Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Scenario Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Scenario Testing over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scenario Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 494 556
Rank change year-on-year -36 +62 -37
Permanent jobs citing Scenario Testing 893 1,004 1,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 662 696 851
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Scenario Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Scenario Testing.

Salary trend for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scenario Testing over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scenario Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 848 £45,000 +5.88% 104
UK excluding London -69 446 £40,000 - 71
London +34 432 £50,000 - 41
South East -23 146 £40,000 -5.88% 20
North of England +17 139 £38,500 -3.75% 14
North West +29 85 £38,750 -3.73% 7
Midlands -3 78 £45,000 +20.00% 14
East Midlands +2 53 £45,250 +20.67% 9
Yorkshire +10 46 £40,000 +5.26% 7
South West -16 42 £40,000 - 7
Scotland -38 29 £40,000 +11.79% 5
West Midlands -2 25 £40,000 +17.65% 5
East of England -27 16 £52,500 +5.00% 8
North East -16 8 £32,500 -23.53%
Wales +1 2 £47,500 +18.75% 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 518 (58.01%) Test Automation
2 509 (57.00%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (33.15%) QA
4 281 (31.47%) Test Scripting
5 246 (27.55%) Finance
6 244 (27.32%) Selenium
7 230 (25.76%) SQL
8 219 (24.52%) Java
9 196 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 185 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
11 182 (20.38%) Scrum
12 166 (18.59%) Test Strategy
13 162 (18.14%) SDLC
13 162 (18.14%) Degree
13 162 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
14 155 (17.36%) C#
15 154 (17.25%) JIRA
16 151 (16.91%) Software Testing
17 150 (16.80%) Cucumber
17 150 (16.80%) BDD
18 144 (16.13%) Regression Testing
19 138 (15.45%) ISTQB
20 131 (14.67%) TDD
21 124 (13.89%) Performance Testing
22 121 (13.55%) Jenkins
23 119 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
24 112 (12.54%) User Stories
25 111 (12.43%) Git (software)
26 105 (11.76%) Microsoft
27 104 (11.65%) JavaScript

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 40 (4.48%) Confluence
2 25 (2.80%) Apache Spark
2 25 (2.80%) IIS
3 10 (1.12%) SAS
4 7 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.67%) CMS
6 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.45%) Apache
7 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.34%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
4 14 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.90%) Mingle
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.34%) HFM
3 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle TCA
3 3 (0.34%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) Magento
4 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.15%) SaaS
2 32 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (1.57%) IaaS
6 13 (1.46%) GitHub
7 7 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
7 7 (0.78%) Firebase
7 7 (0.78%) npm
7 7 (0.78%) PaaS
8 6 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.56%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.56%) Google Play
10 4 (0.45%) Office 365
10 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.57%) HTTP
2 10 (1.12%) Internet
3 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.67%) Wireless
5 5 (0.56%) LAN
5 5 (0.56%) WAN
6 4 (0.45%) ATM
6 4 (0.45%) SSL
6 4 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.34%) Firewall
7 3 (0.34%) FTP
7 3 (0.34%) Network Security
7 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.22%) 3G
9 1 (0.11%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.11%) SAN
9 1 (0.11%) SMTP
9 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.14%) Big Data
3 36 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.68%) DB2
9 12 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
11 10 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.01%) MySQL
12 9 (1.01%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.90%) Power BI
13 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 244 (27.32%) Selenium
2 154 (17.25%) JIRA
3 150 (16.80%) Cucumber
4 121 (13.55%) Jenkins
5 111 (12.43%) Git (software)
6 92 (10.30%) JMeter
7 77 (8.62%) SoapUI
7 77 (8.62%) WebDriver
8 59 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (5.49%) SpecFlow
10 46 (5.15%) Visual Studio
11 40 (4.48%) NUnit
12 34 (3.81%) TeamCity
13 32 (3.58%) JUnit
14 30 (3.36%) HP UFT
15 24 (2.69%) Zephyr
16 20 (2.24%) Appium
16 20 (2.24%) Axure RP
17 19 (2.13%) LoadRunner
18 18 (2.02%) FitNesse
General
1 246 (27.55%) Finance
2 92 (10.30%) Banking
3 60 (6.72%) Retail
4 43 (4.82%) Games
5 41 (4.59%) Marketing
6 38 (4.26%) Investment Banking
7 29 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 28 (3.14%) Publishing
9 21 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.57%) Electronics
10 14 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.34%) Legal
12 11 (1.23%) Back Office
13 9 (1.01%) Law
14 8 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.78%) Advertising
16 3 (0.34%) Front Office
17 2 (0.22%) Billing
17 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 356 (39.87%) Analyst
2 194 (21.72%) Test Analyst
3 142 (15.90%) Tester
4 116 (12.99%) Developer
5 85 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 81 (9.07%) Business Analyst
7 72 (8.06%) QA Engineer
8 61 (6.83%) Software Tester
9 59 (6.61%) Developer in Test
10 43 (4.82%) Test Leader
11 42 (4.70%) QA Analyst
12 41 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
12 41 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 37 (4.14%) Automation Tester
14 36 (4.03%) Test Automation Engineer
15 29 (3.25%) Software Test Engineer
16 28 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 28 (3.14%) Test Manager
17 27 (3.02%) Consultant
18 26 (2.91%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (11.42%) Web Services
1 102 (11.42%) XML
2 95 (10.64%) HTML
3 88 (9.85%) Gherkin
4 77 (8.62%) .NET
5 65 (7.28%) REST
6 62 (6.94%) JSON
7 60 (6.72%) SOAP
8 57 (6.38%) CSS
9 35 (3.92%) jQuery
10 33 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 31 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (2.46%) RESTful
13 21 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (2.24%) Sass
15 19 (2.13%) LESS
16 18 (2.02%) Spring
17 17 (1.90%) AngularJS
18 15 (1.68%) Node.js
19 13 (1.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 185 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.05%) User Experience
3 55 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 53 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 52 (5.82%) Mobile App
6 39 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (3.81%) Fintech
9 14 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.46%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.46%) Reinsurance
10 13 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.34%) Contactless
11 12 (1.34%) EMV
12 9 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.90%) Derivative
13 8 (0.90%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.64%) Linux
2 79 (8.85%) Windows
3 42 (4.70%) Unix
4 20 (2.24%) Android
4 20 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.34%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (58.01%) Test Automation
2 509 (57.00%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (31.47%) Test Scripting
4 196 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 182 (20.38%) Scrum
6 166 (18.59%) Test Strategy
7 162 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
7 162 (18.14%) SDLC
8 151 (16.91%) Software Testing
9 150 (16.80%) BDD
10 144 (16.13%) Regression Testing
11 131 (14.67%) TDD
12 124 (13.89%) Performance Testing
13 119 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 112 (12.54%) User Stories
15 83 (9.29%) Defect Management
16 81 (9.07%) Manual Testing
17 79 (8.85%) Integration Testing
17 79 (8.85%) Software Engineering
18 77 (8.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 230 (25.76%) SQL
2 219 (24.52%) Java
3 155 (17.36%) C#
4 104 (11.65%) JavaScript
5 92 (10.30%) Python
6 41 (4.59%) Ruby
7 34 (3.81%) C
7 34 (3.81%) PHP
8 28 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.69%) Perl
10 18 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.34%) C++
13 10 (1.12%) VBA
14 8 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.90%) Scala
15 7 (0.78%) Apple Swift
15 7 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 162 (18.14%) Degree
2 138 (15.45%) ISTQB
3 103 (11.53%) ISEB
4 68 (7.61%) Security Cleared
5 65 (7.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (4.37%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.01%) CISSP
9 9 (1.01%) CREST Certified
10 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.67%) CCIE
11 6 (0.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (0.67%) CISA
11 6 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.67%) CISM
11 6 (0.67%) HND
12 5 (0.56%) NVQ Level 4
13 3 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (33.15%) QA
2 25 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.57%) PSD2
4 8 (0.90%) ISO 9000
4 8 (0.90%) PMO
5 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.78%) SLA
6 5 (0.56%) GCP
7 4 (0.45%) GDPR
7 4 (0.45%) MiFID
8 3 (0.34%) EMIR
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.34%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.22%) HL7
9 2 (0.22%) WAI
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.11%) SEPA
10 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 24 (2.69%) Active Directory
1 24 (2.69%) Docker
2 17 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.46%) Puppet
3 16 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.46%) HP ALM
5 11 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.78%) Kibana
6 7 (0.78%) Terraform
7 6 (0.67%) Ansible
8 5 (0.56%) Packer
9 3 (0.34%) Oozie
10 1 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.11%) Rancher
10 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 105 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.82%) Oracle
2 43 (4.82%) SAP
3 25 (2.80%) Google
4 22 (2.46%) HP
5 20 (2.24%) Tableau
6 19 (2.13%) VMware
7 16 (1.79%) Apple
7 16 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.79%) Cognizant
8 15 (1.68%) CA Agile Central
9 13 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (1.34%) PayPal
10 12 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.23%) Capita
11 11 (1.23%) Telerik
12 9 (1.01%) Adobe
12 9 (1.01%) Cisco
13 7 (0.78%) Cognos
13 7 (0.78%) IBM