Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 150 172
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22 -34
Contract jobs citing Scenario Testing 27 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.89% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.07% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 18
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £349 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £448 £438
England median daily rate £425 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year -23.33% -18.92% +15.63%

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 4,206 3,936 4,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.95% 83.67% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,619 2,513 2,775
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 145 148
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.98 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.95% +31.89% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.42 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.09
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Shropshire -46 9 £550 +29.41%
Coventry -5 7 £450 +18.42% 1
Warwickshire 0 6 £425 +17.24%
Birmingham -12 2 £394 +12.50% 1
Scenario Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
4 10 (37.04%) ITIL
5 9 (33.33%) ITSM
5 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
6 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (22.22%) Publishing
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
8 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
8 5 (18.52%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) PaaS
9 4 (14.81%) Office 365
9 4 (14.81%) DevOps
9 4 (14.81%) Analytics
9 4 (14.81%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (14.81%) User Experience
9 4 (14.81%) Prototyping
9 4 (14.81%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (14.81%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
9 4 (14.81%) Service Management

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 (18.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Infor M3
1 1 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) PaaS
3 4 (14.81%) Office 365
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.70%) Gatling
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Publishing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
1 9 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Office 365 Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Online Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
3 10 (37.04%) ITIL
4 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
4 9 (33.33%) ITSM
5 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
6 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) System Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) DevOps
8 4 (14.81%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) Prototyping
8 4 (14.81%) Service Management
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.81%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SAP