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 3 months to 28 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 39 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 10 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.95% 0.90% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 1.10% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £188 £84
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.00% +123.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.70 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.92% +9.02%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 276 272 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.42% 81.93% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 157 135
Median daily rate £425 £395 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -16.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £520 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool +7 10 £450 - 2
Integration Testing
North West

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

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (40.00%) Docker
3 4 (40.00%) Microservices
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Microservices
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle