Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 171 126
Rank change year-on-year +19 -45 +62
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 15 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.72% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.84% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 41
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £269 £350 £300
90th Percentile £376 £569 £475
England median daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £56.00 £35.00 £43.95
% change year-on-year +60.00% -20.35% +3.40%

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 3,366 4,264 3,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.72% 85.08% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,195 2,537 2,473
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 195 143
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -40.00% +36.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.93 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.04 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.27% -18.00% +11.11%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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
Warwickshire +11 8 £313 -26.47%
Worcestershire - 3 £310 -
Birmingham +2 1 - - 2
Coventry +1 1 £288 -31.34% 2
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) People Management
4 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Extranet
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
4 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) GDPR Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) HR Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) CCTV
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) People Management
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Workday