The median contractor rate for a Test and Integration Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test and Integration Engineer
UK
Rank 584 619 608
Rank change year-on-year +35 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Test and Integration Engineer 12 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.043% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.046% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Median daily rate £475 £410 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +18.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 -
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test and Integration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test and Integration Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test and Integration Engineer in the UK

Test and Integration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test and Integration Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test and Integration Engineer in the UK

Test and Integration Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test and Integration Engineer in the UK

Test and Integration Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test and Integration Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 12 £475 +15.85% 2
South East +31 6 - -
Gloucestershire +4 4 £475 -
South West -8 4 £475 - 1
Hampshire +12 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
London +25 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Test and Integration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Test and Integration Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Test and Integration Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Validation
2 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (54.55%) System Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 12 (54.55%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 10 (45.45%) SDLC
6 9 (40.91%) DevOps
6 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
6 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
6 9 (40.91%) V-Model
6 9 (40.91%) Selenium
6 9 (40.91%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Scrum
7 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Python
7 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 8 (36.36%) C
7 8 (36.36%) Perl
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis

Test and Integration Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) NAS
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) 3G
4 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.55%) 4G
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) LTE
4 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Military
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Validation
2 12 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 12 (54.55%) System Integration Testing
2 12 (54.55%) System Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) SDLC
5 9 (40.91%) DevOps
5 9 (40.91%) Risk Analysis
5 9 (40.91%) Scrum
5 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
5 9 (40.91%) V-Model
5 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
6 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C
1 8 (36.36%) Perl
1 8 (36.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Dell
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Nokia
4 2 (9.09%) Telelogic
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Huawei
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (4.55%) TIBCO