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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Integration Testing
Rank 103 100 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 61 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.38% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.78% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 18
Median daily rate £450 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.70 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +15 33 £475 +15.08% 1
Manchester -6 14 £300 -17.80% 6
Lancashire -8 5 £263 -30.00%
Merseyside -5 3 £188 +123.88%
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 70 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (49.06%) Java
3 44 (41.51%) XML
4 43 (40.57%) Software Engineering
5 42 (39.62%) Finance
6 35 (33.02%) Web Services
7 34 (32.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (31.13%) System Integration Testing
9 32 (30.19%) Spring
10 29 (27.36%) Oracle
11 28 (26.42%) JIRA
12 27 (25.47%) JDBC
13 26 (24.53%) J2EE
14 25 (23.58%) Software Testing
14 25 (23.58%) Kanban
14 25 (23.58%) Waterfall
15 24 (22.64%) BDD
16 23 (21.70%) SOAP
17 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
17 22 (20.75%) SQL
17 22 (20.75%) Selenium
18 21 (19.81%) JAX-WS
18 21 (19.81%) AOP
18 21 (19.81%) WSDL
18 21 (19.81%) JAXB
19 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
20 18 (16.98%) ISEB
20 18 (16.98%) Banking
21 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
21 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
2 12 (11.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.55%) IBM HTTP Server
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (5.66%) Confluence
5 5 (4.72%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.77%) Apache
6 4 (3.77%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.89%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.94%) CICS
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 2 (1.89%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Magento
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.83%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.83%) SAP PS
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) HTTP
2 6 (5.66%) Internet
3 5 (4.72%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.89%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) MySQL
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.89%) Redis
4 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (26.42%) JIRA
2 22 (20.75%) Selenium
3 14 (13.21%) Subversion
4 13 (12.26%) JUnit
5 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.66%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.77%) Checkstyle
8 4 (3.77%) FindBugs
8 4 (3.77%) Introscope
8 4 (3.77%) Maven
8 4 (3.77%) Mockito
8 4 (3.77%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.77%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.83%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.89%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (39.62%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Billing
4 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.83%) Avionics
5 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (36.79%) Developer
2 23 (21.70%) Java Developer
3 20 (18.87%) Senior Developer
4 19 (17.92%) Analyst
4 19 (17.92%) Test Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (10.38%) Applications Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Java Applications Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Senior Applications Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Software Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Test Manager
8 9 (8.49%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.60%) Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Digital Developer
11 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (41.51%) XML
2 35 (33.02%) Web Services
3 32 (30.19%) Spring
4 27 (25.47%) JDBC
5 26 (24.53%) J2EE
6 23 (21.70%) SOAP
7 21 (19.81%) JAXB
7 21 (19.81%) JAX-WS
7 21 (19.81%) WSDL
8 15 (14.15%) JSON
8 15 (14.15%) RESTful
9 14 (13.21%) CSS
9 14 (13.21%) HTML
10 12 (11.32%) XSLT
11 11 (10.38%) JSP
11 11 (10.38%) Middleware
11 11 (10.38%) Spring MVC
12 10 (9.43%) jQuery
13 8 (7.55%) Apache Camel
13 8 (7.55%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) iPad
1 5 (4.72%) Online Banking
1 5 (4.72%) SWIFT
2 4 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.94%) Animation
5 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Unix
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.57%) Software Engineering
3 34 (32.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (31.13%) System Integration Testing
5 25 (23.58%) Kanban
5 25 (23.58%) Software Testing
5 25 (23.58%) Waterfall
6 24 (22.64%) BDD
7 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
8 21 (19.81%) AOP
9 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (16.04%) Unit Testing
10 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
10 16 (15.09%) TDD
10 16 (15.09%) Test Management
10 16 (15.09%) Test Scripting
11 14 (13.21%) System Testing
12 13 (12.26%) Scrum
13 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
13 12 (11.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.06%) Java
2 22 (20.75%) SQL
3 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.09%) C++
5 9 (8.49%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.55%) PHP
6 8 (7.55%) Ruby
7 5 (4.72%) Ada
7 5 (4.72%) C
8 3 (2.83%) C#
8 3 (2.83%) Python
9 2 (1.89%) Go
9 2 (1.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) ISEB
2 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
3 14 (13.21%) Degree
4 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.89%) PhD
9 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (27.36%) Oracle
2 17 (16.04%) IBM
3 7 (6.60%) SAP
4 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.72%) CA
5 5 (4.72%) hybris
6 4 (3.77%) Perforce
7 3 (2.83%) Serena
8 2 (1.89%) HP
8 2 (1.89%) Sony
9 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.94%) Facebook
9 1 (0.94%) Rally
9 1 (0.94%) Twitter
9 1 (0.94%) VMware