Period
to 17 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scenario Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 491 469 562
Rank change year-on-year -22 +93 -26
Permanent jobs citing Scenario Testing 920 1,103 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 696 722 724
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,475 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 October 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 17 October 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 -30 832 £45,000 - 111
UK excluding London -29 495 £45,000 +12.50% 76
London 0 395 £51,500 -6.36% 41
North of England +63 157 £45,000 +11.11% 27
South East -45 130 £37,500 -11.76% 11
North West +39 105 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Midlands -12 81 £46,250 +28.47% 14
East Midlands -6 60 £49,000 +8.89% 9
Scotland +1 55 £51,250 +31.41% 6
Yorkshire +28 45 £37,500 -9.64% 12
East of England +28 42 £50,000 - 9
South West -28 31 £40,000 - 9
West Midlands -9 21 £39,000 +14.71% 5
North East -2 7 £32,500 -16.13% 2
Wales -15 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Northern Ireland - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 500 (54.35%) Test Automation
2 480 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (34.24%) Finance
4 303 (32.93%) SQL
5 283 (30.76%) Test Scripting
6 280 (30.43%) QA
7 251 (27.28%) Java
8 236 (25.65%) Selenium
9 208 (22.61%) Software Testing
10 207 (22.50%) Degree
11 199 (21.63%) C#
12 198 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 179 (19.46%) Test Strategy
14 163 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
15 158 (17.17%) BDD
16 154 (16.74%) Regression Testing
17 153 (16.63%) Windows
17 153 (16.63%) ISTQB
18 150 (16.30%) Scrum
19 149 (16.20%) Microsoft
20 145 (15.76%) Cucumber
21 139 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
22 127 (13.80%) SDLC
22 127 (13.80%) User Stories
23 126 (13.70%) XML
24 124 (13.48%) TDD
25 123 (13.37%) JIRA
25 123 (13.37%) JavaScript
25 123 (13.37%) Jenkins
26 122 (13.26%) Linux

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 54 (5.87%) IIS
2 34 (3.70%) Confluence
3 9 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.76%) SAS
5 6 (0.65%) JBoss
6 5 (0.54%) Apache
6 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.11%) Mule
9 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 67 (7.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 57 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (1.09%) Mingle
5 10 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.43%) HFM
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.33%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.22%) Global One
7 2 (0.22%) LongView
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.59%) SaaS
2 27 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.30%) GitHub
6 6 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.54%) Google Play
8 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.43%) Office 365
8 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.33%) IaaS
9 3 (0.33%) npm
9 3 (0.33%) PaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.33%) Taleo
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.30%) Network Security
2 57 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
3 23 (2.50%) HTTP
4 10 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.87%) Firewall
6 7 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.65%) Internet
8 5 (0.54%) LAN
8 5 (0.54%) WAN
9 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.43%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.33%) FTP
11 2 (0.22%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.22%) Broadband
11 2 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
12 1 (0.11%) ADSL
12 1 (0.11%) ATM
12 1 (0.11%) SMTP
12 1 (0.11%) VoIP
12 1 (0.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 25 (2.72%) Big Data
5 13 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.87%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.65%) Essbase
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.43%) HBase
12 4 (0.43%) Lumira
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 236 (25.65%) Selenium
2 145 (15.76%) Cucumber
3 123 (13.37%) Jenkins
3 123 (13.37%) JIRA
4 119 (12.93%) Git (software)
5 97 (10.54%) SpecFlow
6 75 (8.15%) JMeter
7 70 (7.61%) WebDriver
8 65 (7.07%) NUnit
9 61 (6.63%) TeamCity
10 54 (5.87%) SoapUI
11 48 (5.22%) Visual Studio
12 46 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 45 (4.89%) JUnit
14 30 (3.26%) HP UFT
15 29 (3.15%) LoadRunner
16 26 (2.83%) Appium
17 20 (2.17%) Zephyr
18 18 (1.96%) Android Studio
19 17 (1.85%) TestRail
General
1 315 (34.24%) Finance
2 65 (7.07%) Banking
2 65 (7.07%) Legal
3 40 (4.35%) Marketing
4 38 (4.13%) Games
5 32 (3.48%) Retail
6 25 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.17%) Publishing
8 14 (1.52%) Law
9 13 (1.41%) Electronics
9 13 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.30%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.76%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
13 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.43%) Romanian Language
13 4 (0.43%) Russian Language
14 3 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 381 (41.41%) Analyst
2 190 (20.65%) Test Analyst
3 128 (13.91%) Tester
4 114 (12.39%) Developer
5 109 (11.85%) Test Engineer
6 83 (9.02%) Developer in Test
7 82 (8.91%) IT Analyst
8 80 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
9 69 (7.50%) QA Engineer
10 64 (6.96%) Business Analyst
11 63 (6.85%) Software Developer
12 62 (6.74%) Security Analyst
13 59 (6.41%) Test Leader
14 58 (6.30%) Senior Security Analyst
15 57 (6.20%) IT Security Analyst
15 57 (6.20%) Senior IT Security Analyst
16 49 (5.33%) Java Engineer
17 45 (4.89%) Software Engineer
18 43 (4.67%) C# Developer
19 42 (4.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (13.70%) XML
2 100 (10.87%) JSON
3 97 (10.54%) Gherkin
3 97 (10.54%) REST
4 92 (10.00%) .NET
4 92 (10.00%) Web Services
5 72 (7.83%) HTML
6 56 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 53 (5.76%) SOAP
8 52 (5.65%) CSS
9 40 (4.35%) RESTful
10 28 (3.04%) ASP.NET
11 27 (2.93%) Node.js
12 19 (2.07%) jQuery
13 15 (1.63%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.41%) DOM
15 12 (1.30%) Dagger
15 12 (1.30%) HTML5
15 12 (1.30%) Spring
16 11 (1.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 163 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.89%) Management Information System
3 66 (7.17%) Fintech
4 59 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (6.30%) Computer Science
6 57 (6.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 49 (5.33%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.93%) User Experience
9 21 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
12 9 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.87%) Wiki
14 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.54%) NHS
15 5 (0.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 153 (16.63%) Windows
2 122 (13.26%) Linux
3 35 (3.80%) Unix
4 29 (3.15%) Android
5 23 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (54.35%) Test Automation
2 480 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (30.76%) Test Scripting
4 208 (22.61%) Software Testing
5 198 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 179 (19.46%) Test Strategy
7 158 (17.17%) BDD
8 154 (16.74%) Regression Testing
9 150 (16.30%) Scrum
10 139 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
11 127 (13.80%) SDLC
11 127 (13.80%) User Stories
12 124 (13.48%) TDD
13 119 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
14 114 (12.39%) Performance Testing
15 96 (10.43%) OO
16 94 (10.22%) Open Source
17 93 (10.11%) API Testing
18 92 (10.00%) Integration Testing
18 92 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 303 (32.93%) SQL
2 251 (27.28%) Java
3 199 (21.63%) C#
4 123 (13.37%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.65%) Python
6 66 (7.17%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.04%) C
8 27 (2.93%) Ruby
9 22 (2.39%) C++
10 21 (2.28%) PHP
11 19 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.41%) XPath
13 12 (1.30%) Perl
14 11 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.87%) Go
16 7 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.76%) VBA
17 4 (0.43%) Lua
17 4 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 207 (22.50%) Degree
2 153 (16.63%) ISTQB
3 89 (9.67%) ISEB
4 67 (7.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 59 (6.41%) CISSP
5 59 (6.41%) CREST Certified
6 57 (6.20%) SANS
7 49 (5.33%) Security Cleared
8 25 (2.72%) SC Cleared
9 20 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.76%) CCIE
12 7 (0.76%) HND
12 7 (0.76%) JNCIS
13 5 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.54%) NVQ Level 4
14 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (30.43%) QA
2 58 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (6.20%) GDPR
3 57 (6.20%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.65%) PMO
6 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.43%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 65 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (6.20%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.72%) Docker
4 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.20%) Puppet
5 9 (0.98%) HP ALM
5 9 (0.98%) Terraform
6 6 (0.65%) Ansible
7 5 (0.54%) Packer
8 4 (0.43%) Grafana
8 4 (0.43%) Oozie
8 4 (0.43%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.43%) Rancher
9 3 (0.33%) Kibana
10 1 (0.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 149 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.28%) VMware
3 65 (7.07%) Cisco
4 49 (5.33%) Oracle
5 37 (4.02%) Cognizant
5 37 (4.02%) SAP
6 24 (2.61%) Google
7 21 (2.28%) HP
8 14 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.09%) IBM
9 10 (1.09%) Telerik
10 8 (0.87%) Cognos
10 8 (0.87%) Hyperion
10 8 (0.87%) Splunk
10 8 (0.87%) Tableau
11 7 (0.76%) Facebook
11 7 (0.76%) Juniper
11 7 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (0.76%) Palo Alto