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 3 months to 30 April 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
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 222 258
Rank change year-on-year -26 +36  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 438 647 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.16% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.40% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 422 263
Median daily rate £415 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +5.80% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 9
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £35.00 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year - +1.79%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38807 46287 44659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.74% 82.81% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25491 30598 27763
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 1077 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.54% +13.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England -40 399 £413 - 86
London -50 136 £450 +1.12% 30
South East -42 82 £400 +1.26% 6
South West +7 44 £435 +16.00% 15
Hampshire +29 43 £400 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +23 33 £500 +5.26% 1
West Midlands +27 28 £350 -3.44% 7
Derbyshire +9 28 £500 +25.00%
Yorkshire +25 27 £375 -16.66% 6
Derby +7 27 £500 +25.00%
East of England -26 24 £350 -17.64% 3
Scotland +37 22 £650 +73.33% 3
Berkshire +15 22 £405 +9.45%
Edinburgh +23 21 £650 +62.50% 1
Hertfordshire +11 19 £350 -22.22%
North West 0 19 £350 -17.64% 10
Bristol 0 16 £500 +35.59% 3
West Yorkshire +24 15 £375 -25.00% 5
City of London -28 15 £475 +15.50% 3
Leeds +17 14 £375 -25.00% 5
Birmingham +18 11 £350 +7.69% 3
South Yorkshire +16 11 £350 +21.73% 1
Reading +14 10 £200 -42.85%
Gloucestershire -2 9 £375 - 7
Winchester +14 8 £388 -
Sheffield +13 8 £290 +0.86% 1
Warwickshire +11 7 £375 - 1
Lancashire +2 7 - - 1
Belfast - 7 £410 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £410 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 290 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (28.23%) System Integration Testing
3 228 (27.27%) Java
4 192 (22.97%) Finance
5 176 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 159 (19.02%) SQL
7 141 (16.87%) Oracle
8 135 (16.15%) Regression Testing
9 126 (15.07%) Security Cleared
10 125 (14.95%) Software Engineering
11 124 (14.83%) Test Scripting
12 116 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (13.88%) Test Strategy
13 115 (13.76%) QA
14 114 (13.64%) Unit Testing
14 114 (13.64%) SAP
15 112 (13.40%) SDLC
16 111 (13.28%) XML
16 111 (13.28%) Selenium
17 108 (12.92%) Scrum
18 106 (12.68%) Linux
19 105 (12.56%) Test Automation
20 104 (12.44%) Windows
21 97 (11.60%) TDD
22 96 (11.48%) Microsoft
23 91 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
23 91 (10.89%) Migration
24 88 (10.53%) SQL Server
25 87 (10.41%) Web Services
26 84 (10.05%) Performance Testing

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 33 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.35%) Confluence
3 21 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.79%) Mule
5 15 (1.79%) Mule ESB
6 14 (1.67%) JBoss
7 12 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.08%) CMS
10 9 (1.08%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.84%) IIS
12 6 (0.72%) Documentum
12 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) Apache
13 5 (0.60%) Liferay
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 27 (3.23%) Simulink
2 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.48%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (3.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 15 (1.79%) SAP SD
6 14 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (1.56%) SAP ERP
8 12 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.96%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.96%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.60%) LabWindows
12 5 (0.60%) Workday HCM
13 4 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
14 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
14 3 (0.36%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.03%) GitHub
4 14 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.56%) Office 365
5 13 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.08%) Yammer
7 6 (0.72%) SaaS
8 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.48%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.36%) Taleo
11 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.24%) Heroku
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle CX
11 2 (0.24%) PaaS
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.12%) IaaS
12 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.11%) Firewall
2 19 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.91%) PuTTY
3 16 (1.91%) WinSCP
4 15 (1.79%) Internet
4 15 (1.79%) LDAP
5 13 (1.56%) IPsec
6 11 (1.32%) BGP
6 11 (1.32%) MPLS
6 11 (1.32%) OSPF
7 9 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (0.96%) HTTP
9 6 (0.72%) SSL
10 5 (0.60%) 3G
10 5 (0.60%) 4G
10 5 (0.60%) LTE
10 5 (0.60%) RS-422
10 5 (0.60%) SAN
11 4 (0.48%) UMTS
12 3 (0.36%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 33 (3.95%) RDBMS
5 32 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.44%) Big Data
14 10 (1.20%) DB2
14 10 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.08%) Sybase ASE
16 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 111 (13.28%) Selenium
2 73 (8.73%) JIRA
3 69 (8.25%) SoapUI
4 56 (6.70%) Cucumber
5 53 (6.34%) Jenkins
6 44 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 42 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (4.43%) Rational DOORS
9 35 (4.19%) HP UFT
9 35 (4.19%) Rational Rhapsody
10 34 (4.07%) SpecFlow
11 32 (3.83%) JUnit
12 31 (3.71%) WebDriver
13 30 (3.59%) Visual Studio
14 29 (3.47%) Maven
15 27 (3.23%) Eclipse
15 27 (3.23%) TeamCity
16 20 (2.39%) Mockito
17 16 (1.91%) Oracle APEX
18 15 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 192 (22.97%) Finance
2 75 (8.97%) Manufacturing
3 46 (5.50%) Banking
4 37 (4.43%) Retail
5 36 (4.31%) Marketing
6 35 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.35%) Electronics
8 23 (2.75%) Front Office
9 14 (1.67%) Billing
9 14 (1.67%) Legal
9 14 (1.67%) Local Government
10 11 (1.32%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.20%) Back Office
12 8 (0.96%) Avionics
13 7 (0.84%) Automotive
14 6 (0.72%) Games
14 6 (0.72%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.72%) Military
15 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 183 (21.89%) Developer
2 157 (18.78%) Analyst
3 127 (15.19%) Test Analyst
4 87 (10.41%) Consultant
5 79 (9.45%) Java Developer
6 73 (8.73%) Tester
7 70 (8.37%) Software Engineer
8 46 (5.50%) Test Manager
9 36 (4.31%) Test Engineer
10 33 (3.95%) SAP Consultant
11 29 (3.47%) Architect
12 28 (3.35%) Test Leader
13 25 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
13 25 (2.99%) Senior Developer
14 23 (2.75%) Automation Tester
15 20 (2.39%) Integration Engineer
16 18 (2.15%) Project Manager
17 17 (2.03%) Business Analyst
17 17 (2.03%) C++ Software Engineer
17 17 (2.03%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (13.28%) XML
2 87 (10.41%) Web Services
3 83 (9.93%) .NET
4 81 (9.69%) Spring
5 66 (7.89%) HTML
6 62 (7.42%) SOAP
7 59 (7.06%) Hibernate
8 48 (5.74%) RESTful
9 45 (5.38%) JSON
10 40 (4.78%) AngularJS
10 40 (4.78%) CSS
11 38 (4.55%) J2EE
12 37 (4.43%) REST
13 31 (3.71%) Gherkin
13 31 (3.71%) JPA
14 29 (3.47%) Apache Camel
15 24 (2.87%) Spring MVC
16 22 (2.63%) HTML5
17 20 (2.39%) Spring Integration
18 18 (2.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 14 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (1.67%) Smart Meter
5 12 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.32%) Life Science
7 10 (1.20%) User Experience
8 8 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.84%) Derivative
9 7 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.60%) Equities
11 5 (0.60%) Fintech
11 5 (0.60%) iPad
11 5 (0.60%) NHS
11 5 (0.60%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.68%) Linux
2 104 (12.44%) Windows
3 63 (7.54%) Unix
4 28 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.67%) Solaris
8 8 (0.96%) Android
8 8 (0.96%) VME
9 7 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (28.23%) System Integration Testing
3 176 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 135 (16.15%) Regression Testing
5 125 (14.95%) Software Engineering
6 124 (14.83%) Test Scripting
7 116 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (13.88%) Test Strategy
8 114 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 112 (13.40%) SDLC
10 108 (12.92%) Scrum
11 105 (12.56%) Test Automation
12 97 (11.60%) TDD
13 91 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
13 91 (10.89%) Migration
14 84 (10.05%) Performance Testing
15 77 (9.21%) Functional Testing
16 76 (9.09%) BDD
17 71 (8.49%) Workflow
18 70 (8.37%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (27.27%) Java
2 159 (19.02%) SQL
3 81 (9.69%) C#
4 69 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 53 (6.34%) C++
6 45 (5.38%) Python
7 38 (4.55%) C
8 31 (3.71%) Perl
9 28 (3.35%) Ada
10 27 (3.23%) MATLAB
11 25 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.15%) Ada 95
13 18 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.15%) VB
14 17 (2.03%) ABAP
15 16 (1.91%) F#
15 16 (1.91%) Scala
16 14 (1.67%) Korn
17 13 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 126 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 77 (9.21%) Degree
4 56 (6.70%) ISEB
4 56 (6.70%) ISTQB
5 30 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (2.75%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.79%) CCNP
7 15 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.72%) HND
9 6 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.48%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.36%) HNC
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.12%) CCNA
14 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (13.76%) QA
2 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.08%) SDET
3 7 (0.84%) Def Stans
3 7 (0.84%) MISRA
3 7 (0.84%) MISRA C
4 6 (0.72%) PMO
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.12%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (2.03%) vSphere
5 13 (1.56%) Docker
6 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.12%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.91%) vRealize
3 11 (1.32%) Ansible
4 9 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.24%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.12%) Control-M
6 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.12%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 141 (16.87%) Oracle
2 114 (13.64%) SAP
3 96 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 70 (8.37%) HP
5 36 (4.31%) VMware
6 24 (2.87%) Red Hat
6 24 (2.87%) Sybase
7 20 (2.39%) Atlassian
8 19 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (2.03%) IBM
10 16 (1.91%) F5
11 14 (1.67%) Cisco
12 12 (1.44%) Adobe
13 10 (1.20%) Siemens
14 9 (1.08%) Infor
14 9 (1.08%) Talend
15 8 (0.96%) ICL
15 8 (0.96%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.84%) Remedy
16 7 (0.84%) Workday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £360 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago