Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 373 322 372
Rank change year-on-year -51 +50 -14
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 257 351 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.76% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.86% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 208 154
London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £305 £279 £300
90th Percentile £638 £596 £575
England median daily rate £425 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £35.25 -
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year -23.33% -18.92% +15.63%

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 39,261 40,591 35,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.16% 87.88% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,089 29,588 25,827
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 424 440
London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.01 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -5.02% +15.85%
10th Percentile £12.81 £13.65 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £51.38
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 41 £450 +5.88% 9
West London +27 23 £350 +22.81% 4
South London -9 7 £310 -19.48%
East London -20 5 £485 +4.86% 2
North London -7 2 £375 +50.00% 1
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 108 (42.02%) Test Automation
2 91 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (27.63%) QA
4 64 (24.90%) Finance
4 64 (24.90%) Test Scripting
5 63 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (21.01%) Java
7 53 (20.62%) SQL
8 49 (19.07%) Test Strategy
9 45 (17.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 40 (15.56%) Selenium
10 40 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (14.40%) Scrum
11 37 (14.40%) Cucumber
12 36 (14.01%) BDD
12 36 (14.01%) Regression Testing
13 32 (12.45%) SDLC
13 32 (12.45%) User Stories
14 29 (11.28%) Integration Testing
15 28 (10.89%) Performance Testing
16 27 (10.51%) Functional Testing
16 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
17 26 (10.12%) E-Commerce
17 26 (10.12%) JIRA
17 26 (10.12%) ISTQB
17 26 (10.12%) Jenkins
18 25 (9.73%) DevOps
18 25 (9.73%) Gherkin
18 25 (9.73%) Workday
19 24 (9.34%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (2.33%) Confluence
2 4 (1.56%) CMS
3 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) SAS
4 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.06%) Workday HCM
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.17%) Magento
3 3 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.17%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.17%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.78%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.78%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.78%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.39%) Maximo
5 1 (0.39%) Movex
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.50%) SaaS
3 8 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.72%) PaaS
5 6 (2.33%) IaaS
5 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.17%) Datadog
6 3 (1.17%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) Serverless
7 2 (0.78%) Taleo
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.28%) HTTP
2 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.78%) Network Security
2 2 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.72%) DB2
3 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.17%) Big Data
4 3 (1.17%) Flink
4 3 (1.17%) Power BI
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) DataStax
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.56%) Selenium
2 37 (14.40%) Cucumber
3 26 (10.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.12%) JIRA
4 19 (7.39%) WebDriver
5 15 (5.84%) Appium
6 10 (3.89%) JUnit
7 9 (3.50%) LoadRunner
7 9 (3.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.72%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.95%) Android Studio
11 5 (1.95%) TestNG
11 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.56%) Maven
12 4 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 64 (24.90%) Finance
2 19 (7.39%) Retail
3 15 (5.84%) Banking
4 14 (5.45%) Greek Language
5 8 (3.11%) Marketing
6 7 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.95%) Front Office
8 4 (1.56%) Legal
9 3 (1.17%) Advertising
9 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.78%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (28.40%) Analyst
2 38 (14.79%) Tester
3 35 (13.62%) Test Analyst
4 19 (7.39%) Test Engineer
5 18 (7.00%) Business Analyst
5 18 (7.00%) Test Leader
6 16 (6.23%) Consultant
7 15 (5.84%) Developer
7 15 (5.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (5.45%) Test Manager
9 12 (4.67%) Automation Tester
10 10 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.50%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.50%) QA Engineer
12 8 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.72%) Java Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Mobile Tester
13 7 (2.72%) QA Tester
13 7 (2.72%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.73%) Gherkin
2 11 (4.28%) REST
3 10 (3.89%) Web Services
4 9 (3.50%) Lambda Expressions
4 9 (3.50%) RESTful
5 8 (3.11%) SOAP
5 8 (3.11%) WebSockets
6 7 (2.72%) .NET
6 7 (2.72%) HTML
6 7 (2.72%) Java Concurrency
6 7 (2.72%) Spring
7 6 (2.33%) Middleware
8 5 (1.95%) CSS
8 5 (1.95%) Node.js
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.56%) Dagger
9 4 (1.56%) Kafka
9 4 (1.56%) XML
10 3 (1.17%) Velocity
10 3 (1.17%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.28%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.11%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.72%) User Experience
6 6 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.95%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.56%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.56%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.17%) Derivative
9 3 (1.17%) Fintech
10 2 (0.78%) DataPower
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) FMCG
10 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.78%) PACS
11 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.06%) Linux
2 12 (4.67%) Unix
3 10 (3.89%) Android
3 10 (3.89%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (42.02%) Test Automation
2 91 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (24.90%) Test Scripting
4 49 (19.07%) Test Strategy
5 45 (17.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 40 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (14.40%) Scrum
8 36 (14.01%) BDD
8 36 (14.01%) Regression Testing
9 32 (12.45%) SDLC
9 32 (12.45%) User Stories
10 29 (11.28%) Integration Testing
11 28 (10.89%) Performance Testing
12 27 (10.51%) Functional Testing
13 26 (10.12%) E-Commerce
14 25 (9.73%) DevOps
15 24 (9.34%) TDD
16 23 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (8.95%) Manual Testing
17 22 (8.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.01%) Java
2 53 (20.62%) SQL
3 24 (9.34%) C#
4 14 (5.45%) Python
5 9 (3.50%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.50%) Ruby
6 8 (3.11%) Java 8
7 5 (1.95%) C
8 4 (1.56%) VBA
9 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.39%) ABAP
10 1 (0.39%) C++
10 1 (0.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) R
10 1 (0.39%) SOQL
10 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (10.12%) ISTQB
2 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.06%) Degree
6 7 (2.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.33%) ISEB
8 4 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.78%) CCNP
9 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.78%) RHCE
10 1 (0.39%) CBAP
10 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.39%) MOS
10 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.63%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.56%) SLA
4 3 (1.17%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) SEPA
6 1 (0.39%) IFRS
6 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (9.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (6.23%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.50%) Ansible
3 9 (3.50%) HP ALM
4 5 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.78%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.78%) Puppet
5 2 (0.78%) Terraform
6 1 (0.39%) Kibana
6 1 (0.39%) logstash
6 1 (0.39%) Nagios
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.39%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.39%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (9.73%) Workday
2 24 (9.34%) Oracle
3 21 (8.17%) SAP
4 15 (5.84%) HP
5 14 (5.45%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.89%) IBM
7 9 (3.50%) Kronos
8 5 (1.95%) Google
8 5 (1.95%) hybris
8 5 (1.95%) Splunk
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) CA
9 2 (0.78%) Cisco
9 2 (0.78%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (0.78%) Qualys
9 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.78%) SEEBURGER
9 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.78%) Tableau
9 2 (0.78%) Teradata