Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Scenario Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scenario Testing over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 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.

Scenario Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 185 169
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 32 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.63% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -23.53% +54.55%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £310
90th Percentile £505 £480 £475
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 - £52.75
10th Percentile £22.75 - £48.28
90th Percentile £37.25 - £55.43
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%

Scenario 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 advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,302 4,324 4,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.75% 84.50% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,535 2,498 2,339
East of England median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £249 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 264 335
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £30.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.41% -0.81% +31.91%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.63 £13.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Scenario Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in the East of England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scenario Testing in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in the East of England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the East of England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in the East of England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the East of England

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scenario Testing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 14 £350 +40.00% 4
Bedfordshire +10 6 £300 -33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £413 +32.00% 1
Essex -11 5 £416 -2.63% 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scenario Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 22 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) JMeter
4 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (25.00%) Test Management
6 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.88%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (21.88%) ISEB
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (15.63%) MuleSoft
8 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (15.63%) API Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Groovy
8 5 (15.63%) Data Management
8 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle Service Bus

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (15.63%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.13%) SAP APO
2 1 (3.13%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.13%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.13%) 802.11
2 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.13%) LTE
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) JMeter
2 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
2 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (12.50%) Toad
4 3 (9.38%) eggPlant
4 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Tester
2 12 (37.50%) Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Automation Tester
3 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) NetSuite Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Product Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) RESTful
2 4 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.00%) Test Management
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) API Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Data Management
7 5 (15.63%) Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (15.63%) SOA
7 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) Groovy
3 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) OCP
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) MuleSoft
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) webMethods
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Keysight
4 1 (3.13%) SAP