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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 49 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 0.59% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.86% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £375 - £370
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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
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 18 April 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 12 (63.16%) SAP
2 9 (47.37%) Billing
2 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) SAP PM
5 4 (21.05%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) RTP
5 4 (21.05%) SAP EWM
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) SAP CS
6 3 (15.79%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Retail
7 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (10.53%) MS Office
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (21.05%) SAP PM
2 4 (21.05%) SAP EWM
3 3 (15.79%) SAP CS
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (10.53%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) RTP
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 9 (47.37%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) SAP Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) SAP PM Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP CS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) HPUX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Customer Segmentation
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) HP