Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 165 184
Rank change year-on-year -28 +19 +8
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 28 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.78% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.94% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 16
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +13.29% +19.17%
10th Percentile £267 £296 £283
90th Percentile £538 £475 £428
England median daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -12.68% -26.04%
10th Percentile £29.25 £28.00 £34.75
90th Percentile £31.75 £34.00 £45.88
England median hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.61% -13.89% -10.00%

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 5,167 4,583 4,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.38% 83.13% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,196 2,897 3,170
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 190 267
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.61% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 -9 17 £458 +6.40% 3
Somerset -3 3 £425 +3.66%
Bristol -28 3 £275 -26.08% 1
Gloucestershire +1 2 £295 -18.62% 2
Devon -2 1 - -
System Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 19 (67.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Risk Management
5 8 (28.57%) Coaching
6 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 6 (21.43%) ISEB
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.71%) DevOps
9 3 (10.71%) Availability Management
9 3 (10.71%) Service Management
9 3 (10.71%) VPN
9 3 (10.71%) Banking
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
10 2 (7.14%) Release Management
10 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Microsoft

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.57%) WinSCP
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Ant
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Environment Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Test Environment Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 8 (28.57%) Coaching
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.71%) Availability Management
7 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
7 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 2 (7.14%) API Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) F#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.14%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Siemens
2 1 (3.57%) Software AG
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) webMethods