Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 280 261
Rank change year-on-year -38 -19 +10
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 834 916 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.95% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.11% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 559 697
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £282
90th Percentile £649 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year -0.31% +7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 31
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £42.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.90% -16.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £14.40 £19.00 £38.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £41.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year -36.53% -16.50% +19.76%

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 88,125 82,523 92,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.56% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,129 54,070 60,770
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,375 2,085 2,305
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 -38 758 £450 +5.88% 212
UK excluding London -18 517 £400 -0.31% 158
London -61 305 £501 +6.49% 67
South East -11 124 £379 -5.25% 37
North of England -20 99 £400 +1.27% 34
Midlands -19 97 £375 -21.05% 29
South West 0 87 £425 +1.19% 28
West Midlands -16 71 £360 -4.00% 16
Yorkshire -2 54 £425 +7.94% 12
East of England +8 45 £500 +42.86% 17
North West -17 42 £363 -19.44% 20
Scotland -44 33 £350 -30.00% 8
Wales -4 25 £425 +21.43% 4
East Midlands -20 25 £431 -15.44% 13
Northern Ireland +10 6 £425 +3.66% 1
North East -6 4 £455 +13.75% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 377 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (30.22%) Test Automation
3 247 (29.62%) Java
4 224 (26.86%) SQL
5 165 (19.78%) BDD
6 160 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 157 (18.82%) JIRA
8 156 (18.71%) Finance
8 156 (18.71%) Scrum
8 156 (18.71%) System Integration Testing
9 149 (17.87%) TDD
10 145 (17.39%) Test Scripting
11 141 (16.91%) C#
12 138 (16.55%) Selenium
13 137 (16.43%) Git (software)
14 134 (16.07%) Jenkins
15 131 (15.71%) QA
16 126 (15.11%) Oracle
17 124 (14.87%) .NET
18 123 (14.75%) REST
19 120 (14.39%) JavaScript
20 119 (14.27%) Microservices
21 118 (14.15%) Unit Testing
22 112 (13.43%) HTML
23 110 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
24 103 (12.35%) Linux
25 100 (11.99%) Software Engineering
26 96 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
27 90 (10.79%) Regression Testing
27 90 (10.79%) CSS

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 71 (8.51%) Confluence
2 24 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 23 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 22 (2.64%) Apache
5 21 (2.52%) CMS
6 20 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.92%) JBoss
9 13 (1.56%) Jetty
10 11 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.96%) GemFire
12 7 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.84%) SAS
13 6 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.72%) nginx
13 6 (0.72%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
15 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.48%) IIS
15 4 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Simulink
2 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.44%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.84%) Maximo
5 6 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.48%) HFM
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.24%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.24%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 96 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.48%) GitHub
4 17 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.80%) Slack
6 13 (1.56%) Office 365
7 11 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (0.84%) Azure Machine Learning
9 7 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
9 7 (0.84%) NuGet
10 6 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.48%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.48%) PaaS
12 4 (0.48%) Serverless
13 3 (0.36%) IaaS
13 3 (0.36%) npm
14 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.52%) Internet
2 18 (2.16%) HTTP
3 16 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.68%) Firewall
5 9 (1.08%) AMQP
5 9 (1.08%) MPLS
6 7 (0.84%) SSL
6 7 (0.84%) VPN
7 5 (0.60%) Network Security
7 5 (0.60%) WAN
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 4 (0.48%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.48%) SMS
8 4 (0.48%) SNMP
8 4 (0.48%) SSH
8 4 (0.48%) VoIP
9 3 (0.36%) Broadband
9 3 (0.36%) DNS
9 3 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 54 (6.47%) MongoDB
4 44 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.68%) Big Data
6 36 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (3.60%) Oracle Database
10 28 (3.36%) MySQL
11 23 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.56%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.56%) KDB
14 13 (1.56%) Pentaho
15 12 (1.44%) Couchbase
15 12 (1.44%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.44%) Impala
Development Applications
1 157 (18.82%) JIRA
2 138 (16.55%) Selenium
3 137 (16.43%) Git (software)
4 134 (16.07%) Jenkins
5 86 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 62 (7.43%) SoapUI
7 45 (5.40%) Maven
8 44 (5.28%) JMeter
9 42 (5.04%) Subversion
10 36 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (3.84%) WebDriver
12 30 (3.60%) JUnit
12 30 (3.60%) TeamCity
12 30 (3.60%) Visual Studio
13 29 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 26 (3.12%) SpecFlow
15 25 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
16 23 (2.76%) Bitbucket
17 22 (2.64%) Jasmine
18 19 (2.28%) Artifactory
General
1 156 (18.71%) Finance
2 83 (9.95%) Banking
3 34 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.48%) Retail
5 23 (2.76%) Front Office
6 9 (1.08%) Automotive
6 9 (1.08%) Legal
6 9 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.96%) Games
7 8 (0.96%) Law
8 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.84%) Marketing
9 6 (0.72%) Back Office
9 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.24%) Avionics
11 2 (0.24%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 313 (37.53%) Developer
2 156 (18.71%) Analyst
3 131 (15.71%) Test Analyst
4 93 (11.15%) Java Developer
5 60 (7.19%) Tester
6 42 (5.04%) Software Engineer
7 40 (4.80%) Senior Developer
7 40 (4.80%) Test Manager
8 35 (4.20%) .NET Developer
9 30 (3.60%) Automation Tester
10 28 (3.36%) Consultant
10 28 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
10 28 (3.36%) Test Engineer
10 28 (3.36%) Test Leader
11 25 (3.00%) Architect
11 25 (3.00%) C# Developer
12 20 (2.40%) Integration Analyst
12 20 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (2.28%) Integration Test Analyst
13 19 (2.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (14.87%) .NET
2 123 (14.75%) REST
3 112 (13.43%) HTML
4 90 (10.79%) CSS
5 86 (10.31%) XML
6 73 (8.75%) Spring
7 65 (7.79%) Web Services
8 61 (7.31%) SOAP
9 60 (7.19%) HTML5
10 52 (6.24%) RESTful
11 46 (5.52%) .NET Framework
12 41 (4.92%) JSON
13 38 (4.56%) AngularJS
14 33 (3.96%) Node.js
14 33 (3.96%) Sass
15 31 (3.72%) Spring Boot
16 30 (3.60%) Hibernate
17 29 (3.48%) ASP.NET
17 29 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (3.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (3.84%) Fixed Income
4 28 (3.36%) User Experience
5 26 (3.12%) Fintech
6 23 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.92%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.68%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (1.32%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.32%) Thin Client
13 9 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.08%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.35%) Linux
2 83 (9.95%) Windows
3 67 (8.03%) Unix
4 34 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 31 (3.72%) Android
6 27 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.72%) CentOS
8 6 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.60%) VMS
10 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) VME
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (30.22%) Test Automation
3 165 (19.78%) BDD
4 160 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 156 (18.71%) Scrum
5 156 (18.71%) System Integration Testing
6 149 (17.87%) TDD
7 145 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 119 (14.27%) Microservices
9 118 (14.15%) Unit Testing
10 110 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (11.99%) Software Engineering
12 90 (10.79%) Regression Testing
13 79 (9.47%) DevOps
14 77 (9.23%) Functional Testing
15 75 (8.99%) Migration
16 74 (8.87%) SDLC
16 74 (8.87%) System Testing
17 70 (8.39%) Test Strategy
18 67 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 247 (29.62%) Java
2 224 (26.86%) SQL
3 141 (16.91%) C#
4 120 (14.39%) JavaScript
5 88 (10.55%) Python
6 48 (5.76%) Java 8
7 46 (5.52%) C
8 31 (3.72%) C++
9 26 (3.12%) Ruby
10 25 (3.00%) ES6
11 21 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.40%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.28%) Perl
13 19 (2.28%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.68%) Ada
14 14 (1.68%) MATLAB
14 14 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.44%) Groovy
16 11 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (9.71%) ISTQB
2 70 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 62 (7.43%) ISEB
4 50 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 43 (5.16%) Degree
6 35 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.20%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.96%) MCSE
12 6 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.48%) MCP
14 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (15.71%) QA
2 19 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.68%) GCP
4 10 (1.20%) PMO
5 6 (0.72%) PSD2
6 5 (0.60%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.60%) SLA
7 4 (0.48%) GDPR
7 4 (0.48%) IFRS
7 4 (0.48%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.24%) MISRA
8 2 (0.24%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.12%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (8.27%) Docker
2 20 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.48%) XenApp
8 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.24%) iptables
9 2 (0.24%) Postfix
9 2 (0.24%) Samba
9 2 (0.24%) Squid
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.24%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.12%) HDFS
10 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 39 (4.68%) Puppet
2 24 (2.88%) Ansible
3 23 (2.76%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.76%) Terraform
4 21 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (2.04%) HP ALM
5 17 (2.04%) SCCM
6 9 (1.08%) Cobbler
6 9 (1.08%) Grafana
6 9 (1.08%) Graylog
7 7 (0.84%) WSUS
8 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.60%) SafeCom
10 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.24%) Nessus
12 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 126 (15.11%) Oracle
2 72 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.56%) SAP
4 30 (3.60%) HP
5 26 (3.12%) IBM
5 26 (3.12%) VMware
6 25 (3.00%) TIBCO
7 19 (2.28%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.80%) Sybase
9 14 (1.68%) Tableau
10 13 (1.56%) Cisco
11 12 (1.44%) ION Trading
11 12 (1.44%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.32%) Cloudera
12 11 (1.32%) Informatica
13 10 (1.20%) Micro Focus
13 10 (1.20%) webMethods
14 8 (0.96%) McAfee
15 7 (0.84%) Wyse