The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 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.

Integration Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 86 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 11 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.83% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.07% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Median daily rate £380 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £306 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1067 1496 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.89% 83.67% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 907 688
Median daily rate £385 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Manchester

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in Manchester

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 17 (65.38%) SAP
1 17 (65.38%) System Integration Testing
2 15 (57.69%) Workflow
3 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (34.62%) SAPUI5
5 7 (26.92%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (19.23%) DB2
7 5 (19.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (19.23%) Life Science
8 4 (15.38%) Selenium
8 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 4 (15.38%) SAP Basis
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) Legal
9 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 3 (11.54%) SAP BW
9 3 (11.54%) NetWeaver
9 3 (11.54%) Clustering
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) SAP TM
9 3 (11.54%) SAP Implementation
9 3 (11.54%) QA
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) BDD
10 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 2 (7.69%) User Stories

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (11.54%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) StarTeam
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) SAP Developer
2 9 (34.62%) SAPUI5 Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) SAP Basis Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Progress Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) SAPUI5
2 4 (15.38%) SAP Basis
3 3 (11.54%) SAP TM
4 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Life Science
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) System Integration Testing
2 15 (57.69%) Workflow
3 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.54%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Usability Testing
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.85%) JCL
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (3.85%) Scala
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) ICL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Progress