The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 760 699 733
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +34
Permanent jobs citing Stress Testing 145 181 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 113 127 140
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £98,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK.

Stress Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Stress Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Stress Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -83 119 £52,500 +16.66% 23
London -70 73 £70,000 - 10
City of London +4 31 £70,000 +12.00% 6
Scotland 0 15 £45,000 +20.00%
North West -3 15 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Edinburgh -3 13 £45,000 +20.00%
South East -14 13 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Manchester -10 12 £37,500 +3.44%
Hampshire +6 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Surrey -6 5 £50,000 -16.66%
South West -10 4 £32,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 4 £45,000 -
East of England -10 3 £33,500 -44.16% 2
Birmingham - 3 £52,500 -
Middlesex - 3 £47,500 -
Swindon - 3 £30,000 - 1
Warrington - 3 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire -58 2 £38,500 +13.23% 7
Cambridgeshire - 2 £33,500 - 1
Fife - 2 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £33,500 -
Staines - 2 £48,750 -
Bedfordshire -10 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Luton -16 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 114 (34.13%) Finance
2 103 (30.84%) SQL
3 74 (22.16%) Risk Management
3 74 (22.16%) Microsoft
4 72 (21.56%) Degree
5 71 (21.26%) .NET
6 70 (20.96%) SQL Server
7 62 (18.56%) C#
8 58 (17.37%) Banking
9 57 (17.07%) QA
10 53 (15.87%) Software Testing
11 50 (14.97%) Credit Risk
12 47 (14.07%) Unit Testing
13 46 (13.77%) C++
14 45 (13.47%) Test Scripting
15 44 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (12.87%) HTML
16 43 (12.87%) Market Risk
17 42 (12.57%) Test Automation
18 41 (12.28%) JavaScript
19 40 (11.98%) Web Services
19 40 (11.98%) Project Management
20 37 (11.08%) Performance Testing
20 37 (11.08%) System Testing
21 36 (10.78%) MySQL
21 36 (10.78%) C
21 36 (10.78%) Windows
22 35 (10.48%) Python
23 34 (10.18%) ASP.NET
23 34 (10.18%) ISEB

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (6.29%) SAS
2 9 (2.69%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (1.80%) Apache
4 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.50%) CICS
5 4 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Project
2 2 (0.60%) MS Office
2 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Summit
2 2 (0.60%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.30%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.30%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.20%) Trello
4 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.19%) Internet
2 20 (5.99%) HTTP
3 10 (2.99%) RFID
4 7 (2.10%) WAN
5 5 (1.50%) POP3
5 5 (1.50%) SMTP
5 5 (1.50%) DHCP
5 5 (1.50%) LDAP
5 5 (1.50%) LAN
5 5 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.50%) DNS
5 5 (1.50%) SSL
5 5 (1.50%) IMAP
6 4 (1.20%) Firewall
7 2 (0.60%) IPsec
7 2 (0.60%) MPLS
7 2 (0.60%) OSPF
7 2 (0.60%) BGP
7 2 (0.60%) DSL
7 2 (0.60%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.78%) MySQL
3 30 (8.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (8.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (7.49%) Relational Database
6 22 (6.59%) RDBMS
7 19 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.40%) Base SAS
9 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.50%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.50%) Big Data
10 5 (1.50%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.50%) DB2
10 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (5.39%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.49%) Selenium
3 13 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (2.69%) Maven
5 9 (2.69%) JIRA
5 9 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.40%) Hudson
6 8 (2.40%) Subversion
7 7 (2.10%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.20%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.60%) xUnit.net
12 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 114 (34.13%) Finance
2 58 (17.37%) Banking
3 29 (8.68%) Investment Banking
4 28 (8.38%) Retail
5 21 (6.29%) Marketing
6 20 (5.99%) Financial Institution
7 15 (4.49%) Spanish Language
8 13 (3.89%) Back Office
9 12 (3.59%) Front Office
10 8 (2.40%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (1.50%) Legal
12 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.90%) French Language
13 1 (0.30%) Advertising
13 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (27.25%) Analyst
2 76 (22.75%) Developer
3 40 (11.98%) Test Analyst
4 28 (8.38%) C# Developer
5 25 (7.49%) Principal Engineer
6 24 (7.19%) Software Engineer
7 23 (6.89%) Principal Software Engineer
8 22 (6.59%) .NET Developer
9 21 (6.29%) Project Manager
9 21 (6.29%) Consultant
9 21 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (5.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (5.69%) DBA
10 19 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (5.39%) Business Analyst
12 17 (5.09%) Tester
12 17 (5.09%) Risk Analyst
13 15 (4.49%) Market Risk Analyst
13 15 (4.49%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (21.26%) .NET
2 43 (12.87%) HTML
3 40 (11.98%) Web Services
4 34 (10.18%) ASP.NET
5 32 (9.58%) CSS
6 30 (8.98%) XML
7 19 (5.69%) RESTful
8 16 (4.79%) COM
8 16 (4.79%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.49%) Middleware
10 14 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (3.29%) REST
11 11 (3.29%) jQuery
12 10 (2.99%) CSS3
12 10 (2.99%) HTML5
12 10 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (2.99%) NHibernate
13 6 (1.80%) Spring
13 6 (1.80%) SOAP
13 6 (1.80%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.97%) Credit Risk
2 43 (12.87%) Market Risk
3 30 (8.98%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (8.98%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.59%) Derivative
4 22 (6.59%) Fixed Income
4 22 (6.59%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (5.69%) Open Source
5 19 (5.69%) N-Tier
6 16 (4.79%) Equities
7 15 (4.49%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.19%) Statistics
9 13 (3.89%) Mathematics
10 10 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (1.80%) Economics
12 5 (1.50%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.50%) Social Media
12 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.78%) Windows
2 30 (8.98%) Linux
3 16 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.19%) UNIX
5 9 (2.69%) Android
6 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.16%) Risk Management
2 53 (15.87%) Software Testing
3 47 (14.07%) Unit Testing
4 45 (13.47%) Test Scripting
5 44 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (12.57%) Test Automation
7 40 (11.98%) Project Management
8 37 (11.08%) Performance Testing
8 37 (11.08%) System Testing
9 34 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (9.88%) Software Engineering
11 32 (9.58%) Regression Testing
12 30 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (8.38%) Use Case
14 27 (8.08%) Integration Testing
15 26 (7.78%) Business Continuity
15 26 (7.78%) Benchmarking
15 26 (7.78%) UML
16 25 (7.49%) Analytics
17 24 (7.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 103 (30.84%) SQL
2 62 (18.56%) C#
3 46 (13.77%) C++
4 41 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 36 (10.78%) C
6 35 (10.48%) Python
7 31 (9.28%) Java
8 22 (6.59%) VBA
9 20 (5.99%) Perl
10 18 (5.39%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.99%) Ruby
12 9 (2.69%) PHP
12 9 (2.69%) Groovy
13 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.50%) PHP4
15 5 (1.50%) R
15 5 (1.50%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.20%) Scala
16 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (21.56%) Degree
2 34 (10.18%) ISEB
3 12 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.29%) CCNP
4 11 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.69%) CISM
5 9 (2.69%) CISSP
6 7 (2.10%) PhD
7 6 (1.80%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.50%) Postgraduate
8 5 (1.50%) RHCE
9 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.90%) PMP
10 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.60%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.60%) CCNA
12 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (17.07%) QA
2 19 (5.69%) WAI
3 13 (3.89%) Basel III
4 11 (3.29%) CRD IV
5 9 (2.69%) SLA
6 6 (1.80%) Basel II
6 6 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (1.50%) Data Quality
8 4 (1.20%) EMIR
9 3 (0.90%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.30%) MiFID
10 1 (0.30%) COREP
10 1 (0.30%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.99%) Nagios
2 9 (2.69%) Puppet
3 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.50%) Ganglia
4 5 (1.50%) Zenoss
5 4 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.38%) Oracle
3 10 (2.99%) VMware
4 6 (1.80%) SAP
4 6 (1.80%) JBoss
4 6 (1.80%) HP
4 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.50%) IBM
5 5 (1.50%) NetApp
6 3 (0.90%) Murex
6 3 (0.90%) Calypso
6 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.60%) Google
7 2 (0.60%) F5
7 2 (0.60%) SunGard
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco
7 2 (0.60%) Juniper
8 1 (0.30%) Reuters
8 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.30%) Intergraph
Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + excellent bonus potential
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Sheffield
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS
Posted: 19 days ago
South Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
i-Placements
Posted: 24 days ago