Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Stress Testing
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 988 1083
Rank change year-on-year -33 +95 +36
Permanent jobs citing Stress Testing 153 208 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 134 169 157
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,875 £65,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.60%

Stress Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -52 148 £52,500 +16.67% 32
UK excluding London -12 84 £42,500 +13.33% 11
London -8 69 £75,000 +50.00% 22
East of England +11 29 £36,500 +62.22% 1
South West +22 15 £45,000 -25.00% 1
North of England -21 15 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Midlands +13 10 £55,000 +76.00% 4
South East -9 10 £67,500 +50.00%
Yorkshire +31 9 £38,750 -10.40%
East Midlands +22 7 £55,000 +69.23% 1
North West -34 5 £35,000 -6.67% 3
West Midlands -1 3 £31,000 +1.22% 3
Scotland - 3 £47,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £33,000 -
North East - 1 £72,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 93 (60.78%) Test Automation
2 62 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (33.33%) Java
4 42 (27.45%) SQL
5 39 (25.49%) Finance
5 39 (25.49%) DevOps
6 36 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 36 (23.53%) Scrum
6 36 (23.53%) Linux
7 34 (22.22%) Selenium
8 33 (21.57%) Functional Testing
9 31 (20.26%) QA
10 30 (19.61%) SQL Server
11 29 (18.95%) Regression Testing
12 28 (18.30%) OO
13 27 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 27 (17.65%) HTML
14 26 (16.99%) Python
14 26 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
15 24 (15.69%) ISEB
15 24 (15.69%) Web Services
15 24 (15.69%) Change Management
15 24 (15.69%) Test Scripting
15 24 (15.69%) Banking
16 23 (15.03%) ISTQB
17 22 (14.38%) Degree
17 22 (14.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (14.38%) JMeter
17 22 (14.38%) C#

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 18 (11.76%) JBoss
1 18 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 14 (9.15%) SAS
3 13 (8.50%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.54%) Apache Spark
4 10 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 9 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) Heroku
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) VPN
2 6 (3.92%) Internet
3 3 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) RTP
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
5 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.11%) MySQL
3 13 (8.50%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.54%) Big Data
4 10 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.92%) HBase
7 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.65%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (22.22%) Selenium
2 22 (14.38%) JMeter
3 17 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 15 (9.80%) WebDriver
5 14 (9.15%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (7.84%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.84%) JIRA
6 12 (7.84%) SoapUI
7 11 (7.19%) Gatling
8 9 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 9 (5.88%) JUnit
8 9 (5.88%) LoadRunner
9 8 (5.23%) FitNesse
9 8 (5.23%) Hudson
9 8 (5.23%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.58%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.27%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.96%) Subversion
13 2 (1.31%) WinRunner
General
1 39 (25.49%) Finance
2 24 (15.69%) Banking
3 17 (11.11%) Retail
4 16 (10.46%) Investment Banking
5 14 (9.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.58%) Front Office
7 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.31%) Legal
7 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (32.68%) Analyst
2 33 (21.57%) Tester
3 32 (20.92%) Developer
4 22 (14.38%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Development Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Development Support Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Senior Development Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Senior Support Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Software Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Software Development Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Software Support Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Support Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Technical Leader
6 13 (8.50%) Lead Tester
6 13 (8.50%) Technical Tester
7 11 (7.19%) QA Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) Qualitative Analyst
7 11 (7.19%) Quantitative Analyst
8 10 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.65%) HTML
2 24 (15.69%) Web Services
3 19 (12.42%) CSS
4 18 (11.76%) XML
5 15 (9.80%) JSON
5 15 (9.80%) XSLT
6 14 (9.15%) Hibernate
6 14 (9.15%) J2EE
6 14 (9.15%) JBoss Seam
6 14 (9.15%) Spring
6 14 (9.15%) Struts
6 14 (9.15%) XHTML
7 11 (7.19%) SOAP
8 10 (6.54%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (5.88%) HTML5
10 8 (5.23%) .NET
11 7 (4.58%) Akka
11 7 (4.58%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.58%) Play Framework
11 7 (4.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Derivative
2 20 (13.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (12.42%) Market Risk
4 18 (11.76%) Credit Risk
5 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (8.50%) Equities
7 12 (7.84%) Hedge funds
8 11 (7.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (3.92%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (3.27%) Client/Server
11 5 (3.27%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.96%) Fintech
13 2 (1.31%) Internet of Things
13 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.65%) Exotic Derivative
14 1 (0.65%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.53%) Linux
2 20 (13.07%) Android
2 20 (13.07%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.54%) Windows
4 9 (5.88%) CoreOS
5 7 (4.58%) Unix
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (60.78%) Test Automation
2 62 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.49%) DevOps
4 36 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 36 (23.53%) Scrum
5 33 (21.57%) Functional Testing
6 29 (18.95%) Regression Testing
7 28 (18.30%) OO
8 24 (15.69%) Change Management
8 24 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 24 (15.69%) Test Scripting
9 22 (14.38%) BDD
9 22 (14.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (13.07%) Multithreading
11 19 (12.42%) Performance Testing
12 18 (11.76%) Manual Testing
12 18 (11.76%) Mathematics
13 17 (11.11%) CRM
13 17 (11.11%) Integration Testing
14 16 (10.46%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.33%) Java
2 42 (27.45%) SQL
3 26 (16.99%) Python
4 22 (14.38%) C#
5 20 (13.07%) R
6 18 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.19%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.19%) C++
7 11 (7.19%) Scala
8 10 (6.54%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.88%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.92%) Perl
11 4 (2.61%) C
12 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.31%) PHP
12 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.31%) Ruby
12 2 (1.31%) VB
13 1 (0.65%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (15.69%) ISEB
2 23 (15.03%) ISTQB
3 22 (14.38%) Degree
4 14 (9.15%) MCSE
4 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.50%) CEH
5 13 (8.50%) MCSA
5 13 (8.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.61%) PhD
7 3 (1.96%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.65%) CFA
8 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.65%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.26%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) Basel III
2 2 (1.31%) IFRS
2 2 (1.31%) IFRS 9
2 2 (1.31%) MiFID
2 2 (1.31%) WAI
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.54%) Prometheus
3 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (5.88%) PagerDuty
4 4 (2.61%) Capita
4 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.31%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco
5 2 (1.31%) Google
5 2 (1.31%) Tableau
6 1 (0.65%) Anaplan
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos
6 1 (0.65%) Datameer
6 1 (0.65%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin