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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 117 106
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 26 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.96% 0.78% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.99% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 23
Median daily rate £374 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £351 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £48.50 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% -1.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.75%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2224 2327 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.83% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1538 1664
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Bristol +3 17 £372 +2.62% 2
Gloucestershire +5 4 £420 +8.38% 4
Wiltshire +5 3 £363 -3.33% 2
Somerset -5 1 £440 -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) Java
3 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
4 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
4 27 (33.75%) SQL
5 25 (31.25%) Windows
5 25 (31.25%) Linux
6 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (25.00%) Finance
8 19 (23.75%) Scrum
8 19 (23.75%) Oracle
8 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
8 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
8 19 (23.75%) Selenium
9 18 (22.50%) System Integration Testing
10 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (21.25%) MATLAB
10 17 (21.25%) Simulink
11 16 (20.00%) Manufacturing
11 16 (20.00%) MVC
11 16 (20.00%) Programme Management
11 16 (20.00%) Eclipse
11 16 (20.00%) XML
11 16 (20.00%) Marketing
12 15 (18.75%) JSON
12 15 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 15 (18.75%) Spring
12 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 15 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody

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 10 (12.50%) Mule
1 10 (12.50%) Mule ESB
2 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.25%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (11.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 10 (12.50%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) LDAP
2 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.25%) GPRS
3 1 (1.25%) GSM
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) LTE
3 1 (1.25%) PSTN
3 1 (1.25%) SMS
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) UMTS
3 1 (1.25%) VoIP
3 1 (1.25%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.75%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.75%) OLAP
5 3 (3.75%) OLTP
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (3.75%) Pentaho
6 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) Selenium
2 16 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 15 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (16.25%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
5 11 (13.75%) SpecFlow
5 11 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (12.50%) Ant
6 10 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 10 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 10 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (10.00%) TestNG
7 8 (10.00%) Toad
8 7 (8.75%) LoadRunner
8 7 (8.75%) NetBeans
9 6 (7.50%) JIRA
10 5 (6.25%) Maven
11 3 (3.75%) JMeter
General
1 20 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 16 (20.00%) Marketing
3 15 (18.75%) Electronics
3 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.50%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Software Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Java Developer
5 11 (13.75%) Tester
6 10 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Ada Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Ada Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Architect
10 3 (3.75%) C Software Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) XML
2 15 (18.75%) .NET
2 15 (18.75%) JSON
2 15 (18.75%) Spring
3 13 (16.25%) Hibernate
3 13 (16.25%) JPA
3 13 (16.25%) Spring MVC
4 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (13.75%) Backbone.js
6 10 (12.50%) Apache Camel
6 10 (12.50%) Ember.js
6 10 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (12.50%) Spring Integration
6 10 (12.50%) Web Services
7 7 (8.75%) CSS
7 7 (8.75%) HTML
8 5 (6.25%) REST
9 4 (5.00%) Java EE
10 3 (3.75%) Lucene
10 3 (3.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Reference Data
2 3 (3.75%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.50%) User Experience
3 2 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (1.25%) CMDB
4 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
3 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
4 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
6 18 (22.50%) System Integration Testing
7 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (20.00%) MVC
8 16 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
10 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
10 14 (17.50%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (16.25%) API Testing
11 13 (16.25%) Exploratory Testing
11 13 (16.25%) Performance Testing
11 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
12 12 (15.00%) DevOps
12 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
12 12 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (13.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) Java
2 27 (33.75%) SQL
3 17 (21.25%) MATLAB
4 12 (15.00%) C
5 10 (12.50%) C++
5 10 (12.50%) F#
6 8 (10.00%) Ada
6 8 (10.00%) Ada 95
7 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.00%) C#
8 4 (5.00%) Perl
8 4 (5.00%) Python
9 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.75%) VB
9 3 (3.75%) VBScript
10 2 (2.50%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.25%) COBOL
11 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) ISEB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.50%) CCNP
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
5 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 7 (8.75%) Def Stans
2 7 (8.75%) MISRA
2 7 (8.75%) MISRA C
3 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.25%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.25%) IFRS
4 1 (1.25%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) vSphere
2 8 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) vRealize
2 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 15 (18.75%) SAP
3 13 (16.25%) HP
3 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.00%) VMware
5 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.75%) ATG
6 3 (3.75%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco
6 3 (3.75%) hybris
6 3 (3.75%) Informatica
7 2 (2.50%) F5
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (1.25%) Freescale
8 1 (1.25%) Remedy
8 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.25%) Talend
8 1 (1.25%) Wind River
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 25 days ago