Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 236 241
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +22
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 138 142 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.02% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 107 64
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.63% -5.33%
10th Percentile £297 £262 £250
90th Percentile £600 £491 £538
England median daily rate £425 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £47.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.19% - -
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year -23.33% -18.92% +15.63%

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 13,893 13,979 12,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.83% 84.46% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,309 8,437 7,756
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 423 539
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.41% +6.76% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -2 54 £499 +20.24% 6
Thames Valley +13 40 £375 - 8
Berkshire +17 37 £350 +6.06% 6
Hampshire -20 35 £345 +15.00% 2
East Sussex -9 4 £425 +6.25%
West Sussex -33 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £425 +21.43% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 56 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 43 (31.16%) Test Strategy
3 43 (31.16%) Test Scripting
4 34 (24.64%) SQL
5 27 (19.57%) Finance
6 26 (18.84%) Manual Testing
7 24 (17.39%) QA
7 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 24 (17.39%) User Stories
8 23 (16.67%) Degree
9 22 (15.94%) Scrum
10 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 20 (14.49%) SAP
11 20 (14.49%) Python
11 20 (14.49%) ERP
11 20 (14.49%) SC Cleared
11 20 (14.49%) SDLC
11 20 (14.49%) Workday
12 19 (13.77%) T-SQL
13 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (10.87%) Oracle
16 14 (10.14%) Firewall
17 13 (9.42%) Functional Testing
18 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (7.97%) Java
18 11 (7.97%) ISTQB

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 3 (2.17%) Confluence
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.45%) Apache
2 2 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.45%) GemFire
3 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Workday HCM
2 5 (3.62%) Maximo
3 4 (2.90%) SAP ERP
3 4 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.45%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.45%) Movex
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.45%) SAP MDM
4 2 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.62%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon Alexa
3 2 (1.45%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.45%) GitHub
3 2 (1.45%) PaaS
3 2 (1.45%) Siri
4 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) Firewall
2 5 (3.62%) DNS
2 5 (3.62%) Internet
3 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.72%) 2G
4 1 (0.72%) 3G
4 1 (0.72%) 4G
4 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.72%) RNC
4 1 (0.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.45%) Essbase
3 2 (1.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.72%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.25%) JIRA
1 10 (7.25%) Selenium
2 9 (6.52%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.07%) JMeter
4 7 (5.07%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.62%) eggPlant
5 5 (3.62%) NeoLoad
5 5 (3.62%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.90%) Subversion
7 3 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.17%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.17%) JUnit
7 3 (2.17%) PVCS
7 3 (2.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.17%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.17%) WebLogic Workshop
8 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.45%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) German Language
2 5 (3.62%) Law
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Tester
2 28 (20.29%) Analyst
3 16 (11.59%) Developer
4 14 (10.14%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Test Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) Consultant
7 11 (7.97%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Systems Tester
9 8 (5.80%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.35%) Manual Tester
10 6 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Workday Consultant
11 5 (3.62%) Administrator
11 5 (3.62%) Junior
11 5 (3.62%) Performance Tester
12 4 (2.90%) Agile Tester
12 4 (2.90%) Data Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Graduate
12 4 (2.90%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) .NET
2 8 (5.80%) SOAP
3 7 (5.07%) Middleware
4 6 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.62%) EJB
5 5 (3.62%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (3.62%) JPA
5 5 (3.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.62%) RESTful
5 5 (3.62%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (3.62%) Spring
5 5 (3.62%) Web Services
5 5 (3.62%) XML
6 4 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.90%) Node.js
6 4 (2.90%) XSD
6 4 (2.90%) XSLT
7 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.17%) Java EE
7 3 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.62%) User Experience
3 4 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.90%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.90%) Wiki
4 2 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.45%) Handset
4 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.45%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.72%) DataPower
5 1 (0.72%) EPoS
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.62%) Unix
2 3 (2.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.45%) VME
3 2 (1.45%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) AIX
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 43 (31.16%) Test Scripting
3 43 (31.16%) Test Strategy
4 26 (18.84%) Manual Testing
5 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 24 (17.39%) User Stories
6 22 (15.94%) Scrum
7 20 (14.49%) ERP
7 20 (14.49%) SDLC
8 16 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.42%) Functional Testing
10 10 (7.25%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.25%) Defect Management
10 10 (7.25%) Software Testing
10 10 (7.25%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (7.25%) Workflow
11 9 (6.52%) BDD
11 9 (6.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.64%) SQL
2 20 (14.49%) Python
3 19 (13.77%) T-SQL
4 11 (7.97%) Java
5 6 (4.35%) ABAP
5 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.17%) Java 8
8 2 (1.45%) C#
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (16.67%) Degree
2 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 20 (14.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.97%) ISTQB
5 9 (6.52%) Master's Degree
6 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.90%) CCIE
7 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.90%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.72%) ISEB
9 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) PMO
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (14.49%) SAP
1 20 (14.49%) Workday
2 15 (10.87%) Oracle
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.35%) Kronos
5 5 (3.62%) HP
5 5 (3.62%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.90%) Blue Coat
6 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.90%) Cisco
6 4 (2.90%) Juniper
6 4 (2.90%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.45%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.45%) IBM
7 2 (1.45%) JDA
7 2 (1.45%) Tableau
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.72%) Nokia
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat