Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 729 769 727
Rank change year-on-year +40 -42 +7
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 167 117 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 59 121
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -11.63% -2.27%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £290
90th Percentile £688 £610 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £305
% change year-on-year +18.57% +14.85% -12.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +40 159 £550 +15.79% 12
London +38 132 £575 +4.55% 7
UK excluding London +36 35 £415 +18.57% 7
South East +9 11 £415 +10.67%
North of England +53 8 £456 +52.08% 2
Scotland +7 8 £425 - 2
North West +24 6 £331 +10.42%
South West 0 4 £450 +25.87% 1
Midlands +26 2 £380 +8.19% 2
East of England 0 2 £323 -7.86%
Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 1
West Midlands +14 1 £420 +19.57% 2
East Midlands - 1 £340 -

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 with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 72 (43.11%) Banking
2 70 (41.92%) Finance
2 70 (41.92%) SQL
3 61 (36.53%) Credit Risk
4 55 (32.93%) Market Risk
5 52 (31.14%) Investment Banking
6 51 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (19.16%) JIRA
8 31 (18.56%) Test Scripting
9 30 (17.96%) Degree
9 30 (17.96%) JMeter
10 27 (16.17%) Risk Management
10 27 (16.17%) C#
11 25 (14.97%) .NET
12 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
12 24 (14.37%) Test Automation
13 23 (13.77%) Technical Analysis
13 23 (13.77%) Front Office
14 22 (13.17%) Python
14 22 (13.17%) Performance Testing
15 21 (12.57%) WPF
15 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework
15 21 (12.57%) Software Testing
15 21 (12.57%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (11.98%) MVVM
16 20 (11.98%) WCF
16 20 (11.98%) Integration Testing
16 20 (11.98%) T-SQL
16 20 (11.98%) Web Services
16 20 (11.98%) Project Management

Stress Testing
Co-occurring 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 15 (8.98%) SAS
2 7 (4.19%) Apache
3 3 (1.80%) JBoss
3 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) Jupyter
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) Firewall
2 3 (1.80%) DNS
2 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.38%) MongoDB
2 19 (11.38%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.38%) Big Data
4 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.99%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.59%) Base SAS
6 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.80%) MySQL
8 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.20%) Essbase
9 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.60%) HBase
9 1 (0.60%) QlikView
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (19.16%) JIRA
2 30 (17.96%) JMeter
3 18 (10.78%) Subversion
4 17 (10.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (10.18%) SoapUI
5 16 (9.58%) LoadUI
6 10 (5.99%) Gatling
7 9 (5.39%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.39%) JUnit
8 7 (4.19%) LoadRunner
8 7 (4.19%) Selenium
9 5 (2.99%) Appium
9 5 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.99%) Protractor
9 5 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.99%) TestNG
9 5 (2.99%) The Grinder
9 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (43.11%) Banking
2 70 (41.92%) Finance
3 52 (31.14%) Investment Banking
4 23 (13.77%) Front Office
5 6 (3.59%) Back Office
5 6 (3.59%) Retail
5 6 (3.59%) Retail Finance
6 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.40%) Legal
8 3 (1.80%) Marketing
9 2 (1.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Games
10 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (46.11%) Analyst
2 45 (26.95%) Business Analyst
3 35 (20.96%) Developer
4 25 (14.97%) Risk Analyst
5 20 (11.98%) Test Analyst
6 19 (11.38%) Credit Risk Developer
7 18 (10.78%) Performance Analyst
7 18 (10.78%) Project Manager
7 18 (10.78%) Risk Business Analyst
8 17 (10.18%) Tester
9 16 (9.58%) Banking Analyst
9 16 (9.58%) Performance Test Analyst
9 16 (9.58%) Risk Manager
10 15 (8.98%) Risk Project Manager
11 14 (8.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 13 (7.78%) C# Developer
12 13 (7.78%) Regulatory Business Analyst
13 12 (7.19%) Market Risk Developer
13 12 (7.19%) Market Risk Project Manager
14 11 (6.59%) Market Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.97%) .NET
2 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework
2 21 (12.57%) WPF
3 20 (11.98%) WCF
3 20 (11.98%) Web Services
4 17 (10.18%) Reactive Extensions
4 17 (10.18%) Task Parallel Library
5 4 (2.40%) HTML
5 4 (2.40%) Middleware
5 4 (2.40%) REST
6 3 (1.80%) React
6 3 (1.80%) RESTful
7 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.20%) HTML5
7 2 (1.20%) SOAP
7 2 (1.20%) XML
8 1 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) Django
8 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.53%) Credit Risk
2 55 (32.93%) Market Risk
3 21 (12.57%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (11.38%) Fixed Income
5 12 (7.19%) Equities
6 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.99%) Derivative
9 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.80%) IPTV
10 3 (1.80%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.80%) STB
11 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Linux
2 6 (3.59%) Unix
3 4 (2.40%) Windows
4 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.56%) Test Scripting
3 27 (16.17%) Risk Management
4 24 (14.37%) Test Automation
5 23 (13.77%) Technical Analysis
6 22 (13.17%) Performance Testing
7 21 (12.57%) Software Testing
8 20 (11.98%) Integration Testing
8 20 (11.98%) MVVM
8 20 (11.98%) Project Management
9 18 (10.78%) Analytics
9 18 (10.78%) Migration
10 14 (8.38%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (7.19%) Change Management
11 12 (7.19%) Functional Testing
11 12 (7.19%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.59%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (6.59%) Test Strategy
13 10 (5.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.92%) SQL
2 27 (16.17%) C#
3 22 (13.17%) Python
4 20 (11.98%) T-SQL
5 19 (11.38%) R
6 17 (10.18%) VBA
7 14 (8.38%) Java
8 9 (5.39%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.59%) C
10 3 (1.80%) C++
10 3 (1.80%) Perl
11 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) Scala
11 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.20%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (17.96%) Degree
2 16 (9.58%) ISEB
2 16 (9.58%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.59%) Master's Degree
4 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) CISSP
8 1 (0.60%) CRISC
8 1 (0.60%) HND
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) IFRS
1 14 (8.38%) IFRS 9
1 14 (8.38%) QA
2 8 (4.79%) Basel II
3 5 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.40%) COREP
5 3 (1.80%) CRD IV
5 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.20%) Basel III
6 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.20%) MiFID
7 1 (0.60%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.99%) Puppet
3 3 (1.80%) Perfmon
3 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.80%) SELinux
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.60%) logstash
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (10.18%) HP
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.19%) Oracle
4 4 (2.40%) VMware
5 3 (1.80%) Dynatrace
5 3 (1.80%) New Relic
5 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.20%) EMC
6 2 (1.20%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.20%) Murex
6 2 (1.20%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.60%) Charles River
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.60%) IBM
7 1 (0.60%) Perforce
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Sybase