The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 49 59
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 1.86% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 2.33% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Median daily rate £230 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.88% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.75%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 392 387 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.74% 80.12% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 184 294
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 99 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.65 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Essex

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) API Design
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Ansible
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) WSO2
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Jetty
3 1 (20.00%) Mongrel
3 1 (20.00%) nginx
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (20.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Lead DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Database Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Hyperion Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OBIEE Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) API Design
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) WSO2
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft