Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 168 176
Rank change year-on-year +29 +8 +10
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 83 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.60% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 23 40
North West median daily rate £425 £605 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.69% +66.76% +6.62%
10th Percentile £315 £319 £278
90th Percentile £588 £645 £475
England median daily rate £465 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -3.41% +29.41%
England median hourly rate £30.75 £32.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year -5.38% -32.99% +21.25%

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 4,989 4,705 5,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.96% 82.76% 85.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,155 3,029 3,584
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 205 169
North West median hourly rate £22.29 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.44% +22.73% -25.98%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.70 £53.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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
Manchester +3 29 £450 -25.56% 14
Cheshire +15 27 £413 +8.55% 7
Lancashire -12 18 £355 -44.53% 1
Merseyside -2 5 £463 +2.78% 3
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.78%) Selenium
3 36 (43.37%) JMeter
4 34 (40.96%) Java
4 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
5 31 (37.35%) BDD
6 24 (28.92%) Jenkins
6 24 (28.92%) Software Engineering
7 23 (27.71%) .NET
8 21 (25.30%) Non-Functional Testing
9 20 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (24.10%) C#
10 19 (22.89%) WebDriver
11 18 (21.69%) QA
11 18 (21.69%) SDET
11 18 (21.69%) Scrum
12 17 (20.48%) Performance Testing
13 16 (19.28%) Finance
13 16 (19.28%) SAP
14 15 (18.07%) Regression Testing
15 14 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (15.66%) CRM
16 13 (15.66%) CSS
16 13 (15.66%) JIRA
16 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
16 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
16 13 (15.66%) SDLC
17 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
17 12 (14.46%) SQL
18 11 (13.25%) OO

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 11 (13.25%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) nginx
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.82%) HFM
3 2 (2.41%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (2.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.20%) Exstream
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Slack
2 3 (3.61%) BrowserStack
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) npm
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.61%) ZAP BI
3 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 38 (45.78%) Selenium
2 36 (43.37%) JMeter
3 24 (28.92%) Jenkins
4 19 (22.89%) WebDriver
5 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
5 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
5 13 (15.66%) JIRA
6 11 (13.25%) LoadRunner
7 10 (12.05%) Jasmine
8 7 (8.43%) HP UFT
8 7 (8.43%) JUnit
8 7 (8.43%) Maven
9 6 (7.23%) Burp Suite
10 4 (4.82%) NUnit
11 3 (3.61%) eggPlant
11 3 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (2.41%) Artifactory
12 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Electronics
2 10 (12.05%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.05%) Marketing
2 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Avionics
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Tester
2 17 (20.48%) Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Automation Tester
4 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.43%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Backend Developer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Tableau Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Automation Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) QA Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) .NET
2 13 (15.66%) CSS
3 11 (13.25%) REST
3 11 (13.25%) RESTful
4 10 (12.05%) Taurus
5 7 (8.43%) Node.js
6 6 (7.23%) Gherkin
6 6 (7.23%) HTML
6 6 (7.23%) React
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.61%) Kafka
8 3 (3.61%) SOAP
9 2 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.41%) JSON
9 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.41%) Spring
9 2 (2.41%) Spring Batch
9 2 (2.41%) Spring Security
9 2 (2.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Blog
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
3 31 (37.35%) BDD
4 24 (28.92%) Software Engineering
5 21 (25.30%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (21.69%) Scrum
7 18 (21.69%) SDET
8 17 (20.48%) Performance Testing
9 15 (18.07%) Regression Testing
10 14 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (15.66%) CRM
11 13 (15.66%) SDLC
12 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Microservices
13 11 (13.25%) OO
14 10 (12.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (12.05%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (12.05%) OWASP
14 10 (12.05%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) Java
2 20 (24.10%) C#
3 12 (14.46%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.61%) Ada
6 2 (2.41%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) ES6
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.20%) HND
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) QA
2 6 (7.23%) WCAG
3 2 (2.41%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.20%) SEPA
4 1 (1.20%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Nessus
2 3 (3.61%) Puppet
2 3 (3.61%) Terraform
3 2 (2.41%) Grafana
3 2 (2.41%) Graylog
4 1 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) SAP
2 4 (4.82%) Hyperion
2 4 (4.82%) Tableau
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) OpenText