The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 44 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 10 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.58% 1.98% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £410 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 507 515 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.35% 78.63% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 273 357
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 60
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Hertfordshire

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in Hertfordshire

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +1 5 - -
Hatfield - 2 - -
Integration Testing
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 20 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
3 15 (46.88%) C++
4 14 (43.75%) UML
5 12 (37.50%) C
6 11 (34.38%) MATLAB
6 11 (34.38%) Simulink
6 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
7 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) Serena
9 7 (21.88%) LabWindows
9 7 (21.88%) RS-422
10 6 (18.75%) Ada
10 6 (18.75%) Ada 95
11 5 (15.63%) RIA
11 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
11 5 (15.63%) .NET
11 5 (15.63%) Yourdon
11 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 3 (9.38%) SCADA
13 3 (9.38%) Selenium
13 3 (9.38%) WCF
13 3 (9.38%) WPF
13 3 (9.38%) Software Testing

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Simulink
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) LabWindows
2 1 (3.13%) HFM
2 1 (3.13%) Maximo
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) RS-422
2 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (34.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.25%) JBehave
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.13%) GDB
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Mockito
4 1 (3.13%) Moq
4 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Ada Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Ada Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (9.38%) WCF
2 3 (9.38%) WPF
3 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) RIA
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) SCADA
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
3 14 (43.75%) UML
4 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.63%) Yourdon
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) ATDD
8 2 (6.25%) Change Management
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) ERP
8 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.25%) TDD
8 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C++
2 12 (37.50%) C
3 11 (34.38%) MATLAB
4 6 (18.75%) Ada
4 6 (18.75%) Ada 95
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Serena
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Apple
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) Borland
3 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com