The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integration Testing
Rank 94 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 23 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.45% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 5
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£288 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £425 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +6.94%
Integration Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1752 1795 1634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.16% 71.15% 68.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 869 671
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 37
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Integration Testing across the Berkshire region.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing across the Berkshire region.

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 10 £338 - 3
Slough +7 7 £289 -32.05% 1
Newbury - 2 £438 -
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Integration Testing
South East

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Integration Testing.

1 19 (47.50%) System Integration Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.00%) Selenium
5 13 (32.50%) Service Management
6 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (27.50%) QA
7 11 (27.50%) JIRA
7 11 (27.50%) Scrum
7 11 (27.50%) HP
7 11 (27.50%) ISEB
8 10 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (22.50%) ITIL
10 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 8 (20.00%) Release Management
10 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
11 7 (17.50%) Change Management
12 6 (15.00%) Smart Meter
12 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
13 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.50%) Remedy
13 5 (12.50%) Finance
13 5 (12.50%) MS Office
13 5 (12.50%) SAP

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Integration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (5.00%) 3GPP
1 2 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) BGP
2 1 (2.50%) 3G
2 1 (2.50%) MPLS
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.50%) LTE
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Selenium
2 11 (27.50%) JIRA
3 10 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Test Leader
2 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.50%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Process Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) XSD
2 3 (7.50%) WCF
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Smart Meter
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) DTV
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) System Integration Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (32.50%) Service Management
5 11 (27.50%) Scrum
6 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) ITIL
8 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 8 (20.00%) Release Management
8 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (17.50%) Change Management
10 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 4 (10.00%) Test Management
11 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
12 3 (7.50%) Validation
12 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C#
1 2 (5.00%) Java
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
2 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Remedy
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) Capita
5 1 (2.50%) Infovista
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) Ariba
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Endeca
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.50%) F5
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks