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 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 600 570
Rank change year-on-year +70 -30  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 77 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 26 54
Median daily rate £475 £434 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% -21.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £319 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 30 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 26 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
England +63 74 £463 -2.63% 10
London +16 55 £525 -8.69% 5
South East +36 9 £358 - 1
Hampshire +11 6 £320 - 1
North West +21 5 £350 +16.66% 2
Cheshire +25 4 £356 -20.83%
Scotland +31 3 £500 +42.85%
Edinburgh +18 3 £500 +33.33%
Berkshire - 3 £390 -
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
East of England -4 2 £323 -7.85%
City of London -6 2 £710 +57.77%
Docklands, London - 2 £675 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £575 -
Warrington - 2 £363 -
Leeds - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Manchester +11 1 £338 +12.50% 1
South West +5 1 £540 +54.28%
Hitchin +1 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire -4 1 £350 -
Essex - 1 £295 -
Wiltshire - 1 £540 -
Swindon - 1 £540 -
Brentwood - 1 £295 -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Osterley - 1 £284 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 63 (48.84%) Finance
2 53 (41.09%) Banking
3 40 (31.01%) SQL
3 40 (31.01%) Market Risk
4 32 (24.81%) Risk Management
5 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (20.16%) Big Data
6 22 (17.05%) Oracle
7 21 (16.28%) Java
7 21 (16.28%) Credit Risk
8 20 (15.50%) Python
9 19 (14.73%) Test Automation
10 18 (13.95%) Performance Testing
11 16 (12.40%) Analytics
11 16 (12.40%) Degree
11 16 (12.40%) Front Office
11 16 (12.40%) .NET
12 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 15 (11.63%) C++
13 14 (10.85%) Linux
13 14 (10.85%) Derivative
14 13 (10.08%) Investment Banking
14 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
14 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (9.30%) Test Strategy
15 12 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (8.53%) Web Services
16 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
16 11 (8.53%) VBA
16 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing

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 5 (3.88%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.55%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) BGP
2 4 (3.10%) IPsec
2 4 (3.10%) WAN
3 3 (2.33%) SSH
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
4 1 (0.78%) HSRP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) MPLS
4 1 (0.78%) OSPF
4 1 (0.78%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.16%) Big Data
2 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.08%) Oracle Database
4 10 (7.75%) Hadoop
5 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.43%) MySQL
7 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.88%) QlikView
9 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (3.10%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.78%) Apache Zeppelin
11 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.78%) HBase
11 1 (0.78%) MS Access
11 1 (0.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) JIRA
2 9 (6.98%) JMeter
2 9 (6.98%) LoadRunner
3 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.10%) NUnit
4 4 (3.10%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.33%) Gatling
5 3 (2.33%) JUnit
5 3 (2.33%) Moq
5 3 (2.33%) MSTest
5 3 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (2.33%) Toad
6 2 (1.55%) Appium
6 2 (1.55%) JConsole
6 2 (1.55%) LoadUI
6 2 (1.55%) Protractor
6 2 (1.55%) TestNG
7 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 63 (48.84%) Finance
2 53 (41.09%) Banking
3 16 (12.40%) Front Office
4 13 (10.08%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.65%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.88%) Back Office
7 4 (3.10%) Legal
7 4 (3.10%) Retail
7 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.33%) Marketing
9 2 (1.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 45 (34.88%) Analyst
2 26 (20.16%) Developer
3 25 (19.38%) Risk Analyst
4 21 (16.28%) Business Analyst
5 18 (13.95%) Architect
6 17 (13.18%) Risk Business Analyst
7 14 (10.85%) Market Risk Analyst
8 11 (8.53%) Test Analyst
8 11 (8.53%) Tester
9 10 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (6.98%) Market Risk Business Analyst
11 8 (6.20%) Credit Analyst
11 8 (6.20%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 8 (6.20%) Qualitative Analyst
11 8 (6.20%) Quantitative Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Banking Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
12 7 (5.43%) Performance Tester
12 7 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (4.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) .NET
2 11 (8.53%) Web Services
3 10 (7.75%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.10%) CSS
5 4 (3.10%) HTML5
5 4 (3.10%) REST
5 4 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (3.10%) WPF
6 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.33%) NumPy
6 3 (2.33%) ODBC
6 3 (2.33%) Pandas
6 3 (2.33%) RESTful
6 3 (2.33%) WCF
6 3 (2.33%) XML
7 2 (1.55%) D3.js
7 2 (1.55%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (1.55%) MDX
7 2 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (31.01%) Market Risk
2 21 (16.28%) Credit Risk
3 14 (10.85%) Derivative
4 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.43%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.88%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (3.10%) Replication
10 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.33%) Equities
10 3 (2.33%) Fixed Income
10 3 (2.33%) Grid Computing
10 3 (2.33%) iPad
10 3 (2.33%) IPTV
10 3 (2.33%) STB
11 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Linux
2 9 (6.98%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) CentOS
3 4 (3.10%) Unix
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) Risk Management
2 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.73%) Test Automation
4 18 (13.95%) Performance Testing
5 16 (12.40%) Analytics
6 12 (9.30%) Test Strategy
7 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
8 10 (7.75%) Change Management
8 10 (7.75%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (7.75%) SDLC
8 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.75%) Test Scripting
8 10 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.98%) Defect Management
9 9 (6.98%) Greeks
9 9 (6.98%) Load Testing
9 9 (6.98%) Mathematics
9 9 (6.98%) Validation
10 8 (6.20%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.01%) SQL
2 21 (16.28%) Java
3 20 (15.50%) Python
4 15 (11.63%) C++
5 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.53%) VBA
6 9 (6.98%) C#
7 8 (6.20%) R
8 5 (3.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.33%) VB
9 3 (2.33%) VB6
10 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (12.40%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) CFA
3 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) ISEB
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.10%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.55%) ACCA
6 2 (1.55%) CIMA
6 2 (1.55%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.55%) PhD
6 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) HND
7 1 (0.78%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) IFRS
1 10 (7.75%) IFRS 9
1 10 (7.75%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) IAS 39
3 3 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.55%) Basel II
4 2 (1.55%) Basel III
4 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.78%) COREP
5 1 (0.78%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.78%) MiFID
5 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.33%) Perfmon
2 3 (2.33%) Webmin
3 1 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Oracle
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.65%) HP
4 4 (3.10%) Bloomberg
4 4 (3.10%) Juniper
4 4 (3.10%) SAP
5 3 (2.33%) New Relic
5 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.33%) VMware
6 2 (1.55%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.55%) Teradata
6 2 (1.55%) Wallstreet Suite
7 1 (0.78%) Applix
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.78%) Murex
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) Workday
7 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
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