The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 1.44% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.87% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £412 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.70 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.92% +9.02%  

Integration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 288 214 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 87.80% 76.98% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 162 222
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £227 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 9
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £23.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Integration Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in Cardiff

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (77.78%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) NHS
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP