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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 520 497 501
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 72 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 41
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£519 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £326 £511
% change year-on-year
+34.09% -36.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -31 69 £525 - 13
London +17 60 £550 +3.04% 6
City of London +3 11 £488 -8.23% 3
South East -28 6 £494 +1.28% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £613 -
Hampshire -21 1 £488 - 1
Reigate - 1 £370 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £370 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Aldershot - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 76 (53.15%) Market Risk
2 62 (43.36%) Banking
3 57 (39.86%) SQL
4 52 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 49 (34.27%) Finance
5 49 (34.27%) Investment Banking
6 43 (30.07%) Data Modelling
7 30 (20.98%) Degree
7 30 (20.98%) Integration Testing
8 27 (18.88%) Credit Risk
9 24 (16.78%) Business Analysis
10 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
11 15 (10.49%) Migration
12 14 (9.79%) UML
13 13 (9.09%) Project Management
14 12 (8.39%) Front Office
14 12 (8.39%) .NET
15 11 (7.69%) C#
15 11 (7.69%) Equities
16 10 (6.99%) Web Services
17 9 (6.29%) VBA
17 9 (6.29%) SAS
17 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (6.29%) Performance Testing
17 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
18 8 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
18 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
18 8 (5.59%) C++
18 8 (5.59%) Validation

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (6.29%) SAS
2 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.10%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.40%) Lync
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.40%) MS Office
5 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) 4G
2 1 (0.70%) WAN
2 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.70%) FTP
2 1 (0.70%) PPP
2 1 (0.70%) SNMP
2 1 (0.70%) VPN
2 1 (0.70%) SAN
2 1 (0.70%) MPLS
2 1 (0.70%) OSPF
2 1 (0.70%) BGP
2 1 (0.70%) DSL
2 1 (0.70%) L2TP
2 1 (0.70%) X.21
2 1 (0.70%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) IPsec
2 1 (0.70%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) Big Data
2 6 (4.20%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.40%) MS Access
4 2 (1.40%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.70%) QlikView
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.10%) Selenium
3 2 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.70%) Sahi
4 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.70%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.70%) WATIR
4 1 (0.70%) JUnit
4 1 (0.70%) Toad
4 1 (0.70%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.70%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.70%) TestComplete
General
1 62 (43.36%) Banking
2 49 (34.27%) Finance
2 49 (34.27%) Investment Banking
3 12 (8.39%) Front Office
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Games
5 3 (2.10%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (58.04%) Analyst
2 64 (44.76%) Business Analyst
3 53 (37.06%) Market Risk Analyst
3 53 (37.06%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 37 (25.87%) Risk Analyst
5 34 (23.78%) Market Analyst
6 32 (22.38%) IT Business Analyst
7 23 (16.08%) Banking Business Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Developer
9 6 (4.20%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Tester
9 6 (4.20%) Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.80%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (2.10%) Performance Test Leader
12 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) .NET
2 10 (6.99%) Web Services
3 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.10%) RESTful
3 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.40%) J2EE
5 1 (0.70%) EJB
5 1 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) EDI
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (53.15%) Market Risk
2 27 (18.88%) Credit Risk
3 11 (7.69%) Equities
4 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.50%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.50%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.80%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.80%) Derivative
7 4 (2.80%) Statistics
8 3 (2.10%) Economics
8 3 (2.10%) Streaming Media
8 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.10%) Xbox
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
9 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.70%) Open Source
9 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.40%) UNIX
2 1 (0.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 43 (30.07%) Data Modelling
3 30 (20.98%) Integration Testing
4 24 (16.78%) Business Analysis
5 15 (10.49%) Migration
6 14 (9.79%) UML
7 13 (9.09%) Project Management
8 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.29%) Performance Testing
9 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
9 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.59%) Validation
10 6 (4.20%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.20%) Load Testing
10 6 (4.20%) Analytics
11 5 (3.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 5 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (3.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.86%) SQL
2 11 (7.69%) C#
3 9 (6.29%) VBA
4 8 (5.59%) C++
5 7 (4.90%) Java
6 2 (1.40%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.40%) R
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) Degree
2 5 (3.50%) ISEB
3 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CCNP
4 1 (0.70%) CCNA
4 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) IIBA
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) Basel III
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 4 (2.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.10%) Solvency II
5 2 (1.40%) CRD IV
5 2 (1.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.70%) COREP
6 1 (0.70%) FINREP
6 1 (0.70%) EMIR
6 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle
3 3 (2.10%) HP
3 3 (2.10%) Lotus
4 2 (1.40%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco
5 1 (0.70%) Juniper
5 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.70%) Polycom
5 1 (0.70%) F5
5 1 (0.70%) Tableau
5 1 (0.70%) Vertica
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