Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 159 161
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 60 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 0.85% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.06% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 49
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £275
90th Percentile £475 £571 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £34.05 £38.15 £39.30
90th Percentile £48.35 £52.30 £43.30
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4561 4534 5245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.92% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3058 3555
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £259 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 267 258
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £14.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the South West

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the South West

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the South West

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the South West

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -8 23 £361 -27.80% 1
Wiltshire +15 17 £470 +30.10%
Gloucestershire +19 11 £420 -6.67% 4
Somerset -5 5 £440 +25.71%
Dorset 0 2 £425 +30.77%
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 25 (41.67%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (33.33%) Finance
4 19 (31.67%) XML
5 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
7 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
7 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 14 (23.33%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
8 13 (21.67%) JSON
8 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
9 12 (20.00%) Java
9 12 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (18.33%) C#
11 10 (16.67%) Scrum
11 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (15.00%) QA
12 9 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (13.33%) Validation
13 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 7 (11.67%) ETL
14 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
14 7 (11.67%) Migration
14 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
14 7 (11.67%) Data Migration

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Simulink
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (3.33%) GPRS
1 2 (3.33%) GSM
1 2 (3.33%) LTE
1 2 (3.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (3.33%) VoLTE
1 2 (3.33%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.67%) 3G
2 1 (1.67%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.67%) 4G
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) PSTN
2 1 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.67%) SMS
2 1 (1.67%) UMTS
2 1 (1.67%) VoIP
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.67%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.33%) Redis
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) BODI
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.00%) Maven
2 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.33%) Selenium
4 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 4 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (5.00%) Ant
5 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.00%) Toad
6 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.33%) JMeter
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.33%) TestNG
7 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.33%) Electronics
4 5 (8.33%) Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Core Java Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Tableau Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Test Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.67%) XML
2 13 (21.67%) JSON
3 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 6 (10.00%) Spring
4 5 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 5 (8.33%) Java EE
4 5 (8.33%) JPA
4 5 (8.33%) Spring MVC
4 5 (8.33%) XForms
4 5 (8.33%) XSD
4 5 (8.33%) XSL
5 4 (6.67%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.33%) CSS
7 2 (3.33%) HTML
7 2 (3.33%) LAMP
7 2 (3.33%) Laravel
7 2 (3.33%) Memcached
7 2 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.67%) SCADA
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
3 14 (23.33%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 13 (21.67%) Regression Testing
5 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 10 (16.67%) Scrum
7 8 (13.33%) Validation
8 7 (11.67%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (11.67%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.67%) Data Transformation
8 7 (11.67%) ETL
8 7 (11.67%) Migration
8 7 (11.67%) Post-Production
8 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (10.00%) MVC
9 6 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) C#
4 5 (8.33%) XPath
4 5 (8.33%) XQuery
5 4 (6.67%) C++
5 4 (6.67%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) F#
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) Ada
8 1 (1.67%) Ada 95
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
8 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.00%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 7 (11.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (6.67%) PMO
4 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.33%) vRealize
2 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Tableau
3 5 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (8.33%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) HP
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Guidewire
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Agilent
6 1 (1.67%) ATG
6 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) hybris
6 1 (1.67%) NetScout
6 1 (1.67%) Veracode