The first table below looks at the demand for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 56 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 7 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.01% 0.17% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.25% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£365 £350 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £350 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £350 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £38.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
474 399 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.50% 67.06% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 226 249
Average daily rate £351 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +833.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £19.29 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Integration Testing
West Midlands

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (68.75%) SAP
2 7 (43.75%) QA
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) SAP CS
6 3 (18.75%) SAP PM
6 3 (18.75%) Billing
6 3 (18.75%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (12.50%) Java
8 1 (6.25%) VB
8 1 (6.25%) Oracle
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
8 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (6.25%) HP
8 1 (6.25%) ISEB
8 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (6.25%) TIBCO

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (18.75%) SAP CS
2 3 (18.75%) SAP PM
2 3 (18.75%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (6.25%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
1 8 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAP PM Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP CS Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) SUSE
1 1 (6.25%) HPUX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO