Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 279 273
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 1013 965 992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.92% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.10% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 619 640
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.30%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £643 £556 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +22.50% -
10th Percentile £13.51 £35.50 £20.95
90th Percentile £48.01 £54.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £49.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -59.60% +23.75% -

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +23 947 £438 +9.38% 96
UK excluding London -26 500 £400 +8.84% 60
London +79 499 £500 +11.11% 42
South East -48 142 £375 +7.14% 16
Midlands +20 106 £421 +12.27% 14
North of England +4 81 £413 +17.86% 15
West Midlands +49 80 £400 +8.84% 9
South West +5 60 £420 +5.00% 7
East of England -20 53 £320 -28.89% 2
Yorkshire +39 41 £463 +37.04% 3
North West -2 38 £550 +46.67% 11
Scotland -12 32 £338 -3.57% 4
East Midlands -18 26 £500 +42.86% 5
Northern Ireland -43 16 £410 +11.49%
Wales +7 9 £409 +2.19% 2
North East +25 5 £325 -1.52% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 421 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (34.16%) Java
3 278 (27.44%) Test Automation
4 266 (26.26%) Finance
5 236 (23.30%) SQL
5 236 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 217 (21.42%) System Integration Testing
7 175 (17.28%) Banking
8 164 (16.19%) Linux
9 155 (15.30%) JIRA
10 145 (14.31%) Git (software)
10 145 (14.31%) TDD
11 144 (14.22%) JavaScript
12 134 (13.23%) Scrum
13 133 (13.13%) Test Scripting
14 123 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
15 121 (11.94%) Test Strategy
16 113 (11.15%) Jenkins
17 112 (11.06%) C#
18 111 (10.96%) QA
19 110 (10.86%) Unix
20 109 (10.76%) REST
20 109 (10.76%) BDD
21 107 (10.56%) Oracle
22 99 (9.77%) SAP
22 99 (9.77%) Selenium
23 98 (9.67%) Cucumber
23 98 (9.67%) Security Cleared
24 97 (9.58%) Regression Testing
25 96 (9.48%) Spring

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 73 (7.21%) Confluence
2 33 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 30 (2.96%) JBoss
4 27 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 25 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 22 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (1.97%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.78%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.28%) Apache
9 13 (1.28%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.18%) CMS
10 12 (1.18%) Jetty
11 10 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
11 10 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.99%) Luigi
12 8 (0.79%) SAS
13 7 (0.69%) Documentum
14 6 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.49%) Tornado
Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Simulink
2 15 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.99%) Pipeline Pilot
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.30%) Mingle
6 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (3.06%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.78%) SAP FI
2 18 (1.78%) SAP MM
3 16 (1.58%) SAP CO
3 16 (1.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.69%) LabWindows
6 6 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.59%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.59%) Maximo
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.49%) Kondor
7 5 (0.49%) Lawson
7 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.49%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.49%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.39%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.28%) Slack
5 11 (1.09%) PaaS
6 9 (0.89%) GitHub
7 8 (0.79%) Office 365
7 8 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.69%) SaaS
8 7 (0.69%) Trello
9 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.49%) npm
10 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.39%) IaaS
11 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.099%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.37%) Firewall
2 15 (1.48%) AMQP
2 15 (1.48%) LDAP
2 15 (1.48%) LTE
3 12 (1.18%) Internet
4 11 (1.09%) HTTP
5 10 (0.99%) DNS
6 9 (0.89%) LAN
6 9 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.79%) 3GPP
7 8 (0.79%) MPLS
7 8 (0.79%) SSL
7 8 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.69%) Network Security
8 7 (0.69%) RS-422
8 7 (0.69%) WAN
8 7 (0.69%) Wireless
9 6 (0.59%) GSM
9 6 (0.59%) VoIP
9 6 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.18%) NoSQL
2 91 (8.98%) MongoDB
3 82 (8.09%) SQL Server
4 56 (5.53%) Relational Database
5 49 (4.84%) MySQL
6 39 (3.85%) Redis
7 35 (3.46%) Hadoop
8 32 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (3.06%) KDB
10 27 (2.67%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.57%) Big Data
12 22 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
13 19 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.18%) Couchbase
15 12 (1.18%) Riak
15 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (1.09%) Data Mining
16 11 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (15.30%) JIRA
2 145 (14.31%) Git (software)
3 113 (11.15%) Jenkins
4 99 (9.77%) Selenium
5 98 (9.67%) Cucumber
6 70 (6.91%) JUnit
7 67 (6.61%) Maven
8 64 (6.32%) SoapUI
9 58 (5.73%) Subversion
10 40 (3.95%) WebDriver
11 34 (3.36%) Mockito
12 33 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (2.86%) TeamCity
14 27 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (2.67%) Jasmine
15 22 (2.17%) Ant
15 22 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
16 21 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
17 20 (1.97%) FitNesse
18 19 (1.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 266 (26.26%) Finance
2 175 (17.28%) Banking
3 71 (7.01%) Front Office
4 47 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 33 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.47%) Retail
8 21 (2.07%) Games
9 18 (1.78%) Back Office
10 15 (1.48%) Legal
11 14 (1.38%) Marketing
12 10 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.69%) Automotive
14 7 (0.69%) Electronics
15 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.59%) Publishing
16 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.39%) International Banking
18 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 347 (34.25%) Developer
2 181 (17.87%) Analyst
3 161 (15.89%) Java Developer
4 130 (12.83%) Test Analyst
5 106 (10.46%) Tester
6 78 (7.70%) Senior Developer
7 77 (7.60%) Consultant
8 60 (5.92%) Software Engineer
9 45 (4.44%) Test Manager
10 44 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
11 42 (4.15%) Automation Tester
12 31 (3.06%) SAP Consultant
13 29 (2.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 29 (2.86%) Test Leader
14 28 (2.76%) C# Developer
15 27 (2.67%) Architect
15 27 (2.67%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 26 (2.57%) .NET Developer
17 25 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
18 23 (2.27%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (10.76%) REST
2 96 (9.48%) Spring
2 96 (9.48%) XML
3 92 (9.08%) .NET
4 79 (7.80%) HTML
5 75 (7.40%) RESTful
6 74 (7.31%) SOAP
7 70 (6.91%) Web Services
8 69 (6.81%) AngularJS
9 61 (6.02%) JSON
10 59 (5.82%) CSS
11 54 (5.33%) HTML5
12 53 (5.23%) Hibernate
13 46 (4.54%) JMS
14 45 (4.44%) Node.js
15 43 (4.24%) TIBCO EMS
16 39 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
17 35 (3.46%) Gherkin
18 31 (3.06%) WPF
19 30 (2.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 47 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.16%) Fixed Income
6 27 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.27%) Credit Risk
8 20 (1.97%) Grid Computing
9 19 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.88%) Derivative
9 19 (1.88%) Market Risk
10 18 (1.78%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.68%) User Experience
12 14 (1.38%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.28%) Equities
13 13 (1.28%) Online Games
14 11 (1.09%) Life Science
14 11 (1.09%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.99%) DataPower
16 9 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 164 (16.19%) Linux
2 110 (10.86%) Unix
3 76 (7.50%) Windows
4 51 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.38%) Solaris
8 12 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.69%) zOS
12 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.20%) Android
14 2 (0.20%) CentOS
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.099%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (27.44%) Test Automation
3 236 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 217 (21.42%) System Integration Testing
5 145 (14.31%) TDD
6 134 (13.23%) Scrum
7 133 (13.13%) Test Scripting
8 123 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
9 121 (11.94%) Test Strategy
10 109 (10.76%) BDD
11 97 (9.58%) Regression Testing
12 95 (9.38%) Unit Testing
13 92 (9.08%) Scenario Testing
13 92 (9.08%) Software Engineering
14 80 (7.90%) Functional Testing
14 80 (7.90%) Kanban
15 78 (7.70%) Migration
16 76 (7.50%) Configuration Management
17 74 (7.31%) System Testing
18 72 (7.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 346 (34.16%) Java
2 236 (23.30%) SQL
3 144 (14.22%) JavaScript
4 112 (11.06%) C#
5 69 (6.81%) Python
6 58 (5.73%) C++
7 47 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 43 (4.24%) Scala
9 42 (4.15%) C
10 38 (3.75%) Perl
10 38 (3.75%) Ruby
11 30 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 23 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.97%) MATLAB
15 18 (1.78%) Ada
16 16 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 14 (1.38%) PHP
17 14 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.22%) Degree
4 59 (5.82%) ISTQB
5 57 (5.63%) ISEB
6 25 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.99%) PhD
10 8 (0.79%) PMP
11 5 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.30%) CCNP
13 3 (0.30%) HNC
13 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (10.96%) QA
2 20 (1.97%) MiFID
3 18 (1.78%) PMO
4 15 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.89%) GDPR
7 6 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.59%) SLA
8 4 (0.39%) EMIR
9 3 (0.30%) IFRS
9 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.20%) COSO
11 1 (0.099%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.099%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.099%) WAI
System Software
1 55 (5.43%) Docker
2 31 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.69%) RACF
6 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 4 (0.39%) iptables
7 4 (0.39%) Postfix
7 4 (0.39%) Samba
7 4 (0.39%) Squid
7 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) XenApp
9 1 (0.099%) HDFS
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (3.95%) Puppet
3 26 (2.57%) Ansible
4 19 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.78%) SCCM
6 8 (0.79%) Grafana
6 8 (0.79%) WSUS
7 7 (0.69%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.69%) StatsD
8 6 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.59%) SafeCom
9 5 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.39%) Nessus
10 4 (0.39%) Nmap
10 4 (0.39%) vRealize
11 3 (0.30%) logstash
11 3 (0.30%) Terraform
12 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 107 (10.56%) Oracle
2 99 (9.77%) SAP
3 80 (7.90%) Microsoft
4 66 (6.52%) Sybase
5 62 (6.12%) HP
6 52 (5.13%) IBM
7 49 (4.84%) TIBCO
8 31 (3.06%) ION Trading
9 25 (2.47%) VMware
10 22 (2.17%) Cisco
11 20 (1.97%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.78%) Workday
14 16 (1.58%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.18%) Google
15 12 (1.18%) Talend
16 11 (1.09%) F5
16 11 (1.09%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.99%) Netezza
17 10 (0.99%) RapidMiner