Period
to 18 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 388 333
Rank change year-on-year +45 -55 +9
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 685 566 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.71% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 357 483
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £257
90th Percentile £539 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +51.79% -17.04%
10th Percentile £32.45 £38.25 £17.09
90th Percentile £47.22 £54.45 £48.90
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +51.79% -13.85%

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 80478 79727 84892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.65% 84.20% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54323 53091 55998
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1823 2113 2540
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017.

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 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 344 £425 +6.25% 16
South East +2 138 £350 - 9
Midlands +32 63 £369 -7.81% 3
North of England +15 58 £338 -3.57% 12
South West +46 57 £300 -18.92% 4
West Midlands +39 43 £363 -9.38% 2
North West +11 29 £331 -11.67% 6
East of England 0 27 £350 -30.00% 4
Yorkshire +16 21 £340 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +4 20 £413 +3.13% 1
North East +34 8 £330 +0.53% 1
Scenario Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scenario Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 304 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (39.12%) Test Scripting
3 234 (34.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 196 (28.61%) Test Automation
5 163 (23.80%) Finance
6 147 (21.46%) JIRA
7 138 (20.15%) SQL
8 126 (18.39%) Test Strategy
9 116 (16.93%) Banking
10 112 (16.35%) QA
11 98 (14.31%) Defect Management
12 96 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
13 95 (13.87%) System Integration Testing
14 92 (13.43%) Java
15 89 (12.99%) Functional Testing
16 88 (12.85%) Scrum
16 88 (12.85%) Integration Testing
17 85 (12.41%) Selenium
18 79 (11.53%) Regression Testing
19 78 (11.39%) Migration
20 74 (10.80%) BDD
21 67 (9.78%) ISTQB
22 65 (9.49%) Software Testing
22 65 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
22 65 (9.49%) SAP
23 63 (9.20%) Security Cleared
24 61 (8.91%) Web Services
24 61 (8.91%) Validation
25 60 (8.76%) Microsoft
26 58 (8.47%) 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 37 (5.40%) Confluence
2 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.17%) CMS
4 7 (1.02%) SAS
4 7 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.73%) Documentum
7 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.44%) Apache
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) CICS
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 38 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 32 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.29%) Simulink
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Mingle
8 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.31%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.31%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.88%) Lawson
5 6 (0.88%) Magento
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.73%) Maximo
6 5 (0.73%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.31%) SaaS
3 7 (1.02%) Office 365
3 7 (1.02%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.88%) GitHub
4 6 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.73%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.58%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.29%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.46%) HTTP
2 9 (1.31%) Firewall
3 7 (1.02%) FTP
3 7 (1.02%) Internet
4 5 (0.73%) ATM
4 5 (0.73%) SMS
5 2 (0.29%) DSL
5 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) GPRS
6 1 (0.15%) GSM
6 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) PSTN
6 1 (0.15%) UMTS
6 1 (0.15%) VoIP
6 1 (0.15%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) WAN
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.92%) Big Data
2 17 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.19%) DB2
4 13 (1.90%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.17%) DbVisualizer
7 6 (0.88%) PowerCenter
8 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.73%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.44%) HBase
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.29%) DataStage
10 2 (0.29%) MySQL
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 147 (21.46%) JIRA
2 85 (12.41%) Selenium
3 58 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 40 (5.84%) Jenkins
5 34 (4.96%) SoapUI
6 32 (4.67%) Git (software)
6 32 (4.67%) WebDriver
7 27 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (3.80%) JMeter
9 21 (3.07%) Zephyr
10 18 (2.63%) LoadRunner
11 15 (2.19%) Visual Studio
12 12 (1.75%) NeoLoad
13 11 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (1.46%) HP UFT
15 8 (1.17%) Protractor
15 8 (1.17%) SpecFlow
16 7 (1.02%) Appium
17 6 (0.88%) Jasmine
17 6 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 163 (23.80%) Finance
2 116 (16.93%) Banking
3 53 (7.74%) Retail
4 39 (5.69%) Retail Banking
5 29 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.36%) Front Office
7 22 (3.21%) Back Office
8 21 (3.07%) Legal
9 15 (2.19%) Games
9 15 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.75%) Law
11 10 (1.46%) Publishing
12 9 (1.31%) Marketing
13 8 (1.17%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.73%) Billing
16 3 (0.44%) Automotive
16 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 337 (49.20%) Analyst
2 205 (29.93%) Test Analyst
3 107 (15.62%) Business Analyst
4 93 (13.58%) Tester
5 49 (7.15%) Banking Analyst
6 45 (6.57%) Test Manager
7 44 (6.42%) Test Leader
8 36 (5.26%) Test Engineer
9 35 (5.11%) Automation Tester
9 35 (5.11%) Developer
10 32 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (3.36%) Consultant
12 19 (2.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (2.77%) Financial Analyst
13 18 (2.63%) QA Engineer
14 17 (2.48%) Senior Test Analyst
14 17 (2.48%) Test Automation Engineer
15 16 (2.34%) QA Analyst
15 16 (2.34%) QA Tester
16 15 (2.19%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.91%) Web Services
2 41 (5.99%) Gherkin
3 36 (5.26%) SOAP
4 22 (3.21%) XML
5 18 (2.63%) Middleware
6 17 (2.48%) .NET
6 17 (2.48%) REST
7 16 (2.34%) RESTful
8 14 (2.04%) JSON
9 10 (1.46%) HTML
10 8 (1.17%) RESTEasy
11 6 (0.88%) CSS
11 6 (0.88%) Kafka
12 5 (0.73%) jQuery
13 4 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.44%) Spring
15 2 (0.29%) JMS
15 2 (0.29%) JSP
15 2 (0.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.19%) Virtual Team
5 13 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.90%) Derivative
6 12 (1.75%) Market Risk
7 11 (1.61%) iSeries
8 10 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.31%) User Experience
10 8 (1.17%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (1.02%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.73%) EPoS
12 5 (0.73%) PDA
13 4 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.09%) Unix
2 20 (2.92%) Windows
3 18 (2.63%) Linux
4 15 (2.19%) Android
5 13 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Solaris
8 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (39.12%) Test Scripting
3 234 (34.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 196 (28.61%) Test Automation
5 126 (18.39%) Test Strategy
6 98 (14.31%) Defect Management
7 95 (13.87%) System Integration Testing
8 89 (12.99%) Functional Testing
9 88 (12.85%) Integration Testing
9 88 (12.85%) Scrum
10 79 (11.53%) Regression Testing
11 78 (11.39%) Migration
12 74 (10.80%) BDD
13 65 (9.49%) Software Testing
13 65 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (8.91%) Validation
15 57 (8.32%) Business Analysis
16 56 (8.18%) Waterfall
17 51 (7.45%) Performance Testing
18 49 (7.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 138 (20.15%) SQL
2 92 (13.43%) Java
3 41 (5.99%) C#
4 28 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.77%) C
6 18 (2.63%) Python
7 13 (1.90%) VB
8 12 (1.75%) C++
8 12 (1.75%) RPG
8 12 (1.75%) RPG IV
9 11 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.31%) R
11 6 (0.88%) PHP
11 6 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.73%) VBScript
13 4 (0.58%) Ruby
13 4 (0.58%) Scala
13 4 (0.58%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.58%) VBA
14 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (9.78%) ISTQB
2 63 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 54 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 52 (7.59%) Degree
4 52 (7.59%) ISEB
5 32 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.29%) CCNA
10 2 (0.29%) CCNP
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.29%) MCSE
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.29%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (16.35%) QA
2 18 (2.63%) MiFID
3 11 (1.61%) PMO
4 10 (1.46%) EMIR
5 8 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.58%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.58%) IFRS
6 4 (0.58%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.58%) SLA
7 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.44%) WCAG
8 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) GDPR
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.29%) HDFS
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (5.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.73%) Puppet
3 4 (0.58%) SCCM
4 2 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.29%) Oozie
4 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.29%) Packer
4 2 (0.29%) Terraform
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (9.49%) SAP
2 60 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 53 (7.74%) Oracle
4 50 (7.30%) HP
5 34 (4.96%) Workday
6 17 (2.48%) ServiceNow
7 16 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (2.04%) hybris
8 14 (2.04%) IBM
9 12 (1.75%) Kronos
10 7 (1.02%) Citrix
11 6 (0.88%) Adobe
11 6 (0.88%) Informatica
11 6 (0.88%) Netezza
12 5 (0.73%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.73%) Google
13 4 (0.58%) Solace
13 4 (0.58%) Tradeweb
14 3 (0.44%) Infor