Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 380 379
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 -48
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 240 232 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.62% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 139 180
London median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.14% -6.71%
10th Percentile £289 £255 £280
90th Percentile £575 £675 £551
England median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £115.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year - -15.25% -10.61%

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 40,019 37,305 39,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.78% 87.63% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,990 26,655 28,596
London median daily rate £500 £495 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.78 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -26 48 £425 +7.94% 19
West London -26 14 £345 -31.00% 14
East London -12 4 £450 -33.33% 2
South London -50 2 £338 -25.00% 2
North London +1 1 £290 +16.00%
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 88 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.17%) Test Scripting
3 81 (33.75%) Test Automation
4 57 (23.75%) SQL
4 57 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (22.92%) Finance
6 53 (22.08%) JIRA
7 49 (20.42%) QA
8 42 (17.50%) Test Strategy
9 40 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (16.25%) Regression Testing
11 33 (13.75%) Performance Testing
12 32 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 30 (12.50%) Cucumber
13 30 (12.50%) BDD
13 30 (12.50%) Java
13 30 (12.50%) TDD
13 30 (12.50%) Scrum
14 29 (12.08%) Banking
14 29 (12.08%) Selenium
15 28 (11.67%) Gherkin
15 28 (11.67%) SDLC
16 26 (10.83%) User Stories
16 26 (10.83%) Acceptance Criteria
17 25 (10.42%) Degree
17 25 (10.42%) C#
17 25 (10.42%) Oracle
18 22 (9.17%) Migration
19 20 (8.33%) Windows

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 13 (5.42%) Confluence
2 6 (2.50%) IIS
3 5 (2.08%) CMS
4 4 (1.67%) SAS
4 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.25%) Moodle
6 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.42%) CICS
7 1 (0.42%) Mule
7 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.92%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.83%) FastStats
3 2 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.83%) Sonata
3 2 (0.83%) Unica
4 1 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.42%) Endur
4 1 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (1.67%) Serverless
4 3 (1.25%) Office 365
5 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.42%) Datadog
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Kiuwan
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.17%) SMS
2 8 (3.33%) Internet
3 3 (1.25%) DNS
3 3 (1.25%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.25%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.83%) DKIM
4 2 (0.83%) DMARC
4 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) Broadband
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) LAN
5 1 (0.42%) Network Security
5 1 (0.42%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.50%) Big Data
3 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 2 (0.83%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.83%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.83%) DB2
6 2 (0.83%) Essbase
6 2 (0.83%) MySQL
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (0.83%) QlikView
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (22.08%) JIRA
2 30 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 29 (12.08%) Selenium
4 20 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (7.92%) Jenkins
6 18 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 17 (7.08%) JMeter
8 14 (5.83%) LoadRunner
8 14 (5.83%) SoapUI
8 14 (5.83%) WebDriver
9 11 (4.58%) NUnit
9 11 (4.58%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.50%) TestDirector
12 5 (2.08%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.67%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.67%) Mocha
13 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.25%) Gradle
General
1 55 (22.92%) Finance
2 29 (12.08%) Banking
3 15 (6.25%) Retail
4 14 (5.83%) Front Office
5 10 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.75%) Back Office
6 9 (3.75%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.33%) Legal
8 6 (2.50%) Marketing
9 4 (1.67%) Games
9 4 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.25%) Advertising
10 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.83%) French Language
11 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.42%) Billing
12 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (32.08%) Analyst
2 41 (17.08%) Tester
3 39 (16.25%) Business Analyst
4 33 (13.75%) Test Analyst
5 27 (11.25%) Test Engineer
6 25 (10.42%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.08%) Developer
8 15 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (5.42%) Performance Test Leader
10 10 (4.17%) QA Engineer
11 9 (3.75%) FX Business Analyst
11 9 (3.75%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.33%) Functional Tester
12 8 (3.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Risk Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Risk Business Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.67%) Gherkin
2 15 (6.25%) XML
3 13 (5.42%) .NET
4 11 (4.58%) REST
5 9 (3.75%) JSON
6 8 (3.33%) SOAP
7 7 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (2.50%) Middleware
8 6 (2.50%) RESTful
8 6 (2.50%) Web Services
9 5 (2.08%) CSS
9 5 (2.08%) EDIFACT
9 5 (2.08%) HTML
10 4 (1.67%) Lambda Expressions
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (1.25%) jQuery
11 3 (1.25%) LDAP
12 2 (0.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (5.00%) SWIFT
4 11 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.50%) New Media
5 6 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.08%) PACS
6 5 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.25%) Fintech
8 3 (1.25%) iSeries
8 3 (1.25%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.83%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.33%) Windows
2 12 (5.00%) Linux
3 11 (4.58%) Unix
4 3 (1.25%) Android
4 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.25%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.17%) Test Scripting
3 81 (33.75%) Test Automation
4 57 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (17.50%) Test Strategy
6 40 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (16.25%) Regression Testing
8 33 (13.75%) Performance Testing
9 30 (12.50%) BDD
9 30 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 30 (12.50%) Scrum
9 30 (12.50%) TDD
10 28 (11.67%) SDLC
11 26 (10.83%) Acceptance Criteria
11 26 (10.83%) User Stories
12 22 (9.17%) Migration
13 20 (8.33%) Defect Management
13 20 (8.33%) Software Testing
14 17 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.75%) SQL
2 30 (12.50%) Java
3 25 (10.42%) C#
4 15 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.17%) Python
6 7 (2.92%) Ruby
7 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.67%) Perl
7 4 (1.67%) PHP
7 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.25%) Java 8
8 3 (1.25%) RPG
8 3 (1.25%) RPG IV
8 3 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 25 (10.42%) Degree
2 12 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.92%) ISEB
5 4 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.25%) APMP
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CBAP
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (20.42%) QA
2 5 (2.08%) SEPA
3 4 (1.67%) IFRS
3 4 (1.67%) IFRS 9
4 3 (1.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.83%) PMO
5 2 (0.83%) WCAG
6 1 (0.42%) HL7
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (7.08%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.58%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.08%) Ansible
3 5 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.83%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (10.42%) Oracle
2 17 (7.08%) HP
2 17 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.08%) Adobe
3 5 (2.08%) FIS
3 5 (2.08%) SAP
3 5 (2.08%) Workday
4 4 (1.67%) IBM
5 3 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.25%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.25%) Teradata
6 2 (0.83%) Apteco
6 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.83%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.83%) Google
6 2 (0.83%) hybris
6 2 (0.83%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.83%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards