Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for System Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Integration Testing over the 6 months to 19 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.

System Integration Testing (SIT)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 420 408
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 +65
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 570 573 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 337 382
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% -5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £272 £261
90th Percentile £573 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £378 £340
% change year-on-year -1.46% +11.03% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -2.22% +63.64%
10th Percentile £32.50 £38.00 £21.95
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.80 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% -2.22% +63.64%

System 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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

System Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Integration Testing in the UK

System Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Integration Testing.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Integration Testing in the UK

System Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Integration Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Integration Testing in the UK

System Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Integration Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Integration Testing in the UK

System Integration Testing
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Integration Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +21 526 £401 -5.76% 18
UK excluding London -8 304 £372 -1.46% 12
London +24 247 £450 -10.00% 10
South East -16 117 £375 +10.29% 3
North of England +38 46 £308 -25.45% 4
South West +29 45 £405 +9.46%
Midlands +6 45 £363 -12.12% 1
West Midlands +41 39 £334 -11.59% 1
Scotland -4 29 £363 +16.94% 3
Yorkshire +28 25 £325 -13.33% 3
East of England -18 19 £325 -27.78%
North West +4 17 £298 -27.88% 1
East Midlands -23 6 £425 -5.56%
North East +64 4 £269 -18.56%
Wales +6 3 £375 -18.92% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Integration Testing.

1 347 (60.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 214 (37.54%) Integration Testing
3 174 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (28.60%) Finance
5 138 (24.21%) Test Automation
6 115 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 113 (19.82%) Banking
8 109 (19.12%) SQL
9 102 (17.89%) Test Strategy
10 100 (17.54%) Java
11 94 (16.49%) Oracle
11 94 (16.49%) JIRA
12 92 (16.14%) Scenario Testing
13 85 (14.91%) HP
14 82 (14.39%) Regression Testing
15 77 (13.51%) Selenium
16 72 (12.63%) Functional Testing
17 70 (12.28%) SAP
18 67 (11.75%) ISEB
19 64 (11.23%) Security Cleared
20 60 (10.53%) QA
20 60 (10.53%) Linux
21 59 (10.35%) Waterfall
22 57 (10.00%) ISTQB
22 57 (10.00%) SC Cleared
23 56 (9.82%) Migration
24 55 (9.65%) SDLC
24 55 (9.65%) Defect Management
25 54 (9.47%) Web Services
25 54 (9.47%) Continuous Integration

System 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 29 (5.09%) Confluence
2 14 (2.46%) CMS
3 11 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.23%) JBoss
5 7 (1.23%) SAS
6 6 (1.05%) Documentum
7 4 (0.70%) IIS
7 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.18%) CICS
9 1 (0.18%) CoreMedia CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.58%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.40%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.40%) SAP FI
2 8 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (1.23%) SAP HCM
4 6 (1.05%) Lawson
4 6 (1.05%) Maximo
4 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.05%) SAP HR-PA
5 5 (0.88%) SAP Retail
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.70%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.70%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.53%) iTrent
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.53%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.23%) SaaS
4 4 (0.70%) Office 365
4 4 (0.70%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.53%) IaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) AdWords
7 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.16%) PuTTY
1 18 (3.16%) WinSCP
2 6 (1.05%) Firewall
2 6 (1.05%) SMS
3 5 (0.88%) VPN
4 3 (0.53%) Internet
5 2 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.35%) HTTP
5 2 (0.35%) TETRA
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.05%) Big Data
10 6 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.05%) Sybase ASE
10 6 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
11 5 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.88%) DB2
11 5 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 94 (16.49%) JIRA
2 77 (13.51%) Selenium
3 43 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 43 (7.54%) SoapUI
4 33 (5.79%) Cucumber
5 31 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (5.09%) Git (software)
6 29 (5.09%) HP UFT
7 26 (4.56%) SpecFlow
8 24 (4.21%) WebDriver
9 21 (3.68%) Eclipse
9 21 (3.68%) LoadRunner
10 19 (3.33%) Ant
10 19 (3.33%) Maven
10 19 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
10 19 (3.33%) Subversion
10 19 (3.33%) TestNG
11 17 (2.98%) JMeter
12 13 (2.28%) JUnit
13 12 (2.11%) Zephyr
General
1 163 (28.60%) Finance
2 113 (19.82%) Banking
3 39 (6.84%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.74%) Retail
5 22 (3.86%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.46%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.93%) Front Office
8 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.58%) Military
9 8 (1.40%) Legal
9 8 (1.40%) Marketing
10 7 (1.23%) Automotive
11 5 (0.88%) Back Office
11 5 (0.88%) Billing
11 5 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.88%) Publishing
11 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 199 (34.91%) Analyst
2 147 (25.79%) Test Analyst
3 73 (12.81%) Developer
4 66 (11.58%) Test Manager
5 56 (9.82%) Tester
6 51 (8.95%) Consultant
7 28 (4.91%) Test Leader
8 25 (4.39%) Business Analyst
9 21 (3.68%) Automation Test Analyst
10 20 (3.51%) Banking Analyst
10 20 (3.51%) Test Engineer
11 19 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 17 (2.98%) SAP Consultant
13 16 (2.81%) Project Manager
14 14 (2.46%) Programme Test Manager
14 14 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.46%) Test Programme Manager
15 13 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.28%) Integration Tester
15 13 (2.28%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.47%) Web Services
2 44 (7.72%) .NET
3 27 (4.74%) SOAP
4 19 (3.33%) HTML
5 16 (2.81%) jQuery
5 16 (2.81%) XML
6 15 (2.63%) CSS
6 15 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 14 (2.46%) RESTful
8 13 (2.28%) REST
9 12 (2.11%) Django
9 12 (2.11%) HTML5
10 10 (1.75%) Middleware
11 9 (1.58%) Spring
12 6 (1.05%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.05%) Kafka
13 5 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (0.88%) SAP ALE
14 4 (0.70%) J2EE
14 4 (0.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.21%) Derivative
3 22 (3.86%) Fixed Income
3 22 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.16%) Equities
5 17 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.46%) iSeries
7 13 (2.28%) OTC Derivatives
8 11 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.93%) User Experience
9 9 (1.58%) AS400
10 8 (1.40%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.23%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.23%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.88%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.53%) Linux
2 39 (6.84%) Windows
3 33 (5.79%) Unix
4 23 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) webOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (60.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 214 (37.54%) Integration Testing
3 174 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (24.21%) Test Automation
5 115 (20.18%) Test Scripting
6 102 (17.89%) Test Strategy
7 92 (16.14%) Scenario Testing
8 82 (14.39%) Regression Testing
9 72 (12.63%) Functional Testing
10 59 (10.35%) Waterfall
11 56 (9.82%) Migration
12 55 (9.65%) Defect Management
12 55 (9.65%) SDLC
13 54 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (9.12%) Scrum
14 52 (9.12%) Test Management
15 50 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (8.42%) Non-Functional Testing
17 45 (7.89%) Performance Testing
18 43 (7.54%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 109 (19.12%) SQL
2 100 (17.54%) Java
3 38 (6.67%) Python
4 35 (6.14%) C#
5 29 (5.09%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.04%) F#
7 16 (2.81%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.11%) VBScript
9 11 (1.93%) RPG
9 11 (1.93%) RPG IV
10 10 (1.75%) C++
11 9 (1.58%) Groovy
12 8 (1.40%) VB
13 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.70%) C
14 4 (0.70%) Perl
14 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 67 (11.75%) ISEB
2 64 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 57 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 57 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 37 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.26%) Degree
6 12 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.70%) MCSA
8 4 (0.70%) MCSE
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.70%) PMP
9 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.35%) APMP
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.53%) QA
2 26 (4.56%) MiFID
3 8 (1.40%) EMIR
4 4 (0.70%) SEPA
5 3 (0.53%) IFRS
5 3 (0.53%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.35%) COSO
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) GAAP
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (2.98%) vSphere
2 16 (2.81%) Docker
3 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (8.07%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.11%) SCCM
3 7 (1.23%) Ansible
4 6 (1.05%) Puppet
5 4 (0.70%) vRealize
6 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.53%) Rancher
7 2 (0.35%) Grafana
7 2 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 94 (16.49%) Oracle
2 85 (14.91%) HP
3 70 (12.28%) SAP
4 53 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (3.86%) VMware
6 17 (2.98%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.63%) Pega
8 14 (2.46%) Workday
9 13 (2.28%) Atlassian
9 13 (2.28%) Software AG
9 13 (2.28%) webMethods
10 8 (1.40%) Ariba
10 8 (1.40%) Sybase
11 7 (1.23%) Tableau
12 6 (1.05%) Charles River
12 6 (1.05%) IBM
13 5 (0.88%) Citrix
13 5 (0.88%) Informatica
14 4 (0.70%) Adobe