Period
to 15 August 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 15 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 286 255
Rank change year-on-year +20 -31 -13
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 120 78 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.49% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.58% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 49 86
South East median daily rate £425 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.04% +13.74%
10th Percentile £288 £217 £205
90th Percentile £525 £575 £513
England median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £170.00
England median hourly rate £37.38 £37.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year -0.33% -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 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 14,311 13,395 15,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.58% 84.00% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,520 7,779 9,394
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 484 554
South East median hourly rate £24.75 £19.56 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.52% -14.01% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.85
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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
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 15 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
Surrey +8 59 £498 +8.28% 3
Thames Valley -10 37 £350 - 7
Buckinghamshire +21 19 £330 -4.35% 1
Hampshire -13 18 £303 +5.22% 4
Berkshire -24 17 £375 +2.74% 6
West Sussex +1 5 £405 -0.31%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £350 -12.50%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 South East region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 67 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 40 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 33 (27.50%) Finance
4 33 (27.50%) Scrum
5 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
6 23 (19.17%) Java
6 23 (19.17%) User Stories
6 23 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (19.17%) Workday
7 22 (18.33%) SQL
7 22 (18.33%) BDD
8 21 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (17.50%) ISTQB
9 19 (15.83%) QA
10 18 (15.00%) SDLC
11 17 (14.17%) Cucumber
11 17 (14.17%) SAP
11 17 (14.17%) TDD
12 16 (13.33%) Unix
12 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
12 16 (13.33%) Regression Testing
13 15 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 15 (12.50%) RESTful
13 15 (12.50%) Defect Management
14 14 (11.67%) Virtual Team
14 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
14 14 (11.67%) Selenium
14 14 (11.67%) Validation

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 12 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (7.50%) Apache
2 9 (7.50%) GemFire
3 3 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.67%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) PaaS
2 9 (7.50%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) HTTP
2 3 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) HBase
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.50%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.17%) Big Data
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.67%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.83%) MySQL
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (14.17%) Cucumber
2 14 (11.67%) Selenium
3 13 (10.83%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.17%) JIRA
5 9 (7.50%) Eclipse
5 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.50%) IntelliJ
5 9 (7.50%) JUnit
6 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.33%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.50%) UI Automator
10 2 (1.67%) Appium
10 2 (1.67%) JMeter
10 2 (1.67%) Maven
10 2 (1.67%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (1.67%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (39.17%) Analyst
2 35 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.83%) Tester
4 12 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.50%) Developer
5 9 (7.50%) Java Engineer
5 9 (7.50%) Workday Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Agile Tester
7 7 (5.83%) Systems Tester
8 6 (5.00%) Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Integration Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Pensions Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Workday Consultant
10 4 (3.33%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) RESTful
2 12 (10.00%) JSON
2 12 (10.00%) Kafka
2 12 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (9.17%) Gherkin
3 11 (9.17%) Spring
4 10 (8.33%) Middleware
4 10 (8.33%) XML
5 9 (7.50%) Spring Cloud
6 7 (5.83%) SOAP
6 7 (5.83%) XSD
7 6 (5.00%) XSLT
8 5 (4.17%) Web Services
9 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (2.50%) EJB
10 3 (2.50%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (2.50%) REST
10 3 (2.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Virtual Team
3 9 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (3.33%) DataPower
7 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.67%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.67%) Wiki
9 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Unix
2 13 (10.83%) Linux
3 9 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 40 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 33 (27.50%) Scrum
5 25 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
6 23 (19.17%) User Stories
7 22 (18.33%) BDD
8 21 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (15.00%) SDLC
10 17 (14.17%) TDD
11 16 (13.33%) Regression Testing
12 15 (12.50%) Defect Management
12 15 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 14 (11.67%) Business Continuity
13 14 (11.67%) Validation
14 13 (10.83%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
14 13 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
15 12 (10.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.17%) Java
2 22 (18.33%) SQL
3 12 (10.00%) Python
3 12 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (9.17%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.33%) C#
7 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.67%) Java 8
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (17.50%) ISTQB
2 14 (11.67%) ISEB
2 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) Degree
4 12 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.67%) CCIE
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.67%) JNCIE
5 2 (1.67%) OCA
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) GDPR
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.00%) HDFS
2 9 (7.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Workday
2 17 (14.17%) SAP
3 13 (10.83%) Kronos
4 7 (5.83%) Oracle
5 6 (5.00%) HP
5 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.33%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) hybris
8 2 (1.67%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco
8 2 (1.67%) Juniper
8 2 (1.67%) New Relic
8 2 (1.67%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.83%) Capita
9 1 (0.83%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Remedy
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds