Period
to 18 October 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 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 348 361
Rank change year-on-year -50 +13 -35
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 242 289 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.73% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 163 180
London median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £274
90th Percentile £588 £650 £538
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -29.17%

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 40,360 39,610 38,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.49% 88.00% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,131 28,642 28,074
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 368 402
London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.17 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.98 £50.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 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
Central London -40 46 £450 +12.50% 7
West London +4 24 £350 +27.27% 11
East London -18 6 £450 -33.33% 5
South London -25 6 £310 -31.11% 2
North London -2 1 £290 +16.00%
Scenario Testing
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 London region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 92 (38.02%) Test Automation
2 81 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (26.03%) Finance
4 62 (25.62%) QA
4 62 (25.62%) Test Scripting
5 55 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 53 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (21.07%) Java
7 51 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (20.25%) SQL
9 42 (17.36%) Test Strategy
10 40 (16.53%) JIRA
11 39 (16.12%) Selenium
12 34 (14.05%) Performance Testing
13 33 (13.64%) Scrum
14 32 (13.22%) Functional Testing
15 30 (12.40%) SDLC
15 30 (12.40%) Oracle
16 28 (11.57%) Regression Testing
16 28 (11.57%) Jenkins
17 27 (11.16%) Cucumber
17 27 (11.16%) Banking
18 26 (10.74%) Gherkin
19 25 (10.33%) BDD
19 25 (10.33%) Integration Testing
20 24 (9.92%) TDD
20 24 (9.92%) ISTQB
20 24 (9.92%) Project Management
21 23 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
22 22 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel

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 11 (4.55%) Confluence
2 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
3 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.41%) CICS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.24%) Magento
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.83%) Sonata
5 1 (0.41%) Endur
5 1 (0.41%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) iTrent
5 1 (0.41%) Movex
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.31%) SaaS
3 7 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.48%) IaaS
4 6 (2.48%) PaaS
5 4 (1.65%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.83%) Taleo
7 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.41%) Datadog
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) Serverless
7 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) HTTP
2 6 (2.48%) SMS
3 4 (1.65%) Internet
4 3 (1.24%) DNS
5 2 (0.83%) DKIM
5 2 (0.83%) DMARC
5 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) Network Security
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.89%) DB2
3 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.24%) Big Data
4 3 (1.24%) Flink
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.83%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.83%) Essbase
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (0.83%) QlikView
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) DataStax
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (16.53%) JIRA
2 39 (16.12%) Selenium
3 28 (11.57%) Jenkins
4 27 (11.16%) Cucumber
5 18 (7.44%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.96%) LoadRunner
8 10 (4.13%) JMeter
8 10 (4.13%) JUnit
9 9 (3.72%) Appium
9 9 (3.72%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
11 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.48%) TestDirector
12 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.07%) Android Studio
13 5 (2.07%) TestNG
13 5 (2.07%) Xcode
14 4 (1.65%) NUnit
General
1 63 (26.03%) Finance
2 27 (11.16%) Banking
3 18 (7.44%) Retail
4 10 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.72%) Front Office
6 8 (3.31%) Greek Language
6 8 (3.31%) Legal
6 8 (3.31%) Marketing
6 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.07%) Back Office
8 4 (1.65%) Advertising
8 4 (1.65%) Games
9 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.83%) French Language
10 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (31.82%) Analyst
2 43 (17.77%) Tester
3 33 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 28 (11.57%) Business Analyst
5 22 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 21 (8.68%) Test Engineer
7 17 (7.02%) Developer
8 16 (6.61%) Test Automation Engineer
9 12 (4.96%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
11 10 (4.13%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.72%) Automation Tester
12 9 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Functional Tester
13 8 (3.31%) Java Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) QA Engineer
14 7 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
14 7 (2.89%) Payments Tester
15 6 (2.48%) Developer in Test
15 6 (2.48%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.74%) Gherkin
2 10 (4.13%) Web Services
3 9 (3.72%) SOAP
4 8 (3.31%) Lambda Expressions
4 8 (3.31%) REST
4 8 (3.31%) RESTful
4 8 (3.31%) WebSockets
5 7 (2.89%) Java Concurrency
5 7 (2.89%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (2.89%) Spring
6 6 (2.48%) XML
7 5 (2.07%) EDIFACT
7 5 (2.07%) HTML
8 4 (1.65%) Middleware
8 4 (1.65%) Node.js
8 4 (1.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (1.24%) CSS
9 3 (1.24%) Kafka
9 3 (1.24%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (1.24%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.37%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.13%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.89%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.07%) Fintech
7 5 (2.07%) PACS
7 5 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) New Media
8 4 (1.65%) User Experience
9 3 (1.24%) Derivative
9 3 (1.24%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.83%) DataPower
10 2 (0.83%) PMI
10 2 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.37%) Windows
2 12 (4.96%) Linux
3 11 (4.55%) Unix
4 7 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.48%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.41%) SUSE
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (38.02%) Test Automation
2 81 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (25.62%) Test Scripting
4 55 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (21.07%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (17.36%) Test Strategy
7 34 (14.05%) Performance Testing
8 33 (13.64%) Scrum
9 32 (13.22%) Functional Testing
10 30 (12.40%) SDLC
11 28 (11.57%) Regression Testing
12 25 (10.33%) BDD
12 25 (10.33%) Integration Testing
13 24 (9.92%) Project Management
13 24 (9.92%) TDD
14 23 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (9.09%) Migration
16 21 (8.68%) DevOps
16 21 (8.68%) Risk Management
16 21 (8.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.07%) Java
2 49 (20.25%) SQL
3 19 (7.85%) C#
4 17 (7.02%) Python
5 10 (4.13%) Ruby
6 9 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.48%) Java 8
8 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.65%) VBA
10 3 (1.24%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) C
11 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) ABAP
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) SOQL
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (9.92%) ISTQB
2 17 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.13%) Degree
4 10 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (2.89%) ISEB
7 6 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.24%) APMP
9 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) CBAP
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (25.62%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) SEPA
3 2 (0.83%) GDPR
3 2 (0.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) HL7
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (8.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (6.61%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.37%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (4.55%) HP ALM
4 9 (3.72%) Ansible
4 9 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.83%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) logstash
7 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (12.40%) Oracle
2 17 (7.02%) HP
3 15 (6.20%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.13%) SAP
5 6 (2.48%) Workday
6 5 (2.07%) FIS
6 5 (2.07%) hybris
6 5 (2.07%) IBM
7 3 (1.24%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.24%) Google
7 3 (1.24%) Teradata
8 2 (0.83%) Adobe
8 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.83%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.83%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.83%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.41%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.41%) Hortonworks