Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 193 223
Rank change year-on-year -46 +30 -18
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 144 206 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 1.23% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.49% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 127 118
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.78% -3.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £264
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £23.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.01% -51.05% +52.00%
10th Percentile £16.64 £8.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £53.74 £58.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £33.75 £49.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -31.12% +20.99% +1.25%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -15 57 £413 +17.86% 6
Hampshire -23 37 £370 +18.88%
Berkshire -10 25 £444 +26.79% 1
Surrey -19 20 £413 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire -12 18 £338 -4.93% 2
Oxfordshire +1 14 £431 -4.17% 3
West Sussex -15 12 £325 -18.75%
Kent - 9 £313 - 1
Middlesex +10 3 £425 -
East Sussex -7 3 £225 -34.50% 3
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 42 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.69%) Test Automation
3 36 (25.00%) Java
4 35 (24.31%) System Integration Testing
5 34 (23.61%) SQL
6 32 (22.22%) Linux
6 32 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 30 (20.83%) Finance
8 29 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (19.44%) Regression Testing
10 27 (18.75%) HP
10 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
11 25 (17.36%) Windows
12 23 (15.97%) JIRA
12 23 (15.97%) QA
13 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
13 22 (15.28%) SAP
14 21 (14.58%) Git (software)
14 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
15 20 (13.89%) Oracle
15 20 (13.89%) ISEB
16 19 (13.19%) XML
17 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
17 18 (12.50%) Jenkins
18 17 (11.81%) Confluence
18 17 (11.81%) Migration
18 17 (11.81%) Web Services
19 16 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (11.11%) Functional Testing
20 15 (10.42%) Apache Spark

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 17 (11.81%) Confluence
2 15 (10.42%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.94%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (6.94%) Luigi
4 7 (4.86%) Documentum
5 4 (2.78%) CMS
6 3 (2.08%) Apache
6 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.69%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Pipeline Pilot
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Maximo
2 5 (3.47%) Lawson
2 5 (3.47%) SAP MM
3 4 (2.78%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.78%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (2.08%) SAP HCM
5 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.69%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.56%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.08%) IaaS
4 3 (2.08%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) Firewall
2 6 (4.17%) DNS
2 6 (4.17%) LTE
2 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.47%) MPLS
4 4 (2.78%) BGP
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.78%) IPsec
4 4 (2.78%) OSPF
5 3 (2.08%) 4G
5 3 (2.08%) HTTP
6 2 (1.39%) 3G
6 2 (1.39%) ISUP
6 2 (1.39%) Megaco
6 2 (1.39%) MGW
6 2 (1.39%) Network Security
6 2 (1.39%) PuTTY
6 2 (1.39%) SAN
6 2 (1.39%) SNMP
6 2 (1.39%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) Hadoop
2 10 (6.94%) Big Data
2 10 (6.94%) Data Mining
2 10 (6.94%) KNIME
3 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.47%) MySQL
4 5 (3.47%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.08%) MS Access
7 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.39%) DB2
7 2 (1.39%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (15.97%) JIRA
2 21 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 14 (9.72%) Maven
5 13 (9.03%) Selenium
5 13 (9.03%) SoapUI
6 11 (7.64%) Subversion
6 11 (7.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 9 (6.25%) JUnit
8 7 (4.86%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.17%) Gradle
9 6 (4.17%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.47%) HP UFT
10 5 (3.47%) Hudson
10 5 (3.47%) MSI
11 4 (2.78%) Ant
11 4 (2.78%) JMeter
11 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (20.83%) Finance
2 10 (6.94%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
5 3 (2.08%) Publishing
5 3 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Automotive
6 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (25.69%) Analyst
2 35 (24.31%) Developer
3 25 (17.36%) Test Analyst
4 16 (11.11%) Tester
5 12 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Consultant
6 8 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Integration Tester
8 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) QA Tester
9 4 (2.78%) Test Automation Consultant
9 4 (2.78%) Test Consultant
9 4 (2.78%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) XML
2 17 (11.81%) Web Services
3 15 (10.42%) RESTful
4 13 (9.03%) SOAP
5 11 (7.64%) JSON
5 11 (7.64%) REST
6 8 (5.56%) Middleware
7 5 (3.47%) Spring
7 5 (3.47%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.78%) .NET
8 4 (2.78%) CSS
8 4 (2.78%) Laravel
9 3 (2.08%) CGI
9 3 (2.08%) HTML
10 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.39%) CSS3
10 2 (1.39%) Google Maps API
10 2 (1.39%) jQuery
10 2 (1.39%) Node.js
10 2 (1.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.64%) Life Science
3 10 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.17%) Smart Meter
6 5 (3.47%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.39%) AS400
8 2 (1.39%) PKI
8 2 (1.39%) User Experience
9 1 (0.69%) Derivative
9 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.69%) iPad
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.22%) Linux
2 25 (17.36%) Windows
3 14 (9.72%) Unix
4 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.69%) Test Automation
3 35 (24.31%) System Integration Testing
4 32 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 29 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
9 17 (11.81%) Migration
10 16 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Data Migration
11 15 (10.42%) Scrum
12 14 (9.72%) Change Management
12 14 (9.72%) Smoke Testing
13 13 (9.03%) API Testing
13 13 (9.03%) BDD
13 13 (9.03%) System Testing
14 12 (8.33%) Data Integration
14 12 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.00%) Java
2 34 (23.61%) SQL
3 14 (9.72%) Python
3 14 (9.72%) Ruby
4 11 (7.64%) Perl
5 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.56%) PHP
6 6 (4.17%) C#
6 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.47%) C
8 4 (2.78%) C++
8 4 (2.78%) VBScript
9 2 (1.39%) F#
10 1 (0.69%) ABAP
10 1 (0.69%) AWK
10 1 (0.69%) Go
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) sed
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.89%) ISEB
3 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 11 (7.64%) Degree
4 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.94%) PhD
6 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) CCNP
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.39%) HNC
9 2 (1.39%) HND
9 2 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.69%) IIBA
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) MCSE
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.97%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) PMO
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.86%) Docker
3 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.78%) vSphere
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.08%) Ansible
4 2 (1.39%) Netcool
4 2 (1.39%) OpenView
4 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.39%) Puppet
4 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.39%) vRealize
5 1 (0.69%) Grafana
5 1 (0.69%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.69%) Kibana
5 1 (0.69%) logstash
5 1 (0.69%) Marathon
5 1 (0.69%) Mesos
5 1 (0.69%) SCCM
5 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (18.75%) HP
2 22 (15.28%) SAP
3 20 (13.89%) Oracle
4 14 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (9.03%) Workday
6 12 (8.33%) VMware
7 11 (7.64%) Talend
8 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.94%) Netezza
8 10 (6.94%) RapidMiner
9 9 (6.25%) F5
10 8 (5.56%) Cisco
11 5 (3.47%) Kronos
11 5 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (2.78%) IBM
12 4 (2.78%) Lumension
13 3 (2.08%) EMC
13 3 (2.08%) McAfee
14 2 (1.39%) Ericsson
14 2 (1.39%) OpenText