Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 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.

System Integration Testing (SIT)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 429 404
Rank change year-on-year -20 -25 0
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 495 484 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.63% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 304 383
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £253
90th Percentile £579 £595 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -3.25% +10.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.54% +29.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year - -22.54% +29.09%

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 86,403 76,480 88,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.67% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,005 50,162 58,325
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,286 2,054 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.48 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -21.41% -4.96% +22.96%

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 24 May 2018.

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 17 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 24 May 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 -21 450 £413 +3.13% 45
UK excluding London -47 276 £373 -3.25% 42
London +17 222 £495 +13.03% 8
South East -36 86 £420 +12.00% 16
North of England -21 61 £325 -18.75% 10
Midlands -12 40 £400 +18.52% 8
West Midlands -15 30 £370 -5.13% 8
South West +6 28 £403 +7.76% 1
Scotland -43 28 £348 -42.08% 4
Yorkshire -26 24 £275 -29.03%
North West -14 23 £338 -18.18% 9
East of England 0 20 £388 -1.59% 2
North East +15 14 £300 -25.00% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £438 +45.83%
Wales -5 9 £408 +59.49% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £298 -
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Integration Testing.

1 253 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 216 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (34.14%) Integration Testing
4 146 (29.49%) Test Automation
5 140 (28.28%) Finance
6 126 (25.45%) SQL
7 116 (23.43%) Test Scripting
8 107 (21.62%) Oracle
9 101 (20.40%) Java
10 95 (19.19%) Scrum
11 94 (18.99%) Test Strategy
12 93 (18.79%) Selenium
13 83 (16.77%) Security Cleared
14 76 (15.35%) ISEB
15 72 (14.55%) Regression Testing
15 72 (14.55%) SC Cleared
15 72 (14.55%) QA
16 70 (14.14%) Scenario Testing
17 68 (13.74%) JIRA
18 66 (13.33%) SoapUI
19 64 (12.93%) Windows
19 64 (12.93%) ISTQB
20 63 (12.73%) Migration
20 63 (12.73%) DevOps
21 62 (12.53%) Banking
22 61 (12.32%) HP
23 60 (12.12%) Microsoft
24 57 (11.52%) Web Services
25 56 (11.31%) Linux
26 55 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

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 18 (3.64%) Apache
2 13 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.63%) Confluence
2 13 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.82%) SAS
5 8 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.01%) IIS
9 4 (0.81%) WebLogic Integration
10 3 (0.61%) CMS
10 3 (0.61%) JBoss
10 3 (0.61%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.40%) CICS
11 2 (0.40%) Documentum
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.01%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.61%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.61%) Primavera
3 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.40%) FastStats
4 2 (0.40%) HFM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.40%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.22%) Office 365
4 6 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.81%) BrowserStack
5 4 (0.81%) SaaS
6 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.40%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.45%) PuTTY
1 27 (5.45%) WinSCP
2 8 (1.62%) SMS
3 7 (1.41%) Firewall
4 4 (0.81%) FTP
4 4 (0.81%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) WebEx
6 1 (0.20%) 5G
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.47%) Oracle Database
3 32 (6.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 28 (5.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 26 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.22%) Big Data
9 11 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (2.22%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.41%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 6 (1.21%) DataStage
13 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.81%) MS Access
14 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (18.79%) Selenium
2 68 (13.74%) JIRA
3 66 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 34 (6.87%) Jenkins
5 33 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (6.26%) HP UFT
6 31 (6.26%) Oracle APEX
7 30 (6.06%) SpecFlow
8 29 (5.86%) TestNG
9 28 (5.66%) Ant
9 28 (5.66%) Eclipse
9 28 (5.66%) Maven
10 23 (4.65%) Cucumber
10 23 (4.65%) LoadRunner
11 17 (3.43%) Git (software)
12 13 (2.63%) WebDriver
13 12 (2.42%) Toad
14 10 (2.02%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.82%) JMeter
16 8 (1.62%) Zephyr
General
1 140 (28.28%) Finance
2 62 (12.53%) Banking
3 26 (5.25%) Retail
4 17 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.82%) Legal
7 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.21%) Back Office
8 6 (1.21%) Law
9 5 (1.01%) Marketing
10 4 (0.81%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.61%) Military
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (40.00%) Analyst
2 172 (34.75%) Test Analyst
3 66 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 60 (12.12%) Developer
5 36 (7.27%) Test Leader
6 35 (7.07%) Tester
7 25 (5.05%) Integration Analyst
8 23 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 21 (4.24%) Integration Test Analyst
10 20 (4.04%) Salesforce Developer
11 18 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
13 16 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
14 15 (3.03%) DevOps Developer
15 13 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
15 13 (2.63%) Manual Test Analyst
15 13 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
16 12 (2.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.52%) Web Services
2 44 (8.89%) .NET
3 41 (8.28%) XML
4 35 (7.07%) SOAP
5 12 (2.42%) REST
6 11 (2.22%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.82%) JSON
7 9 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.01%) Middleware
9 5 (1.01%) OAuth
9 5 (1.01%) OAuth2
9 5 (1.01%) Spring
10 4 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.81%) CSS
10 4 (0.81%) HTML
10 4 (0.81%) StructureMap
10 4 (0.81%) WCF
10 4 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.04%) User Experience
3 15 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.22%) Derivative
4 11 (2.22%) Fixed Income
5 8 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.41%) iSeries
6 7 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.21%) AS400
7 6 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.81%) Equities
8 4 (0.81%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
8 4 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.93%) Windows
2 56 (11.31%) Linux
3 35 (7.07%) Unix
4 33 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 25 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.01%) Android
8 4 (0.81%) HPUX
8 4 (0.81%) SUSE
9 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.61%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 216 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (34.14%) Integration Testing
4 146 (29.49%) Test Automation
5 116 (23.43%) Test Scripting
6 95 (19.19%) Scrum
7 94 (18.99%) Test Strategy
8 72 (14.55%) Regression Testing
9 70 (14.14%) Scenario Testing
10 63 (12.73%) DevOps
10 63 (12.73%) Migration
11 55 (11.11%) BDD
11 55 (11.11%) Kanban
11 55 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (10.71%) Defect Management
13 47 (9.49%) Functional Testing
13 47 (9.49%) Software Testing
13 47 (9.49%) Waterfall
14 45 (9.09%) Test Management
15 44 (8.89%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (25.45%) SQL
2 101 (20.40%) Java
3 39 (7.88%) C#
4 32 (6.46%) Python
5 27 (5.45%) F#
6 19 (3.84%) Groovy
7 18 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.21%) C
11 6 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (0.81%) Perl
12 4 (0.81%) RPG
12 4 (0.81%) RPG IV
12 4 (0.81%) VB
13 3 (0.61%) C++
13 3 (0.61%) Java 8
14 2 (0.40%) JCL
Qualifications
1 83 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 76 (15.35%) ISEB
3 72 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 64 (12.93%) ISTQB
5 52 (10.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (4.04%) Degree
8 8 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.61%) SAFe Agilist
11 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.40%) PMP
11 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MCPD
12 1 (0.20%) MCSE
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (14.55%) QA
2 10 (2.02%) IFRS
3 7 (1.41%) IFRS 9
4 3 (0.61%) GDPR
4 3 (0.61%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.40%) MiFID
5 2 (0.40%) PSD2
5 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (5.45%) vSphere
2 10 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.41%) Docker
4 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.61%) vCloud
6 2 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (10.30%) HP ALM
2 30 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.62%) SCCM
5 6 (1.21%) vRealize
6 5 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.61%) Ansible
8 3 (0.61%) Puppet
9 2 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.40%) logstash
9 2 (0.40%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.40%) PTC Integrity
10 1 (0.20%) Automic
10 1 (0.20%) MOM
10 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 107 (21.62%) Oracle
2 61 (12.32%) HP
3 60 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.68%) webMethods
5 32 (6.46%) VMware
6 29 (5.86%) Software AG
7 28 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 26 (5.25%) SAP
9 25 (5.05%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (3.43%) IBM
11 9 (1.82%) Citrix
12 8 (1.62%) RapidMiner
12 8 (1.62%) Tableau
13 6 (1.21%) CA
13 6 (1.21%) Charles River
13 6 (1.21%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.01%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.01%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.81%) Cognos