Period
to 15 August 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 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
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 407 383 380
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 -45
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 591 598 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.73% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 354 424
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £253
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £341 £340
% change year-on-year +10.13% +0.15% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
UK median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -15.25% -2.21%
10th Percentile £26.21 £18.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £38.90 £81.25 £136.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +6.43% -20.90% -2.21%

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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 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
England -7 554 £413 +5.77% 131
UK excluding London -28 343 £375 +10.13% 85
London -17 238 £450 +5.88% 53
South East +20 120 £425 +21.43% 16
North of England -18 69 £338 -10.00% 24
Midlands -59 46 £363 -7.05% 19
East of England +6 40 £344 -4.18% 5
South West -27 36 £350 +16.67% 14
North West -13 35 £413 +5.77% 13
Yorkshire -10 30 £313 -16.67% 11
West Midlands -55 26 £398 +22.31% 11
East Midlands -7 20 £338 -32.50% 8
Scotland -69 19 £400 +52.38% 6
Northern Ireland - 8 £375 -
North East -6 4 £313 -6.72%
Wales -18 3 £325 +1.96% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -

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 with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 230 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (35.19%) Test Scripting
3 206 (34.86%) Test Automation
4 137 (23.18%) Test Strategy
5 135 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 125 (21.15%) SQL
7 123 (20.81%) Finance
8 107 (18.10%) JIRA
9 106 (17.94%) QA
10 96 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
11 80 (13.54%) Scrum
11 80 (13.54%) Selenium
12 79 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (13.03%) Java
14 76 (12.86%) Regression Testing
14 76 (12.86%) Performance Testing
15 71 (12.01%) User Stories
16 69 (11.68%) SDLC
17 68 (11.51%) BDD
18 67 (11.34%) ISTQB
19 62 (10.49%) TDD
19 62 (10.49%) Functional Testing
20 61 (10.32%) Cucumber
21 59 (9.98%) Software Testing
22 58 (9.81%) Acceptance Criteria
23 54 (9.14%) Banking
24 53 (8.97%) Business Analysis
25 52 (8.80%) Oracle
25 52 (8.80%) Jenkins
26 51 (8.63%) Gherkin

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 24 (4.06%) Confluence
2 12 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (1.69%) Apache
4 9 (1.52%) GemFire
5 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.02%) CMS
6 6 (1.02%) SAS
6 6 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.85%) IIS
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.51%) Moodle
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) CICS
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.34%) Simulink
6 2 (0.34%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.85%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.68%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) FastStats
6 2 (0.34%) Magento
6 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.34%) Sonata
6 2 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.03%) PaaS
4 10 (1.69%) GitHub
5 6 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (0.68%) Office 365
6 4 (0.68%) Serverless
7 3 (0.51%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.17%) Datadog
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Kiuwan
9 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.37%) SMS
2 12 (2.03%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.86%) Internet
4 6 (1.02%) HTTP
5 4 (0.68%) DSL
5 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.51%) DNS
6 3 (0.51%) Firewall
6 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.34%) DKIM
7 2 (0.34%) DMARC
7 2 (0.34%) LAN
7 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) Broadband
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) LTE
8 1 (0.17%) Network Security
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.03%) Big Data
3 12 (2.03%) HBase
3 12 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.69%) MySQL
5 9 (1.52%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.02%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (0.85%) Lumira
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.68%) DB2
8 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.68%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 107 (18.10%) JIRA
2 80 (13.54%) Selenium
3 61 (10.32%) Cucumber
4 52 (8.80%) Jenkins
5 51 (8.63%) JMeter
6 36 (6.09%) Git (software)
7 33 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (4.74%) WebDriver
9 27 (4.57%) LoadRunner
10 25 (4.23%) SoapUI
11 19 (3.21%) Eclipse
11 19 (3.21%) Visual Studio
12 17 (2.88%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (2.20%) JUnit
15 12 (2.03%) NUnit
16 11 (1.86%) Zephyr
17 10 (1.69%) Appium
17 10 (1.69%) IntelliJ
18 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 123 (20.81%) Finance
2 54 (9.14%) Banking
3 32 (5.41%) Retail
4 19 (3.21%) Front Office
5 15 (2.54%) Back Office
5 15 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.20%) Legal
7 12 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.86%) Marketing
9 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.85%) Advertising
10 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.68%) Games
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.34%) French Language
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (38.58%) Analyst
2 129 (21.83%) Test Analyst
3 106 (17.94%) Tester
4 81 (13.71%) Business Analyst
5 48 (8.12%) Test Engineer
6 43 (7.28%) Test Leader
7 35 (5.92%) Developer
8 32 (5.41%) Automation Tester
9 27 (4.57%) Consultant
10 26 (4.40%) Project Manager
11 21 (3.55%) Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (3.55%) Test Manager
12 17 (2.88%) Java Engineer
13 16 (2.71%) QA Engineer
13 16 (2.71%) QA Tester
14 14 (2.37%) Systems Tester
15 13 (2.20%) Performance Tester
15 13 (2.20%) Software Test Engineer
15 13 (2.20%) UAT Analyst
15 13 (2.20%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.63%) Gherkin
2 35 (5.92%) XML
3 28 (4.74%) RESTful
4 27 (4.57%) .NET
4 27 (4.57%) JSON
5 25 (4.23%) Web Services
6 21 (3.55%) SOAP
7 17 (2.88%) REST
8 15 (2.54%) Middleware
9 13 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.03%) Kafka
11 11 (1.86%) CSS
11 11 (1.86%) HTML
11 11 (1.86%) Spring
11 11 (1.86%) XSD
12 9 (1.52%) Spring Cloud
13 8 (1.35%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
15 6 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.72%) Virtual Team
4 17 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.20%) SWIFT
6 12 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.03%) User Experience
7 11 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.02%) New Media
10 5 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.85%) PACS
11 4 (0.68%) DataPower
11 4 (0.68%) Fintech
11 4 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.51%) iSeries
12 3 (0.51%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.28%) Linux
2 39 (6.60%) Windows
3 34 (5.75%) Unix
4 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.35%) Android
6 4 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (35.19%) Test Scripting
3 206 (34.86%) Test Automation
4 137 (23.18%) Test Strategy
5 135 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 80 (13.54%) Scrum
7 79 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (12.86%) Performance Testing
8 76 (12.86%) Regression Testing
9 71 (12.01%) User Stories
10 69 (11.68%) SDLC
11 68 (11.51%) BDD
12 62 (10.49%) Functional Testing
12 62 (10.49%) TDD
13 59 (9.98%) Software Testing
14 58 (9.81%) Acceptance Criteria
15 53 (8.97%) Business Analysis
16 50 (8.46%) Waterfall
17 48 (8.12%) Integration Testing
18 44 (7.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 125 (21.15%) SQL
2 77 (13.03%) Java
3 44 (7.45%) C#
4 29 (4.91%) Python
5 27 (4.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.05%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.88%) C
8 16 (2.71%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.54%) Ruby
10 13 (2.20%) C++
11 10 (1.69%) Ada
12 9 (1.52%) PHP
13 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.02%) Perl
15 5 (0.85%) Groovy
15 5 (0.85%) Java 8
16 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.68%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.51%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 67 (11.34%) ISTQB
2 49 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 45 (7.61%) ISEB
4 43 (7.28%) Degree
5 34 (5.75%) SC Cleared
6 31 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.85%) APMP
10 4 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CCIE
12 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.34%) HND
12 2 (0.34%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.34%) OCA
12 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (17.94%) QA
2 6 (1.02%) GDPR
2 6 (1.02%) PMO
3 5 (0.85%) SEPA
4 4 (0.68%) IFRS
4 4 (0.68%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.03%) HDFS
2 9 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (1.35%) Docker
4 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (3.21%) HP ALM
3 8 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.35%) Puppet
4 6 (1.02%) Ansible
4 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.85%) Grafana
5 5 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.51%) SCCM
8 2 (0.34%) Consul
8 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.34%) Packer
8 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.34%) Terraform
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.17%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 52 (8.80%) Oracle
2 38 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.43%) SAP
3 28 (4.74%) Workday
4 27 (4.57%) HP
5 14 (2.37%) Kronos
6 10 (1.69%) IBM
7 7 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
7 7 (1.18%) hybris
7 7 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.02%) Adobe
8 6 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.85%) FIS
9 5 (0.85%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (0.85%) webMethods
10 4 (0.68%) Google
10 4 (0.68%) Teradata
11 3 (0.51%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.51%) VMware