Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Stress Testing
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 535 498
Rank change year-on-year +38 -37 +9
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 132 85 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 36 88
London median daily rate £575 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -6.38% +5.86%
10th Percentile £430 £375 £463
90th Percentile £688 £675 £691
England median daily rate £550 £475 £557
% change year-on-year +15.79% -14.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +84.62% -

Stress Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40944 38874 39353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.93% 86.19% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29776 27868 28102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 407 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Stress Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in London

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in London

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stress Testing in London

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in London

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South London -15 12 £460 -
Central London 0 11 £650 +18.18% 1
East London -4 7 £620 -4.62%
West London - 2 £284 - 1
Stress Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 London region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 67 (50.76%) Banking
2 62 (46.97%) SQL
3 59 (44.70%) Credit Risk
4 56 (42.42%) Finance
5 55 (41.67%) Market Risk
6 52 (39.39%) Investment Banking
7 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (21.21%) JIRA
9 27 (20.45%) Degree
9 27 (20.45%) Risk Management
10 24 (18.18%) .NET
11 23 (17.42%) C#
11 23 (17.42%) JMeter
11 23 (17.42%) Front Office
11 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
12 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 21 (15.91%) WPF
13 21 (15.91%) .NET Framework
13 21 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (15.15%) MVVM
14 20 (15.15%) WCF
14 20 (15.15%) T-SQL
14 20 (15.15%) Python
14 20 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
15 19 (14.39%) Fixed Income
15 19 (14.39%) MongoDB
15 19 (14.39%) NoSQL
15 19 (14.39%) R
16 18 (13.64%) Integration Testing
16 18 (13.64%) Subversion

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (10.61%) SAS
2 4 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.39%) MongoDB
2 19 (14.39%) NoSQL
3 13 (9.85%) Big Data
4 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (7.58%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.55%) Base SAS
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Essbase
8 1 (0.76%) HBase
8 1 (0.76%) QlikView
8 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (21.21%) JIRA
2 23 (17.42%) JMeter
3 18 (13.64%) Subversion
4 17 (12.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (11.36%) LoadUI
5 15 (11.36%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
6 5 (3.79%) Selenium
7 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.27%) Gatling
7 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.27%) The Grinder
8 2 (1.52%) JConsole
8 2 (1.52%) JUnit
8 2 (1.52%) NUnit
9 1 (0.76%) NuGet
General
1 67 (50.76%) Banking
2 56 (42.42%) Finance
3 52 (39.39%) Investment Banking
4 23 (17.42%) Front Office
5 6 (4.55%) Back Office
5 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 6 (4.55%) Retail Finance
6 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.03%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.52%) Marketing
8 2 (1.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (51.52%) Analyst
2 42 (31.82%) Business Analyst
3 33 (25.00%) Developer
4 25 (18.94%) Risk Analyst
5 19 (14.39%) Credit Risk Developer
6 18 (13.64%) Project Manager
6 18 (13.64%) Risk Business Analyst
7 17 (12.88%) Performance Analyst
8 16 (12.12%) Banking Analyst
8 16 (12.12%) Risk Manager
9 15 (11.36%) Performance Test Analyst
9 15 (11.36%) Risk Project Manager
9 15 (11.36%) Test Analyst
10 14 (10.61%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 13 (9.85%) C# Developer
12 12 (9.09%) Market Risk Developer
12 12 (9.09%) Market Risk Project Manager
12 12 (9.09%) Regulatory Business Analyst
13 11 (8.33%) Market Risk Analyst
14 10 (7.58%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.18%) .NET
2 21 (15.91%) .NET Framework
2 21 (15.91%) WPF
3 20 (15.15%) WCF
4 17 (12.88%) Reactive Extensions
4 17 (12.88%) Task Parallel Library
4 17 (12.88%) Web Services
5 2 (1.52%) HTML
5 2 (1.52%) HTML5
5 2 (1.52%) React
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) CSS3
6 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.76%) LESS
6 1 (0.76%) Redux
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) RxJS
6 1 (0.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 59 (44.70%) Credit Risk
2 55 (41.67%) Market Risk
3 21 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (14.39%) Fixed Income
5 12 (9.09%) Equities
6 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.79%) Derivative
9 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.27%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.52%) IPTV
10 2 (1.52%) STB
10 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Linux
2 2 (1.52%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.45%) Risk Management
3 23 (17.42%) Test Scripting
4 20 (15.15%) MVVM
4 20 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
5 18 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 17 (12.88%) Analytics
6 17 (12.88%) Project Management
7 15 (11.36%) Migration
7 15 (11.36%) Software Testing
8 14 (10.61%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 9 (6.82%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.82%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
13 7 (5.30%) Change Management
13 7 (5.30%) Functional Testing
13 7 (5.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.97%) SQL
2 23 (17.42%) C#
3 20 (15.15%) Python
3 20 (15.15%) T-SQL
4 19 (14.39%) R
5 17 (12.88%) VBA
6 8 (6.06%) Java
7 6 (4.55%) C
7 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.27%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.52%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Degree
2 12 (9.09%) ISEB
2 12 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.33%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) CISM
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
6 1 (0.76%) CRISC
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) IFRS
1 12 (9.09%) IFRS 9
2 7 (5.30%) QA
3 6 (4.55%) Basel II
4 5 (3.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.27%) CRD IV
6 2 (1.52%) Basel III
6 2 (1.52%) COREP
6 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.52%) MiFID
7 1 (0.76%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.27%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) HP
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle
3 3 (2.27%) New Relic
4 2 (1.52%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.52%) Murex
4 2 (1.52%) VocaLink
5 1 (0.76%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.76%) Charles River
5 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.76%) Sybase