Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 January 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 164 198
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34 -57
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 25 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.87% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.02% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 18
North West median daily rate £450 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -1.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £229
90th Percentile £645 £469 £520
England median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £47.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +38.97% -2.16%
10th Percentile £31.25 £41.56 £27.70
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.00 £40.30
England median hourly rate £33.75 £47.79 £41.00
% change year-on-year -29.38% +16.56% +2.50%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,464 5,177 6,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.12% 84.54% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,901 3,360 4,216
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 154 272
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% -23.66% +64.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.08 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £52.61 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the North West

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the North West

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the North West

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the North West

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the North West

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Cheshire +4 9 £345 +9.96% 3
Lancashire +1 7 £640 +70.67% 2
Manchester -7 7 £577 +44.31% 14
Merseyside +10 2 - -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 10 (40.00%) SQL
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (36.00%) BDD
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) MySQL
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Open Source
4 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (24.00%) Node.js
4 6 (24.00%) REST
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (24.00%) Coaching
4 6 (24.00%) Microservices
4 6 (24.00%) SFIA
5 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Slack
5 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.00%) Confluence

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Infor M3
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
1 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
1 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
5 3 (12.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.00%) Toad
6 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (8.00%) Rational Statemate
7 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Avionics
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
1 7 (28.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ERP Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Node.js
1 6 (24.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Axis
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) EDI
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) ICEfaces
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) JSF
2 1 (4.00%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) RichFaces
2 1 (4.00%) Servlets
2 1 (4.00%) WSDL
2 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) RIA
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) BDD
2 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Coaching
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (24.00%) Microservices
4 6 (24.00%) Open Source
4 6 (24.00%) SFIA
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) Ada
6 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Infor
3 1 (4.00%) Pega
3 1 (4.00%) Perforce