Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scenario Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 505 542
Rank change year-on-year +37 +37 -17
Permanent jobs citing Scenario Testing 1,022 900 1,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 747 724 800
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,500 £62,500 £63,750
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 155,536 158,519 185,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,908 131,030 153,743
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Scenario Testing in the UK

Scenario Testing
Top 16 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 20 January 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 +30 937 £47,500 +11.76% 104
UK excluding London +32 555 £40,000 - 72
London +47 438 £57,500 +15.00% 39
South East +1 153 £45,000 +5.88% 19
North of England +27 127 £40,000 +6.67% 27
Midlands +40 101 £40,000 +6.67% 10
North West +18 85 £38,500 +2.67% 20
South West +16 73 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands +36 67 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Scotland -13 45 £37,000 +8.82% 6
Yorkshire +11 39 £40,000 - 5
East of England +3 37 £50,000 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +27 34 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Isle of Man - 11 £40,000 -
Wales +13 8 £40,000 -20.00%
North East -17 3 £38,500 +35.09% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Scenario Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Scenario Testing.

1 556 (54.40%) Test Automation
2 505 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
3 418 (40.90%) Finance
4 374 (36.59%) QA
5 284 (27.79%) Selenium
6 283 (27.69%) Test Scripting
7 276 (27.01%) Analytical Skills
8 266 (26.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 224 (21.92%) Java
10 214 (20.94%) Cucumber
11 213 (20.84%) SQL
12 184 (18.00%) JIRA
13 169 (16.54%) SDLC
14 162 (15.85%) Software Testing
15 157 (15.36%) Regression Testing
16 154 (15.07%) ISEB
16 154 (15.07%) Manual Testing
17 153 (14.97%) Banking
18 146 (14.29%) Test Strategy
19 142 (13.89%) Business Analysis
19 142 (13.89%) ISTQB
20 141 (13.80%) Degree
20 141 (13.80%) Functional Testing
21 136 (13.31%) Scrum
22 135 (13.21%) Microsoft
23 134 (13.11%) C#
24 130 (12.72%) BDD
25 117 (11.45%) TDD
26 111 (10.86%) Software Engineering
27 109 (10.67%) HTML

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 22 (2.15%) Confluence
2 17 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.78%) IIS
5 5 (0.49%) SAS
6 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.20%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.098%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.098%) CMS
9 1 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.098%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.88%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.78%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.59%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.29%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle TCA
8 2 (0.20%) Primavera
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.098%) Minerva
9 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.64%) SaaS
4 12 (1.17%) BrowserStack
5 10 (0.98%) GitHub
6 9 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.20%) Office 365
9 1 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.098%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.098%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.098%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.098%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.098%) Slack
9 1 (0.098%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.64%) HTTP
2 17 (1.66%) Internet
3 11 (1.08%) ATM
4 10 (0.98%) Intranet
5 8 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (0.78%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.78%) SMTP
5 8 (0.78%) VoIP
5 8 (0.78%) VSAT
6 7 (0.68%) WAN
7 5 (0.49%) FTP
7 5 (0.49%) LAN
7 5 (0.49%) Wireless
8 4 (0.39%) SAN
9 3 (0.29%) Junos
9 3 (0.29%) Skype
9 3 (0.29%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 35 (3.42%) Big Data
4 20 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 18 (1.76%) MySQL
6 17 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.88%) DB2
10 8 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
10 8 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.49%) HBase
12 5 (0.49%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.49%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 284 (27.79%) Selenium
2 214 (20.94%) Cucumber
3 184 (18.00%) JIRA
4 98 (9.59%) SoapUI
5 82 (8.02%) Git (software)
6 79 (7.73%) Jenkins
7 71 (6.95%) WebDriver
8 69 (6.75%) HP UFT
9 55 (5.38%) JUnit
10 51 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (4.60%) TestNG
12 46 (4.50%) JMeter
13 40 (3.91%) TeamCity
14 36 (3.52%) SpecFlow
15 35 (3.42%) Visual Studio
15 35 (3.42%) Zephyr
16 30 (2.94%) FitNesse
17 27 (2.64%) LoadRunner
17 27 (2.64%) NUnit
18 26 (2.54%) Subversion
General
1 418 (40.90%) Finance
2 153 (14.97%) Banking
3 88 (8.61%) Investment Banking
4 65 (6.36%) Retail Banking
5 45 (4.40%) Marketing
5 45 (4.40%) Retail
6 44 (4.31%) Back Office
7 31 (3.03%) Front Office
8 22 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 21 (2.05%) Publishing
10 20 (1.96%) Legal
11 19 (1.86%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.76%) Games
13 12 (1.17%) Electronics
13 12 (1.17%) Law
13 12 (1.17%) Military
13 12 (1.17%) Vietnamese Language
14 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.68%) Billing
16 4 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 407 (39.82%) Analyst
2 234 (22.90%) Test Analyst
3 226 (22.11%) Tester
4 129 (12.62%) Business Analyst
5 105 (10.27%) Automation Tester
6 80 (7.83%) QA Engineer
7 76 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
8 70 (6.85%) Developer
9 56 (5.48%) Consultant
10 54 (5.28%) Test Engineer
11 52 (5.09%) Senior Tester
12 49 (4.79%) Software Tester
13 48 (4.70%) QA Analyst
14 44 (4.31%) Test Leader
15 43 (4.21%) Senior Test Analyst
16 40 (3.91%) QA Tester
17 38 (3.72%) Senior Automation Tester
18 31 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
19 29 (2.84%) Developer in Test
19 29 (2.84%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (10.67%) HTML
2 104 (10.18%) .NET
3 98 (9.59%) Web Services
4 95 (9.30%) XML
5 84 (8.22%) Gherkin
6 81 (7.93%) SOAP
7 72 (7.05%) REST
8 65 (6.36%) CSS
9 52 (5.09%) JSON
10 32 (3.13%) jQuery
11 26 (2.54%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.76%) XHTML
13 16 (1.57%) Node.js
14 14 (1.37%) Spring
15 12 (1.17%) HTML5
15 12 (1.17%) XML Messaging
16 11 (1.08%) ODBC
17 8 (0.78%) JSP
17 8 (0.78%) RESTful
17 8 (0.78%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 276 (27.01%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 47 (4.60%) Derivative
4 45 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.91%) Fintech
6 37 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.33%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.84%) User Experience
9 19 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
10 16 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
11 13 (1.27%) Smart Meter
12 12 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.08%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.08%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.88%) DTCC
15 9 (0.88%) Equities
16 7 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.18%) Windows
2 51 (4.99%) Unix
3 41 (4.01%) Linux
4 17 (1.66%) Android
5 15 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.68%) AIX
6 7 (0.68%) Solaris
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.20%) VMS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (54.40%) Test Automation
2 505 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (27.69%) Test Scripting
4 266 (26.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 169 (16.54%) SDLC
6 162 (15.85%) Software Testing
7 157 (15.36%) Regression Testing
8 154 (15.07%) Manual Testing
9 146 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 142 (13.89%) Business Analysis
11 141 (13.80%) Functional Testing
12 136 (13.31%) Scrum
13 130 (12.72%) BDD
14 117 (11.45%) TDD
15 111 (10.86%) Software Engineering
16 98 (9.59%) Integration Testing
16 98 (9.59%) Project Management
17 94 (9.20%) Test Management
18 91 (8.90%) Validation
19 85 (8.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (21.92%) Java
2 213 (20.84%) SQL
3 134 (13.11%) C#
4 101 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 60 (5.87%) Python
6 40 (3.91%) Ruby
7 30 (2.94%) C
8 25 (2.45%) PHP
9 20 (1.96%) C++
10 18 (1.76%) PowerShell
11 15 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.17%) Perl
14 11 (1.08%) Scala
15 8 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.68%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.39%) Go
17 4 (0.39%) VB
18 3 (0.29%) ABAP
18 3 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (15.07%) ISEB
2 142 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 141 (13.80%) Degree
4 86 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (4.89%) Security Cleared
6 37 (3.62%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.96%) CCNP
8 20 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.66%) HND
10 14 (1.37%) CCNA
11 11 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.49%) MCP
12 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.49%) OCP
12 5 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.49%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.39%) CCIE
13 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (36.59%) QA
2 14 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.27%) SLA
4 11 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.88%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.29%) MiFID
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.20%) GCP
8 2 (0.20%) GDPR
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.098%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.098%) EMIR
9 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.098%) SEPA
9 1 (0.098%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.05%) Docker
2 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 104 (10.18%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.17%) Puppet
4 9 (0.88%) Endace
5 7 (0.68%) Ansible
6 3 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (0.29%) Nessus
6 3 (0.29%) Nmap
6 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.098%) Packer
7 1 (0.098%) Terraform
Vendors
1 135 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.12%) Oracle
3 67 (6.56%) HP
4 54 (5.28%) SAP
5 19 (1.86%) Cisco
6 18 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.08%) Capita
8 10 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (0.98%) Murex
9 9 (0.88%) Riverbed
9 9 (0.88%) Trayport
9 9 (0.88%) Xceptor
10 8 (0.78%) Sophos
11 7 (0.68%) Cognizant
12 6 (0.59%) IBM
12 6 (0.59%) VMware
13 5 (0.49%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.49%) Citrix
13 5 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.49%) Workday