Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 263 259
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +13
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 954 1056 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.18% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 678 674
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47% -2.96%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £638 £546 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £13.71 £34.40 £13.18
90th Percentile £50.10 £53.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% -

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 83587 89387 92049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.40% 83.73% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55234 59187 59583
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2274 2601
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.46 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the UK

Integration Testing
Top 16 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 26 September 2017. 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 -10 869 £430 +7.50% 53
UK excluding London +4 514 £400 +5.26% 37
London +8 422 £475 +11.76% 19
South East -60 124 £375 - 7
Midlands +34 113 £488 +28.29% 4
North of England +33 101 £400 +14.70% 18
West Midlands +51 71 £375 +1.01% 3
South West +9 59 £375 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire +53 51 £413 +26.92% 8
North West -1 46 £450 +12.50% 9
East of England -30 43 £313 -30.56% 1
East Midlands -1 42 £510 +34.21% 1
Scotland +19 41 £400 +5.26% 3
Northern Ireland -30 21 £410 +9.92%
Wales 0 12 £400 +18.52%
North East +52 7 £338 +2.27% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 377 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (30.29%) Java
3 237 (24.84%) Test Automation
4 229 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 215 (22.54%) Finance
6 212 (22.22%) SQL
7 194 (20.34%) System Integration Testing
8 155 (16.25%) Linux
9 142 (14.88%) Banking
10 135 (14.15%) TDD
11 131 (13.73%) JavaScript
12 130 (13.63%) JIRA
13 124 (13.00%) Regression Testing
14 121 (12.68%) Scrum
14 121 (12.68%) Test Scripting
15 114 (11.95%) Security Cleared
16 113 (11.84%) SAP
17 110 (11.53%) Test Strategy
18 108 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
19 107 (11.22%) Git (software)
20 106 (11.11%) Oracle
21 103 (10.80%) Unix
22 102 (10.69%) BDD
23 101 (10.59%) C#
24 96 (10.06%) Selenium
25 93 (9.75%) Unit Testing
25 93 (9.75%) Software Engineering
26 92 (9.64%) Migration
27 91 (9.54%) Microsoft
27 91 (9.54%) QA

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 59 (6.18%) Confluence
2 28 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.62%) JBoss
3 25 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.47%) Apache
7 10 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.94%) Jetty
9 8 (0.84%) SAS
10 7 (0.73%) CMS
10 7 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.52%) Documentum
12 5 (0.52%) Luigi
Applications
1 22 (2.31%) Simulink
2 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.52%) Pipeline Pilot
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.31%) Mingle
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.41%) SAP FI
2 22 (2.31%) SAP CO
2 22 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.78%) Unit4 Business World
4 13 (1.36%) SAP MM
5 12 (1.26%) ION MarketView
6 10 (1.05%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.84%) LabWindows
8 7 (0.73%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.63%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.42%) Maximo
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 4 (0.42%) RMDS
11 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.94%) Office 365
5 8 (0.84%) GitHub
5 8 (0.84%) PaaS
6 7 (0.73%) Slack
6 7 (0.73%) Trello
7 6 (0.63%) npm
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.52%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.52%) SaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) IaaS
10 2 (0.21%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.10%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.73%) Firewall
2 19 (1.99%) LTE
3 18 (1.89%) MPLS
4 16 (1.68%) HTTP
4 16 (1.68%) Internet
5 15 (1.57%) LDAP
6 13 (1.36%) BGP
6 13 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.26%) AMQP
7 12 (1.26%) IPsec
7 12 (1.26%) OSPF
8 11 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.15%) LAN
8 11 (1.15%) SSL
9 10 (1.05%) DNS
10 8 (0.84%) 4G
10 8 (0.84%) GSM
10 8 (0.84%) RS-422
10 8 (0.84%) WAN
10 8 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 63 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 54 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.46%) MySQL
5 33 (3.46%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.62%) Big Data
8 24 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.20%) Redis
10 20 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (1.78%) Sybase ASE
12 14 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.26%) KDB
14 12 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 130 (13.63%) JIRA
2 107 (11.22%) Git (software)
3 96 (10.06%) Selenium
4 80 (8.39%) Jenkins
5 63 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 56 (5.87%) JUnit
7 51 (5.35%) Subversion
8 47 (4.93%) SoapUI
9 45 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (4.40%) Maven
11 34 (3.56%) Mockito
12 32 (3.35%) WebDriver
13 28 (2.94%) Jasmine
14 26 (2.73%) TeamCity
15 25 (2.62%) Rational DOORS
16 24 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (2.41%) Visual Studio
18 22 (2.31%) Eclipse
18 22 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
19 21 (2.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 215 (22.54%) Finance
2 142 (14.88%) Banking
3 80 (8.39%) Front Office
4 55 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 49 (5.14%) Investment Banking
6 40 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.25%) Retail
8 15 (1.57%) Legal
9 14 (1.47%) Marketing
10 12 (1.26%) Aerospace
10 12 (1.26%) Back Office
10 12 (1.26%) Local Government
11 10 (1.05%) Games
12 8 (0.84%) Billing
12 8 (0.84%) Electronics
13 7 (0.73%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.52%) Automotive
16 4 (0.42%) International Banking
16 4 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 301 (31.55%) Developer
2 162 (16.98%) Analyst
3 140 (14.68%) Java Developer
4 117 (12.26%) Test Analyst
5 116 (12.16%) Consultant
6 85 (8.91%) Tester
7 62 (6.50%) Senior Developer
8 61 (6.39%) Software Engineer
9 44 (4.61%) SAP Consultant
10 43 (4.51%) Test Manager
11 30 (3.14%) Automation Tester
11 30 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 27 (2.83%) Architect
13 25 (2.62%) .NET Developer
13 25 (2.62%) Test Engineer
14 23 (2.41%) Business Analyst
14 23 (2.41%) Full Stack Developer
15 21 (2.20%) Implementation Consultant
15 21 (2.20%) Test Leader
16 18 (1.89%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.54%) REST
2 85 (8.91%) Spring
3 83 (8.70%) .NET
4 79 (8.28%) XML
5 68 (7.13%) HTML
6 59 (6.18%) AngularJS
7 58 (6.08%) RESTful
8 56 (5.87%) SOAP
9 54 (5.66%) CSS
10 53 (5.56%) Web Services
11 51 (5.35%) Hibernate
12 47 (4.93%) HTML5
13 41 (4.30%) JSON
14 38 (3.98%) JMS
15 35 (3.67%) Node.js
16 34 (3.56%) Gherkin
16 34 (3.56%) J2EE
17 27 (2.83%) WPF
18 26 (2.73%) WCF
19 25 (2.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.67%) Fixed Income
4 29 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.20%) Credit Risk
6 21 (2.20%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.99%) Grid Computing
8 18 (1.89%) Derivative
9 17 (1.78%) Market Risk
10 16 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.47%) Equities
12 12 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.15%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.15%) User Experience
14 8 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 155 (16.25%) Linux
2 103 (10.80%) Unix
3 87 (9.12%) Windows
4 32 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.47%) Solaris
8 10 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.52%) zOS
12 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.10%) AIX
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (24.84%) Test Automation
3 229 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 194 (20.34%) System Integration Testing
5 135 (14.15%) TDD
6 124 (13.00%) Regression Testing
7 121 (12.68%) Scrum
7 121 (12.68%) Test Scripting
8 110 (11.53%) Test Strategy
9 108 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (10.69%) BDD
11 93 (9.75%) Software Engineering
11 93 (9.75%) Unit Testing
12 92 (9.64%) Migration
13 86 (9.01%) SDLC
14 74 (7.76%) Data Migration
15 71 (7.44%) System Testing
16 67 (7.02%) Functional Testing
17 66 (6.92%) Configuration Management
18 64 (6.71%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 289 (30.29%) Java
2 212 (22.22%) SQL
3 131 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 101 (10.59%) C#
5 62 (6.50%) Python
6 60 (6.29%) C++
7 53 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 39 (4.09%) C
9 37 (3.88%) Scala
10 36 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 34 (3.56%) Perl
12 30 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 27 (2.83%) PowerShell
14 26 (2.73%) Ruby
15 22 (2.31%) MATLAB
16 21 (2.20%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.78%) Ada
18 15 (1.57%) Korn
19 13 (1.36%) PHP
20 11 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 89 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 67 (7.02%) Degree
3 67 (7.02%) ISEB
4 60 (6.29%) ISTQB
5 22 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.36%) CCNP
9 12 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.52%) HNC
11 5 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.52%) PhD
12 4 (0.42%) HND
13 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.31%) PMP
14 2 (0.21%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (9.54%) QA
2 9 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.94%) PMO
3 8 (0.84%) MiFID
4 6 (0.63%) GDPR
4 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.52%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.52%) MISRA
5 5 (0.52%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.42%) SLA
7 3 (0.31%) EMIR
7 3 (0.31%) IFRS
7 3 (0.31%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.21%) COSO
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.10%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (4.61%) Docker
2 28 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.84%) vSphere
5 6 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.63%) Terminal Services
5 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.52%) RACF
7 4 (0.42%) iptables
7 4 (0.42%) Postfix
7 4 (0.42%) Samba
7 4 (0.42%) Squid
8 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.10%) Puppet
3 19 (1.99%) Ansible
4 15 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.47%) SCCM
6 11 (1.15%) WSUS
7 6 (0.63%) Cobbler
7 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.63%) SafeCom
7 6 (0.63%) vRealize
8 5 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.42%) Nessus
9 4 (0.42%) Nmap
10 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.31%) Netcool
10 3 (0.31%) OpenView
10 3 (0.31%) Terraform
10 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 113 (11.84%) SAP
2 106 (11.11%) Oracle
3 91 (9.54%) Microsoft
4 59 (6.18%) HP
5 46 (4.82%) Sybase
6 45 (4.72%) IBM
7 28 (2.94%) Cisco
8 26 (2.73%) VMware
9 25 (2.62%) F5
10 22 (2.31%) TIBCO
11 20 (2.10%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.57%) Sitecore
13 13 (1.36%) Workday
14 12 (1.26%) Ariba
14 12 (1.26%) Google
14 12 (1.26%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.26%) NetApp
15 9 (0.94%) McAfee
15 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com