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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Integration Testing
England / South East
Rank 161 136 164
Rank change year-on-year -25 +28  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 84 134 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.46% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.80% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 88 55
Median daily rate £400 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £210 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £61.75 -
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 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 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +8 37 £325 +8.33% 3
Berkshire +27 24 £390 +55.80% 3
Oxfordshire -2 9 £438 +52.17% 3
Surrey -11 6 £430 -5.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 5 £335 -0.74%
Kent -2 1 £350 +66.66%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 62 (35.03%) System Integration Testing
2 53 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (27.12%) Oracle
4 45 (25.42%) Java
5 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
6 35 (19.77%) Finance
7 34 (19.21%) Linux
7 34 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (18.64%) Unit Testing
9 31 (17.51%) QA
9 31 (17.51%) Test Scripting
10 30 (16.95%) Windows
11 28 (15.82%) Web Services
11 28 (15.82%) Migration
12 27 (15.25%) Regression Testing
13 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
14 24 (13.56%) Oracle Database
14 24 (13.56%) HP
15 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (12.99%) Selenium
16 22 (12.43%) JIRA
17 21 (11.86%) BDD
17 21 (11.86%) XML
18 20 (11.30%) Software Engineering
18 20 (11.30%) Test Strategy
19 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
20 18 (10.17%) Oracle EBS
21 17 (9.60%) VMware
21 17 (9.60%) ISEB
21 17 (9.60%) SOAP

Integration Testing
Top Related 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 (6.78%) JBoss
2 10 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.39%) Documentum
4 5 (2.82%) IIS
5 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.82%) Workday HCM
4 4 (2.26%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.69%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.26%) IaaS
1 4 (2.26%) PaaS
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) GoToWebinar
3 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.91%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.78%) Firewall
3 7 (3.95%) PuTTY
3 7 (3.95%) WinSCP
4 6 (3.39%) LDAP
5 2 (1.13%) 3G
5 2 (1.13%) 4G
5 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.13%) LTE
5 2 (1.13%) Network Security
5 2 (1.13%) SSH
5 2 (1.13%) SSL
5 2 (1.13%) UMTS
6 1 (0.56%) 5G
6 1 (0.56%) BGP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.56%) IPsec
6 1 (0.56%) MPLS
6 1 (0.56%) OSPF
6 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 23 (12.99%) Selenium
2 22 (12.43%) JIRA
3 15 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.21%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.21%) MSI
4 11 (6.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (5.65%) Ant
6 9 (5.08%) GoogleTest
6 9 (5.08%) NUnit
7 8 (4.52%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.52%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.52%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.95%) HP UFT
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (3.95%) Subversion
8 7 (3.95%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.39%) ClearCase
9 6 (3.39%) CppUnit
10 4 (2.26%) Mockito
General
1 35 (19.77%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Marketing
3 4 (2.26%) Military
4 3 (1.69%) Advertising
4 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.13%) Games
5 2 (1.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.13%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Analyst
2 35 (19.77%) Developer
3 32 (18.08%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.04%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.78%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.21%) Consultant
7 10 (5.65%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Integration Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.08%) Tester
9 7 (3.95%) Oracle Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Integration Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Integration Test Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) QA Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.26%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.82%) Web Services
2 21 (11.86%) XML
3 17 (9.60%) SOAP
4 16 (9.04%) .NET
5 15 (8.47%) Spring
6 14 (7.91%) RESTful
7 13 (7.34%) Hibernate
8 12 (6.78%) Apache Camel
8 12 (6.78%) HTML
8 12 (6.78%) JPA
9 9 (5.08%) XML Schema
10 8 (4.52%) Apache CXF
11 7 (3.95%) REST
12 6 (3.39%) J2EE
12 6 (3.39%) Middleware
12 6 (3.39%) WDK
13 5 (2.82%) Ajax
13 5 (2.82%) CSS
13 5 (2.82%) JMS
13 5 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.21%) Smart Meter
3 9 (5.08%) Derivative
4 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.13%) DataPower
8 2 (1.13%) Life Science
8 2 (1.13%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.21%) Linux
2 30 (16.95%) Windows
3 13 (7.34%) Unix
4 9 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.95%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.03%) System Integration Testing
2 53 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (18.64%) Unit Testing
5 31 (17.51%) Test Scripting
6 28 (15.82%) Migration
7 27 (15.25%) Regression Testing
8 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.86%) BDD
10 20 (11.30%) Software Engineering
10 20 (11.30%) Test Strategy
11 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
12 15 (8.47%) TDD
13 14 (7.91%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.91%) ETL
13 14 (7.91%) Scrum
14 13 (7.34%) Functional Testing
15 12 (6.78%) OO
15 12 (6.78%) Project Management
15 12 (6.78%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.42%) Java
2 17 (9.60%) SQL
3 16 (9.04%) Python
4 13 (7.34%) C++
5 10 (5.65%) C#
5 10 (5.65%) VBScript
6 9 (5.08%) C
7 8 (4.52%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.95%) F#
9 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.26%) ABAP
10 4 (2.26%) Perl
10 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.69%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.69%) PHP
11 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.13%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) Groovy
13 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.60%) ISEB
4 16 (9.04%) ISTQB
5 13 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.08%) Degree
7 8 (4.52%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.69%) CCNP
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.56%) CCNA
10 1 (0.56%) HNC
10 1 (0.56%) IIBA
10 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.51%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) SDET
3 2 (1.13%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.39%) vSphere
4 4 (2.26%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.39%) vRealize
4 4 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (1.13%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 48 (27.12%) Oracle
2 24 (13.56%) HP
3 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.60%) VMware
5 14 (7.91%) SAP
6 11 (6.21%) Talend
7 8 (4.52%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.95%) Cisco
8 7 (3.95%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.39%) Workday
10 3 (1.69%) F5
10 3 (1.69%) Lumension
10 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.69%) Sophos
11 2 (1.13%) BMC
11 2 (1.13%) Dell
11 2 (1.13%) Remedy
12 1 (0.56%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.56%) Mapinfo
12 1 (0.56%) Progress
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