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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
UK
Rank 555 549 483
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -66
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 40 79 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 93
Median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £374 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 19 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -3 39 £513 -2.38% 17
London -9 30 £593 +5.33% 4
City of London -13 8 £593 -1.25% 2
South West +14 4 £369 -13.23%
Croydon - 3 £383 -
South East +12 2 £408 +63.00% 1
Berkshire - 2 £408 -
Bristol - 2 £360 -
West Yorkshire +16 1 £375 -15.01% 2
Yorkshire +4 1 £375 -9.09% 5
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
East of England - 1 £275 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Luton - 1 £275 -
Bournemouth - 1 £363 -
Leeds - 1 £375 - 1
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 46 (51.69%) Finance
2 41 (46.07%) Banking
3 24 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (22.47%) Credit Risk
4 20 (22.47%) Market Risk
4 20 (22.47%) SQL
5 19 (21.35%) Big Data
6 18 (20.22%) Oracle
7 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
8 13 (14.61%) Project Management
8 13 (14.61%) C++
8 13 (14.61%) Java
8 13 (14.61%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.61%) Degree
8 13 (14.61%) QA
8 13 (14.61%) Analytics
9 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (13.48%) Scrum
10 11 (12.36%) LoadRunner
10 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
10 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
11 10 (11.24%) Data Architecture
11 10 (11.24%) JMeter
11 10 (11.24%) Change Management
12 9 (10.11%) Validation
12 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
12 9 (10.11%) Investment Banking
12 9 (10.11%) Planning and Forecasting

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 (7.87%) Apache Solr
1 7 (7.87%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.74%) CMS
3 4 (4.49%) Drupal
3 4 (4.49%) SAS
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.12%) CICS
6 1 (1.12%) Confluence
6 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) BGP
1 4 (4.49%) MPLS
1 4 (4.49%) OSPF
1 4 (4.49%) PPP
2 3 (3.37%) HSRP
2 3 (3.37%) SAN
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) FTP
3 2 (2.25%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.12%) DSL
4 1 (1.12%) IOS XR
4 1 (1.12%) IPsec
4 1 (1.12%) Junos
4 1 (1.12%) L2TP
4 1 (1.12%) SNMP
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) X.21
4 1 (1.12%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) Big Data
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.99%) QlikView
4 7 (7.87%) Apache Hive
4 7 (7.87%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (7.87%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.87%) HBase
4 7 (7.87%) Impala
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.37%) MS Access
6 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) LoadRunner
2 10 (11.24%) JMeter
3 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.87%) JIRA
5 4 (4.49%) Selenium
5 4 (4.49%) Toad
6 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.12%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.12%) Firebug
8 1 (1.12%) The Grinder
General
1 46 (51.69%) Finance
2 41 (46.07%) Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Marketing
5 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.37%) Retail
7 2 (2.25%) Front Office
7 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Billing
8 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Business Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Risk Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Architect
5 9 (10.11%) Risk Business Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Tester
6 8 (8.99%) Credit Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.87%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Hadoop Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Scala Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Market Risk Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Performance Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (3.37%) Quantitative Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) REST
1 8 (8.99%) RESTful
2 7 (7.87%) Apache Avro
3 6 (6.74%) .NET
4 4 (4.49%) CSS
4 4 (4.49%) HTML
4 4 (4.49%) XML
5 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.37%) SOAP
6 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.25%) Dropwizard
6 2 (2.25%) Web Services
7 1 (1.12%) EDI
7 1 (1.12%) EDIFACT
7 1 (1.12%) J2EE
7 1 (1.12%) Java EE
7 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.12%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.12%) Spring
7 1 (1.12%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Credit Risk
1 20 (22.47%) Market Risk
2 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.87%) Grid Computing
4 6 (6.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.49%) Derivative
6 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.37%) iPad
6 3 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.25%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.12%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.12%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Unix
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
3 13 (14.61%) Analytics
3 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (14.61%) Performance Testing
3 13 (14.61%) Project Management
4 12 (13.48%) Scrum
4 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (11.24%) Change Management
5 10 (11.24%) Data Architecture
6 9 (10.11%) Planning and Forecasting
6 9 (10.11%) Validation
7 8 (8.99%) DevOps
7 8 (8.99%) Load Testing
7 8 (8.99%) SDLC
7 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
7 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
7 8 (8.99%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) C++
2 13 (14.61%) Java
3 7 (7.87%) Scala
4 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.74%) Python
4 6 (6.74%) VBA
5 3 (3.37%) C#
5 3 (3.37%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.37%) R
6 1 (1.12%) COBOL
6 1 (1.12%) JCL
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) ACCA
4 2 (2.25%) CIMA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PhD
5 1 (1.12%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) QA
2 7 (7.87%) IFRS
2 7 (7.87%) IFRS 9
3 3 (3.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (2.25%) Basel III
4 2 (2.25%) COREP
4 2 (2.25%) CRD IV
4 2 (2.25%) IAS 39
4 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.12%) Basel II
5 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.12%) FINREP
5 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) HDFS
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Oozie
2 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.25%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) HP
3 7 (7.87%) Cloudera
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.49%) Guidewire
6 3 (3.37%) EMC
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 1 (1.12%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco
8 1 (1.12%) F5
8 1 (1.12%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.12%) Juniper
8 1 (1.12%) Mitel
8 1 (1.12%) Reuters
8 1 (1.12%) Teradata
8 1 (1.12%) VMware
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