Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 July 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 169 194
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -15
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 35 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.66% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 22
North West median daily rate £393 £390 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +19.63% -6.86%
10th Percentile £280 £225 £253
90th Percentile £538 £500 £423
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £45.20
England median hourly rate £93.75 £37.50 £46.70
% change year-on-year +150.00% -19.69% -5.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,202 4,665 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,267 2,858 3,930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 218 216
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +34.82% +1.57%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.62 £52.65 £49.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Scenario Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in the North West

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in the North West

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the North West

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in the North West

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Cheshire -4 14 £500 +17.65%
Manchester -15 14 £363 -3.33% 5
Lancashire -10 5 £370 +16.08%
Merseyside +21 1 - -
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
3 11 (31.43%) SDLC
4 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
5 9 (25.71%) User Stories
6 8 (22.86%) Waterfall
7 7 (20.00%) QA
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (17.14%) Java
8 6 (17.14%) Selenium
9 5 (14.29%) Open Source
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 5 (14.29%) UML
9 5 (14.29%) ISEB
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
10 4 (11.43%) Banking
10 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) Validation

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (5.71%) Appium
4 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.71%) Grunt
4 2 (5.71%) gulp
4 2 (5.71%) JMeter
4 2 (5.71%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.71%) Protractor
4 2 (5.71%) Ranorex
4 2 (5.71%) Robot Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
4 2 (5.71%) webpack
5 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Business Analyst
3 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) LESS
2 2 (5.71%) React
2 2 (5.71%) Redux
2 2 (5.71%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.86%) JSON
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) SDLC
3 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
3 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
5 9 (25.71%) User Stories
6 8 (22.86%) Waterfall
7 5 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (14.29%) Open Source
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) UML
8 4 (11.43%) BPMN
8 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.43%) System Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Python
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.71%) HND
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Consul
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.71%) Packer
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
1 2 (5.71%) Terraform
2 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Google
4 1 (2.86%) DocuSign
4 1 (2.86%) SAP