The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Integration Testing
Rank 112 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 37 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 1.24% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.54% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 17
Median daily rate £325 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £458 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
Integration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2874 3373 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.23% 80.39% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2035 1311
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 139 106
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Integration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Integration Testing across the North West region.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +14 15 £475 +11.76%
Manchester -28 11 £300 -25.00% 2
Merseyside +6 5 £231 +115.11%
Lancashire +8 2 £321 -4.10%
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 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 across the North West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 54 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.68%) Java
3 36 (44.44%) Finance
4 35 (43.21%) XML
5 32 (39.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (38.27%) Web Services
6 31 (38.27%) System Integration Testing
7 30 (37.04%) Software Engineering
8 28 (34.57%) Oracle
9 25 (30.86%) JDBC
9 25 (30.86%) Spring
10 24 (29.63%) SOAP
10 24 (29.63%) J2EE
10 24 (29.63%) JIRA
11 23 (28.40%) Waterfall
12 22 (27.16%) SQL
12 22 (27.16%) Kanban
13 21 (25.93%) JAX-WS
13 21 (25.93%) AOP
13 21 (25.93%) BDD
13 21 (25.93%) WSDL
13 21 (25.93%) JAXB
14 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
15 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
16 17 (20.99%) ISEB
17 16 (19.75%) ISTQB
17 16 (19.75%) Test Management
18 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
18 15 (18.52%) Selenium
18 15 (18.52%) JavaScript

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.94%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.47%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.23%) CICS
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) Confluence
5 1 (1.23%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Magento
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (3.70%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.70%) SAP PS
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) Internet
2 5 (6.17%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.47%) RS-422
4 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) JIRA
2 15 (18.52%) Selenium
3 11 (13.58%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.11%) Subversion
5 8 (9.88%) JUnit
6 3 (3.70%) Checkstyle
6 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.70%) FindBugs
6 3 (3.70%) Maven
6 3 (3.70%) Mockito
6 3 (3.70%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.47%) CaliberRM
7 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.23%) Introscope
8 1 (1.23%) QUnit
8 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (44.44%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Banking
3 8 (9.88%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Developer
2 23 (28.40%) Analyst
3 22 (27.16%) Java Developer
3 22 (27.16%) Test Analyst
4 16 (19.75%) Senior Developer
5 15 (18.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (13.58%) Applications Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Java Applications Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Senior Applications Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (8.64%) Test Leader
10 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
10 6 (7.41%) Tester
11 5 (6.17%) Digital Developer
11 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.70%) Consultant
12 3 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) XML
2 31 (38.27%) Web Services
3 25 (30.86%) JDBC
3 25 (30.86%) Spring
4 24 (29.63%) J2EE
4 24 (29.63%) SOAP
5 21 (25.93%) JAXB
5 21 (25.93%) JAX-WS
5 21 (25.93%) WSDL
6 14 (17.28%) JSON
6 14 (17.28%) RESTful
7 11 (13.58%) XSLT
8 8 (9.88%) Apache Camel
8 8 (9.88%) Middleware
8 8 (9.88%) POJO
9 7 (8.64%) CSS
10 6 (7.41%) HTML
11 4 (4.94%) JSP
11 4 (4.94%) Servlets
11 4 (4.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) SWIFT
2 4 (4.94%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) Animation
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (38.27%) System Integration Testing
4 30 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 23 (28.40%) Waterfall
6 22 (27.16%) Kanban
7 21 (25.93%) AOP
7 21 (25.93%) BDD
8 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
9 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
10 16 (19.75%) Test Management
11 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 14 (17.28%) TDD
13 13 (16.05%) E-Commerce
14 12 (14.81%) Defect Management
14 12 (14.81%) System Testing
15 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (12.35%) Project Management
16 10 (12.35%) Web Testing
17 9 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) Java
2 22 (27.16%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.64%) PHP
5 7 (8.64%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) C++
7 3 (3.70%) C
8 1 (1.23%) ABAP
8 1 (1.23%) Go
8 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) ISEB
2 16 (19.75%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.81%) Degree
4 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) IBM
3 7 (8.64%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) Perforce
5 2 (2.47%) CA
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.47%) Sony
6 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) Rally
6 1 (1.23%) Serena