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 3 months to 27 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 47 64
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 9 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 3.45% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 4.12% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 10
Median daily rate £363 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +15.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £369 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £450
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 535 776 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 83.71% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 565 491
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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
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 3 months to 27 June 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
Warrington +17 3 £363 -21.62%
Knutsford +5 3 £390 -20.00%
Chester -3 2 £350 -26.31% 1
Integration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) ETL
3 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Validation
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) PMO
6 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (25.00%) POJO
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (25.00%) JAX-WS
6 3 (25.00%) System Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing

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 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Toad
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
1 3 (25.00%) JAXB
1 3 (25.00%) JAX-WS
1 3 (25.00%) JDBC
1 3 (25.00%) POJO
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) WSDL
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) XSLT
2 2 (16.67%) JiBX
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ETL
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) AOP
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM