Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 183 156
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27 +14
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 29 34 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.53% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.62% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 57
North West median daily rate £331 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +7.14% +19.25%
10th Percentile £260 £219 £261
90th Percentile £438 £430 £472
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +51.79% -17.04%

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 4602 5446 7069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.38% 84.33% 81.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2970 3526 4341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £596 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 282
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +1 10 £415 +14.48%
Manchester +9 7 £381 +8.93% 5
Lancashire +8 6 £275 -26.67% 1
Merseyside +2 1 £250 -31.03%
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scenario Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) Defect Management
5 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
6 9 (31.03%) Selenium
6 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (31.03%) JIRA
7 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 8 (27.59%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
8 7 (24.14%) Java
9 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) PMO
10 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
10 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
10 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
11 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (13.79%) C#
11 4 (13.79%) VBScript
11 4 (13.79%) TestDirector
11 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
11 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
12 3 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) JIRA
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
3 4 (13.79%) TestDirector
4 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
4 3 (10.34%) Hudson
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
5 2 (6.90%) Protractor
5 2 (6.90%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.45%) FogBugz
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.45%) ProC
6 1 (3.45%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Front Office
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Manager
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Test Manager
5 5 (17.24%) Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Integration Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) EDI
3 1 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) Defect Management
5 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
6 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
8 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (10.34%) BDD
11 3 (10.34%) Change Management
11 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
11 3 (10.34%) Scrum
11 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 3 (10.34%) Use Case
11 3 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) VBScript
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) F#
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) PROC SQL
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) PMO
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) SAP