The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 148 160
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 73 134 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 1.52% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.85% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 86 74
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £61.69 £57.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% +325.92%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the South East

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the South East

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the South East

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire -1 34 £370 +18.40% 1
Berkshire +6 17 £405 -1.81% 2
West Sussex +16 5 £350 -4.76%
Kent +3 5 £325 +54.76% 3
Surrey -13 4 £469 -6.25%
Oxfordshire -10 3 £475 -7.31%
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £335 +11.66%
East Sussex -5 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 49 (31.01%) System Integration Testing
2 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.85%) Test Automation
4 41 (25.95%) Security Cleared
5 39 (24.68%) Oracle
6 35 (22.15%) Java
7 34 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (20.89%) Test Scripting
8 33 (20.89%) Web Services
9 32 (20.25%) Linux
10 30 (18.99%) HP
11 29 (18.35%) Windows
11 29 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (17.09%) Test Strategy
13 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
14 25 (15.82%) ISEB
14 25 (15.82%) Regression Testing
15 24 (15.19%) Finance
16 23 (14.56%) QA
16 23 (14.56%) BDD
16 23 (14.56%) Oracle Database
17 20 (12.66%) JIRA
18 19 (12.03%) Selenium
18 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
18 19 (12.03%) XML
18 19 (12.03%) .NET
18 19 (12.03%) Migration
18 19 (12.03%) Scrum
18 19 (12.03%) ISTQB
19 18 (11.39%) SQL Server

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (7.59%) JBoss
2 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.43%) Documentum
4 5 (3.16%) Confluence
5 4 (2.53%) IIS
6 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.16%) Workday HCM
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.27%) Maximo
5 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.63%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.63%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.63%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.27%) IaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle CX
3 2 (1.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) GoToWebinar
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.63%) SurveyMonkey
4 1 (0.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.76%) Firewall
2 12 (7.59%) BGP
2 12 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (7.59%) IPsec
2 12 (7.59%) MPLS
2 12 (7.59%) OSPF
3 9 (5.70%) PuTTY
3 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.70%) WinSCP
4 6 (3.80%) 3G
4 6 (3.80%) 4G
4 6 (3.80%) LTE
5 4 (2.53%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (2.53%) ISUP
5 4 (2.53%) LDAP
5 4 (2.53%) Megaco
5 4 (2.53%) MGW
6 3 (1.90%) SNMP
7 2 (1.27%) DNS
7 2 (1.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.56%) Oracle Database
2 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.90%) DB2
7 3 (1.90%) MySQL
8 2 (1.27%) Big Data
8 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.66%) JIRA
2 19 (12.03%) Selenium
3 14 (8.86%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (6.96%) HP UFT
6 10 (6.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (5.70%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.70%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.06%) LoadRunner
9 7 (4.43%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.16%) Ant
11 5 (3.16%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.16%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.16%) TestNG
11 5 (3.16%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.53%) JMeter
12 4 (2.53%) MSI
12 4 (2.53%) Toad
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.80%) Marketing
4 4 (2.53%) Back Office
5 3 (1.90%) Billing
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Developer
2 23 (14.56%) Analyst
3 21 (13.29%) Test Analyst
4 14 (8.86%) Consultant
5 13 (8.23%) Integration Developer
5 13 (8.23%) Integration Engineer
5 13 (8.23%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.23%) Test Manager
6 12 (7.59%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Network Integration Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Tester
9 7 (4.43%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.16%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.53%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.89%) Web Services
2 19 (12.03%) .NET
2 19 (12.03%) XML
3 12 (7.59%) Apache Camel
3 12 (7.59%) RESTful
3 12 (7.59%) Spring
4 11 (6.96%) Hibernate
4 11 (6.96%) JPA
4 11 (6.96%) SOAP
5 10 (6.33%) HTML
6 8 (5.06%) Apache CXF
6 8 (5.06%) XML Schema
7 6 (3.80%) CSS
8 5 (3.16%) J2EE
8 5 (3.16%) REST
8 5 (3.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (3.16%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (3.16%) Unreal Engine
9 4 (2.53%) Spring Integration
9 4 (2.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.59%) Management Information System
1 12 (7.59%) Smart Meter
2 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) Life Science
5 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.25%) Linux
2 29 (18.35%) Windows
3 12 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.06%) Unix
7 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.90%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) AIX
11 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.01%) System Integration Testing
2 47 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.85%) Test Automation
4 34 (21.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (20.89%) Test Scripting
6 29 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (17.09%) Test Strategy
8 25 (15.82%) Regression Testing
9 23 (14.56%) BDD
10 19 (12.03%) Migration
10 19 (12.03%) Scrum
11 17 (10.76%) Scenario Testing
12 16 (10.13%) Smoke Testing
12 16 (10.13%) Unit Testing
13 14 (8.86%) Software Engineering
14 13 (8.23%) ETL
14 13 (8.23%) TDD
15 12 (7.59%) CRM
15 12 (7.59%) Functional Testing
15 12 (7.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.15%) Java
2 16 (10.13%) SQL
3 14 (8.86%) C#
4 9 (5.70%) F#
5 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.43%) VBScript
6 6 (3.80%) C++
7 5 (3.16%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.53%) PHP
8 4 (2.53%) Ruby
9 3 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.90%) Python
9 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.27%) ABAP
10 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.27%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (25.95%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.82%) ISEB
4 19 (12.03%) ISTQB
5 14 (8.86%) CCNP
5 14 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (7.59%) Degree
6 12 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (3.16%) HNC
10 4 (2.53%) HND
11 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.63%) CCNA
12 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.56%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) vSphere
3 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.53%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.63%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) vRealize
2 7 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.90%) Netcool
4 3 (1.90%) OpenView
4 3 (1.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (24.68%) Oracle
2 30 (18.99%) HP
3 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.13%) Cisco
5 14 (8.86%) F5
5 14 (8.86%) SAP
6 13 (8.23%) VMware
7 10 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.33%) Talend
8 5 (3.16%) IBM
8 5 (3.16%) Workday
9 4 (2.53%) Ericsson
9 4 (2.53%) Lumension
9 4 (2.53%) McAfee
9 4 (2.53%) Nokia
9 4 (2.53%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (1.90%) Remedy
11 2 (1.27%) BMC
11 2 (1.27%) Dell
11 2 (1.27%) OpenText