The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 June 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 268 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.033% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.041% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £358 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6447 7396 7617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.98% 81.98% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4529 4403
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 274 265
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +18.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in the South East

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in the South East

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Hampshire +14 6 £320 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £390 -
Stress Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) BGP
1 4 (40.00%) IPsec
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Context-Driven Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware