Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 May 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
England > London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 368 400
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32 -66
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 278 216 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.64% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 136 120
London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £150.00 £115.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% - -
England median hourly rate £150.00 £35.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +328.57% -23.91% -7.07%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,766 34,008 37,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.23% 86.46% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,760 24,408 26,937
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 375 402
London median hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +19.05% +8.58%
10th Percentile £13.98 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £53.25 £51.65
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in London

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in London

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in London

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in London

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Central London -27 56 £425 +6.25% 8
West London -33 9 £340 -32.00% 12
South London -58 6 £318 -25.29% 1
East London -15 3 £520 -23.04% 3
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 London region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 134 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (36.33%) Test Automation
3 97 (34.89%) Test Scripting
4 88 (31.65%) SQL
5 79 (28.42%) Finance
5 79 (28.42%) JIRA
6 72 (25.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 58 (20.86%) QA
8 51 (18.35%) Regression Testing
9 49 (17.63%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (17.27%) Scrum
10 48 (17.27%) Test Strategy
11 47 (16.91%) BDD
11 47 (16.91%) TDD
12 46 (16.55%) Java
13 45 (16.19%) Cucumber
13 45 (16.19%) Functional Testing
14 43 (15.47%) Selenium
15 39 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (13.67%) Acceptance Criteria
17 37 (13.31%) System Integration Testing
17 37 (13.31%) Performance Testing
18 35 (12.59%) Gherkin
19 32 (11.51%) Banking
20 30 (10.79%) Degree
21 29 (10.43%) C#
22 28 (10.07%) Migration
23 27 (9.71%) JMeter
23 27 (9.71%) Software Testing
23 27 (9.71%) XML

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 25 (8.99%) Confluence
2 12 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.52%) IIS
3 7 (2.52%) SAS
4 6 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.80%) CMS
6 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.08%) Moodle
6 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 14 (5.04%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (3.24%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.44%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.44%) Infor CRM
2 4 (1.44%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.08%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.72%) FastStats
4 2 (0.72%) Magento
4 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.72%) Unica
5 1 (0.36%) HFM
5 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.24%) Office 365
3 6 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.80%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.44%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.44%) Serverless
6 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.72%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.72%) SaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.36%) Kiuwan
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.76%) SMS
2 7 (2.52%) Internet
3 4 (1.44%) Intranet
4 3 (1.08%) DNS
4 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.72%) DKIM
5 2 (0.72%) DMARC
5 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.36%) Broadband
6 1 (0.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) LAN
6 1 (0.36%) Network Security
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.04%) Big Data
2 14 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 6 (2.16%) HBase
5 6 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.44%) DataStage
8 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.72%) DB2
8 2 (0.72%) Essbase
8 2 (0.72%) MySQL
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 79 (28.42%) JIRA
2 45 (16.19%) Cucumber
3 43 (15.47%) Selenium
4 27 (9.71%) JMeter
5 23 (8.27%) Jenkins
6 20 (7.19%) SoapUI
6 20 (7.19%) WebDriver
7 19 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (6.47%) Git (software)
9 17 (6.12%) LoadRunner
10 13 (4.68%) SpecFlow
11 12 (4.32%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.96%) Zephyr
13 8 (2.88%) Appium
13 8 (2.88%) NUnit
14 6 (2.16%) GitLab
14 6 (2.16%) HP UFT
14 6 (2.16%) Jasmine
14 6 (2.16%) Selendroid
15 5 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (28.42%) Finance
2 32 (11.51%) Banking
3 18 (6.47%) Retail
4 17 (6.12%) Front Office
5 12 (4.32%) Marketing
6 10 (3.60%) Back Office
6 10 (3.60%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.24%) Legal
8 8 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.44%) Games
9 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.08%) Law
11 2 (0.72%) Advertising
11 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (34.89%) Analyst
2 43 (15.47%) Business Analyst
2 43 (15.47%) Test Analyst
3 38 (13.67%) Tester
4 24 (8.63%) Test Engineer
5 22 (7.91%) Test Leader
6 21 (7.55%) Developer
7 14 (5.04%) Test Manager
8 13 (4.68%) Automation Tester
9 12 (4.32%) Performance Test Leader
9 12 (4.32%) QA Engineer
9 12 (4.32%) Test Specialist
10 10 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.60%) Risk Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (3.24%) Finance Business Analyst
11 9 (3.24%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 9 (3.24%) FX Business Analyst
11 9 (3.24%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.59%) Gherkin
2 27 (9.71%) XML
3 16 (5.76%) REST
4 15 (5.40%) .NET
5 12 (4.32%) JSON
5 12 (4.32%) SOAP
6 8 (2.88%) Web Services
7 7 (2.52%) HTML
8 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (2.16%) CSS
9 4 (1.44%) Behat
9 4 (1.44%) jQuery
9 4 (1.44%) Lambda Expressions
9 4 (1.44%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.44%) RESTful
9 4 (1.44%) Swagger
9 4 (1.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (1.08%) LDAP
11 2 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.24%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.52%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.16%) PDA
7 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.80%) New Media
7 5 (1.80%) User Experience
8 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.44%) Fintech
8 4 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.08%) Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Equities
9 3 (1.08%) iSeries
9 3 (1.08%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.08%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.12%) Linux
2 14 (5.04%) Windows
3 11 (3.96%) Unix
4 10 (3.60%) Android
5 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (36.33%) Test Automation
3 97 (34.89%) Test Scripting
4 72 (25.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (18.35%) Regression Testing
6 49 (17.63%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (17.27%) Scrum
7 48 (17.27%) Test Strategy
8 47 (16.91%) BDD
8 47 (16.91%) TDD
9 45 (16.19%) Functional Testing
10 38 (13.67%) Acceptance Criteria
11 37 (13.31%) Performance Testing
11 37 (13.31%) System Integration Testing
12 28 (10.07%) Migration
13 27 (9.71%) API Testing
13 27 (9.71%) Software Testing
14 26 (9.35%) SDLC
15 25 (8.99%) User Stories
16 24 (8.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.65%) SQL
2 46 (16.55%) Java
3 29 (10.43%) C#
4 19 (6.83%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.40%) Python
6 10 (3.60%) Ruby
7 7 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.44%) C
8 4 (1.44%) PHP
8 4 (1.44%) Scala
8 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.08%) Perl
9 3 (1.08%) RPG
9 3 (1.08%) RPG IV
9 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.08%) VB
10 2 (0.72%) C++
10 2 (0.72%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (10.79%) Degree
2 25 (8.99%) SC Cleared
2 25 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.60%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.52%) ISEB
4 7 (2.52%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.72%) APMP
5 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (20.86%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) IFRS
2 7 (2.52%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.08%) GDPR
3 3 (1.08%) MiFID
3 3 (1.08%) PMO
4 2 (0.72%) WCAG
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (2.88%) Docker
2 7 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.44%) HDFS
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (4.68%) HP ALM
2 12 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (1.44%) Oozie
4 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.19%) Oracle
3 17 (6.12%) HP
4 6 (2.16%) Citrix
5 5 (1.80%) Adobe
5 5 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.80%) SAP
6 4 (1.44%) Intapp
7 3 (1.08%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.08%) IBM
7 3 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (0.72%) Apteco
8 2 (0.72%) Capita
8 2 (0.72%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.72%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.72%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.72%) Teradata
8 2 (0.72%) Workday
9 1 (0.36%) Google
9 1 (0.36%) Snowplow