Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 280 277
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 972 880 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.08% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 553 605
UK median daily rate £438 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +5.41% -7.50%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
90th Percentile £645 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 30
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £48.17 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.99% +16.06% +3.75%
10th Percentile £13.61 £32.50 £26.13
90th Percentile £47.83 £53.75 £53.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £48.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -45.88% +18.29% +2.50%

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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +20 910 £440 +10.00% 198
London +76 481 £500 +15.88% 72
UK excluding London -17 478 £403 +10.34% 141
South East -63 141 £389 +10.99% 33
Midlands +6 90 £400 +10.34% 17
North of England +12 77 £425 +21.43% 28
West Midlands +29 68 £400 +10.34% 12
East of England -8 59 £400 -15.79% 21
South West +13 57 £425 +12.58% 27
Yorkshire +41 46 £425 +11.48% 8
Scotland -15 32 £338 -2.17% 4
North West -12 26 £450 +20.81% 19
East Midlands -14 22 £444 +26.79% 5
Wales +6 11 £413 -2.94% 8
Northern Ireland -25 9 £410 +8.18% 3
North East +28 6 £325 +0.62% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (32.92%) Java
3 279 (28.70%) Test Automation
4 258 (26.54%) Finance
5 242 (24.90%) SQL
6 221 (22.74%) System Integration Testing
7 211 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 172 (17.70%) Banking
9 165 (16.98%) JIRA
10 162 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 151 (15.53%) Test Scripting
12 145 (14.92%) TDD
13 142 (14.61%) JavaScript
14 139 (14.30%) Linux
15 134 (13.79%) Scrum
16 121 (12.45%) C#
16 121 (12.45%) BDD
16 121 (12.45%) Jenkins
17 117 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
18 114 (11.73%) Security Cleared
19 113 (11.63%) Cucumber
20 110 (11.32%) NoSQL
20 110 (11.32%) QA
21 108 (11.11%) Software Engineering
22 107 (11.01%) Test Strategy
23 106 (10.91%) Oracle
24 105 (10.80%) MongoDB
25 100 (10.29%) .NET
26 99 (10.19%) REST
27 98 (10.08%) Selenium

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 75 (7.72%) Confluence
2 41 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 39 (4.01%) JBoss
4 33 (3.40%) WebLogic
5 25 (2.57%) WebSphere
6 20 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (1.95%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.75%) SharePoint
9 16 (1.65%) CMS
10 14 (1.44%) Apache
11 13 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.34%) Jetty
12 11 (1.13%) MS Exchange
13 10 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (1.03%) Luigi
13 10 (1.03%) SAS
14 6 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.62%) nginx
15 5 (0.51%) Tornado
16 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.75%) Simulink
3 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.03%) Pipeline Pilot
5 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.31%) Mingle
8 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (3.09%) ION MarketView
2 19 (1.95%) SAP MM
3 17 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.34%) SAP FI
5 11 (1.13%) SAP CO
5 11 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.51%) Kondor
8 5 (0.51%) Lawson
8 5 (0.51%) Maximo
8 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.51%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.41%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.31%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.26%) Slack
4 20 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.34%) GitHub
6 12 (1.23%) PaaS
7 9 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.82%) SaaS
8 8 (0.82%) Trello
9 6 (0.62%) Office 365
10 5 (0.51%) npm
11 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.41%) IaaS
12 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.21%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.57%) Firewall
2 16 (1.65%) AMQP
3 14 (1.44%) Internet
4 13 (1.34%) HTTP
5 10 (1.03%) LDAP
5 10 (1.03%) SSL
6 9 (0.93%) 3GPP
6 9 (0.93%) LTE
6 9 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.82%) Network Security
7 8 (0.82%) VPN
8 7 (0.72%) DNS
8 7 (0.72%) MPLS
8 7 (0.72%) Wireless
9 6 (0.62%) GSM
9 6 (0.62%) SMS
10 5 (0.51%) LAN
10 5 (0.51%) VoIP
10 5 (0.51%) WAN
10 5 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (11.32%) NoSQL
2 105 (10.80%) MongoDB
3 81 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 58 (5.97%) MySQL
5 54 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 49 (5.04%) Redis
7 43 (4.42%) Hadoop
8 39 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (3.09%) KDB
10 23 (2.37%) Big Data
10 23 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.85%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (1.44%) Sybase ASE
14 13 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (1.34%) Couchbase
14 13 (1.34%) Riak
15 11 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 11 (1.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 165 (16.98%) JIRA
2 162 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 121 (12.45%) Jenkins
4 113 (11.63%) Cucumber
5 98 (10.08%) Selenium
6 79 (8.13%) Subversion
7 73 (7.51%) SoapUI
8 72 (7.41%) JUnit
9 68 (7.00%) Maven
10 41 (4.22%) Mockito
11 38 (3.91%) WebDriver
12 29 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (2.78%) Jasmine
14 25 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (2.06%) Ant
15 20 (2.06%) FitNesse
15 20 (2.06%) Gradle
16 19 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
17 16 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
17 16 (1.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 258 (26.54%) Finance
2 172 (17.70%) Banking
3 45 (4.63%) Front Office
4 41 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.40%) Games
6 31 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.26%) Retail
9 17 (1.75%) Retail Banking
10 13 (1.34%) Back Office
11 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.72%) Legal
11 7 (0.72%) Marketing
12 6 (0.62%) Automotive
12 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) International Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 343 (35.29%) Developer
2 184 (18.93%) Analyst
3 143 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 139 (14.30%) Java Developer
5 106 (10.91%) Tester
6 84 (8.64%) Senior Developer
7 60 (6.17%) Software Engineer
8 54 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 50 (5.14%) Consultant
10 44 (4.53%) Test Manager
11 41 (4.22%) Automation Tester
12 38 (3.91%) C# Developer
13 29 (2.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 29 (2.98%) Integration Analyst
14 27 (2.78%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 25 (2.57%) Integration Test Analyst
16 24 (2.47%) .NET Developer
16 24 (2.47%) Senior Tester
17 22 (2.26%) SAP Consultant
17 22 (2.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (10.29%) .NET
2 99 (10.19%) REST
3 95 (9.77%) XML
4 94 (9.67%) Spring
5 87 (8.95%) RESTful
5 87 (8.95%) SOAP
6 82 (8.44%) HTML
7 78 (8.02%) Web Services
8 70 (7.20%) AngularJS
9 60 (6.17%) JSON
10 59 (6.07%) CSS
11 57 (5.86%) HTML5
12 55 (5.66%) JMS
13 53 (5.45%) Node.js
14 49 (5.04%) Hibernate
15 44 (4.53%) TIBCO EMS
16 38 (3.91%) WPF
17 36 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
18 35 (3.60%) Gherkin
19 32 (3.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
1 51 (5.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.98%) Fixed Income
4 26 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.67%) Credit Risk
5 25 (2.57%) User Experience
6 24 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 24 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.26%) Grid Computing
7 22 (2.26%) Market Risk
8 17 (1.75%) Online Games
9 16 (1.65%) Derivative
10 12 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.13%) Life Science
12 10 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.93%) DataPower
13 9 (0.93%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 139 (14.30%) Linux
2 94 (9.67%) Unix
3 75 (7.72%) Windows
4 50 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.65%) Mac OS X
6 15 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.13%) Solaris
9 11 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.03%) Windows Server
11 9 (0.93%) zOS
12 8 (0.82%) CentOS
13 4 (0.41%) Android
14 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (28.70%) Test Automation
3 221 (22.74%) System Integration Testing
4 211 (21.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 151 (15.53%) Test Scripting
6 145 (14.92%) TDD
7 134 (13.79%) Scrum
8 121 (12.45%) BDD
9 117 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 107 (11.01%) Test Strategy
12 97 (9.98%) Unit Testing
13 95 (9.77%) Scenario Testing
13 95 (9.77%) System Testing
14 94 (9.67%) Kanban
15 87 (8.95%) Mentoring
16 83 (8.54%) Microservices
17 82 (8.44%) Regression Testing
18 81 (8.33%) Configuration Management
19 79 (8.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 320 (32.92%) Java
2 242 (24.90%) SQL
3 142 (14.61%) JavaScript
4 121 (12.45%) C#
5 77 (7.92%) Python
6 55 (5.66%) C++
7 49 (5.04%) Ruby
8 43 (4.42%) C
8 43 (4.42%) Scala
9 38 (3.91%) Perl
10 35 (3.60%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.16%) Ada
15 19 (1.95%) Groovy
16 18 (1.85%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.85%) R
17 17 (1.75%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 114 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.56%) Degree
4 49 (5.04%) ISTQB
5 44 (4.53%) ISEB
6 24 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.03%) PhD
10 8 (0.82%) PMP
11 6 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.31%) CCNP
14 3 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.31%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (11.32%) QA
2 17 (1.75%) MiFID
3 15 (1.54%) PMO
4 13 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.51%) IFRS
6 5 (0.51%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.31%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) COSO
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
9 1 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (6.38%) Docker
2 28 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.93%) RACF
5 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.41%) iptables
6 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.41%) Postfix
6 4 (0.41%) Samba
6 4 (0.41%) Squid
6 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 3 (0.31%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (6.07%) Puppet
2 51 (5.25%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (3.60%) Ansible
4 26 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.54%) Grafana
6 14 (1.44%) SCCM
7 13 (1.34%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.23%) StatsD
9 8 (0.82%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.62%) WSUS
11 5 (0.51%) logstash
12 4 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.41%) Nessus
12 4 (0.41%) Nmap
12 4 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.41%) SafeCom
13 3 (0.31%) Kibana
14 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 106 (10.91%) Oracle
2 78 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 64 (6.58%) SAP
4 58 (5.97%) HP
5 49 (5.04%) Sybase
6 48 (4.94%) TIBCO
7 41 (4.22%) IBM
8 30 (3.09%) ION Trading
9 22 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 20 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.65%) Cisco
12 15 (1.54%) VMware
12 15 (1.54%) Workday
13 14 (1.44%) Google
13 14 (1.44%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.34%) Splunk
15 10 (1.03%) Netezza
15 10 (1.03%) RapidMiner
15 10 (1.03%) Talend
16 9 (0.93%) Citrix