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 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 99 102
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 35 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.59% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.94% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 45 33
Median daily rate £376 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.38% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3100 2861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.70% 82.23% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1959 1688
Median daily rate £413 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 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
Manchester +10 10 £370 +23.33% 7
Merseyside +3 10 £450 +140.00% 2
Cheshire -11 9 £363 -23.68% 4
Lancashire +7 6 - -
Integration Testing
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
4 17 (28.81%) Java
5 16 (27.12%) Test Automation
6 13 (22.03%) Finance
6 13 (22.03%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Defect Management
8 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
8 10 (16.95%) Selenium
8 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
9 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Scrum
9 9 (15.25%) Ada
10 8 (13.56%) SAP
10 8 (13.56%) XML
10 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.56%) HOOD
10 8 (13.56%) BDD
10 8 (13.56%) SDLC
10 8 (13.56%) Microservices
10 8 (13.56%) Rational Statemate
10 8 (13.56%) Test Management
10 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
10 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
11 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (5.08%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.69%) CICS
2 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Broadband
2 1 (1.69%) DOCSIS
2 1 (1.69%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.39%) DB2
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.69%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.69%) MS Access
7 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Selenium
2 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.25%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (13.56%) Rational Statemate
4 7 (11.86%) JIRA
5 5 (8.47%) JUnit
6 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.78%) Jasmine
6 4 (6.78%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (6.78%) Vagrant
6 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.39%) Toad
9 1 (1.69%) ERwin
9 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.69%) Subversion
9 1 (1.69%) VectorCAST
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 5 (8.47%) Avionics
4 5 (8.47%) Retail
5 4 (6.78%) Military
6 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.69%) Back Office
7 1 (1.69%) Legal
7 1 (1.69%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Analyst
1 17 (28.81%) Software Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Developer
4 6 (10.17%) SAP Developer
4 6 (10.17%) SAPUI5 Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Ada Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Ada Software Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) XML
2 7 (11.86%) SAPUI5
3 6 (10.17%) J2EE
3 6 (10.17%) Web Services
4 5 (8.47%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.78%) Node.js
5 4 (6.78%) REST
6 3 (5.08%) HTML
6 3 (5.08%) JAXB
6 3 (5.08%) JAX-WS
6 3 (5.08%) JDBC
6 3 (5.08%) POJO
6 3 (5.08%) SOAP
6 3 (5.08%) Spring
6 3 (5.08%) WSDL
6 3 (5.08%) XSLT
7 2 (3.39%) JiBX
7 2 (3.39%) JSON
7 2 (3.39%) RESTful
7 2 (3.39%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Life Science
2 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.39%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Software Engineering
3 16 (27.12%) Test Automation
4 13 (22.03%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Defect Management
6 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
6 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Scrum
8 8 (13.56%) BDD
8 8 (13.56%) HOOD
8 8 (13.56%) Microservices
8 8 (13.56%) SDLC
8 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Test Management
9 7 (11.86%) Kanban
9 7 (11.86%) System Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 17 (28.81%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) Ada
4 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) ABAP
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) COBOL
8 1 (1.69%) JCL
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) ISEB
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) HND
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) PMO
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) SAP
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.78%) Pega
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Serena