Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for System Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Integration Testing over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 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.

System Integration Testing (SIT)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 173 166
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 +28
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 26 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.52% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 33
South West median daily rate £313 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.15% +11.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £295
90th Percentile £575 £588 £510
England median daily rate £428 £420 £409
% change year-on-year +1.79% +2.75% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £31.00
England median hourly rate £34.18 - £29.25

System 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 5,463 4,725 4,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.39% 85.46% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,402 2,949 2,895
South West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £270 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 224 188
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.40 £12.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.93
England median hourly rate £24.76 £21.25 £23.48
% change year-on-year +16.49% -9.50% -0.09%

System Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for System Integration Testing in the South West

System 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 System Integration Testing in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Integration Testing in the South West

System Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Integration Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Integration Testing in the South West

System 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 System Integration Testing in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Integration Testing in the South West

System 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 System Integration Testing within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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
Wiltshire -40 11 £513 +20.59% 2
Bristol +4 6 £313 +13.64%
Gloucestershire -15 6 £300 +3.45%
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
System Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 West region with a requirement for System Integration Testing.

1 20 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) DevOps
6 7 (26.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
7 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 6 (23.08%) V-Model
8 5 (19.23%) CentOS
8 5 (19.23%) Practice Management
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
8 5 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Accounts Payable
8 5 (19.23%) Billing
8 5 (19.23%) General Ledger
8 5 (19.23%) SCCM
8 5 (19.23%) SCOM
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Linux

System 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Billing
2 5 (19.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) CentOS
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Integration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 6 (23.08%) V-Model
5 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Accounts Payable
6 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Practice Management
6 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (15.38%) IT Strategy
7 4 (15.38%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) ISEB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) CEH
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle