Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 December 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
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 407 346 398
Rank change year-on-year -61 +52 -60
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 614 751 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.73% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.85% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 471 391
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +14.71% -6.21% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -11.76% +51.79%
10th Percentile £14.21 £32.45 £38.25
90th Percentile £38.95 £47.22 £54.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £47.89 £42.50
% change year-on-year -53.02% +12.68% +49.12%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,019 88,693 87,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.75% 85.91% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,315 59,199 57,906
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,065 2,485
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scenario Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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
England -45 582 £425 +13.33% 98
UK excluding London -50 365 £390 +14.71% 73
London -53 243 £450 +5.88% 34
South East -9 137 £413 +17.86% 16
North of England +7 75 £375 +11.11% 22
Midlands -23 58 £406 +10.17% 9
South West -52 35 £370 +23.33% 12
Yorkshire -2 33 £375 +10.29% 7
East of England 0 31 £375 +9.49% 6
North West -10 30 £441 +33.21% 13
West Midlands -39 28 £450 +24.14% 5
East Midlands +16 27 £340 -17.58% 4
Scotland -52 19 £375 +25.00% 9
North East +4 12 £290 -12.12% 2
Wales -26 5 £348 +4.91%
Northern Ireland +34 4 £388 -15.76%
Isle of Man -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 240 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (37.95%) Test Automation
3 199 (32.41%) Test Scripting
4 141 (22.96%) SQL
5 140 (22.80%) Finance
6 134 (21.82%) Test Strategy
7 125 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (20.36%) QA
8 93 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 90 (14.66%) Java
10 85 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
11 75 (12.21%) User Stories
12 73 (11.89%) Scrum
13 72 (11.73%) Regression Testing
13 72 (11.73%) Security Cleared
14 71 (11.56%) Performance Testing
15 70 (11.40%) SDLC
16 68 (11.07%) Selenium
17 66 (10.75%) JIRA
18 64 (10.42%) ISTQB
19 62 (10.10%) SAP
20 61 (9.93%) Functional Testing
21 60 (9.77%) Defect Management
21 60 (9.77%) Integration Testing
22 59 (9.61%) SC Cleared
22 59 (9.61%) Oracle
23 53 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
24 52 (8.47%) Business Analysis
25 51 (8.31%) Non-Functional Testing
26 50 (8.14%) Manual Testing

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (2.61%) Confluence
2 8 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.14%) JBoss
4 6 (0.98%) Apache
4 6 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.98%) CMS
4 6 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.49%) Jetty
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.49%) SAS
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.33%) GemFire
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 53 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (1.14%) Workday HCM
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.98%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.81%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.49%) Magento
5 3 (0.49%) Movex
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.49%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.95%) PaaS
4 9 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.47%) SaaS
5 8 (1.30%) Office 365
6 6 (0.98%) IaaS
7 5 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.49%) Datadog
9 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.33%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.33%) Serverless
10 2 (0.33%) Siri
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.93%) HTTP
2 14 (2.28%) Firewall
3 8 (1.30%) Internet
4 5 (0.81%) DNS
4 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.65%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.33%) Network Security
6 2 (0.33%) SMS
6 2 (0.33%) VPN
6 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) 802.11
7 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.79%) MySQL
4 10 (1.63%) DB2
5 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (0.81%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.49%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 68 (11.07%) Selenium
2 66 (10.75%) JIRA
3 44 (7.17%) Cucumber
4 43 (7.00%) JMeter
5 41 (6.68%) Jenkins
6 28 (4.56%) LoadRunner
7 25 (4.07%) Git (software)
8 22 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (3.42%) WebDriver
10 18 (2.93%) SoapUI
11 17 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (2.61%) JUnit
13 15 (2.44%) Appium
14 14 (2.28%) SpecFlow
15 13 (2.12%) Gatling
15 13 (2.12%) Visual Studio
16 12 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (1.79%) Bitbucket
17 11 (1.79%) Eclipse
18 9 (1.47%) NeoLoad
General
1 140 (22.80%) Finance
2 37 (6.03%) Banking
3 25 (4.07%) Retail
4 17 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.28%) Greek Language
6 13 (2.12%) Marketing
7 10 (1.63%) Front Office
8 9 (1.47%) Law
9 8 (1.30%) Publishing
10 7 (1.14%) Back Office
10 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 4 (0.65%) Legal
12 3 (0.49%) Electronics
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.49%) German Language
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 209 (34.04%) Analyst
2 124 (20.20%) Test Analyst
3 111 (18.08%) Tester
4 53 (8.63%) Business Analyst
5 49 (7.98%) Test Engineer
6 44 (7.17%) Developer
7 31 (5.05%) Consultant
7 31 (5.05%) Test Manager
8 28 (4.56%) Automation Tester
9 27 (4.40%) Test Leader
10 24 (3.91%) Test Automation Engineer
11 22 (3.58%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.93%) QA Engineer
13 17 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.77%) Systems Tester
14 16 (2.61%) Performance Tester
15 15 (2.44%) QA Tester
16 13 (2.12%) Architect
17 12 (1.95%) Data Analyst
17 12 (1.95%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.86%) Gherkin
2 33 (5.37%) SOAP
3 26 (4.23%) Web Services
3 26 (4.23%) XML
4 24 (3.91%) .NET
4 24 (3.91%) RESTful
5 21 (3.42%) REST
6 14 (2.28%) JSON
7 13 (2.12%) HTML
7 13 (2.12%) Spring
8 12 (1.95%) WebSockets
9 10 (1.63%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.47%) Lambda Expressions
10 9 (1.47%) Middleware
10 9 (1.47%) Node.js
11 8 (1.30%) Java EE
11 8 (1.30%) Kafka
12 7 (1.14%) CSS
12 7 (1.14%) Java Concurrency
13 6 (0.98%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 125 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.91%) Virtual Team
3 22 (3.58%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.12%) User Experience
6 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.47%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.81%) PACS
10 5 (0.81%) Wiki
11 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.65%) Fintech
12 3 (0.49%) DataPower
12 3 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.86%) Linux
2 29 (4.72%) Unix
2 29 (4.72%) Windows
3 11 (1.79%) Android
3 11 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.33%) VME
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (37.95%) Test Automation
3 199 (32.41%) Test Scripting
4 134 (21.82%) Test Strategy
5 93 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
7 75 (12.21%) User Stories
8 73 (11.89%) Scrum
9 72 (11.73%) Regression Testing
10 71 (11.56%) Performance Testing
11 70 (11.40%) SDLC
12 61 (9.93%) Functional Testing
13 60 (9.77%) Defect Management
13 60 (9.77%) Integration Testing
14 52 (8.47%) Business Analysis
15 51 (8.31%) Non-Functional Testing
16 50 (8.14%) Manual Testing
16 50 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (7.98%) Acceptance Criteria
18 48 (7.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 141 (22.96%) SQL
2 90 (14.66%) Java
3 45 (7.33%) Python
4 37 (6.03%) C#
5 20 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.09%) C
6 19 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.28%) Ruby
8 13 (2.12%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.95%) ABAP
9 12 (1.95%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.79%) Java 8
10 11 (1.79%) Perl
11 10 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.47%) PHP
13 6 (0.98%) C++
13 6 (0.98%) VBA
14 5 (0.81%) Groovy
14 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 59 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 49 (7.98%) Degree
5 33 (5.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.56%) ISEB
7 10 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.47%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.65%) CCIE
10 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.65%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.33%) RHCE
13 1 (0.16%) MOS
13 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (20.36%) QA
2 7 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.81%) PMO
3 5 (0.81%) SEPA
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 29 (4.72%) Docker
2 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.12%) HP ALM
5 12 (1.95%) Ansible
6 9 (1.47%) Grafana
6 9 (1.47%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.30%) Puppet
8 3 (0.49%) SCCM
8 3 (0.49%) Terraform
9 2 (0.33%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.16%) Consul
10 1 (0.16%) Kibana
10 1 (0.16%) logstash
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) Packer
10 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (10.10%) SAP
2 59 (9.61%) Oracle
3 49 (7.98%) Microsoft
4 44 (7.17%) Workday
5 22 (3.58%) Kronos
6 18 (2.93%) HP
7 9 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (1.47%) IBM
8 8 (1.30%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.98%) Cisco
9 6 (0.98%) Google
10 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.81%) Citrix
10 5 (0.81%) FIS
10 5 (0.81%) hybris
10 5 (0.81%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.81%) webMethods
11 4 (0.65%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.65%) Teradata
11 4 (0.65%) VMware