The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
UK
Rank 764 843 824
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -19
Permanent jobs citing Stress Testing 87 99 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 78 82 113
Median salary £46,750 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £35,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £87,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
74604 89126 91423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.31% 86.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61307 73847 74567
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +83 85 £47,500 -13.63% 12
London +35 39 £52,500 -25.00% 3
North West -11 12 £47,500 +11.76%
South East +54 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +36 10 £35,000 -17.64%
Manchester -19 9 £47,500 +11.76%
Hertfordshire - 8 £28,750 -
Broxbourne - 7 £22,500 -
Hampshire +19 6 £52,500 -
City of London +16 6 £50,000 -41.17% 2
Yorkshire +15 5 £44,000 +11.39% 5
West Yorkshire +13 5 £44,000 +11.39% 1
Leeds +13 5 £44,000 +11.39%
West Midlands +32 4 £45,000 +69.81% 1
Shropshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Telford - 3 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +56 2 £48,750 +21.87% 1
Suffolk - 2 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £27,500 -
Wirral - 2 £27,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £31,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £40,000 -
Reading - 2 £31,500 -
Southampton - 2 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £33,500 -
Belfast - 2 £33,500 -
South West - 2 £24,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £33,500 -
Fleet - 2 £62,500 -
Birmingham +9 1 £32,500 +22.64%

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT 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 job ads with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 114 (51.82%) SQL
2 78 (35.45%) Finance
3 67 (30.45%) QA
4 58 (26.36%) Regression Testing
5 55 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 55 (25.00%) Unix
6 53 (24.09%) Linux
7 52 (23.64%) Selenium
8 48 (21.82%) Java
8 48 (21.82%) SQL Server
9 44 (20.00%) MySQL
9 44 (20.00%) C#
9 44 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 42 (19.09%) Perl
11 41 (18.64%) .NET
11 41 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (18.18%) Apache
12 40 (18.18%) Tomcat
13 39 (17.73%) B2B
13 39 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (17.27%) Red Hat
14 38 (17.27%) JavaScript
14 38 (17.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 36 (16.36%) Performance Testing
15 36 (16.36%) Jenkins
16 35 (15.91%) Functional Testing
16 35 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
16 35 (15.91%) TCP/IP
16 35 (15.91%) JBoss
17 34 (15.45%) DNS

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 40 (18.18%) Apache
1 40 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 35 (15.91%) JBoss
3 6 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.36%) IIS
7 2 (0.91%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) CICS
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.73%) SaaS
2 3 (1.36%) PaaS
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 34 (15.45%) DNS
3 22 (10.00%) HTTP
4 19 (8.64%) DHCP
4 19 (8.64%) IMAP
4 19 (8.64%) LDAP
4 19 (8.64%) POP3
4 19 (8.64%) SMTP
4 19 (8.64%) SSL
5 17 (7.73%) Firewall
6 4 (1.82%) Internet
7 2 (0.91%) VLAN
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.45%) FTP
8 1 (0.45%) VPN
8 1 (0.45%) Wireless
8 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 44 (20.00%) MySQL
3 23 (10.45%) Relational Database
4 19 (8.64%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.36%) DB2
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.91%) OLAP
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 52 (23.64%) Selenium
2 36 (16.36%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 21 (9.55%) JUnit
5 19 (8.64%) Git (software)
6 15 (6.82%) Cucumber
6 15 (6.82%) FitNesse
6 15 (6.82%) Hudson
6 15 (6.82%) JMeter
6 15 (6.82%) SoapUI
7 13 (5.91%) JIRA
8 7 (3.18%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.73%) MSTest
10 5 (2.27%) HP UFT
10 5 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.27%) The Grinder
11 4 (1.82%) Gatling
11 4 (1.82%) Subversion
11 4 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.82%) Travis CI
General
1 78 (35.45%) Finance
2 32 (14.55%) Banking
3 21 (9.55%) Marketing
4 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.73%) Retail
6 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.82%) Front Office
7 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (20.45%) Analyst
2 43 (19.55%) Developer
3 39 (17.73%) QA Engineer
4 37 (16.82%) Tester
5 28 (12.73%) .NET Developer
6 24 (10.91%) C# Developer
6 24 (10.91%) Software Tester
7 23 (10.45%) Risk Analyst
8 21 (9.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (9.09%) Automation Tester
10 19 (8.64%) Banking Analyst
10 19 (8.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (8.18%) Risk Support Analyst
12 17 (7.73%) Test Analyst
13 16 (7.27%) QA Automation Tester
13 16 (7.27%) QA Tester
14 15 (6.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 15 (6.82%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.64%) .NET
2 29 (13.18%) XML
3 26 (11.82%) HTML
4 25 (11.36%) ASP.NET
5 24 (10.91%) CSS
6 23 (10.45%) Web Services
7 21 (9.55%) Middleware
8 20 (9.09%) RESTful
9 19 (8.64%) LAMP
10 17 (7.73%) SOAP
11 10 (4.55%) Ajax
12 8 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (3.64%) WPF
13 6 (2.73%) J2EE
13 6 (2.73%) WCF
14 5 (2.27%) .NET Framework
15 3 (1.36%) XSLT
16 2 (0.91%) ODBC
16 2 (0.91%) XHTML
16 2 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (12.73%) Credit Risk
2 28 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 20 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 12 (5.45%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.64%) Market Risk
7 7 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.73%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.82%) Clustering
9 4 (1.82%) Derivative
9 4 (1.82%) Equities
9 4 (1.82%) Fintech
9 4 (1.82%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.91%) e-Health
10 2 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.00%) Unix
2 53 (24.09%) Linux
3 38 (17.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (14.55%) Windows
5 21 (9.55%) Windows Server
6 18 (8.18%) Android
6 18 (8.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.36%) Regression Testing
2 55 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 44 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 41 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
5 39 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (17.73%) B2B
6 36 (16.36%) Performance Testing
7 35 (15.91%) Functional Testing
7 35 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
8 34 (15.45%) Problem Management
8 34 (15.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 34 (15.45%) Server Hardening
9 33 (15.00%) OO
10 32 (14.55%) Project Management
11 30 (13.64%) Change Management
11 30 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (13.64%) Migration
11 30 (13.64%) Risk Management
12 28 (12.73%) BCP
13 27 (12.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (51.82%) SQL
2 48 (21.82%) Java
3 44 (20.00%) C#
4 42 (19.09%) Perl
5 38 (17.27%) JavaScript
6 30 (13.64%) PHP
7 11 (5.00%) Groovy
7 11 (5.00%) Python
7 11 (5.00%) Ruby
8 10 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.18%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.36%) C++
11 3 (1.36%) R
12 2 (0.91%) COBOL
12 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.27%) ISEB
2 13 (5.91%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (0.45%) CFA
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (30.45%) QA
2 26 (11.82%) PCI DSS
3 22 (10.00%) Basel III
4 21 (9.55%) Basel II
5 19 (8.64%) WAI
6 3 (1.36%) SDET
7 2 (0.91%) IFRS
7 2 (0.91%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.91%) MiFID
7 2 (0.91%) Section 508
7 2 (0.91%) SLA
8 1 (0.45%) EMIR
8 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (15.45%) Red Hat Satellite
2 19 (8.64%) Nagios
3 17 (7.73%) Puppet
4 15 (6.82%) SELinux
5 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.91%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (17.27%) Red Hat
2 34 (15.45%) VMware
3 33 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.73%) NetApp
5 14 (6.36%) Oracle
6 12 (5.45%) TOWER Software
7 8 (3.64%) Sybase
8 6 (2.73%) ATG
8 6 (2.73%) HP
8 6 (2.73%) IBM
8 6 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.91%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.91%) RedGate
10 1 (0.45%) BEA
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco
10 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.45%) hybris
10 1 (0.45%) SAP
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