Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 174 198
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 -26
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 28 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 25
North West median daily rate £425 £354 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.14% -5.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £233 £299
90th Percentile £713 £445 £400
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -15.84%

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 4,941 4,614 6,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.27% 82.23% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,104 2,922 3,877
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 195 189
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.45% +42.86% -29.32%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.45
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Manchester +1 14 £450 +33.33% 6
Cheshire -4 10 £400 - 4
Cumbria - 2 £586 -
Merseyside +12 1 £338 +35.00%
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) Banking
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
6 5 (17.86%) QA
6 5 (17.86%) Open Source
6 5 (17.86%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
7 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (10.71%) Defect Management

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 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Jetty
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (7.14%) ResourceLink
1 2 (7.14%) SAP HR
1 2 (7.14%) Workday HCM
2 1 (3.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon Glacier
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Essbase
2 1 (3.57%) OLTP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Appium
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Grunt
3 2 (7.14%) gulp
3 2 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (7.14%) Protractor
3 2 (7.14%) Ranorex
3 2 (7.14%) Robot Framework
3 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 2 (7.14%) webpack
3 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Gatling
4 1 (3.57%) Gradle
4 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Law
5 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) LESS
2 2 (7.14%) React
2 2 (7.14%) Redux
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) JMS
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (17.86%) Open Source
4 5 (17.86%) Validation
5 4 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) User Stories
6 3 (10.71%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Consul
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) Packer
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Google
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Workday
4 1 (3.57%) Hyperion