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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Integration Testing
England / North West
Rank 107 112 111
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 25 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 1.20% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 20
Median daily rate £400 £419 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% +15.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.35 £49.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -8.37% +22.22%  

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 2127 3164 2871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.38% 82.44% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1916 1562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +7 11 £380 -15.55% 6
Lancashire +11 7 - -
Cheshire +15 3 £450 +9.09% 1
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (33.87%) Software Engineering
2 20 (32.26%) System Integration Testing
3 19 (30.65%) Java
4 18 (29.03%) Finance
5 17 (27.42%) Workflow
5 17 (27.42%) SAP
6 15 (24.19%) SQL
6 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Perl
8 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
8 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
8 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (17.74%) C
10 10 (16.13%) HOOD
10 10 (16.13%) QA
10 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
11 9 (14.52%) SAPUI5
11 9 (14.52%) Selenium
11 9 (14.52%) Degree
11 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (14.52%) Oracle
12 8 (12.90%) Ada
12 8 (12.90%) Ruby
12 8 (12.90%) Manufacturing
12 8 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (12.90%) Avionics
12 8 (12.90%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (12.90%) SDLC

Integration Testing
Top Related 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 (4.84%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) CICS
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) IaaS
1 2 (3.23%) PaaS
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) DB2
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Selenium
2 8 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (12.90%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (9.68%) StarTeam
4 5 (8.06%) VectorCAST
5 3 (4.84%) ClearCase
5 3 (4.84%) JIRA
5 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.61%) JMeter
7 1 (1.61%) JUnit
7 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.61%) Rational Robot
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Avionics
2 8 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.84%) Legal
4 3 (4.84%) Military
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Software Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) SAP Developer
3 9 (14.52%) SAPUI5 Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.06%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) SAP Basis Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) SAPUI5
2 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) XML
3 5 (8.06%) SOAP
4 4 (6.45%) J2EE
4 4 (6.45%) SAP Basis
5 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.84%) JAXB
5 3 (4.84%) JAX-WS
5 3 (4.84%) JDBC
5 3 (4.84%) JSON
5 3 (4.84%) POJO
5 3 (4.84%) SAP TM
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 3 (4.84%) WSDL
5 3 (4.84%) XSLT
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) JiBX
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.06%) Life Science
3 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.61%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Software Engineering
2 20 (32.26%) System Integration Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Workflow
4 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (16.13%) HOOD
6 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.90%) SDLC
9 7 (11.29%) Defect Management
9 7 (11.29%) TDD
9 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.68%) ERP
11 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) SQL
3 13 (20.97%) Perl
4 11 (17.74%) C
5 8 (12.90%) Ada
5 8 (12.90%) Ruby
6 7 (11.29%) COBOL
7 6 (9.68%) C#
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.68%) Python
7 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.61%) JCL
9 1 (1.61%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (8.06%) HND
4 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) SAP
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) HP
3 6 (9.68%) ICL
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Capita
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Progress
7 1 (1.61%) Saba