Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 24 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 81 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 -9
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 13 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 1.24% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.45% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 9
Cheshire median daily rate £390 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +11.76% +34.92%
10th Percentile £346 £311 £315
90th Percentile £453 £500 £490
North West median daily rate £500 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -3.41% +30.37% -10.00%

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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Knutsford - 6 £400 -
Chester +3 3 £350 -26.32%
Warrington +17 2 £406 -
Integration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 10 (76.92%) Test Strategy
2 8 (61.54%) Defect Management
2 8 (61.54%) PMO
2 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (15.38%) Toad
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Toad
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Rose
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Test Manager
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Manager
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Database Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Axis
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) DOM
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) ICEfaces
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) JSF
1 1 (7.69%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
1 1 (7.69%) RichFaces
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) WSDL
1 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) RIA
1 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Strategy
2 8 (61.54%) Defect Management
2 8 (61.54%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Server Building
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce