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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Integration Testing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 26 37 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.37% 3.25% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.22% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £213 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.35 £49.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -8.37% +22.22%  

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 176 332 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.62% 77.03% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 204 188
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 25
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -7 4 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Integration Testing
North West

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 13 (54.17%) Perl
3 11 (45.83%) C
3 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 10 (41.67%) HOOD
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) Ada
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) Avionics
6 8 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (33.33%) SDLC
7 7 (29.17%) Virtual Team
7 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (29.17%) Degree
8 6 (25.00%) Ruby
8 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) .NET
8 6 (25.00%) C#
8 6 (25.00%) Java
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (25.00%) Python
8 6 (25.00%) ERP
8 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing

Integration Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (4.17%) MS Access
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (20.83%) StarTeam
2 5 (20.83%) VectorCAST
3 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Rational Robot
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (33.33%) Avionics
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Military
4 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) HOOD
2 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 8 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 6 (25.00%) ERP
5 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) UML
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Data Management
8 3 (12.50%) High Availability
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Open Source
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Perl
2 11 (45.83%) C
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Ada
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (25.00%) Ruby
5 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (20.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) HND
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) ICL
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft