Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 137 136
Rank change year-on-year -46 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 34 61 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 1.11% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.34% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 68
North West median daily rate £350 £376 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -11.47% +13.33%
10th Percentile £234 £285 £255
90th Percentile £475 £450 £506
England median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
North West median hourly rate £38.38 £42.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.63% +6.33% +6.76%
10th Percentile £33.69 £39.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £41.84 £47.50 £46.38
England median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.12% +8.54%

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 5,033 4,551 6,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.57% 82.70% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,167 2,775 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 213 213
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +16.69%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -28 11 £450 +18.42% 15
Cheshire -8 10 £338 -6.90% 7
Lancashire -10 10 £376 - 1
Merseyside +13 1 £350 -22.22% 4
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 10 (29.41%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
4 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 7 (20.59%) .NET
5 7 (20.59%) HTML
5 7 (20.59%) Linux
5 7 (20.59%) Selenium
6 6 (17.65%) QA
6 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.65%) C#
6 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
7 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Coaching
7 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
7 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.71%) Jasmine
7 5 (14.71%) Open Source
7 5 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (14.71%) Oracle

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 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.76%) MS Access
4 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (20.59%) Selenium
3 5 (14.71%) Jasmine
3 5 (14.71%) JMeter
3 5 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 3 (8.82%) Rational Statemate
4 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.88%) JUnit
5 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.94%) Appium
6 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 2 (5.88%) Avionics
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Developer
1 9 (26.47%) Software Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
3 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Tableau Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Backend Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) PHP Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) HTML5
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) Middleware
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) XSD
5 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) HPUX
2 4 (11.76%) SUSE
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Coaching
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.71%) Open Source
6 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
6 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
6 5 (14.71%) SOA
6 5 (14.71%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Ada
5 4 (11.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (11.76%) VB
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.94%) C
8 1 (2.94%) Java 8
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) TIBCO
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.82%) Tableau
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Reuters