Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 6 months to 23 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.23% 1.01% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.29% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £275 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% +155.81% -65.32%
North West median daily rate £500 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -3.41% +30.37% -10.00%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 410 466 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.02% 78.19% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 289 314
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £185
90th Percentile £538 £514 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in Merseyside

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in Merseyside

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 6 £450 +50.00%
Integration Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (16.67%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SAP PM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP