Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 229 250
Rank change year-on-year +68 +21 -38
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 50 139 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.05% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 89 83
Median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £312 £300 £282
90th Percentile £588 £638 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £58.00 £40.00 £46.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -14.33% -24.32%
England median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -8.05%

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 5,046 13,236 14,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.11% 87.57% 86.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,952 7,876 8,783
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £279
90th Percentile £622 £606 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 510 511
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.17 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +25.95% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.84 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £31.94 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.22% +13.23% -12.00%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Integration Testing in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the South East

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Integration Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the South East

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Integration Testing in the South East.

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 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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 +83 22 £475 +10.14% 1
Berkshire +73 18 £450 +15.98%
Hampshire +32 11 £400 -8.57% 3
Surrey +58 7 £500 -20.00% 1
West Sussex +20 7 £380 +7.04%
Buckinghamshire +33 4 £525 +25.37%
Kent +34 2 £275 -9.84% 1
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 20 (40.00%) Java
1 20 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (26.00%) SOAP
6 12 (24.00%) Remedy
6 12 (24.00%) Selenium
6 12 (24.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
7 11 (22.00%) Web Services
7 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (22.00%) Python
8 10 (20.00%) Perl
8 10 (20.00%) Oracle
8 10 (20.00%) ISEB
8 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (20.00%) Network Management
8 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 10 (20.00%) ServiceNow
9 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.00%) REST
9 9 (18.00%) SoapUI
9 9 (18.00%) JIRA
9 9 (18.00%) Web Development
9 9 (18.00%) Cramer
9 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (4.00%) CMS
1 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (4.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Azure
2 1 (2.00%) AWS
2 1 (2.00%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) SNMP
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.00%) 2G
3 1 (2.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) 4G
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.00%) GGSN
3 1 (2.00%) IGRP
3 1 (2.00%) IPv6
3 1 (2.00%) ISDN
3 1 (2.00%) OSPF
3 1 (2.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.00%) SGSN
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Selenium
2 9 (18.00%) JIRA
2 9 (18.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) TestNG
6 2 (4.00%) Ant
6 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.00%) FishEye
7 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.00%) JMeter
7 1 (2.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) Mocha
7 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Designer
5 6 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) ERP Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) UI Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) SOAP
2 11 (22.00%) Web Services
3 9 (18.00%) REST
4 7 (14.00%) Spring
5 6 (12.00%) JMS
6 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.00%) RESTful
7 2 (4.00%) .NET
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.00%) XML
8 1 (2.00%) Ajax
8 1 (2.00%) Akka
8 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.00%) HTML
8 1 (2.00%) Java EE
8 1 (2.00%) Java EE 5
8 1 (2.00%) JSON
8 1 (2.00%) Middleware
8 1 (2.00%) Node.js
8 1 (2.00%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) CMDB
3 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Network Management
5 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.00%) Smoke Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Web Development
7 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Microservices
7 8 (16.00%) Migration
8 7 (14.00%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.00%) Traceability Matrix
10 5 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.00%) Python
3 10 (20.00%) Perl
4 9 (18.00%) PHP
4 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (14.00%) Java 8
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
7 2 (4.00%) C#
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) F#
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) R
8 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (20.00%) ISEB
5 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) vSphere
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 9 (18.00%) Netcool
1 9 (18.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (12.00%) Ansible
2 6 (12.00%) Terraform
3 3 (6.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.00%) vRealize
5 1 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Remedy
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 9 (18.00%) BMC
3 9 (18.00%) Cramer
3 9 (18.00%) IBM
3 9 (18.00%) Siebel
3 9 (18.00%) xMatters
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) Huawei
5 6 (12.00%) Nokia
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.00%) VMware
7 3 (6.00%) Workday
8 2 (4.00%) Concur
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) JD Edwards
8 2 (4.00%) Snow
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com