Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 April 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.

Integration Testing
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 270 239
Rank change year-on-year -31 -31 +11
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 850 858 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.11% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 530 698
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 47
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £31.25 £35.81 £32.50
90th Percentile £46.69 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +3.66%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,614 77,646 89,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,208 51,083 58,365
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,226 2,117 2,447
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% -1.96% +15.91%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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
England -12 788 £438 +9.38% 163
UK excluding London -38 490 £400 +6.67% 120
London +1 346 £475 +5.56% 55
South East -45 142 £375 +5.41% 34
North of England -6 104 £425 +21.43% 24
Midlands -33 77 £375 +3.45% 20
South West -5 67 £425 +2.41% 20
West Midlands +7 59 £375 +5.26% 14
Yorkshire +8 54 £455 +23.39% 13
East of England -9 52 £500 +17.65% 10
North West -21 43 £350 -5.41% 10
Wales -1 22 £408 +20.74% 1
Scotland -56 20 £390 -29.09% 7
East Midlands -36 18 £358 -20.83% 6
North East +31 8 £325 +3.17% 1
Northern Ireland -9 5 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 389 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (29.29%) Test Automation
3 248 (29.18%) Java
4 220 (25.88%) Finance
5 208 (24.47%) SQL
6 194 (22.82%) System Integration Testing
7 161 (18.94%) JIRA
8 159 (18.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 155 (18.24%) TDD
10 153 (18.00%) Git (software)
11 142 (16.71%) JavaScript
12 141 (16.59%) C#
12 141 (16.59%) Linux
13 138 (16.24%) Test Scripting
13 138 (16.24%) Jenkins
14 137 (16.12%) Scrum
15 124 (14.59%) Microservices
16 123 (14.47%) BDD
17 120 (14.12%) .NET
18 116 (13.65%) Banking
19 111 (13.06%) Software Engineering
20 110 (12.94%) REST
21 109 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
21 109 (12.82%) Selenium
21 109 (12.82%) Oracle
22 107 (12.59%) Unit Testing
23 106 (12.47%) HTML
24 104 (12.24%) QA
25 102 (12.00%) System Testing
25 102 (12.00%) Cucumber

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 79 (9.29%) Confluence
2 40 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 27 (3.18%) WebLogic
4 26 (3.06%) JBoss
5 25 (2.94%) Apache
6 20 (2.35%) CMS
7 16 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.18%) GemFire
9 10 (1.18%) nginx
9 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.94%) SAS
10 8 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.59%) IIS
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic Integration
14 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.29%) Simulink
4 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.24%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (3.65%) ION MarketView
2 20 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.82%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.71%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.35%) Maximo
7 3 (0.35%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.24%) iTrent
8 2 (0.24%) Lawson
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 75 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.88%) GitHub
4 28 (3.29%) Slack
5 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.59%) PaaS
7 4 (0.47%) IaaS
8 3 (0.35%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.35%) Office 365
8 3 (0.35%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.24%) Google Play
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.12%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.59%) HTTP
2 17 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.88%) Internet
4 8 (0.94%) SMS
5 7 (0.82%) Firewall
6 6 (0.71%) SSL
7 4 (0.47%) DNS
7 4 (0.47%) FTP
7 4 (0.47%) VPN
8 3 (0.35%) Broadband
8 3 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.35%) MPLS
9 2 (0.24%) BGP
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.24%) GSM
9 2 (0.24%) IPsec
9 2 (0.24%) Miracast
9 2 (0.24%) Network Security
9 2 (0.24%) OSPF
9 2 (0.24%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 69 (8.12%) MongoDB
4 56 (6.59%) MySQL
4 56 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 36 (4.24%) Big Data
7 33 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (3.76%) Hadoop
9 31 (3.65%) KDB
10 25 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.71%) Redis
12 20 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (2.12%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.53%) Hazelcast
14 13 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.29%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 161 (18.94%) JIRA
2 153 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 138 (16.24%) Jenkins
4 109 (12.82%) Selenium
5 102 (12.00%) Cucumber
6 60 (7.06%) SoapUI
7 56 (6.59%) JUnit
8 52 (6.12%) Subversion
9 40 (4.71%) Maven
10 33 (3.88%) Jasmine
11 32 (3.76%) Mockito
11 32 (3.76%) WebDriver
12 30 (3.53%) Visual Studio
13 26 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (2.94%) JMeter
15 23 (2.71%) Artifactory
16 18 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (2.12%) Bitbucket
17 17 (2.00%) Grunt
18 16 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 220 (25.88%) Finance
2 116 (13.65%) Banking
3 27 (3.18%) Retail
4 24 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.35%) Games
7 17 (2.00%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.41%) Back Office
9 10 (1.18%) Automotive
9 10 (1.18%) Front Office
10 8 (0.94%) Legal
11 6 (0.71%) Marketing
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 279 (32.82%) Developer
2 187 (22.00%) Analyst
3 146 (17.18%) Test Analyst
4 93 (10.94%) Java Developer
5 74 (8.71%) Tester
6 64 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 60 (7.06%) Software Engineer
8 53 (6.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 37 (4.35%) Architect
10 36 (4.24%) Test Manager
11 35 (4.12%) Integration Analyst
12 32 (3.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 30 (3.53%) .NET Developer
13 30 (3.53%) C# Developer
13 30 (3.53%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 26 (3.06%) Consultant
15 25 (2.94%) .NET Architect
15 25 (2.94%) Integration Test Analyst
16 24 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
17 18 (2.12%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.12%) .NET
2 110 (12.94%) REST
3 106 (12.47%) HTML
4 87 (10.24%) Web Services
5 77 (9.06%) XML
6 73 (8.59%) RESTful
6 73 (8.59%) Spring
7 71 (8.35%) CSS
8 62 (7.29%) HTML5
9 61 (7.18%) Node.js
10 59 (6.94%) SOAP
11 50 (5.88%) AngularJS
12 46 (5.41%) .NET Framework
13 41 (4.82%) JSON
14 38 (4.47%) Sass
15 37 (4.35%) JMS
15 37 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
16 36 (4.24%) ASP.NET
17 34 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
17 34 (4.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (3.88%) User Experience
4 20 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.24%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.00%) Fintech
8 16 (1.88%) iPad
9 13 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.41%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.29%) Derivative
12 10 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.06%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.94%) Online Games
15 7 (0.82%) PlayStation
16 6 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.59%) Linux
2 68 (8.00%) Windows
3 66 (7.76%) Unix
4 62 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.53%) Android
8 12 (1.41%) Windows Server
9 11 (1.29%) CentOS
10 10 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.94%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.47%) HPUX
14 4 (0.47%) SUSE
14 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.47%) zOS
15 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (29.29%) Test Automation
3 194 (22.82%) System Integration Testing
4 159 (18.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 155 (18.24%) TDD
6 138 (16.24%) Test Scripting
7 137 (16.12%) Scrum
8 124 (14.59%) Microservices
9 123 (14.47%) BDD
10 111 (13.06%) Software Engineering
11 109 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
12 107 (12.59%) Unit Testing
13 102 (12.00%) System Testing
14 89 (10.47%) Regression Testing
15 87 (10.24%) Mentoring
16 84 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
17 78 (9.18%) Open Source
18 77 (9.06%) DevOps
19 73 (8.59%) Kanban
20 72 (8.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 248 (29.18%) Java
2 208 (24.47%) SQL
3 142 (16.71%) JavaScript
4 141 (16.59%) C#
5 67 (7.88%) Java 8
6 62 (7.29%) Python
7 33 (3.88%) C++
8 32 (3.76%) C
9 29 (3.41%) Ruby
10 25 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.71%) Scala
12 22 (2.59%) Perl
13 18 (2.12%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.88%) Ada
14 16 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 13 (1.53%) Apple Swift
15 13 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.41%) R
16 12 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.53%) ISEB
3 47 (5.53%) ISTQB
4 30 (3.53%) Degree
4 30 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.82%) PMP
9 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.47%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.35%) CCNP
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.24%) APMP
12 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (12.24%) QA
2 9 (1.06%) PMO
3 8 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.82%) IFRS
4 7 (0.82%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.47%) SLA
6 3 (0.35%) GDPR
7 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) MIL-STD-498
8 1 (0.12%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.12%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 72 (8.47%) Docker
2 16 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.47%) RACF
6 4 (0.47%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.24%) HDFS
8 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.24%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (5.76%) Puppet
2 39 (4.59%) HP ALM
3 32 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (3.76%) Kubernetes
4 27 (3.18%) Ansible
5 21 (2.47%) Grafana
6 17 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.41%) Terraform
8 9 (1.06%) Graylog
9 8 (0.94%) StatsD
10 7 (0.82%) SCCM
11 4 (0.47%) Kibana
11 4 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.35%) logstash
12 3 (0.35%) Nagios
13 2 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.24%) Mesos
13 2 (0.24%) PTC Integrity
13 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 109 (12.82%) Oracle
2 91 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.65%) HP
4 41 (4.82%) TIBCO
5 32 (3.76%) Atlassian
5 32 (3.76%) Sybase
6 31 (3.65%) ION Trading
7 30 (3.53%) SAP
8 26 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.88%) IBM
10 14 (1.65%) VMware
11 13 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.18%) Google
12 10 (1.18%) Splunk
13 9 (1.06%) Workday
14 7 (0.82%) Informatica
15 6 (0.71%) Talend
15 6 (0.71%) WSO2
16 5 (0.59%) Cloudera
16 5 (0.59%) MicroStrategy