Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 16 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 87 89
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 15 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.94% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.91% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £281 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.34% - -
East of England median daily rate £343 £500 £338
% change year-on-year -31.50% +48.15% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £52.75 -
East of England median hourly rate - £52.75 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1290 1099 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.03% 76.64% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 628 588
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +0.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 93
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 £42.20 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.59% +100.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.10
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.20% +29.60% +3.65%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in Hertfordshire

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in Hertfordshire

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in Hertfordshire

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 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
Watford -6 7 £388 -
Stevenage -3 4 - -
Scenario Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 7 (46.67%) Retail
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) C++
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) Def Stans
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) hybris
5 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) DNA
5 3 (20.00%) DB2
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Software Verification Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Verification Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) SAP BI Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) RESTEasy
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) DNA
4 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Business Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C
2 4 (26.67%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Def Stans
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 22301
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) hybris
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) SAP