Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 160 172
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -25
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 38 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.93% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 37
North West median daily rate £550 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% +7.14% +8.95%
10th Percentile £350 £281 £250
90th Percentile £645 £475 £488
England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +30.37% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31.25 £44.00 £27.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £36.70
England median hourly rate £33.75 £49.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -31.12% +20.99% +1.25%

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 4629 5692 6965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.32% 83.89% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3672 4228
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £587 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 283
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.93 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Manchester +11 12 £605 +72.71% 6
Cheshire 0 12 £390 -17.89% 2
Lancashire +11 8 £640 +70.67% 1
Merseyside +6 6 £450 +63.64%
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
4 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 13 (34.21%) Java
5 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
6 12 (31.58%) TDD
6 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
6 12 (31.58%) Microservices
7 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
7 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
7 10 (26.32%) Node.js
7 10 (26.32%) REST
7 10 (26.32%) Open Source
7 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (26.32%) MySQL
8 9 (23.68%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) Kanban
8 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
8 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (21.05%) PMO
9 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
9 8 (21.05%) BDD
9 8 (21.05%) JUnit
9 8 (21.05%) Finance
10 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Scrum
10 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
10 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra

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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.63%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.63%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Slack
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
2 10 (26.32%) MySQL
2 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (18.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 8 (21.05%) JUnit
4 7 (18.42%) Jasmine
5 6 (15.79%) JIRA
6 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (7.89%) Rational Statemate
7 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.26%) Selenium
8 2 (5.26%) Toad
8 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
8 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.63%) Rational Rose
9 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Avionics
4 1 (2.63%) French Language
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Software Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Senior Manager
2 8 (21.05%) Senior Test Manager
2 8 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Software Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Node.js
1 10 (26.32%) REST
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) CSS3
4 1 (2.63%) DOM
4 1 (2.63%) ICEfaces
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) RichFaces
4 1 (2.63%) Servlets
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
2 1 (2.63%) RIA
2 1 (2.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
3 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 12 (31.58%) Microservices
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 10 (26.32%) Open Source
5 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.68%) Kanban
6 9 (23.68%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
8 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Coaching
9 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) SFIA
10 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.53%) Case Management
12 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) Ada
3 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) PMO
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
2 5 (13.16%) Pega
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Infor
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Perforce
4 1 (2.63%) Serena