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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 542 523 440
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -83
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 75 67 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 119
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £360 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £394 £425
% change year-on-year
-13.65% -7.35%
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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 26 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 1 October 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 -10 72 £550 - 17
London +10 59 £600 +9.09% 10
City of London +24 11 £543 +25.43% 2
South East -11 5 £225 -21.73% 2
Berkshire +18 3 £225 +50.00%
Scotland -4 3 £475 +18.75% 3
North West -8 3 £320 +24.87% 1
Surrey +1 2 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -4 2 £483 +20.62% 3
Cheshire - 2 £320 -
Manchester -15 1 £400 +56.09% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £320 -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 69 (41.32%) Finance
2 61 (36.53%) Market Risk
3 60 (35.93%) Banking
4 48 (28.74%) SQL
5 44 (26.35%) Investment Banking
6 43 (25.75%) Risk Management
7 33 (19.76%) Data Modelling
8 28 (16.77%) Business Analysis
9 26 (15.57%) Credit Risk
10 25 (14.97%) Degree
11 24 (14.37%) Integration Testing
12 18 (10.78%) Performance Testing
12 18 (10.78%) Load Testing
13 15 (8.98%) ISTQB
13 15 (8.98%) LoadRunner
13 15 (8.98%) ISEB
14 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (8.38%) Migration
14 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (7.78%) Equities
15 13 (7.78%) HP
15 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
15 13 (7.78%) C#
15 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
16 12 (7.19%) Front Office
16 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (7.19%) Derivative
17 11 (6.59%) QA
18 10 (5.99%) Computer Science
18 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
1 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.80%) CICS
2 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.20%) Lync
3 1 (0.60%) Node.js
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.80%) MS Office
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Maximo
2 2 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.20%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.60%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.60%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) FTP
1 2 (1.20%) 4G
2 1 (0.60%) xDSL
2 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) PPP
2 1 (0.60%) SNMP
2 1 (0.60%) VPN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
2 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.60%) MPLS
2 1 (0.60%) OSPF
2 1 (0.60%) BGP
2 1 (0.60%) DSL
2 1 (0.60%) L2TP
2 1 (0.60%) X.21
2 1 (0.60%) IPsec
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.80%) Big Data
5 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) QlikView
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (8.98%) LoadRunner
2 9 (5.39%) Rational Performance Tester
3 8 (4.79%) JMeter
3 8 (4.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) JIRA
6 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.60%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.60%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.60%) Sahi
7 1 (0.60%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.60%) WATIR
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) JUnit
7 1 (0.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.60%) ERwin
7 1 (0.60%) Introscope
General
1 69 (41.32%) Finance
2 60 (35.93%) Banking
3 44 (26.35%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.19%) Front Office
5 5 (2.99%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 89 (53.29%) Analyst
2 53 (31.74%) Business Analyst
3 36 (21.56%) Market Risk Analyst
3 36 (21.56%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 34 (20.36%) Risk Analyst
5 26 (15.57%) Market Analyst
6 24 (14.37%) IT Business Analyst
7 18 (10.78%) Tester
8 16 (9.58%) Banking Business Analyst
9 15 (8.98%) Test Analyst
10 13 (7.78%) Performance Tester
10 13 (7.78%) Developer
11 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.59%) Quantitative Analyst
13 5 (2.99%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.99%) Architect
14 4 (2.40%) Project Manager
14 4 (2.40%) Software Engineer
14 4 (2.40%) Data Analyst
14 4 (2.40%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) Web Services
3 3 (1.80%) WCF
3 3 (1.80%) Middleware
4 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.20%) WinForms
4 2 (1.20%) WPF
4 2 (1.20%) MDX
5 1 (0.60%) Mustache
5 1 (0.60%) Sass
5 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.60%) WF
5 1 (0.60%) JDBC
5 1 (0.60%) STL
5 1 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.53%) Market Risk
2 26 (15.57%) Credit Risk
3 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.78%) Equities
5 12 (7.19%) Derivative
6 10 (5.99%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.79%) Social Network
8 6 (3.59%) Reference Data
9 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.40%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.80%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.20%) VHDL
12 2 (1.20%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.20%) Economics
12 2 (1.20%) Statistics
12 2 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.99%) Linux
2 4 (2.40%) UNIX
3 3 (1.80%) Windows
3 3 (1.80%) zOS
4 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.75%) Risk Management
2 33 (19.76%) Data Modelling
3 28 (16.77%) Business Analysis
4 24 (14.37%) Integration Testing
5 18 (10.78%) Performance Testing
5 18 (10.78%) Load Testing
6 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (8.38%) Migration
7 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.99%) Project Management
9 9 (5.39%) Regression Testing
9 9 (5.39%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.39%) Manual Testing
10 8 (4.79%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.79%) Analytics
11 7 (4.19%) Quantitative Risk Management
12 6 (3.59%) Validation
12 6 (3.59%) Data Analysis
12 6 (3.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) C#
3 9 (5.39%) C++
3 9 (5.39%) VBA
4 8 (4.79%) Java
5 5 (2.99%) C
6 4 (2.40%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) R
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) Degree
2 15 (8.98%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.98%) ISEB
3 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) MBA
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MCSE
5 2 (1.20%) PhD
5 2 (1.20%) MCSD
6 1 (0.60%) APMP
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) QA
2 10 (5.99%) Basel III
3 6 (3.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.40%) COREP
5 3 (1.80%) SLA
6 2 (1.20%) Basel II
6 2 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.60%) P3O
7 1 (0.60%) EMIR
7 1 (0.60%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (2.99%) Firmware
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.60%) nmon
2 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.60%) OpenView
2 1 (0.60%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (7.78%) HP
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.19%) IBM
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle
4 4 (2.40%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.40%) SAP
5 3 (1.80%) Lotus
6 2 (1.20%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.20%) Tableau
6 2 (1.20%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.60%) F5
7 1 (0.60%) Polycom
7 1 (0.60%) Sybase
7 1 (0.60%) Cognos
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) Juniper
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