Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 239 258
Rank change year-on-year -33 +19 -29
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 106 129 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.79% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.94% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 97 72
South East median daily rate £425 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -4.83% +3.57%
10th Percentile £294 £259 £250
90th Percentile £525 £481 £500
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £47.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% - -
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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,025 13,671 14,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.19% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,435 8,167 8,640
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £252
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 464 582
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.85 £50.00
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in the South East

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in the South East

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the South East

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in the South East

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the South East

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Surrey +4 51 £475 +18.75% 3
Thames Valley -10 27 £425 +23.19% 3
Hampshire -34 19 £310 +5.08% 2
Berkshire -9 16 £425 +26.87% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 10 £425 +23.19%
West Sussex -19 7 £330 -12.00% 1
East Sussex -5 2 £413 +3.13%
Oxfordshire +3 1 £350 -12.50%
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.45%) Test Automation
3 34 (32.08%) Test Strategy
4 28 (26.42%) Finance
5 26 (24.53%) Scrum
5 26 (24.53%) SQL
6 23 (21.70%) Test Scripting
7 22 (20.75%) SAP
8 20 (18.87%) User Stories
9 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (16.98%) Regression Testing
10 18 (16.98%) SDLC
10 18 (16.98%) Workday
11 17 (16.04%) QA
12 16 (15.09%) Java
12 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
13 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.21%) Software Testing
14 14 (13.21%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
15 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
15 13 (12.26%) Cucumber
15 13 (12.26%) BDD
15 13 (12.26%) Unix
15 13 (12.26%) Python
16 12 (11.32%) T-SQL
16 12 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
17 11 (10.38%) Defect Management
17 11 (10.38%) Oracle

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (6.60%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.77%) Apache
2 4 (3.77%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) GemFire
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.83%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.89%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.89%) Movex
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.89%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.94%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.94%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) PaaS
2 4 (3.77%) GitHub
3 2 (1.89%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (3.77%) Firewall
1 4 (3.77%) HTTP
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) HBase
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.77%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.83%) Big Data
4 3 (2.83%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.89%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.89%) Essbase
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.89%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Cucumber
1 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.43%) JIRA
3 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.60%) Selenium
5 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.72%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.77%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.77%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.77%) JUnit
8 3 (2.83%) WebLogic Workshop
9 2 (1.89%) JMeter
9 2 (1.89%) Protractor
9 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.89%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.89%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.94%) Maven
General
1 28 (26.42%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
2 3 (2.83%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (33.02%) Analyst
2 23 (21.70%) Test Analyst
3 18 (16.98%) Tester
4 12 (11.32%) Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.60%) Agile Tester
6 7 (6.60%) Systems Tester
7 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Java Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Workday Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Senior Test Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Principal Security Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) UAT Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) RESTful
2 10 (9.43%) XML
3 9 (8.49%) SOAP
4 8 (7.55%) Spring
5 7 (6.60%) JSON
5 7 (6.60%) Kafka
5 7 (6.60%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (6.60%) XSD
5 7 (6.60%) XSLT
6 6 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.66%) EJB
6 6 (5.66%) EJB 3.0
7 5 (4.72%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.72%) JPA
7 5 (4.72%) Middleware
7 5 (4.72%) REST
7 5 (4.72%) SAP Business Workflow
8 4 (3.77%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (3.77%) Spring Cloud
8 4 (3.77%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.77%) Wiki
5 3 (2.83%) DataPower
5 3 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) Unix
2 8 (7.55%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Windows
4 2 (1.89%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.45%) Test Automation
3 34 (32.08%) Test Strategy
4 26 (24.53%) Scrum
5 23 (21.70%) Test Scripting
6 20 (18.87%) User Stories
7 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (16.98%) Regression Testing
8 18 (16.98%) SDLC
9 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
10 14 (13.21%) Software Testing
10 14 (13.21%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (12.26%) BDD
12 12 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (10.38%) Business Analysis
13 11 (10.38%) Defect Management
14 10 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (8.49%) Functional Testing
15 9 (8.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) SQL
2 16 (15.09%) Java
3 13 (12.26%) Python
4 12 (11.32%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.49%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.66%) ABAP
8 4 (3.77%) Java 8
9 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) C#
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.49%) Degree
5 6 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.77%) CCIE
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.77%) ISEB
6 4 (3.77%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) PMO
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) HDFS
2 4 (3.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) SAP
2 18 (16.98%) Workday
3 11 (10.38%) Oracle
4 10 (9.43%) Kronos
5 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.72%) JD Edwards
7 4 (3.77%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco
7 4 (3.77%) HP
7 4 (3.77%) Juniper
7 4 (3.77%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.83%) IBM
9 2 (1.89%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.94%) EMC
10 1 (0.94%) ICL
10 1 (0.94%) Informatica