The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.78% 1.14% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.54% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Median daily rate - £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 324 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.94% 73.97% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 200 208
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £52.20
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Lancashire

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in Lancashire

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Preston - 6 - -
Integration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) Ada
2 9 (69.23%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (61.54%) Rational Statemate
3 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
3 8 (61.54%) HOOD
4 7 (53.85%) SDLC
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) UML
6 5 (38.46%) Avionics
7 4 (30.77%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (30.77%) Military
7 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
8 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (23.08%) Perl
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (15.38%) HND
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Migration
10 1 (7.69%) Aerospace

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (61.54%) Rational Statemate
3 4 (30.77%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.69%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (38.46%) Avionics
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (30.77%) Military
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Ada Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Ada Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) HOOD
2 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
3 7 (53.85%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) Hazard Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Ada
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) MIL-STD-498
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft