The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Integration Testing
Rank 55 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.55% 1.12% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.35% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £331 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
Integration Testing
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 223 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.37% 82.90% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 172 222
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.83 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% -35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Integration Testing across the Cardiff region.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Integration Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (81.82%) User Stories
2 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Confluence
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
6 1 (9.09%) JSTS
6 1 (9.09%) DbUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Spock
6 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Integration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
2 1 (9.09%) DbUnit
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Spock
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Lead
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) JSTS
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) User Stories
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model
6 1 (9.09%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian