The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +35.15% -24.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

Stress Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1491 1977 2180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.55% 80.33% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1023 1134
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in Berkshire

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Stress Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in Berkshire

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) xDSL
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Junos
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) DSL
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IOS XR
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) Junos
1 1 (25.00%) L2TP
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) PPP
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) X.21
1 1 (25.00%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Mitel
1 1 (25.00%) VMware