Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 137 182
Rank change year-on-year -31 +45 -46
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 37 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 1.08% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 15
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £350 £298 £263
90th Percentile £566 £476 £438
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,434 4,039 5,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.06% 83.90% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 2,584 3,152
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 140 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £24.99 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.57% +45.97% -14.40%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.25 £10.61
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £39.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Scenario Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Scenario Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Scenario Testing in the West Midlands

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scenario Testing in the West Midlands

Scenario Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scenario Testing in the West Midlands

Scenario Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scenario Testing in the West Midlands

Scenario Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Shropshire -45 9 £550 +4.76% 2
Warwickshire 0 7 £425 +17.24% 1
Coventry -5 7 £450 +18.42% 2
Birmingham -12 6 £425 +30.77%
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Data Modelling
3 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (24.32%) ITSM
3 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (24.32%) IT Asset Management
4 7 (18.92%) Analytics
5 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 6 (16.22%) SAP
5 6 (16.22%) ETL
5 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.51%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Finance
6 5 (13.51%) Publishing
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
6 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
6 5 (13.51%) SAP BW
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (13.51%) System Testing
6 5 (13.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (13.51%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (10.81%) Feasibility Study
7 4 (10.81%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (10.81%) Lumira
7 4 (10.81%) Prototyping
7 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Scenario Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.70%) Infor M3
3 1 (2.70%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.70%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) PaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SAP BW
2 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (10.81%) Lumira
3 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.70%) Gatling
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Publishing
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Technical Architect
3 8 (21.62%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Online Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Migration Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (29.73%) Data Modelling
2 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (24.32%) IT Asset Management
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) ITSM
2 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Analytics
4 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
4 6 (16.22%) ETL
4 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.51%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (13.51%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) System Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Feasibility Study
6 4 (10.81%) Prototyping
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle