Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 354 390
Rank change year-on-year -49 +36 -64
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 560 638 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.81% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 392 388
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -29.17%
10th Percentile £20.35 £37.00 £38.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £47.47 £54.45
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -29.17%

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 81,241 78,493 84,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 52,460 56,108
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,179 1,864 2,221
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -50 242 £450 +5.88% 39
South East -31 106 £425 +21.43% 11
North of England -15 71 £350 -5.41% 27
Midlands -28 65 £375 - 12
South West -34 39 £360 +30.91% 7
Yorkshire -1 37 £315 -11.58% 14
West Midlands -36 36 £425 +17.24% 5
East of England +1 33 £350 +7.69% 10
North West -19 29 £400 +13.07% 12
East Midlands +12 28 £339 -26.76% 7
North East -4 5 £344 -11.86% 1
Scenario Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 202 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (34.46%) Test Automation
3 165 (29.46%) Test Scripting
4 131 (23.39%) Finance
5 113 (20.18%) Test Strategy
6 110 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (19.64%) SQL
7 106 (18.93%) QA
8 104 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 87 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
10 83 (14.82%) Java
11 76 (13.57%) Performance Testing
12 74 (13.21%) Scrum
13 72 (12.86%) JIRA
14 68 (12.14%) Selenium
15 62 (11.07%) Oracle
15 62 (11.07%) SDLC
16 61 (10.89%) Regression Testing
17 60 (10.71%) Security Cleared
17 60 (10.71%) User Stories
18 57 (10.18%) Functional Testing
19 56 (10.00%) ISTQB
20 51 (9.11%) JMeter
20 51 (9.11%) Acceptance Criteria
21 49 (8.75%) SAP
21 49 (8.75%) Integration Testing
22 48 (8.57%) Business Analysis
23 47 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
23 47 (8.39%) Non-Functional Testing
23 47 (8.39%) Cucumber

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 (3.04%) Confluence
2 10 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.89%) Apache
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.71%) GemFire
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
7 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.36%) JBoss
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) CICS
9 1 (0.18%) Jetty
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.89%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.54%) Magento
5 3 (0.54%) Movex
5 3 (0.54%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.54%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.32%) PaaS
3 9 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (1.61%) SaaS
4 6 (1.07%) IaaS
4 6 (1.07%) Office 365
5 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.71%) GitHub
6 4 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.54%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.36%) Taleo
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.04%) HTTP
2 11 (1.96%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.61%) Internet
3 9 (1.61%) SMS
4 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.71%) Firewall
4 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.54%) DNS
6 2 (0.36%) DKIM
6 2 (0.36%) DMARC
6 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.36%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.18%) 802.11
7 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.18%) DHCP
7 1 (0.18%) FTP
7 1 (0.18%) LTE
7 1 (0.18%) SAN
7 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.79%) MySQL
4 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.43%) DB2
5 8 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.25%) Big Data
6 7 (1.25%) HBase
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.07%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.89%) Essbase
8 5 (0.89%) Lumira
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Smart View
8 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (12.86%) JIRA
2 68 (12.14%) Selenium
3 51 (9.11%) JMeter
4 47 (8.39%) Cucumber
5 44 (7.86%) Jenkins
6 27 (4.82%) Git (software)
7 26 (4.64%) LoadRunner
8 23 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (3.75%) WebDriver
10 16 (2.86%) SoapUI
10 16 (2.86%) Visual Studio
11 15 (2.68%) Gatling
12 14 (2.50%) JUnit
13 12 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.96%) Appium
15 10 (1.79%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.61%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.61%) GDB
16 9 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 131 (23.39%) Finance
2 42 (7.50%) Banking
3 26 (4.64%) Retail
4 14 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.32%) Marketing
6 10 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.61%) Front Office
7 9 (1.61%) Legal
8 8 (1.43%) Greek Language
9 7 (1.25%) Advertising
9 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.89%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) Games
11 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 193 (34.46%) Analyst
2 109 (19.46%) Test Analyst
3 97 (17.32%) Tester
4 55 (9.82%) Business Analyst
5 46 (8.21%) Test Engineer
6 35 (6.25%) Developer
7 34 (6.07%) Test Leader
8 32 (5.71%) Test Manager
9 24 (4.29%) Automation Tester
10 22 (3.93%) Consultant
11 20 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (3.39%) Project Manager
13 16 (2.86%) Performance Tester
14 15 (2.68%) QA Engineer
15 14 (2.50%) Java Engineer
15 14 (2.50%) QA Tester
16 13 (2.32%) Performance Test Leader
16 13 (2.32%) Systems Tester
17 12 (2.14%) UAT Analyst
17 12 (2.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.79%) Gherkin
2 27 (4.82%) Web Services
3 26 (4.64%) XML
4 25 (4.46%) RESTful
5 24 (4.29%) SOAP
6 18 (3.21%) REST
7 16 (2.86%) Spring
8 15 (2.68%) .NET
9 12 (2.14%) JSON
10 11 (1.96%) Middleware
10 11 (1.96%) XSD
11 10 (1.79%) HTML
11 10 (1.79%) Kafka
11 10 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (1.61%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.43%) CSS
13 8 (1.43%) Lambda Expressions
13 8 (1.43%) Node.js
13 8 (1.43%) WebSockets
13 8 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.75%) Virtual Team
4 12 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.96%) User Experience
6 10 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.43%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.89%) DataPower
11 5 (0.89%) Fintech
11 5 (0.89%) PACS
12 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.71%) New Media
12 4 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.79%) Linux
2 32 (5.71%) Unix
2 32 (5.71%) Windows
3 10 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.61%) Android
5 7 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.36%) VME
7 1 (0.18%) SUSE
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (34.46%) Test Automation
3 165 (29.46%) Test Scripting
4 113 (20.18%) Test Strategy
5 104 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 87 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
7 76 (13.57%) Performance Testing
8 74 (13.21%) Scrum
9 62 (11.07%) SDLC
10 61 (10.89%) Regression Testing
11 60 (10.71%) User Stories
12 57 (10.18%) Functional Testing
13 51 (9.11%) Acceptance Criteria
14 49 (8.75%) Integration Testing
15 48 (8.57%) Business Analysis
16 47 (8.39%) Non-Functional Testing
17 45 (8.04%) Test Management
18 44 (7.86%) BDD
19 42 (7.50%) Defect Management
19 42 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (19.64%) SQL
2 83 (14.82%) Java
3 40 (7.14%) Python
4 30 (5.36%) C#
5 23 (4.11%) C
6 20 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.21%) Ruby
8 16 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.32%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.32%) C++
10 11 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.79%) Java 8
12 9 (1.61%) Ada
12 9 (1.61%) PHP
13 8 (1.43%) Perl
14 7 (1.25%) ABAP
15 5 (0.89%) Groovy
15 5 (0.89%) VB
16 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 43 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (5.00%) ISEB
6 22 (3.93%) Degree
7 11 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.89%) APMP
9 5 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.71%) CCIE
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.71%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.36%) CBAP
13 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.18%) OCP
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (18.93%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) PMO
2 5 (0.89%) SEPA
3 3 (0.54%) GDPR
3 3 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 21 (3.75%) Docker
2 7 (1.25%) HDFS
3 4 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.21%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.86%) HP ALM
4 13 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.61%) Ansible
5 9 (1.61%) Grafana
5 9 (1.61%) ZABBIX
6 8 (1.43%) Puppet
7 4 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.54%) SCCM
8 3 (0.54%) Terraform
9 2 (0.36%) Consul
9 2 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.36%) Packer
10 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (11.07%) Oracle
2 49 (8.75%) SAP
3 46 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.64%) Workday
5 23 (4.11%) HP
6 11 (1.96%) Kronos
7 9 (1.61%) IBM
8 8 (1.43%) JD Edwards
9 7 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (1.07%) hybris
11 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.89%) FIS
11 5 (0.89%) Google
11 5 (0.89%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.89%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.71%) Blue Coat
12 4 (0.71%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco
12 4 (0.71%) Juniper
12 4 (0.71%) webMethods