The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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.

Integration Testing
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 16 -
Rank change year-on-year -31 -  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 4.63% 1.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.51% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Median daily rate £420 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.75%  

Integration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 272 72 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.95% 85.71% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 37 26
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -31.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Integration Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in Belfast

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 19 (95.00%) Front Office
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) Information Security
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (85.00%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (80.00%) Unix
3 16 (80.00%) Linux
4 15 (75.00%) Finance
4 15 (75.00%) Relational Database
5 14 (70.00%) OO
6 12 (60.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (35.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) Validation
9 5 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
10 4 (20.00%) Big Data
10 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
11 3 (15.00%) BDD
11 3 (15.00%) Degree
11 3 (15.00%) WPF
11 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (15.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) OOD
12 2 (10.00%) Windows
12 2 (10.00%) STL
12 2 (10.00%) C++
12 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 2 (10.00%) Equities
12 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (95.00%) Front Office
2 15 (75.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (45.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) WPF
2 2 (10.00%) STL
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (85.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
1 16 (80.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (85.00%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (85.00%) Information Security
2 14 (70.00%) OO
3 12 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) Validation
6 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
6 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) OOD
8 2 (10.00%) Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
8 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Statistics
9 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
9 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
9 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Talend