The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 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.

Integration Testing
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 67 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.42% 0.54% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.64% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £186 £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +56.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £283 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.35 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +9.14%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 468 472 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.13% 85.20% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 328 237
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £268 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 17
Median hourly rate £33.75 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.44% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in South Wales

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in South Wales

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in South Wales

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cardiff +28 7 £186 -40.48%
Newport - 1 - -
Integration Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 11 (78.57%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) NHS
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Web Design
6 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
6 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Administrator
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM Developer
4 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Web Design
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle