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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 580 569 572
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 48 76 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 55
Median daily rate £481 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £690 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 20 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 2 December 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 -17 47 £500 -4.76% 17
London -18 37 £550 -4.34% 13
City of London -2 8 £550 -20.00% 2
Manchester +4 3 £525 +68.00% 1
North West -2 3 £525 +50.00% 1
Coventry -15 3 £380 -10.58%
West Midlands -21 3 £380 -10.58%
South East - 2 £338 -
Berkshire - 2 £338 -
Stockport - 2 £525 -
Docklands, London +2 1 £650 +6.55%
North East - 1 £363 -
South West - 1 £363 -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 - 1
Reading - 1 £300 -
Bournemouth - 1 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £363 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £363 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 53 (44.92%) Finance
2 39 (33.05%) Banking
3 34 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (27.97%) SQL
5 21 (17.80%) Degree
5 21 (17.80%) Credit Risk
6 18 (15.25%) Test Scripting
6 18 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
7 17 (14.41%) Oracle
7 17 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (14.41%) Performance Testing
8 16 (13.56%) System Testing
8 16 (13.56%) Validation
9 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
9 15 (12.71%) QA
9 15 (12.71%) ISTQB
10 14 (11.86%) Data Architecture
10 14 (11.86%) Test Strategy
11 13 (11.02%) Big Data
11 13 (11.02%) Integration Testing
11 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (11.02%) Risk Management
12 12 (10.17%) .NET
12 12 (10.17%) ISEB
12 12 (10.17%) Retail
12 12 (10.17%) Analytics
13 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.32%) Investment Banking

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 7 (5.93%) Apache Solr
1 7 (5.93%) Apache Spark
1 7 (5.93%) SAS
1 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.08%) CMS
3 4 (3.39%) Drupal
4 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.85%) CICS
5 1 (0.85%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Office
2 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) GitHub
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Firewall
1 3 (2.54%) SAN
2 2 (1.69%) BGP
2 2 (1.69%) FTP
2 2 (1.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.69%) MPLS
2 2 (1.69%) OSPF
2 2 (1.69%) PPP
2 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.69%) VLAN
2 2 (1.69%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.85%) DSL
3 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.85%) Extranet
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
3 1 (0.85%) L2TP
3 1 (0.85%) SNMP
3 1 (0.85%) VoIP
3 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) Big Data
2 9 (7.63%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.63%) QlikView
3 7 (5.93%) Apache Hive
3 7 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (5.93%) HBase
3 7 (5.93%) Impala
4 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.54%) MS Access
6 2 (1.69%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) JIRA
1 9 (7.63%) JMeter
2 8 (6.78%) LoadRunner
2 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.39%) Selenium
4 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.54%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.69%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.69%) Toad
5 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.85%) Firebug
6 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.85%) The Grinder
General
1 53 (44.92%) Finance
2 39 (33.05%) Banking
3 12 (10.17%) Retail
4 11 (9.32%) Investment Banking
5 10 (8.47%) Front Office
6 5 (4.24%) Marketing
7 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.69%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Billing
9 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (44.07%) Analyst
2 21 (17.80%) Business Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Risk Analyst
4 18 (15.25%) Developer
5 17 (14.41%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Qualitative Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 8 (6.78%) Risk Business Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Hadoop Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Scala Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Tester
10 6 (5.08%) Architect
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.24%) Credit Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.17%) .NET
2 9 (7.63%) REST
3 7 (5.93%) Apache Avro
4 6 (5.08%) RESTful
5 5 (4.24%) Web Services
6 4 (3.39%) CSS
6 4 (3.39%) HTML
6 4 (3.39%) XML
7 3 (2.54%) SOAP
8 2 (1.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.69%) Dropwizard
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.85%) J2EE
9 1 (0.85%) Java EE
9 1 (0.85%) JMS
9 1 (0.85%) JSON
9 1 (0.85%) Spring
9 1 (0.85%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Credit Risk
2 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.93%) Grid Computing
4 7 (5.93%) Visualisation
5 6 (5.08%) Market Risk
6 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.39%) Statistics
8 3 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.69%) iPad
9 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.69%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.85%) Clustering
10 1 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.85%) Physics
10 1 (0.85%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Unix
3 6 (5.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
2 18 (15.25%) Test Scripting
3 17 (14.41%) Performance Testing
3 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
3 17 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (13.56%) System Testing
4 16 (13.56%) Validation
5 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
6 14 (11.86%) Data Architecture
6 14 (11.86%) Test Strategy
7 13 (11.02%) Integration Testing
7 13 (11.02%) Risk Management
7 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (10.17%) Analytics
9 11 (9.32%) Project Management
10 10 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (7.63%) Defect Management
11 9 (7.63%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.97%) SQL
2 11 (9.32%) Java
2 11 (9.32%) VBA
3 7 (5.93%) Scala
4 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.24%) C
5 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.39%) Python
7 3 (2.54%) C++
7 3 (2.54%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.85%) C#
8 1 (0.85%) COBOL
8 1 (0.85%) Groovy
8 1 (0.85%) JCL
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (17.80%) Degree
2 15 (12.71%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.17%) ISEB
4 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.54%) CCNP
7 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.69%) CCNA
8 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CCIE
9 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) COREP
3 2 (1.69%) FINREP
4 1 (0.85%) Basel II
4 1 (0.85%) Basel III
4 1 (0.85%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) MiFID
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) HDFS
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (5.93%) Oozie
2 2 (1.69%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Oracle
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.93%) Cloudera
4 5 (4.24%) HP
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) EMC
6 2 (1.69%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.85%) F5
7 1 (0.85%) Juniper
7 1 (0.85%) Mitel
7 1 (0.85%) Murex
7 1 (0.85%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Reuters
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
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