
6 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 120 (58.82%) Analyst
2 85 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 62 (30.39%) Market Risk Analyst
4 61 (29.90%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 49 (24.02%) Risk Analyst
6 41 (20.10%) Market Analyst
7 38 (18.63%) Banking Business Analyst
7 38 (18.63%) IT Business Analyst
8 16 (7.84%) Tester
8 16 (7.84%) Test Analyst
9 13 (6.37%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.88%) Performance Test Leader
10 12 (5.88%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.41%) Architect
12 7 (3.43%) Test Manager
12 7 (3.43%) Developer
12 7 (3.43%) Performance Tester
12 7 (3.43%) Performance Test Analyst
12 7 (3.43%) Performance Analyst
12 7 (3.43%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.82%) .NET
2 10 (4.90%) Web Services
3 6 (2.94%) J2EE
4 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.96%) RESTful
5 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.98%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.98%) LAMP
6 2 (0.98%) Symfony
7 1 (0.49%) Castor
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.49%) EJB
7 1 (0.49%) XML
7 1 (0.49%) EDI
7 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 88 (43.14%) Market Risk
2 37 (18.14%) Credit Risk
3 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.92%) Statistics
6 7 (3.43%) Derivative
7 5 (2.45%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.45%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.96%) Economics
9 3 (1.47%) Streaming Media
9 3 (1.47%) Open Source
9 3 (1.47%) Xbox
10 2 (0.98%) Equities
10 2 (0.98%) VSAM
10 2 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.49%) Swaptions
11 1 (0.49%) VHDL
11 1 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.94%) Windows
1 6 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (1.47%) UNIX
3 2 (0.98%) zOS
4 1 (0.49%) Android
4 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 56 (27.45%) Data Modelling
3 35 (17.16%) Integration Testing
4 31 (15.20%) Project Management
5 21 (10.29%) Business Analysis
6 20 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (8.82%) Performance Testing
8 18 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 16 (7.84%) Automated Testing
9 16 (7.84%) UML
10 13 (6.37%) Analytics
11 11 (5.39%) Test Strategy
11 11 (5.39%) Content Management
11 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Content Management
12 8 (3.92%) Load Testing
12 8 (3.92%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.43%) Performance Engineering
13 7 (3.43%) Statistical Analysis
13 7 (3.43%) Greeks
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.73%) SQL
2 19 (9.31%) Java
3 13 (6.37%) VBA
4 9 (4.41%) C++
5 7 (3.43%) MATLAB
5 7 (3.43%) C#
6 4 (1.96%) C
6 4 (1.96%) PHP
7 3 (1.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (0.98%) R
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 47 (23.04%) Degree
2 9 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.43%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.94%) ISEB
5 3 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.98%) IIBA
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) Basel III
2 4 (1.96%) Basel II
3 3 (1.47%) AIFMD
3 3 (1.47%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.98%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.98%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.49%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) RACF
2 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.39%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.98%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (6.37%) Oracle
2 11 (5.39%) HP
3 7 (3.43%) SAP
4 5 (2.45%) Remedy
5 4 (1.96%) Murex
5 4 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.98%) Sybase
6 2 (0.98%) CA
6 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.98%) Splunk
6 2 (0.98%) SunGard
7 1 (0.49%) Vertica
7 1 (0.49%) Calypso
7 1 (0.49%) Sophis
7 1 (0.49%) Lotus
7 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
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