Period
to 16 July 2018

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 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 80 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +21
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 29 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.85% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.28% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £240 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -49.47% +18.75%
East of England median daily rate £350 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,276 1,018 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.33% 80.79% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 517 591
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £250
90th Percentile £567 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £20.76 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -30.82% +43.08%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.50 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.55% +37.78% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Watford +6 14 £400 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 10 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Scenario Testing
East of England

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

1 16 (55.17%) SQL
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) JIRA
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
4 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
5 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
5 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
8 6 (20.69%) Web Services
8 6 (20.69%) IBM
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
9 5 (17.24%) Java
9 5 (17.24%) Law
9 5 (17.24%) Selenium
9 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
10 4 (13.79%) BDD
10 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering

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 (6.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) ResourceLink
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 2 (6.90%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) EDMS
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) JIRA
2 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (17.24%) Selenium
4 4 (13.79%) JMeter
5 3 (10.34%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (17.24%) Law
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
1 14 (48.28%) Tester
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Product Tester
4 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) ODBC
2 2 (6.90%) RESTEasy
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
4 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
7 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.79%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.79%) ETL
8 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (13.79%) ISEB
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) OCP
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
1 4 (13.79%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) IBM
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Forcepoint
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) Symantec
5 2 (6.90%) hybris
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) SAP