Period
to 18 January 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 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.

System Integration Testing (SIT)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 438 407
Rank change year-on-year +63 -31 +70
Contract jobs citing System Integration Testing 624 499 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 300 393
UK median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £267 £250
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £340
% change year-on-year -1.32% +11.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -10.20% +108.51%
10th Percentile £32.50 £38.00 £34.44
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.80 £92.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £49.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% -10.20% +108.51%

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 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%

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 18 January 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 16 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 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 +61 582 £413 - 52
UK excluding London +25 327 £375 -1.32% 37
London +59 293 £470 +2.17% 21
South East -3 128 £400 +16.19% 10
North of England +44 55 £325 -21.21% 6
South West +37 46 £410 +9.33% 4
Midlands -27 35 £388 +0.65% 10
Scotland -1 30 £375 +29.31% 2
Yorkshire +22 29 £325 -23.08% 3
West Midlands +11 28 £325 -15.03% 10
East of England -2 27 £325 -37.50% 1
North West +12 18 £316 -23.33% 2
North East +56 8 £306 -41.67% 1
East Midlands -30 7 £425 +10.39%
Wales +2 5 £393 -21.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £298 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 358 (57.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 221 (35.42%) Integration Testing
3 214 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (30.61%) Finance
5 160 (25.64%) Test Automation
6 138 (22.12%) SQL
7 125 (20.03%) Test Scripting
8 123 (19.71%) Oracle
9 113 (18.11%) Banking
10 112 (17.95%) Java
11 110 (17.63%) Scenario Testing
12 102 (16.35%) JIRA
13 101 (16.19%) Test Strategy
14 95 (15.22%) Selenium
15 86 (13.78%) Regression Testing
16 85 (13.62%) Security Cleared
17 76 (12.18%) Scrum
18 74 (11.86%) Migration
18 74 (11.86%) SC Cleared
19 73 (11.70%) HP
20 69 (11.06%) Functional Testing
21 68 (10.90%) ISEB
22 67 (10.74%) Web Services
23 66 (10.58%) ISTQB
24 65 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
25 63 (10.10%) Linux
26 62 (9.94%) QA
27 58 (9.29%) Defect Management
28 56 (8.97%) Waterfall
29 55 (8.81%) HP Quality Center

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 26 (4.17%) Confluence
2 13 (2.08%) CMS
2 13 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.60%) SAS
5 9 (1.44%) Apache
5 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.28%) JBoss
7 7 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.96%) Documentum
9 5 (0.80%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.64%) IIS
10 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.32%) CICS
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.32%) WordPress
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.44%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (1.28%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.28%) SAP FI
2 8 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (1.12%) SAP HCM
3 7 (1.12%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.96%) Lawson
4 6 (0.96%) Maximo
4 6 (0.96%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.96%) SAP HR-PA
5 5 (0.80%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.80%) Primavera
5 5 (0.80%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.80%) SAP Retail
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.80%) SaaS
3 5 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.64%) BrowserStack
4 4 (0.64%) Office 365
4 4 (0.64%) PaaS
5 3 (0.48%) GitHub
5 3 (0.48%) IaaS
5 3 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.16%) AdWords
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.56%) PuTTY
1 16 (2.56%) WinSCP
2 9 (1.44%) SMS
3 6 (0.96%) Firewall
4 5 (0.80%) VPN
5 4 (0.64%) Internet
6 2 (0.32%) FTP
6 2 (0.32%) HTTP
6 2 (0.32%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) Broadband
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) LAN
7 1 (0.16%) LDAP
7 1 (0.16%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.33%) Oracle Database
1 27 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.12%) Big Data
7 7 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.96%) DB2
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 5 (0.80%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (0.80%) Sybase IQ
10 4 (0.64%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 102 (16.35%) JIRA
2 95 (15.22%) Selenium
3 53 (8.49%) Jenkins
4 51 (8.17%) SoapUI
5 37 (5.93%) Cucumber
6 35 (5.61%) Maven
7 31 (4.97%) Git (software)
7 31 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (4.49%) HP UFT
9 24 (3.85%) SpecFlow
9 24 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 21 (3.37%) Subversion
11 20 (3.21%) Eclipse
12 19 (3.04%) JMeter
13 17 (2.72%) Ant
13 17 (2.72%) Oracle APEX
13 17 (2.72%) TestNG
14 16 (2.56%) LoadRunner
15 14 (2.24%) Zephyr
16 8 (1.28%) GitLab
General
1 191 (30.61%) Finance
2 113 (18.11%) Banking
3 36 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.01%) Retail
5 21 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 20 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.72%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.60%) Marketing
8 10 (1.60%) Military
9 7 (1.12%) Automotive
10 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Billing
10 5 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.64%) Front Office
11 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.48%) Legal
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 223 (35.74%) Analyst
2 172 (27.56%) Test Analyst
3 100 (16.03%) Developer
4 62 (9.94%) Test Manager
5 51 (8.17%) Tester
6 34 (5.45%) Consultant
7 32 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 25 (4.01%) Automation Test Analyst
9 23 (3.69%) Test Engineer
10 22 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.53%) Salesforce Developer
11 21 (3.37%) Banking Analyst
11 21 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.04%) DevOps Developer
13 15 (2.40%) Integration Analyst
13 15 (2.40%) Integration Tester
13 15 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.24%) Project Manager
14 14 (2.24%) Python Developer
15 13 (2.08%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.74%) Web Services
2 45 (7.21%) .NET
3 37 (5.93%) SOAP
4 23 (3.69%) HTML
5 21 (3.37%) XML
6 20 (3.21%) jQuery
7 18 (2.88%) CSS
8 17 (2.72%) REST
9 15 (2.40%) HTML5
9 15 (2.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 14 (2.24%) Django
11 12 (1.92%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.44%) RESTful
13 8 (1.28%) Middleware
14 7 (1.12%) JSON
14 7 (1.12%) Spring
15 6 (0.96%) Hibernate
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
16 5 (0.80%) J2EE
16 5 (0.80%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.69%) Derivative
2 23 (3.69%) User Experience
3 21 (3.37%) Fixed Income
4 17 (2.72%) iSeries
5 16 (2.56%) Equities
5 16 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.08%) AS400
6 13 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.60%) OTC Derivatives
9 9 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.28%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.12%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.12%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.80%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.10%) Linux
2 42 (6.73%) Unix
3 37 (5.93%) Windows
4 26 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) webOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (57.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 221 (35.42%) Integration Testing
3 214 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (25.64%) Test Automation
5 125 (20.03%) Test Scripting
6 110 (17.63%) Scenario Testing
7 101 (16.19%) Test Strategy
8 86 (13.78%) Regression Testing
9 76 (12.18%) Scrum
10 74 (11.86%) Migration
11 69 (11.06%) Functional Testing
12 65 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (9.29%) Defect Management
14 56 (8.97%) Waterfall
15 54 (8.65%) System Testing
15 54 (8.65%) Test Management
16 51 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (8.01%) Data Migration
17 50 (8.01%) DevOps
18 47 (7.53%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.12%) SQL
2 112 (17.95%) Java
3 52 (8.33%) Python
4 43 (6.89%) C#
5 40 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.37%) F#
6 21 (3.37%) Groovy
7 20 (3.21%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.92%) RPG
8 12 (1.92%) RPG IV
9 11 (1.76%) C++
9 11 (1.76%) VBScript
10 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.28%) VB
11 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.96%) C
12 4 (0.64%) Perl
12 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 74 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 68 (10.90%) ISEB
4 66 (10.58%) ISTQB
5 41 (6.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (4.97%) Degree
7 9 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.80%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.64%) MCSA
10 4 (0.64%) MCSE
11 3 (0.48%) PMP
12 2 (0.32%) APMP
12 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.94%) QA
2 21 (3.37%) MiFID
3 6 (0.96%) IFRS
4 5 (0.80%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.80%) PMBOK
4 5 (0.80%) SLA
5 4 (0.64%) EMIR
5 4 (0.64%) SEPA
6 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.32%) COSO
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (2.56%) Docker
2 15 (2.40%) vSphere
3 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.48%) vCloud
5 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (8.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.44%) SCCM
3 7 (1.12%) Ansible
4 6 (0.96%) Puppet
5 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.64%) logstash
6 2 (0.32%) Grafana
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) MOM
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 123 (19.71%) Oracle
2 73 (11.70%) HP
3 49 (7.85%) SAP
4 48 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 38 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (3.37%) VMware
7 16 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.56%) webMethods
8 15 (2.40%) RapidMiner
8 15 (2.40%) Software AG
9 13 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 13 (2.08%) Pega
10 12 (1.92%) Workday
11 8 (1.28%) Cognos
11 8 (1.28%) IBM
12 7 (1.12%) Charles River
13 6 (0.96%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.96%) Citrix
13 6 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.96%) Tableau