The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 24 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.28% 5.73% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 7.10% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 155 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 82.79% 80.73% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 121 149
Median daily rate £388 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £16.76 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) POJO
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JAX-WS
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) AOP
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JAXB
2 3 (75.00%) JDBC
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) JiBX
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (25.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) JAXB
1 3 (75.00%) JAX-WS
1 3 (75.00%) JDBC
1 3 (75.00%) POJO
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) WSDL
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) JiBX
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) AOP
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM