Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 249 263
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -45
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 127 112 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.87% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 92
South East median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +7.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £280 £205
90th Percentile £525 £585 £523
England median daily rate £407 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.81% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £170.00
England median hourly rate £150.00 £37.50 £46.70
% change year-on-year +300.00% -19.69% -5.67%

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 13,908 12,820 14,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.63% 83.34% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,193 7,430 9,101
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 492 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.51 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.24 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Thames Valley -11 55 £350 -12.77% 5
Surrey -8 41 £498 +9.47% 5
Berkshire -17 27 £375 -7.98% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 22 £323 -7.86%
Hampshire -18 21 £288 -14.81% 7
West Sussex +5 8 £438 -16.57%
Oxfordshire +4 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Kent - 1 £330 - 1
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 75 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (42.52%) Test Automation
3 34 (26.77%) Scrum
4 32 (25.20%) Finance
5 31 (24.41%) Test Strategy
6 29 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (22.83%) Test Scripting
6 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
7 27 (21.26%) Java
8 25 (19.69%) ISTQB
9 24 (18.90%) SQL
10 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 23 (18.11%) QA
11 22 (17.32%) Selenium
11 22 (17.32%) JIRA
11 22 (17.32%) Unix
11 22 (17.32%) User Stories
12 21 (16.54%) BDD
12 21 (16.54%) TDD
13 20 (15.75%) Validation
14 19 (14.96%) SDLC
15 18 (14.17%) Regression Testing
16 17 (13.39%) ISEB
16 17 (13.39%) Integration Testing
16 17 (13.39%) Functional Testing
16 17 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (12.60%) Waterfall
18 15 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
18 15 (11.81%) Linux

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 (9.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (7.09%) Apache
2 9 (7.09%) Confluence
2 9 (7.09%) GemFire
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (8.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.36%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.36%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.57%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.57%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.79%) Maximo
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) PaaS
2 9 (7.09%) GitHub
3 3 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) HTTP
2 2 (1.57%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) HBase
2 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.09%) Apache Hive
4 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.94%) Big Data
5 5 (3.94%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.57%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.57%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (17.32%) JIRA
1 22 (17.32%) Selenium
2 13 (10.24%) Cucumber
3 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.09%) Eclipse
4 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.09%) IntelliJ
4 9 (7.09%) JUnit
5 6 (4.72%) Maven
5 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.94%) Subversion
6 5 (3.94%) UI Automator
6 5 (3.94%) Zephyr
7 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.36%) Appium
8 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.57%) JMeter
9 2 (1.57%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.57%) NeoLoad
General
1 32 (25.20%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Marketing
4 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Analyst
2 29 (22.83%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) Tester
4 17 (13.39%) Business Analyst
5 15 (11.81%) Consultant
6 13 (10.24%) Developer
7 9 (7.09%) Java Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Workday Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Manual Test Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.94%) QA Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Workday Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Workday Business Analyst
12 4 (3.15%) Agile Tester
12 4 (3.15%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.15%) Security Analyst
12 4 (3.15%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.15%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) Spring
2 13 (10.24%) Gherkin
2 13 (10.24%) XML
3 12 (9.45%) JSON
3 12 (9.45%) Kafka
3 12 (9.45%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (9.45%) RESTful
4 11 (8.66%) Middleware
4 11 (8.66%) Web Services
5 9 (7.09%) REST
5 9 (7.09%) Spring Cloud
6 8 (6.30%) XSD
7 7 (5.51%) SOAP
7 7 (5.51%) XSLT
8 5 (3.94%) .NET
8 5 (3.94%) CSS
8 5 (3.94%) HTML
8 5 (3.94%) JMS
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (3.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.09%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.09%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.36%) DataPower
5 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.36%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Unix
2 15 (11.81%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Windows
4 4 (3.15%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (42.52%) Test Automation
3 34 (26.77%) Scrum
4 31 (24.41%) Test Strategy
5 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
5 29 (22.83%) Test Scripting
5 29 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (17.32%) User Stories
7 21 (16.54%) BDD
7 21 (16.54%) TDD
8 20 (15.75%) Validation
9 19 (14.96%) SDLC
10 18 (14.17%) Regression Testing
11 17 (13.39%) Functional Testing
11 17 (13.39%) Integration Testing
12 16 (12.60%) Waterfall
13 14 (11.02%) ERP
14 13 (10.24%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (10.24%) Defect Management
14 13 (10.24%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) Java
2 24 (18.90%) SQL
3 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.66%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.87%) C#
5 10 (7.87%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.30%) Python
6 8 (6.30%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.94%) Java 8
8 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (19.69%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.39%) ISEB
2 17 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (8.66%) Degree
4 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.57%) HND
7 2 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.57%) OCA
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.57%) PMP
8 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.11%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) GDPR
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) HDFS
2 9 (7.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.72%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Oracle
2 13 (10.24%) Workday
3 10 (7.87%) HP
4 9 (7.09%) SAP
5 6 (4.72%) Kronos
6 4 (3.15%) IBM
7 3 (2.36%) hybris
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.57%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.57%) New Relic
9 1 (0.79%) Capita
9 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.79%) Informatica
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds