Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 351 382
Rank change year-on-year -68 +31 -52
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 595 699 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.82% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 436 413
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £335 £358
% change year-on-year +13.81% -6.29% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -29.17%
10th Percentile £20.35 £37.00 £38.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £47.47 £54.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.95 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.35% +3.40% -15.84%

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Top 16 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 18 October 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 -49 560 £425 +13.33% 106
UK excluding London -49 346 £381 +13.81% 73
London -50 242 £450 +5.88% 39
South East -31 106 £425 +21.43% 11
North of England -15 71 £350 -5.41% 27
Midlands -28 65 £375 - 12
South West -34 39 £360 +30.91% 7
Yorkshire -1 37 £315 -11.58% 14
West Midlands -36 36 £425 +17.24% 5
East of England +1 33 £350 +7.69% 10
North West -19 29 £400 +13.07% 12
East Midlands +12 28 £339 -26.76% 7
Scotland -41 19 £363 +38.10% 6
Northern Ireland +45 8 £388 -15.76%
North East -4 5 £344 -11.86% 1
Wales -13 5 £348 +11.20%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 213 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (34.45%) Test Automation
3 180 (30.25%) Test Scripting
4 137 (23.03%) Finance
5 123 (20.67%) SQL
6 120 (20.17%) Test Strategy
7 118 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
8 114 (19.16%) QA
9 110 (18.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 96 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (15.29%) Java
12 80 (13.45%) Scrum
13 78 (13.11%) JIRA
14 77 (12.94%) Performance Testing
15 74 (12.44%) Selenium
16 65 (10.92%) Regression Testing
16 65 (10.92%) Oracle
16 65 (10.92%) User Stories
17 62 (10.42%) SDLC
18 61 (10.25%) ISTQB
18 61 (10.25%) Functional Testing
19 60 (10.08%) Security Cleared
20 58 (9.75%) Business Analysis
21 55 (9.24%) Acceptance Criteria
22 52 (8.74%) Integration Testing
22 52 (8.74%) JMeter
23 50 (8.40%) Banking
24 49 (8.24%) SAP
24 49 (8.24%) BDD
25 48 (8.07%) Non-Functional 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 17 (2.86%) Confluence
2 10 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.34%) Apache
3 8 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.84%) JBoss
5 5 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.67%) GemFire
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.50%) CMS
7 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) CICS
9 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.84%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.67%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.50%) Magento
5 3 (0.50%) Movex
5 3 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.50%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.50%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.34%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.34%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.18%) PaaS
3 9 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (1.51%) SaaS
4 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.01%) IaaS
5 6 (1.01%) Office 365
6 4 (0.67%) GitHub
6 4 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.50%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.34%) Taleo
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.36%) HTTP
2 11 (1.85%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.51%) Internet
3 9 (1.51%) SMS
4 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.67%) Firewall
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) DKIM
7 2 (0.34%) DMARC
7 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.17%) 802.11
8 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) LTE
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.68%) DB2
3 10 (1.68%) MySQL
4 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.18%) Big Data
6 7 (1.18%) HBase
6 7 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.01%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.84%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.84%) Essbase
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle Smart View
8 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 78 (13.11%) JIRA
2 74 (12.44%) Selenium
3 52 (8.74%) JMeter
4 48 (8.07%) Jenkins
5 47 (7.90%) Cucumber
6 30 (5.04%) Git (software)
7 27 (4.54%) LoadRunner
8 26 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (4.37%) WebDriver
9 21 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.86%) JUnit
11 16 (2.69%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.69%) Visual Studio
12 15 (2.52%) Gatling
13 12 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.85%) Appium
15 10 (1.68%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.51%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.51%) GDB
16 9 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 137 (23.03%) Finance
2 50 (8.40%) Banking
3 26 (4.37%) Retail
4 19 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.52%) Front Office
6 13 (2.18%) Marketing
7 10 (1.68%) Back Office
7 10 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.51%) Legal
9 8 (1.34%) Greek Language
10 7 (1.18%) Advertising
10 7 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.50%) Law
12 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) French Language
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 204 (34.29%) Analyst
2 111 (18.66%) Test Analyst
3 102 (17.14%) Tester
4 62 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 46 (7.73%) Test Engineer
6 40 (6.72%) Developer
7 36 (6.05%) Test Leader
8 32 (5.38%) Test Manager
9 28 (4.71%) Automation Tester
9 28 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 24 (4.03%) Consultant
11 20 (3.36%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (2.86%) Performance Tester
13 16 (2.69%) QA Engineer
14 14 (2.35%) Java Engineer
14 14 (2.35%) QA Tester
15 13 (2.18%) Performance Test Leader
15 13 (2.18%) Systems Tester
16 12 (2.02%) Agile Tester
16 12 (2.02%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.39%) Gherkin
2 31 (5.21%) XML
3 28 (4.71%) RESTful
4 27 (4.54%) SOAP
4 27 (4.54%) Web Services
5 19 (3.19%) .NET
6 18 (3.03%) REST
7 16 (2.69%) Spring
8 15 (2.52%) JSON
9 14 (2.35%) HTML
10 13 (2.18%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.18%) Kafka
11 11 (1.85%) Middleware
11 11 (1.85%) WebSockets
11 11 (1.85%) XSD
12 10 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (1.51%) CSS
14 8 (1.34%) Lambda Expressions
14 8 (1.34%) Node.js
14 8 (1.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 118 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.04%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.53%) Virtual Team
4 12 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.85%) User Experience
6 10 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
6 10 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.34%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.84%) DataPower
11 5 (0.84%) Fintech
11 5 (0.84%) PACS
12 4 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.67%) New Media
12 4 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.89%) Linux
2 34 (5.71%) Unix
3 33 (5.55%) Windows
4 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.51%) Android
6 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) VME
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (34.45%) Test Automation
3 180 (30.25%) Test Scripting
4 120 (20.17%) Test Strategy
5 110 (18.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 96 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (13.45%) Scrum
8 77 (12.94%) Performance Testing
9 65 (10.92%) Regression Testing
9 65 (10.92%) User Stories
10 62 (10.42%) SDLC
11 61 (10.25%) Functional Testing
12 58 (9.75%) Business Analysis
13 55 (9.24%) Acceptance Criteria
14 52 (8.74%) Integration Testing
15 49 (8.24%) BDD
16 48 (8.07%) Non-Functional Testing
16 48 (8.07%) Project Management
17 47 (7.90%) Test Management
18 44 (7.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.67%) SQL
2 91 (15.29%) Java
3 43 (7.23%) Python
4 37 (6.22%) C#
5 24 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.87%) C
7 18 (3.03%) Ruby
8 16 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.18%) C++
11 11 (1.85%) Perl
12 10 (1.68%) Java 8
13 9 (1.51%) Ada
13 9 (1.51%) PHP
14 7 (1.18%) ABAP
15 6 (1.01%) VBA
16 5 (0.84%) Groovy
16 5 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (10.25%) ISTQB
2 60 (10.08%) Security Cleared
3 43 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.55%) ISEB
4 33 (5.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (3.87%) Degree
6 11 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.84%) APMP
8 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.67%) CCIE
9 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.67%) JNCIE
10 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CBAP
12 1 (0.17%) IIBA
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.17%) OCP
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (19.16%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) PMO
2 5 (0.84%) SEPA
3 3 (0.50%) GDPR
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 24 (4.03%) Docker
2 7 (1.18%) HDFS
3 4 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
1 21 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.86%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.51%) Ansible
4 9 (1.51%) Grafana
4 9 (1.51%) ZABBIX
5 8 (1.34%) Puppet
6 4 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.50%) SCCM
7 3 (0.50%) Terraform
8 2 (0.34%) Consul
8 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.34%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (10.92%) Oracle
2 49 (8.24%) SAP
3 48 (8.07%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.37%) Workday
5 24 (4.03%) HP
6 11 (1.85%) IBM
6 11 (1.85%) Kronos
7 8 (1.34%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (1.01%) hybris
10 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.84%) FIS
10 5 (0.84%) Google
10 5 (0.84%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.84%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.84%) webMethods
11 4 (0.67%) Blue Coat
11 4 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.67%) Juniper
11 4 (0.67%) Salesforce.com