Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scenario Testing
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 500 550
Rank change year-on-year -10 +50 -32
Permanent jobs citing Scenario Testing 916 939 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.61% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 697 719 833
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,900 £28,020
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,500 £64,550
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 160,685 153,962 184,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.83% 90.48% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 130,206 126,729 153,106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -1 872 £45,000 +5.88% 95
UK excluding London -22 476 £40,000 - 68
London +1 415 £52,500 +5.00% 32
North of England +37 157 £40,000 +6.67% 15
South East -31 145 £44,000 +3.53% 24
North West +24 103 £39,000 +4.00% 12
Midlands -21 76 £45,000 +20.00% 7
East Midlands -5 56 £47,500 +25.00% 4
South West -14 55 £40,000 - 11
Yorkshire +20 50 £40,000 +5.96% 3
Scotland -29 24 £33,000 -2.94% 4
West Midlands -14 20 £32,500 - 3
East of England -44 20 £42,500 +21.43% 6
North East -18 4 £35,500 -11.25%
Wales -1 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 522 (56.99%) Test Automation
2 511 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (32.97%) QA
4 290 (31.66%) Test Scripting
5 275 (30.02%) Finance
6 269 (29.37%) Selenium
7 233 (25.44%) SQL
8 211 (23.03%) Analytical Skills
9 208 (22.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 200 (21.83%) Java
11 189 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
12 177 (19.32%) SDLC
12 177 (19.32%) JIRA
13 176 (19.21%) Scrum
14 168 (18.34%) Cucumber
15 154 (16.81%) C#
15 154 (16.81%) ISTQB
16 146 (15.94%) Software Testing
17 145 (15.83%) TDD
18 142 (15.50%) Regression Testing
19 138 (15.07%) Test Strategy
20 136 (14.85%) BDD
20 136 (14.85%) Degree
21 135 (14.74%) ISEB
22 117 (12.77%) Manual Testing
23 115 (12.55%) Microsoft
24 105 (11.46%) JavaScript
24 105 (11.46%) SQL Server
24 105 (11.46%) Jenkins
25 104 (11.35%) Performance 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 33 (3.60%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.17%) Confluence
3 15 (1.64%) IIS
4 13 (1.42%) SAS
5 7 (0.76%) CMS
6 6 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.44%) Apache
8 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.33%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 28 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.55%) Mingle
6 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.87%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.33%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (0.33%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.04%) SaaS
2 33 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.42%) BrowserStack
6 12 (1.31%) IaaS
7 10 (1.09%) GitHub
8 5 (0.55%) Firebase
8 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.55%) PaaS
8 5 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.44%) npm
10 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.22%) Heroku
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.22%) Taleo
12 1 (0.11%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.64%) HTTP
2 11 (1.20%) Internet
3 8 (0.87%) Wireless
4 7 (0.76%) FTP
5 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.44%) ATM
6 4 (0.44%) Intranet
6 4 (0.44%) SAN
6 4 (0.44%) SMTP
6 4 (0.44%) SSL
6 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.33%) Skype
8 2 (0.22%) 3G
8 2 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.15%) Big Data
3 36 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 32 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (2.51%) MySQL
7 17 (1.86%) DB2
7 17 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.75%) Apache Accumulo
9 14 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.09%) Power BI
13 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 269 (29.37%) Selenium
2 177 (19.32%) JIRA
3 168 (18.34%) Cucumber
4 105 (11.46%) Jenkins
5 95 (10.37%) Git (software)
6 90 (9.83%) SoapUI
7 84 (9.17%) JMeter
8 82 (8.95%) WebDriver
9 56 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (4.48%) HP UFT
11 40 (4.37%) JUnit
12 39 (4.26%) Zephyr
13 32 (3.49%) NUnit
14 29 (3.17%) Visual Studio
15 28 (3.06%) WATIR
16 26 (2.84%) SpecFlow
16 26 (2.84%) TeamCity
17 23 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (2.18%) TestRail
19 19 (2.07%) FitNesse
General
1 275 (30.02%) Finance
2 93 (10.15%) Banking
3 61 (6.66%) Retail
4 41 (4.48%) Marketing
5 40 (4.37%) Games
6 31 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 28 (3.06%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.84%) Publishing
9 23 (2.51%) Back Office
9 23 (2.51%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.97%) Legal
11 17 (1.86%) Electronics
12 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.87%) Law
13 7 (0.76%) Advertising
13 7 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.76%) Military
14 6 (0.66%) Front Office
14 6 (0.66%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 365 (39.85%) Analyst
2 196 (21.40%) Tester
3 193 (21.07%) Test Analyst
4 108 (11.79%) Business Analyst
5 83 (9.06%) Developer
6 75 (8.19%) Automation Tester
7 72 (7.86%) Test Engineer
8 71 (7.75%) QA Engineer
9 68 (7.42%) Software Tester
10 46 (5.02%) Senior Analyst
11 44 (4.80%) QA Analyst
11 44 (4.80%) Test Leader
12 40 (4.37%) Developer in Test
13 37 (4.04%) Senior Tester
14 34 (3.71%) Consultant
15 32 (3.49%) QA Tester
16 30 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 29 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
18 28 (3.06%) Software Developer
19 26 (2.84%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (10.70%) Web Services
2 92 (10.04%) XML
3 90 (9.83%) HTML
4 83 (9.06%) .NET
5 75 (8.19%) Gherkin
6 66 (7.21%) SOAP
7 60 (6.55%) CSS
8 47 (5.13%) JSON
8 47 (5.13%) REST
9 40 (4.37%) jQuery
10 22 (2.40%) ASP.NET
11 17 (1.86%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (1.64%) Spring
12 15 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (1.42%) Sass
13 13 (1.42%) XHTML
14 12 (1.31%) LESS
15 9 (0.98%) RESTful
16 8 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 211 (23.03%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.11%) User Experience
3 49 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 37 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 36 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.40%) Fintech
8 22 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (2.07%) Derivative
9 19 (2.07%) Smart Meter
10 12 (1.31%) Contactless
10 12 (1.31%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.31%) EMV
10 12 (1.31%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.09%) Reinsurance
12 9 (0.98%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.87%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.30%) Linux
1 76 (8.30%) Windows
2 24 (2.62%) Unix
3 11 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
5 7 (0.76%) Android
6 3 (0.33%) Solaris
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.22%) AIX
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (56.99%) Test Automation
2 511 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (31.66%) Test Scripting
4 208 (22.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 189 (20.63%) Problem-Solving
6 177 (19.32%) SDLC
7 176 (19.21%) Scrum
8 146 (15.94%) Software Testing
9 145 (15.83%) TDD
10 142 (15.50%) Regression Testing
11 138 (15.07%) Test Strategy
12 136 (14.85%) BDD
13 117 (12.77%) Manual Testing
14 104 (11.35%) Performance Testing
15 100 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
15 100 (10.92%) User Stories
16 88 (9.61%) Software Engineering
17 81 (8.84%) Business Analysis
18 77 (8.41%) OO
19 75 (8.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 233 (25.44%) SQL
2 200 (21.83%) Java
3 154 (16.81%) C#
4 105 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 69 (7.53%) Python
6 53 (5.79%) Ruby
7 36 (3.93%) C
8 32 (3.49%) PHP
9 26 (2.84%) Perl
10 21 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.64%) C++
13 9 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.98%) Scala
13 9 (0.98%) VBA
14 8 (0.87%) R
14 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.55%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 154 (16.81%) ISTQB
2 136 (14.85%) Degree
3 135 (14.74%) ISEB
4 80 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 62 (6.77%) Security Cleared
6 41 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 23 (2.51%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.42%) HND
10 9 (0.98%) CCNP
10 9 (0.98%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.87%) CCIE
11 8 (0.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 7 (0.76%) CCNA
12 7 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.44%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (32.97%) QA
2 24 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.53%) PSD2
4 10 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.09%) SLA
5 5 (0.55%) ISO 22301
5 5 (0.55%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.55%) MiFID
6 4 (0.44%) EMIR
6 4 (0.44%) GCP
6 4 (0.44%) PMO
6 4 (0.44%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) WAI
8 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 20 (2.18%) Docker
2 11 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 60 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (3.06%) HP ALM
3 24 (2.62%) Puppet
4 15 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.09%) Ansible
5 10 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.76%) Endace
7 4 (0.44%) Kibana
8 3 (0.33%) Packer
8 3 (0.33%) Terraform
9 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.02%) Oracle
3 41 (4.48%) HP
4 40 (4.37%) SAP
5 21 (2.29%) CA Agile Central
6 20 (2.18%) Tableau
7 16 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
8 15 (1.64%) Apple
9 12 (1.31%) PayPal
10 11 (1.20%) Capita
11 10 (1.09%) Google
12 9 (0.98%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.87%) Cisco
13 8 (0.87%) Telerik
13 8 (0.87%) VMware
14 7 (0.76%) Riverbed
15 6 (0.66%) Adobe
15 6 (0.66%) Cognos
15 6 (0.66%) IBM
15 6 (0.66%) Salesforce.com