Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 363 374
Rank change year-on-year +52 +11 -74
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 358 237 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.57% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 157 142
London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.35% +7.16%
10th Percentile £289 £300 £269
90th Percentile £613 £593 £570
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £150.00 - -
England median hourly rate £98.95 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +97.89% +25.00% -19.19%

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 40,679 35,489 37,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.89% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,675 25,534 27,150
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 408 459
London median hourly rate £23.19 £24.75 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +24.28% +4.82%
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.88 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 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 -7 66 £425 -2.86% 5
South London -39 11 £370 -7.50% 3
West London -32 6 £340 -22.29% 8
East London -4 4 £475 +28.12% 2
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 174 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (34.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 121 (33.80%) Test Scripting
4 120 (33.52%) Test Automation
5 96 (26.82%) JIRA
6 95 (26.54%) SQL
7 91 (25.42%) Finance
8 76 (21.23%) Java
9 75 (20.95%) QA
10 59 (16.48%) Scrum
11 58 (16.20%) Test Strategy
12 56 (15.64%) Banking
12 56 (15.64%) System Integration Testing
13 54 (15.08%) BDD
13 54 (15.08%) Selenium
14 53 (14.80%) Validation
15 51 (14.25%) Functional Testing
15 51 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (13.13%) Cucumber
17 45 (12.57%) Regression Testing
18 43 (12.01%) TDD
19 42 (11.73%) Acceptance Criteria
20 38 (10.61%) C#
20 38 (10.61%) Performance Testing
21 37 (10.34%) Gherkin
21 37 (10.34%) Migration
22 36 (10.06%) Security Cleared
22 36 (10.06%) Defect Management
23 35 (9.78%) SC Cleared
23 35 (9.78%) Confluence

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 35 (9.78%) Confluence
2 12 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.68%) SAS
5 5 (1.40%) CMS
6 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.84%) IIS
7 3 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
8 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) Mule
9 1 (0.28%) nginx
9 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (9.50%) MS Visio
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (5.59%) Elite 3E
2 14 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.96%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.12%) Infor CRM
4 4 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (1.12%) Temenos T24
4 4 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.56%) Magento
6 2 (0.56%) Minerva
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.28%) FastStats
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.96%) Office 365
3 6 (1.68%) GitHub
4 5 (1.40%) BrowserStack
4 5 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.12%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.12%) SaaS
6 3 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.84%) Serverless
7 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.56%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) SMS
2 7 (1.96%) FTP
3 5 (1.40%) Internet
4 4 (1.12%) Intranet
5 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) ATM
6 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (4.47%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.19%) Big Data
3 13 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.68%) HBase
6 6 (1.68%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 5 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.12%) DataStage
8 4 (1.12%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.84%) DB2
9 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.56%) DbVisualizer
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 96 (26.82%) JIRA
2 54 (15.08%) Selenium
3 47 (13.13%) Cucumber
4 25 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 23 (6.42%) JMeter
6 21 (5.87%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (4.75%) Git (software)
9 16 (4.47%) Zephyr
10 15 (4.19%) SoapUI
10 15 (4.19%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.79%) Appium
11 10 (2.79%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.23%) GitLab
13 7 (1.96%) JUnit
13 7 (1.96%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (1.68%) HP UFT
14 6 (1.68%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 91 (25.42%) Finance
2 56 (15.64%) Banking
3 28 (7.82%) Retail
4 21 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 20 (5.59%) Legal
6 17 (4.75%) Front Office
7 14 (3.91%) Back Office
8 12 (3.35%) Law
9 10 (2.79%) Marketing
10 8 (2.23%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.68%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.12%) Billing
12 4 (1.12%) Games
12 4 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 4 (1.12%) Publishing
13 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.28%) International Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (41.06%) Analyst
2 67 (18.72%) Test Analyst
3 65 (18.16%) Business Analyst
4 37 (10.34%) Developer
4 37 (10.34%) Tester
5 30 (8.38%) Test Engineer
6 26 (7.26%) Test Manager
7 20 (5.59%) Automation Tester
8 19 (5.31%) Test Leader
9 16 (4.47%) QA Engineer
9 16 (4.47%) Test Specialist
10 15 (4.19%) Test Automation Engineer
11 12 (3.35%) Consultant
11 12 (3.35%) CRM Analyst
11 12 (3.35%) Financial Analyst
11 12 (3.35%) QA Automation Engineer
11 12 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.07%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.34%) Gherkin
2 28 (7.82%) XML
3 24 (6.70%) Web Services
4 17 (4.75%) REST
5 16 (4.47%) .NET
5 16 (4.47%) SOAP
6 11 (3.07%) HTML
6 11 (3.07%) JSON
7 8 (2.23%) CSS
8 7 (1.96%) jQuery
9 4 (1.12%) Middleware
9 4 (1.12%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.12%) RESTful
10 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.84%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (0.84%) Swagger
11 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.56%) Behat
11 2 (0.56%) Kafka
11 2 (0.56%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.63%) iSeries
3 11 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.51%) Derivative
5 9 (2.51%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.96%) PDA
7 6 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.68%) Fintech
7 6 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.40%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.40%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.12%) User Experience
10 3 (0.84%) Equities
10 3 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.03%) Linux
2 17 (4.75%) Android
3 11 (3.07%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.07%) Unix
4 5 (1.40%) Windows
5 2 (0.56%) AIX
5 2 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (34.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 121 (33.80%) Test Scripting
4 120 (33.52%) Test Automation
5 59 (16.48%) Scrum
6 58 (16.20%) Test Strategy
7 56 (15.64%) System Integration Testing
8 54 (15.08%) BDD
9 53 (14.80%) Validation
10 51 (14.25%) Functional Testing
11 45 (12.57%) Regression Testing
12 43 (12.01%) TDD
13 42 (11.73%) Acceptance Criteria
14 38 (10.61%) Performance Testing
15 37 (10.34%) Migration
16 36 (10.06%) Defect Management
17 34 (9.50%) Business Analysis
17 34 (9.50%) CRM
17 34 (9.50%) Integration Testing
18 31 (8.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.54%) SQL
2 76 (21.23%) Java
3 38 (10.61%) C#
4 26 (7.26%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.91%) Python
6 13 (3.63%) RPG
6 13 (3.63%) RPG IV
7 11 (3.07%) Ruby
8 10 (2.79%) VB
9 6 (1.68%) PHP
10 5 (1.40%) C
10 5 (1.40%) C++
11 4 (1.12%) Scala
11 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.84%) Perl
12 3 (0.84%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.82%) Degree
4 14 (3.91%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.63%) ISEB
6 8 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) CFA
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MBA
10 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (20.95%) QA
2 12 (3.35%) MiFID
3 7 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (1.96%) EMIR
4 6 (1.68%) IFRS
4 6 (1.68%) IFRS 9
4 6 (1.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.84%) SLA
6 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.56%) SEPA
7 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (3.07%) Docker
2 4 (1.12%) HDFS
3 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (3.07%) HP ALM
1 11 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.40%) Puppet
3 4 (1.12%) Oozie
4 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.56%) Packer
5 2 (0.56%) Terraform
6 1 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.54%) Oracle
3 17 (4.75%) Intapp
4 13 (3.63%) SAP
5 11 (3.07%) HP
6 10 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.68%) Adobe
8 6 (1.68%) Citrix
8 6 (1.68%) Workday
9 5 (1.40%) Google
10 4 (1.12%) IBM
10 4 (1.12%) Informatica
10 4 (1.12%) Netezza
11 3 (0.84%) Cognos
11 3 (0.84%) Infor
11 3 (0.84%) Maxymiser
11 3 (0.84%) Tealium
12 2 (0.56%) Apigee
12 2 (0.56%) AppDynamics