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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
UK
Rank 543 559 482
Rank change year-on-year +16 -77  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 53 83 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 95
Median daily rate £550 £478 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.18% -13.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £320 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +35.15% -24.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 23 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +5 52 £525 +5.00% 16
London +10 38 £600 +9.09% 7
City of London 0 10 £600 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £463 -
Telford - 4 £500 -
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
East Midlands -1 3 £485 - 1
Yorkshire +12 2 £375 -15.01% 5
West Yorkshire +11 2 £375 -15.01% 2
South West -2 2 £373 -9.69%
Leeds - 2 £375 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £485 -
Northampton - 2 £485 -
South East +13 1 £440 +46.66% 1
Croydon +9 1 £383 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Nottingham - 1 £295 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £295 -
Berkshire - 1 £440 -
Bristol - 1 £345 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 50 (52.08%) Finance
2 46 (47.92%) Banking
3 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.96%) Market Risk
5 21 (21.88%) Big Data
6 19 (19.79%) Risk Management
6 19 (19.79%) SQL
6 19 (19.79%) Oracle
7 18 (18.75%) Credit Risk
8 15 (15.63%) C++
8 15 (15.63%) Java
9 14 (14.58%) Degree
9 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (14.58%) Project Management
10 13 (13.54%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.54%) Analytics
11 12 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (12.50%) QA
11 12 (12.50%) Scrum
11 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.46%) REST
12 11 (11.46%) Planning and Forecasting
13 10 (10.42%) Change Management
13 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.42%) Python
13 10 (10.42%) LoadRunner
13 10 (10.42%) QlikView
13 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
14 9 (9.38%) Investment Banking

Stress Testing
Top Related 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 9 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 7 (7.29%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) Drupal
4 2 (2.08%) SAS
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) Confluence
5 1 (1.04%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) BGP
1 4 (4.17%) MPLS
1 4 (4.17%) OSPF
1 4 (4.17%) PPP
2 3 (3.13%) HSRP
2 3 (3.13%) SSH
3 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.04%) Extranet
4 1 (1.04%) FTP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) Intranet
4 1 (1.04%) IOS XR
4 1 (1.04%) Junos
4 1 (1.04%) SAN
4 1 (1.04%) SNMP
4 1 (1.04%) VoIP
4 1 (1.04%) WAN
4 1 (1.04%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) Big Data
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.42%) QlikView
3 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.38%) Apache Hive
4 9 (9.38%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.29%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (7.29%) HBase
5 7 (7.29%) Impala
6 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.17%) MySQL
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.04%) OLTP
8 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) LoadRunner
2 8 (8.33%) JMeter
3 7 (7.29%) JIRA
4 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.17%) Toad
6 3 (3.13%) Moq
6 3 (3.13%) MSTest
6 3 (3.13%) NUnit
6 3 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.08%) Selenium
7 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (52.08%) Finance
2 46 (47.92%) Banking
3 9 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.21%) Marketing
5 4 (4.17%) Front Office
5 4 (4.17%) Retail
6 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.04%) Billing
8 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Analyst
2 19 (19.79%) Developer
3 16 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Risk Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Architect
5 11 (11.46%) Risk Business Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Credit Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 9 (9.38%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 9 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.29%) Hadoop Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Scala Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Market Risk Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) DBA
10 5 (5.21%) Tester
11 4 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) MySQL DBA
11 4 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.46%) REST
2 9 (9.38%) .NET
3 8 (8.33%) RESTful
4 7 (7.29%) Apache Avro
4 7 (7.29%) HTML
5 6 (6.25%) CSS
5 6 (6.25%) Web Services
6 5 (5.21%) XML
7 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.13%) NumPy
7 3 (3.13%) ODBC
7 3 (3.13%) Pandas
7 3 (3.13%) SOAP
7 3 (3.13%) WCF
7 3 (3.13%) WPF
8 2 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.04%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.04%) Dropwizard
9 1 (1.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) Market Risk
2 18 (18.75%) Credit Risk
3 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.38%) Derivative
4 9 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.33%) Grid Computing
6 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.17%) iPad
6 4 (4.17%) Replication
7 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.04%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) CentOS
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
3 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Unix
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) Risk Management
3 14 (14.58%) Project Management
3 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.54%) Analytics
4 13 (13.54%) Performance Testing
5 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.50%) Scrum
5 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.46%) Planning and Forecasting
7 10 (10.42%) Change Management
8 9 (9.38%) Data Architecture
8 9 (9.38%) SDLC
8 9 (9.38%) Validation
8 9 (9.38%) Visualisation
9 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.33%) DevOps
9 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.29%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) SQL
2 15 (15.63%) C++
2 15 (15.63%) Java
3 10 (10.42%) Python
4 9 (9.38%) Scala
5 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.25%) C#
7 4 (4.17%) VBA
8 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.13%) VB
8 3 (3.13%) VB6
9 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.08%) R
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) CFA
3 2 (2.08%) ACCA
3 2 (2.08%) CIMA
3 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) CCNA
4 1 (1.04%) CCNP
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) PhD
4 1 (1.04%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 7 (7.29%) IFRS
2 7 (7.29%) IFRS 9
3 4 (4.17%) IAS 39
4 3 (3.13%) Basel III
4 3 (3.13%) CRD IV
4 3 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (3.13%) PMO
5 2 (2.08%) COREP
6 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.04%) FINREP
6 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) HDFS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.29%) Oozie
3 3 (3.13%) Webmin
4 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (19.79%) Oracle
2 8 (8.33%) HP
3 7 (7.29%) Cloudera
4 4 (4.17%) Guidewire
5 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco
6 1 (1.04%) EMC
6 1 (1.04%) F5
6 1 (1.04%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.04%) Juniper
6 1 (1.04%) Mitel
6 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.04%) Teradata
6 1 (1.04%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) Workday
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