Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 377 392
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 -25
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.059% 0.030% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.036% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
South East median daily rate £415 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +26.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £367 £392 £363
90th Percentile £488 £567 £388
England median daily rate £550 £475 £551
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.71% +0.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Stress Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 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
Hampshire +13 6 £442 -
Thames Valley -6 4 £415 -12.63%
Berkshire +10 3 £415 -12.63%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Stress Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Domain Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SDLC
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) BCP
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Security Hardening
3 2 (20.00%) Server Hardening
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (20.00%) SELinux
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) logstash
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) EMC
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Dynatrace
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle