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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Integration Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 34 58 34
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.06% 0.48% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.56% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £186 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.48% -2.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.35 £49.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -8.37% +22.22%  

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 294 360 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.47% 85.92% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 260 152
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -31.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in Cardiff

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Strategy
1 7 (87.50%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (50.00%) NHS
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) Test Management
5 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (12.50%) Confluence
7 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (12.50%) BDD

Integration Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Strategy
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle