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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 442 491 440
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -51
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 149 75 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 49 62
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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 £370 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 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 3 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 +54 134 £550 +4.76% 41
London +55 104 £550 +3.04% 28
City of London +16 25 £550 +4.76% 13
Scotland +11 13 £425 -
South East -7 13 £370 +7.24% 2
Surrey - 8 £370 - 1
East of England +8 5 £375 +38.88%
Manchester -9 5 £600 +95.12% 1
North West -15 5 £600 +95.12% 1
Hampshire - 4 £488 - 1
South West -15 3 £500 +66.66% 2
Hertfordshire +11 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 2 £512 - 2
Swindon 0 2 £512 - 2
Edinburgh -1 2 £550 -
Yorkshire -7 2 - - 2
Leeds -10 2 - -
West Yorkshire -13 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 £500 +85.18%
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £500 +85.18%
Paddington - 1 - -
Hook - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 99 (46.05%) Market Risk
2 95 (44.19%) Banking
3 86 (40.00%) SQL
4 73 (33.95%) Risk Management
4 73 (33.95%) Finance
5 69 (32.09%) Investment Banking
6 61 (28.37%) Data Modelling
7 49 (22.79%) Degree
8 37 (17.21%) Integration Testing
9 35 (16.28%) Credit Risk
10 30 (13.95%) Project Management
11 26 (12.09%) Business Analysis
12 21 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (9.77%) Java
12 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
13 20 (9.30%) .NET
14 18 (8.37%) UML
14 18 (8.37%) Test Scripting
15 17 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (7.44%) Automated Testing
17 15 (6.98%) Performance Testing
18 14 (6.51%) LoadRunner
18 14 (6.51%) Front Office
18 14 (6.51%) Oracle
18 14 (6.51%) SAS
19 12 (5.58%) Analytics
19 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (5.58%) VBA
20 11 (5.12%) WebSphere Application Server
20 11 (5.12%) HP

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (6.51%) SAS
2 11 (5.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (5.12%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.26%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.79%) IIS
4 6 (2.79%) Apache
4 6 (2.79%) FileNet
5 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.93%) CICS
6 2 (0.93%) Lync
6 2 (0.93%) Drupal
6 2 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) MS Office
5 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) SAP SD
1 7 (3.26%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.47%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) FTP
1 2 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) 4G
2 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.79%) Big Data
2 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.86%) DB2
4 3 (1.40%) MS Access
4 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.51%) LoadRunner
2 11 (5.12%) JIRA
3 6 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.33%) Selenium
4 5 (2.33%) WebLOAD
5 3 (1.40%) JProfiler
5 3 (1.40%) JMeter
5 3 (1.40%) Toad
5 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.93%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Sahi
7 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.47%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.47%) JUnit
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 95 (44.19%) Banking
2 73 (33.95%) Finance
3 69 (32.09%) Investment Banking
4 14 (6.51%) Front Office
5 7 (3.26%) Retail
6 3 (1.40%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 131 (60.93%) Analyst
2 90 (41.86%) Business Analyst
3 69 (32.09%) Market Risk Analyst
4 68 (31.63%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 51 (23.72%) Risk Analyst
6 45 (20.93%) Market Analyst
7 40 (18.60%) IT Business Analyst
8 38 (17.67%) Banking Business Analyst
9 17 (7.91%) Test Analyst
10 13 (6.05%) Test Leader
11 12 (5.58%) Performance Test Leader
12 11 (5.12%) Tester
12 11 (5.12%) Architect
12 11 (5.12%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.65%) Developer
14 7 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (3.26%) Performance Test Analyst
14 7 (3.26%) Performance Analyst
15 6 (2.79%) Test Manager
16 5 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.30%) .NET
2 10 (4.65%) Web Services
3 6 (2.79%) J2EE
4 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.86%) RESTful
5 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.93%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.93%) LAMP
6 2 (0.93%) Symfony
7 1 (0.47%) Castor
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) EJB
7 1 (0.47%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) EDI
7 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 99 (46.05%) Market Risk
2 35 (16.28%) Credit Risk
3 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.26%) Statistics
6 6 (2.79%) Derivative
6 6 (2.79%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.79%) Equities
7 5 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.86%) Economics
9 3 (1.40%) Streaming Media
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.40%) Open Source
9 3 (1.40%) Xbox
10 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.93%) VSAM
10 2 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.47%) Swaptions
11 1 (0.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.26%) Windows
2 6 (2.79%) Linux
3 3 (1.40%) UNIX
4 2 (0.93%) zOS
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.95%) Risk Management
2 61 (28.37%) Data Modelling
3 37 (17.21%) Integration Testing
4 30 (13.95%) Project Management
5 26 (12.09%) Business Analysis
6 21 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (8.37%) Test Scripting
7 18 (8.37%) UML
8 17 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (7.44%) Automated Testing
10 15 (6.98%) Performance Testing
11 12 (5.58%) Analytics
12 11 (5.12%) Enterprise Content Management
12 11 (5.12%) Content Management
13 10 (4.65%) Migration
13 10 (4.65%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (3.72%) Test Automation
16 7 (3.26%) Greeks
16 7 (3.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.00%) SQL
2 21 (9.77%) Java
3 12 (5.58%) VBA
4 10 (4.65%) C++
5 8 (3.72%) C#
6 6 (2.79%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.86%) C
7 4 (1.86%) PHP
8 3 (1.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 49 (22.79%) Degree
2 9 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.26%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.79%) ISEB
5 4 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.40%) VCP4
7 2 (0.93%) IIBA
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) Basel III
2 4 (1.86%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) Basel II
3 3 (1.40%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.93%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.93%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.47%) FINREP
5 1 (0.47%) EMIR
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.93%) RACF
2 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (5.12%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.93%) nmon
Vendors
1 14 (6.51%) Oracle
2 11 (5.12%) HP
3 7 (3.26%) SAP
4 5 (2.33%) Remedy
5 4 (1.86%) IBM
6 3 (1.40%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.40%) Murex
7 2 (0.93%) CA
7 2 (0.93%) Sybase
7 2 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.93%) Splunk
8 1 (0.47%) Vertica
8 1 (0.47%) Polycom
8 1 (0.47%) Sophis
8 1 (0.47%) Lotus
8 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.47%) SunGard
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