Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 152 162
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 -16
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 56 47 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.81% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.98% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 58
North West median daily rate £409 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.17% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £240 £350 £255
90th Percentile £512 £645 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.63% -7.78% +21.62%
10th Percentile £33.88 £39.30 £42.50
90th Percentile £41.63 £45.80 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -24.29% -26.32% +15.85%

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 4,973 4,786 6,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.48% 82.02% 84.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,142 2,936 3,904
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 195 180
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +37.93% -26.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.73 £12.16
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.80 £53.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 September 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 20 September 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 +7 25 £350 -3.45% 4
Manchester -17 18 £450 -25.56% 12
Lancashire -9 8 £250 -60.94%
Merseyside +11 3 £463 +2.78% 2
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Selenium
2 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.14%) Java
4 17 (30.36%) JMeter
5 16 (28.57%) .NET
6 15 (26.79%) BDD
6 15 (26.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 13 (23.21%) SQL
8 13 (23.21%) C#
8 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
9 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (21.43%) CSS
9 12 (21.43%) CRM
9 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 12 (21.43%) QA
10 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
11 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
11 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Scrum
12 8 (14.29%) Finance
12 8 (14.29%) SAP
12 8 (14.29%) HTML
12 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
12 8 (14.29%) SDET

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 (5.36%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.14%) HFM
3 2 (3.57%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (1.79%) Exstream
4 1 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) BrowserStack
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Slack
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.79%) npm
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
3 1 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.36%) ZAP BI
3 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 2 (3.57%) Blockchain
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Selenium
2 17 (30.36%) JMeter
3 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
4 11 (19.64%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 7 (12.50%) Jasmine
7 6 (10.71%) Maven
8 5 (8.93%) JUnit
8 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
8 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (7.14%) JIRA
10 3 (5.36%) eggPlant
10 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
10 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
10 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.57%) Artifactory
11 2 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.79%) LoadUI
12 1 (1.79%) RSpec
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Electronics
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Avionics
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Tester
3 7 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.93%) Backend Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Tableau Developer
6 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) CSS
3 8 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.14%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js
5 3 (5.36%) RESTful
5 3 (5.36%) SOAP
5 3 (5.36%) Spring
5 3 (5.36%) Taurus
5 3 (5.36%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (3.57%) Kafka
6 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.57%) Spring Batch
6 2 (3.57%) Spring Security
6 2 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (26.79%) BDD
3 15 (26.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 14 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.43%) CRM
5 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Scrum
7 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
7 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (14.29%) SDET
9 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.71%) System Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Ada
4 2 (3.57%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C
5 1 (1.79%) ES6
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) HND
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) MIL-STD-498
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Puppet
2 2 (3.57%) Grafana
2 2 (3.57%) Graylog
2 2 (3.57%) Terraform
3 1 (1.79%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Tableau
3 4 (7.14%) Hyperion
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) OpenText
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat