Period
to 21 September 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 21 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.

System Integration Testing (SIT)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 424 398
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 +111
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 515 568 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 328 385
UK median daily rate £410 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.13% -7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% +6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -5.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28.00 £34.05 £19.44
90th Percentile £34.00 £36.25 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.68% -5.33% +25.00%

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 83335 90065 92253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.71% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54986 59640 59676
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.82% +1.37%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2273 2594
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 21 September 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 21 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 +3 461 £410 -3.53% 29
UK excluding London -6 296 £400 +6.67% 22
London +32 191 £450 -8.86% 12
South East -30 94 £400 +14.12% 6
North of England +49 62 £350 -9.68% 7
Midlands +23 46 £338 -15.63% 1
South West +23 41 £375 +7.14% 3
West Midlands +55 39 £369 +1.37% 1
Scotland +34 36 £650 +106.35% 4
Yorkshire +46 32 £444 +22.41% 4
North West +11 23 £316 -27.71% 2
East of England -17 16 £296 -34.17%
North East +80 7 £344 +5.77% 1
East Midlands -19 7 £270 -46.00%
Wales +2 1 £345 +4.94%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 311 (60.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 202 (39.22%) Integration Testing
3 152 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (24.47%) Test Automation
5 123 (23.88%) Finance
6 100 (19.42%) Test Scripting
7 95 (18.45%) Regression Testing
8 90 (17.48%) Banking
9 88 (17.09%) SQL
10 84 (16.31%) Oracle
11 83 (16.12%) Test Strategy
12 80 (15.53%) Java
13 78 (15.15%) JIRA
14 71 (13.79%) SAP
15 70 (13.59%) Migration
16 68 (13.20%) HP
16 68 (13.20%) SDLC
16 68 (13.20%) Scenario Testing
17 67 (13.01%) Selenium
18 60 (11.65%) Waterfall
19 57 (11.07%) Security Cleared
19 57 (11.07%) QA
20 54 (10.49%) Performance Testing
21 53 (10.29%) SC Cleared
21 53 (10.29%) Defect Management
22 52 (10.10%) Data Migration
23 51 (9.90%) Test Management
23 51 (9.90%) Functional Testing
23 51 (9.90%) BDD
24 48 (9.32%) Microsoft

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 30 (5.83%) Confluence
2 21 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.94%) CMS
4 10 (1.94%) IIS
5 8 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.36%) JBoss
6 7 (1.36%) SAS
7 4 (0.78%) CoreMedia CMS
7 4 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.58%) nginx
9 2 (0.39%) Apache
9 2 (0.39%) Documentum
9 2 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) CICS
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.30%) Unit4 Business World
2 12 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (1.17%) SAP HR-PA
6 5 (0.97%) Maximo
6 5 (0.97%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.97%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.78%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.78%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.78%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.58%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.58%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.58%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.75%) SaaS
4 6 (1.17%) PaaS
5 5 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.97%) IaaS
6 4 (0.78%) Office 365
6 4 (0.78%) Taleo
7 1 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.19%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.91%) PuTTY
1 15 (2.91%) WinSCP
2 5 (0.97%) LDAP
3 4 (0.78%) Firewall
4 3 (0.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.58%) TETRA
4 3 (0.58%) VPN
5 2 (0.39%) FTP
5 2 (0.39%) HTTP
5 2 (0.39%) SMS
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 18 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.94%) Big Data
9 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 8 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.97%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.78%) DB2
13 4 (0.78%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 78 (15.15%) JIRA
2 67 (13.01%) Selenium
3 48 (9.32%) Jenkins
4 33 (6.41%) Cucumber
5 30 (5.83%) WebDriver
6 28 (5.44%) HP UFT
6 28 (5.44%) SoapUI
6 28 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (4.66%) SpecFlow
8 22 (4.27%) Git (software)
9 21 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 17 (3.30%) JUnit
11 15 (2.91%) JMeter
11 15 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
11 15 (2.91%) Subversion
12 14 (2.72%) LoadRunner
13 13 (2.52%) Eclipse
14 12 (2.33%) TestNG
15 10 (1.94%) Ant
15 10 (1.94%) Toad
General
1 123 (23.88%) Finance
2 90 (17.48%) Banking
3 32 (6.21%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 22 (4.27%) Retail
6 12 (2.33%) Front Office
6 12 (2.33%) Local Government
7 9 (1.75%) Legal
8 8 (1.55%) Marketing
8 8 (1.55%) Military
9 6 (1.17%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.17%) Publishing
10 5 (0.97%) Automotive
10 5 (0.97%) Back Office
11 4 (0.78%) Advertising
11 4 (0.78%) Electronics
11 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 150 (29.13%) Analyst
2 101 (19.61%) Test Analyst
3 74 (14.37%) Consultant
3 74 (14.37%) Test Manager
4 53 (10.29%) Developer
5 51 (9.90%) Tester
6 32 (6.21%) Test Leader
7 26 (5.05%) Business Analyst
8 24 (4.66%) Automation Tester
8 24 (4.66%) Implementation Consultant
8 24 (4.66%) SAP Consultant
9 14 (2.72%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (2.52%) Business Consultant
10 13 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
10 13 (2.52%) Java Automation Tester
10 13 (2.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 13 (2.52%) Selenium Tester
11 12 (2.33%) SAP Manager
11 12 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (2.33%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.38%) .NET
2 34 (6.60%) Web Services
3 33 (6.41%) XML
4 18 (3.50%) SOAP
5 16 (3.11%) Spring
6 15 (2.91%) Gherkin
6 15 (2.91%) RESTful
7 14 (2.72%) Middleware
8 10 (1.94%) Kafka
9 9 (1.75%) Hibernate
10 8 (1.55%) JSON
10 8 (1.55%) REST
11 6 (1.17%) J2EE
11 6 (1.17%) Servlets
11 6 (1.17%) XSLT
12 5 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.97%) jQuery
13 4 (0.78%) JAX-WS
13 4 (0.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.50%) Derivative
3 18 (3.50%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.72%) Equities
5 8 (1.55%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
6 7 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.36%) User Experience
7 6 (1.17%) SWIFT
8 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.97%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.58%) AS400
10 3 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.58%) iSeries
10 3 (0.58%) IVR
10 3 (0.58%) RIA
11 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.32%) Linux
2 41 (7.96%) Windows
3 19 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (3.69%) Unix
4 18 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (60.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 202 (39.22%) Integration Testing
3 152 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (24.47%) Test Automation
5 100 (19.42%) Test Scripting
6 95 (18.45%) Regression Testing
7 83 (16.12%) Test Strategy
8 70 (13.59%) Migration
9 68 (13.20%) Scenario Testing
9 68 (13.20%) SDLC
10 60 (11.65%) Waterfall
11 54 (10.49%) Performance Testing
12 53 (10.29%) Defect Management
13 52 (10.10%) Data Migration
14 51 (9.90%) BDD
14 51 (9.90%) Functional Testing
14 51 (9.90%) Test Management
15 47 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (8.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.09%) SQL
2 80 (15.53%) Java
3 34 (6.60%) C#
4 20 (3.88%) F#
4 20 (3.88%) Python
5 16 (3.11%) VBScript
6 14 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.75%) VB
8 8 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.36%) C++
9 7 (1.36%) Groovy
9 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.36%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.17%) ABAP
11 5 (0.97%) Perl
12 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.78%) Ruby
13 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.58%) RPG IV
13 3 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.74%) ISEB
4 32 (6.21%) Degree
4 32 (6.21%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.78%) MCSA
8 4 (0.78%) MCSE
8 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.39%) ACCA
10 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.39%) CIMA
10 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.39%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.07%) QA
2 18 (3.50%) MiFID
3 5 (0.97%) EMIR
4 3 (0.58%) PMO
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.58%) SEPA
5 2 (0.39%) COSO
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.39%) IFRS
5 2 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) FATCA
6 1 (0.19%) GAAP
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (3.50%) Docker
2 15 (2.91%) vSphere
3 13 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (7.18%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.52%) vRealize
3 8 (1.55%) SCCM
4 5 (0.97%) Ansible
4 5 (0.97%) Control-M
4 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.97%) Puppet
5 3 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.58%) Nagios
5 3 (0.58%) Rancher
6 2 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 84 (16.31%) Oracle
2 71 (13.79%) SAP
3 68 (13.20%) HP
4 48 (9.32%) Microsoft
5 27 (5.24%) VMware
6 15 (2.91%) Pega
6 15 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.72%) IBM
8 11 (2.14%) Ariba
9 10 (1.94%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.75%) Workday
11 7 (1.36%) Sybase
12 5 (0.97%) Citrix
12 5 (0.97%) Informatica
12 5 (0.97%) Perforce
13 4 (0.78%) Charles River
13 4 (0.78%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.78%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft