Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Stress Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1008 1072 1095
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 -105
Permanent jobs citing Stress Testing 164 188 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.093% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 139 170 165
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £29,850
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,625 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159182 179902 194446
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.75% 88.89% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 127628 149742 158061
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Stress Testing.

Salary trend for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Stress Testing in the UK

Stress Testing
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 158 £50,000 +11.11% 10
UK excluding London +63 90 £37,500 - 4
London +16 72 £62,500 +4.17% 6
North of England +6 31 £37,500 -10.71% 2
South East +70 18 £39,500 +12.86% 1
Midlands +51 18 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Yorkshire +19 16 £50,000 +17.65%
North West -32 15 £37,500 - 2
East Midlands +30 11 £55,000 +69.23%
East of England +30 11 £36,500 +12.31%
West Midlands +38 7 £32,500 -15.03% 1
South West +25 6 £70,000 +27.27%
Northern Ireland - 4 £33,500 -
Scotland +9 1 £32,500 -43.48%
Wales - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT 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 job ads with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 83 (50.61%) Test Automation
2 64 (39.02%) SQL
3 61 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (34.15%) Selenium
5 50 (30.49%) Finance
6 49 (29.88%) Regression Testing
7 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 39 (23.78%) Java
9 38 (23.17%) Scrum
9 38 (23.17%) QA
10 31 (18.90%) BDD
10 31 (18.90%) JMeter
10 31 (18.90%) C#
11 29 (17.68%) TDD
12 27 (16.46%) JavaScript
12 27 (16.46%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.24%) HTML
13 25 (15.24%) OO
14 24 (14.63%) Banking
14 24 (14.63%) Cucumber
15 23 (14.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (14.02%) SDLC
15 23 (14.02%) Risk Management
15 23 (14.02%) XML
16 22 (13.41%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (13.41%) Unit Testing
16 22 (13.41%) Test Scripting
16 22 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (12.80%) .NET
17 21 (12.80%) MySQL

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 19 (11.59%) Tomcat
2 17 (10.37%) JBoss
3 10 (6.10%) SAS
4 9 (5.49%) Apache
5 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.05%) ATG Dynamo
6 5 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.05%) iPlanet
6 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.22%) IIS
7 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.49%) HTTP
2 3 (1.83%) VLAN
3 2 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (1.22%) DHCP
3 2 (1.22%) DNS
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) LDAP
3 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) VPN
3 2 (1.22%) Wireless
4 1 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.80%) MySQL
3 8 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.27%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.66%) DB2
5 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.22%) Big Data
8 2 (1.22%) OLAP
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (34.15%) Selenium
2 31 (18.90%) JMeter
3 24 (14.63%) Cucumber
4 19 (11.59%) Jenkins
5 18 (10.98%) JUnit
6 17 (10.37%) SoapUI
6 17 (10.37%) WebDriver
7 14 (8.54%) JIRA
7 14 (8.54%) LoadRunner
8 12 (7.32%) Hudson
9 11 (6.71%) FitNesse
9 11 (6.71%) SpecFlow
10 9 (5.49%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (5.49%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.88%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.66%) TestComplete
12 6 (3.66%) YouTrack
13 5 (3.05%) Gatling
13 5 (3.05%) The Grinder
General
1 50 (30.49%) Finance
2 24 (14.63%) Banking
3 18 (10.98%) Retail
4 11 (6.71%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.49%) Marketing
6 6 (3.66%) Advertising
7 5 (3.05%) Front Office
8 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.22%) Legal
10 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 60 (36.59%) Analyst
2 27 (16.46%) Developer
3 25 (15.24%) Tester
4 16 (9.76%) Automation Tester
5 15 (9.15%) Software Tester
6 14 (8.54%) QA Engineer
6 14 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (8.54%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) C# Developer
8 12 (7.32%) Risk Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) QA Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) QA Automation Tester
9 11 (6.71%) QA Tester
9 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) QA Analyst
10 10 (6.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 10 (6.10%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (5.49%) Senior Support Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.24%) HTML
2 23 (14.02%) XML
3 21 (12.80%) .NET
4 19 (11.59%) Web Services
5 17 (10.37%) CSS
6 16 (9.76%) XSLT
7 15 (9.15%) J2EE
8 14 (8.54%) SOAP
9 11 (6.71%) XHTML
10 10 (6.10%) JSON
11 9 (5.49%) Hibernate
11 9 (5.49%) JBoss Seam
11 9 (5.49%) Spring
11 9 (5.49%) Struts
12 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET
12 8 (4.88%) WPF
13 7 (4.27%) Ajax
13 7 (4.27%) Gherkin
13 7 (4.27%) WCF
14 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.41%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (12.20%) Credit Risk
3 14 (8.54%) Market Risk
4 10 (6.10%) Derivative
5 9 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.49%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.66%) Equities
6 6 (3.66%) Replication
7 5 (3.05%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.05%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.05%) User Experience
8 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.83%) Fintech
9 3 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.83%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.59%) Linux
2 18 (10.98%) Windows
3 15 (9.15%) Unix
4 13 (7.93%) Android
4 13 (7.93%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.61%) Test Automation
2 61 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (29.88%) Regression Testing
4 38 (23.17%) Scrum
5 31 (18.90%) BDD
6 29 (17.68%) TDD
7 25 (15.24%) OO
8 23 (14.02%) Risk Management
8 23 (14.02%) SDLC
8 23 (14.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (13.41%) Test Scripting
9 22 (13.41%) Unit Testing
10 19 (11.59%) Performance Testing
11 18 (10.98%) Kanban
11 18 (10.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (10.98%) System Testing
11 18 (10.98%) Test Strategy
12 17 (10.37%) Project Management
12 17 (10.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 64 (39.02%) SQL
2 39 (23.78%) Java
3 31 (18.90%) C#
4 27 (16.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.49%) Ruby
5 9 (5.49%) VBScript
6 8 (4.88%) Groovy
6 8 (4.88%) PHP
6 8 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.66%) R
8 4 (2.44%) C++
8 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.44%) Python
8 4 (2.44%) VB
9 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.83%) Perl
9 3 (1.83%) XPath
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 15 (9.15%) Degree
3 14 (8.54%) ISEB
4 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.22%) CEH
5 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) MCSA
5 2 (1.22%) MCSE
5 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) CFA
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.17%) QA
2 9 (5.49%) IFRS
3 8 (4.88%) Basel II
3 8 (4.88%) IFRS 9
4 5 (3.05%) Basel III
5 4 (2.44%) WAI
6 3 (1.83%) MiFID
7 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.61%) EMIR
8 1 (0.61%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
1 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) logstash
2 3 (1.83%) Perfmon
2 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.15%) Oracle
3 7 (4.27%) ATG
3 7 (4.27%) IBM
4 5 (3.05%) BEA
4 5 (3.05%) hybris
5 4 (2.44%) Cognos
6 3 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.83%) Solace
7 2 (1.22%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.22%) Cisco
7 2 (1.22%) Murex
7 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.61%) New Relic
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