Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 378 397
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -24
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 580 541 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 320 381
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £253
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
England median hourly rate £93.75 £37.50 £46.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -19.69% -5.67%
10th Percentile £36.44 £18.00 £42.13
90th Percentile £175.00 £81.25 £175.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £46.70
% change year-on-year - -19.69% +6.13%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,190 74,448 85,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 85.09% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,959 49,037 57,163
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 1,938 2,074
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in England

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scenario Testing in England

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
London -40 240 £450 +5.88% 41
South East +7 140 £413 +6.45% 21
North of England -8 67 £340 -12.26% 16
East of England +46 53 £350 -22.22% 8
Midlands -43 44 £365 -7.59% 14
North West -10 36 £410 +5.13% 8
South West -17 32 £325 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire -15 25 £305 -18.60% 8
West Midlands -41 24 £380 +20.16% 5
East Midlands -10 20 £340 -32.00% 9
North East -3 6 £306 -21.47%
Scenario Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 239 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 190 (32.76%) Test Scripting
4 135 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 131 (22.59%) SQL
6 124 (21.38%) Finance
7 119 (20.52%) Test Strategy
8 107 (18.45%) JIRA
9 98 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
10 94 (16.21%) QA
11 85 (14.66%) Selenium
12 81 (13.97%) Regression Testing
13 80 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
14 79 (13.62%) Scrum
15 73 (12.59%) Java
16 70 (12.07%) Performance Testing
17 69 (11.90%) TDD
17 69 (11.90%) Functional Testing
18 66 (11.38%) BDD
19 65 (11.21%) User Stories
20 63 (10.86%) Acceptance Criteria
21 62 (10.69%) SDLC
22 61 (10.52%) ISTQB
23 58 (10.00%) Cucumber
24 55 (9.48%) Software Testing
25 54 (9.31%) Integration Testing
26 53 (9.14%) Business Analysis
26 53 (9.14%) System Integration Testing
27 52 (8.97%) Waterfall
27 52 (8.97%) Degree

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (2.93%) Confluence
2 12 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (1.72%) Apache
4 9 (1.55%) GemFire
5 7 (1.21%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.21%) SAS
6 6 (1.03%) CMS
6 6 (1.03%) IIS
6 6 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.52%) Moodle
10 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.34%) JBoss
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) CICS
11 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 45 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.59%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.03%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.03%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.69%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.52%) Magento
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.34%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.34%) Sonata
6 2 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.07%) PaaS
3 10 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.72%) GitHub
4 6 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (0.69%) Serverless
5 4 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.52%) Office 365
7 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) Kiuwan
8 1 (0.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.62%) SMS
2 12 (2.07%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.38%) Internet
4 6 (1.03%) HTTP
5 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.52%) DNS
6 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.34%) DKIM
7 2 (0.34%) DMARC
7 2 (0.34%) LAN
7 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) Broadband
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) LTE
8 1 (0.17%) Network Security
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.76%) Big Data
3 16 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.24%) HBase
5 10 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.55%) Apache Hive
6 9 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.03%) MySQL
7 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.86%) DB2
8 5 (0.86%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.86%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.69%) Lumira
9 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 107 (18.45%) JIRA
2 85 (14.66%) Selenium
3 58 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 49 (8.45%) JMeter
5 41 (7.07%) Jenkins
6 37 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (5.52%) Git (software)
8 27 (4.66%) SoapUI
9 26 (4.48%) LoadRunner
9 26 (4.48%) WebDriver
10 21 (3.62%) Visual Studio
11 15 (2.59%) SpecFlow
12 13 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (2.24%) NUnit
13 12 (2.07%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.90%) Appium
14 11 (1.90%) JUnit
15 9 (1.55%) GDB
15 9 (1.55%) IntelliJ
15 9 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 124 (21.38%) Finance
2 47 (8.10%) Banking
3 29 (5.00%) Retail
4 17 (2.93%) Front Office
4 17 (2.93%) Legal
5 16 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.59%) Marketing
7 12 (2.07%) Back Office
7 12 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.21%) Law
10 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.69%) Games
12 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.52%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (40.86%) Analyst
2 131 (22.59%) Test Analyst
3 101 (17.41%) Tester
4 89 (15.34%) Business Analyst
5 50 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 38 (6.55%) Test Leader
7 33 (5.69%) Developer
8 29 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 29 (5.00%) Consultant
9 23 (3.97%) Test Manager
10 21 (3.62%) Test Automation Engineer
11 18 (3.10%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.10%) QA Tester
12 16 (2.76%) Java Engineer
12 16 (2.76%) QA Engineer
13 13 (2.24%) Performance Test Leader
13 13 (2.24%) Software Test Engineer
14 12 (2.07%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.07%) UAT Analyst
14 12 (2.07%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.10%) Gherkin
2 33 (5.69%) XML
3 29 (5.00%) Web Services
4 28 (4.83%) JSON
5 26 (4.48%) .NET
6 25 (4.31%) RESTful
7 20 (3.45%) SOAP
8 19 (3.28%) REST
9 13 (2.24%) Middleware
9 13 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (2.07%) HTML
10 12 (2.07%) Kafka
11 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.90%) CSS
12 10 (1.72%) Spring
13 9 (1.55%) Spring Cloud
14 8 (1.38%) XSD
15 7 (1.21%) jQuery
16 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.14%) Virtual Team
4 17 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.55%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.38%) User Experience
11 7 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.03%) New Media
13 5 (0.86%) Fintech
13 5 (0.86%) PDA
14 4 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.69%) DataPower
14 4 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.69%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.76%) Linux
2 38 (6.55%) Windows
3 33 (5.69%) Unix
4 14 (2.41%) Android
5 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 190 (32.76%) Test Scripting
4 135 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 119 (20.52%) Test Strategy
6 81 (13.97%) Regression Testing
7 80 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
8 79 (13.62%) Scrum
9 70 (12.07%) Performance Testing
10 69 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 69 (11.90%) TDD
11 66 (11.38%) BDD
12 65 (11.21%) User Stories
13 63 (10.86%) Acceptance Criteria
14 62 (10.69%) SDLC
15 55 (9.48%) Software Testing
16 54 (9.31%) Integration Testing
17 53 (9.14%) Business Analysis
17 53 (9.14%) System Integration Testing
18 52 (8.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 131 (22.59%) SQL
2 73 (12.59%) Java
3 44 (7.59%) C#
4 34 (5.86%) Python
5 29 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.93%) Ruby
6 17 (2.93%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.59%) C
9 12 (2.07%) C++
10 10 (1.72%) Ada
10 10 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.21%) Perl
13 5 (0.86%) Groovy
14 4 (0.69%) PHP
14 4 (0.69%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.52%) RPG
15 3 (0.52%) RPG IV
15 3 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (10.52%) ISTQB
2 52 (8.97%) Degree
3 51 (8.79%) Security Cleared
4 43 (7.41%) ISEB
5 37 (6.38%) SC Cleared
6 30 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.86%) APMP
11 4 (0.69%) HND
11 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.34%) OCA
13 2 (0.34%) PMP
14 1 (0.17%) CBAP
14 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (16.21%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
3 5 (0.86%) IFRS
3 5 (0.86%) IFRS 9
3 5 (0.86%) PMO
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) SEPA
5 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.24%) HDFS
2 10 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.69%) Docker
5 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.31%) HP ALM
3 7 (1.21%) Puppet
4 5 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.52%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) Consul
7 2 (0.34%) Packer
7 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.34%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Oozie
8 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.17%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (8.10%) Oracle
2 37 (6.38%) SAP
3 35 (6.03%) HP
3 35 (6.03%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.34%) Workday
5 14 (2.41%) IBM
5 14 (2.41%) Kronos
6 8 (1.38%) hybris
7 7 (1.21%) Adobe
7 7 (1.21%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (1.03%) VMware
9 5 (0.86%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.69%) Micro Focus
10 4 (0.69%) Teradata
10 4 (0.69%) webMethods
11 3 (0.52%) Capita
11 3 (0.52%) Forcepoint
11 3 (0.52%) Google