Period
to 18 October 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 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 85 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 16 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.00% 0.87% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.05% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £250 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -47.37% -
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% -27.78% +63.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £52.75
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 - £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 1,298 1,236 1,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.33% 82.35% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 619 603
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 64 59
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -25.24% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.30 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.70 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -43.55% +14.81% +5.88%

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 18 October 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 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
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £325 - 2
Watford +3 4 £253 - 1
Scenario Testing
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 5 (31.25%) JMeter
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
7 4 (25.00%) VB
7 4 (25.00%) C
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (18.75%) eggPlant
8 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
8 3 (18.75%) Selenium
8 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server

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 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JMeter
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) eggPlant
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 1 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Master Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) OAT Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) OAT Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Product Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Product Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) OCP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP ALM
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle