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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 543 540 456
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -84
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 85 74 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 80
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£550 £534 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +12.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £299 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £323 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.03% -9.15%
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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 August 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 August 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 -9 73 £588 +10.07% 22
London -16 51 £600 +6.19% 14
City of London -8 21 £600 +29.17% 6
North West -13 10 £310 -3.28% 3
Wales - 9 £255 -
Cardiff - 9 £255 -
South Wales - 9 £255 -
Cheshire -1 7 £305 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -15 6 £525 - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £525 - 1
Chester -5 4 £300 -6.25%
Wiltshire +3 3 £563 -27.41%
South West -2 3 £563 +40.62%
Manchester -11 3 £413 +3.12% 2
Docklands, London - 3 £610 -
Scotland - 3 £388 - 4
Swindon 0 2 £563 -27.41%
Edinburgh - 2 £388 - 4
East of England +1 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -22 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 84 (44.92%) Finance
2 81 (43.32%) Banking
3 52 (27.81%) Investment Banking
3 52 (27.81%) Market Risk
4 46 (24.60%) SQL
5 42 (22.46%) Credit Risk
6 37 (19.79%) Risk Management
7 26 (13.90%) Data Modelling
8 24 (12.83%) Business Analysis
9 23 (12.30%) Degree
10 22 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (11.76%) Java
11 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (9.09%) Basel III
14 16 (8.56%) Project Management
15 15 (8.02%) JIRA
15 15 (8.02%) Analytics
15 15 (8.02%) Performance Testing
15 15 (8.02%) Integration Testing
16 13 (6.95%) Test Scripting
16 13 (6.95%) Selenium
16 13 (6.95%) LoadRunner
17 12 (6.42%) Oracle
17 12 (6.42%) VBA
17 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
18 11 (5.88%) .NET
18 11 (5.88%) Basel II
18 11 (5.88%) Front Office
18 11 (5.88%) Test Strategy

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (5.35%) SAS
2 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.67%) Apache
3 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.14%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.60%) FileNet
6 2 (1.07%) Confluence
6 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.07%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.53%) GemFire
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.53%) Jetty
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.81%) MS Office
3 6 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Stata
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) SMTP
1 1 (0.53%) HTTP
1 1 (0.53%) SNMP
1 1 (0.53%) VPN
1 1 (0.53%) DNS
1 1 (0.53%) SSL
1 1 (0.53%) Firewall
1 1 (0.53%) IPsec
1 1 (0.53%) IMAP
1 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.67%) DB2
3 4 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.60%) Big Data
4 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.07%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.07%) MS Access
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) JIRA
2 13 (6.95%) Selenium
2 13 (6.95%) LoadRunner
3 7 (3.74%) JMeter
3 7 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.67%) HP UFT
4 5 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.14%) NeoLoad
5 4 (2.14%) JProfiler
6 3 (1.60%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (1.07%) Subversion
7 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.07%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.07%) WebLOAD
7 2 (1.07%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.53%) JConsole
8 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.53%) YourKit
General
1 84 (44.92%) Finance
2 81 (43.32%) Banking
3 52 (27.81%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.88%) Front Office
5 7 (3.74%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.67%) Retail
7 3 (1.60%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
8 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.07%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (51.34%) Analyst
2 64 (34.22%) Business Analyst
3 33 (17.65%) Risk Analyst
4 28 (14.97%) Market Risk Analyst
5 26 (13.90%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 21 (11.23%) Market Analyst
6 21 (11.23%) Architect
7 20 (10.70%) Tester
7 20 (10.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 18 (9.63%) IT Business Analyst
9 17 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
10 15 (8.02%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
10 15 (8.02%) Test Analyst
10 15 (8.02%) Performance Tester
11 12 (6.42%) Developer
12 11 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (4.28%) Credit Analyst
14 8 (4.28%) Project Manager
15 7 (3.74%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) .NET
2 6 (3.21%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) RESTful
4 2 (1.07%) Murex MxML
4 2 (1.07%) WCF
4 2 (1.07%) WPF
4 2 (1.07%) HTML
4 2 (1.07%) XML
4 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
5 1 (0.53%) JMS
5 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.53%) ISPF
5 1 (0.53%) Java EE
5 1 (0.53%) LINQ
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.81%) Market Risk
2 42 (22.46%) Credit Risk
3 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.74%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.67%) Equities
6 4 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.14%) Statistics
6 4 (2.14%) Derivative
7 3 (1.60%) VSAM
7 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) Xbox
9 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.53%) Physics
9 1 (0.53%) Economics
9 1 (0.53%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.35%) Windows
2 6 (3.21%) Linux
3 3 (1.60%) zOS
3 3 (1.60%) UNIX
4 1 (0.53%) Debian
4 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.53%) Android
4 1 (0.53%) CentOS
4 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.79%) Risk Management
2 26 (13.90%) Data Modelling
3 24 (12.83%) Business Analysis
4 22 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (8.56%) Project Management
7 15 (8.02%) Performance Testing
7 15 (8.02%) Integration Testing
7 15 (8.02%) Analytics
8 13 (6.95%) Test Scripting
9 11 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 10 (5.35%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.35%) Migration
11 9 (4.81%) SDLC
12 8 (4.28%) Target Operating Model
12 8 (4.28%) Automation Testing
12 8 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.28%) Scrum
12 8 (4.28%) UML
13 7 (3.74%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.60%) SQL
2 22 (11.76%) Java
3 12 (6.42%) VBA
4 8 (4.28%) C#
5 7 (3.74%) MATLAB
6 4 (2.14%) C++
6 4 (2.14%) C
7 3 (1.60%) Python
8 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.07%) Perl
8 2 (1.07%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) Delphi
9 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.53%) R
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (12.30%) Degree
2 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) CCIE
4 4 (2.14%) CCNP
4 4 (2.14%) ISEB
4 4 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) PhD
6 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.09%) Basel III
2 11 (5.88%) Basel II
3 9 (4.81%) COREP
4 6 (3.21%) QA
5 4 (2.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (1.60%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.60%) RACF
3 1 (0.53%) Varnish
3 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.67%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.07%) nmon
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) Nagios
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (6.42%) Oracle
2 7 (3.74%) SunGard
2 7 (3.74%) HP
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.67%) Murex
4 5 (2.67%) IBM
5 4 (2.14%) Remedy
5 4 (2.14%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.14%) Sybase
5 4 (2.14%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.60%) CA
7 2 (1.07%) SAP
7 2 (1.07%) Splunk
8 1 (0.53%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Calypso
8 1 (0.53%) Dell
8 1 (0.53%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.53%) Capita
8 1 (0.53%) Lotus
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago