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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 490 495 466
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 93 58 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 34 50
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£524 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £311 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £735 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+168.00% -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +8 82 £550 +4.76% 42
London +16 62 £553 +4.24% 26
City of London +8 10 £488 -9.30% 12
South East +2 8 £370 - 1
Surrey - 6 £370 - 1
East of England +3 5 £375 - 5
South West -17 2 £474 +58.08% 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £524 - 1
Swindon -10 1 £524 - 1
Hampshire -21 1 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 4
Aldershot - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North West - - - - 6
West Midlands - - - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (52.17%) Market Risk
2 71 (44.10%) Banking
3 65 (40.37%) SQL
4 59 (36.65%) Risk Management
5 53 (32.92%) Data Modelling
6 52 (32.30%) Investment Banking
7 49 (30.43%) Finance
8 40 (24.84%) Degree
9 33 (20.50%) Integration Testing
10 24 (14.91%) Credit Risk
10 24 (14.91%) Business Analysis
11 21 (13.04%) Project Management
12 18 (11.18%) UML
13 17 (10.56%) MS Excel
14 14 (8.70%) Automated Testing
15 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (8.07%) .NET
16 11 (6.83%) Migration
17 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (6.21%) Front Office
17 10 (6.21%) C++
17 10 (6.21%) Java
17 10 (6.21%) SAS
18 9 (5.59%) VBA
18 9 (5.59%) LoadRunner
18 9 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 9 (5.59%) C#
19 8 (4.97%) Web Services
19 8 (4.97%) Equities
19 8 (4.97%) Performance Testing

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.21%) SAS
2 6 (3.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (3.73%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.86%) IIS
5 2 (1.24%) JBoss
5 2 (1.24%) Apache
5 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.24%) FileNet
5 2 (1.24%) Lync
5 2 (1.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.62%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 17 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.35%) SAP PP
1 7 (4.35%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.24%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.24%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.62%) Summit
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) Internet
1 2 (1.24%) 4G
2 1 (0.62%) SAN
2 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) Big Data
2 6 (3.73%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.86%) MS Access
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.24%) MySQL
5 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.62%) QlikView
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.86%) Selenium
2 3 (1.86%) WebLOAD
3 2 (1.24%) Toad
4 1 (0.62%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.62%) WATIR
4 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.62%) Sahi
4 1 (0.62%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.62%) JUnit
4 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.62%) VectorCAST
General
1 71 (44.10%) Banking
2 52 (32.30%) Investment Banking
3 49 (30.43%) Finance
4 10 (6.21%) Front Office
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (1.86%) Back Office
5 3 (1.86%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (59.01%) Analyst
2 72 (44.72%) Business Analyst
3 62 (38.51%) Market Risk Analyst
4 61 (37.89%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 43 (26.71%) Risk Analyst
6 40 (24.84%) Market Analyst
7 36 (22.36%) IT Business Analyst
8 29 (18.01%) Banking Business Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Architect
11 8 (4.97%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.35%) Performance Test Leader
12 7 (4.35%) Tester
13 6 (3.73%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 5 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (3.11%) C# Developer
15 4 (2.48%) .NET Developer
15 4 (2.48%) Consultant
15 4 (2.48%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.07%) .NET
2 8 (4.97%) Web Services
3 5 (3.11%) J2EE
4 3 (1.86%) RESTful
4 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.24%) LAMP
5 2 (1.24%) Symfony
6 1 (0.62%) Castor
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.62%) Middleware
6 1 (0.62%) EDI
6 1 (0.62%) EJB
6 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (52.17%) Market Risk
2 24 (14.91%) Credit Risk
3 9 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (4.97%) Equities
4 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.11%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.11%) Derivative
6 4 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.48%) Statistics
7 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.86%) Streaming Media
7 3 (1.86%) Economics
7 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.86%) Xbox
8 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.62%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.62%) Open Source
9 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.24%) UNIX
2 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) Risk Management
2 53 (32.92%) Data Modelling
3 33 (20.50%) Integration Testing
4 24 (14.91%) Business Analysis
5 21 (13.04%) Project Management
6 18 (11.18%) UML
7 14 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.83%) Migration
10 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.97%) Performance Testing
11 8 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.35%) Test Scripting
12 7 (4.35%) Validation
13 6 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Content Management
13 6 (3.73%) Content Management
13 6 (3.73%) Analytics
14 5 (3.11%) Quantitative Risk Management
14 5 (3.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.37%) SQL
2 10 (6.21%) C++
2 10 (6.21%) Java
3 9 (5.59%) VBA
3 9 (5.59%) C#
4 2 (1.24%) PHP
4 2 (1.24%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.24%) R
4 2 (1.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (0.62%) Ruby
5 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.62%) C
5 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (24.84%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) IIBA
3 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) Basel III
2 6 (3.73%) QA
3 3 (1.86%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.24%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.62%) Basel II
5 1 (0.62%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) FINREP
5 1 (0.62%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) CA Wily
2 5 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (4.35%) SAP
1 7 (4.35%) HP
2 6 (3.73%) Oracle
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.24%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.62%) Sophis
5 1 (0.62%) Vertica
5 1 (0.62%) Polycom
5 1 (0.62%) Remedy
5 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.62%) Murex
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago