The first table below looks at the demand for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 Cheshire 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 68 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 0.13% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.18% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £310 £375 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -34.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Integration Testing
North West

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -13 3 £348 -7.33%
Warrington - 2 £310 - 1
Integration Testing
North West

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) J2EE
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) WSDL
4 3 (30.00%) JAX-RPC
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Data Security
4 3 (30.00%) Back Office
4 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) V-Model
5 2 (20.00%) Degree

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) Informix
3 2 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) WSDL
2 3 (30.00%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) JDBC
3 2 (20.00%) XSL
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) JAXB
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Axis
4 1 (10.00%) JAX-WS
4 1 (10.00%) JiBX
4 1 (10.00%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) HPUX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Data Security
2 3 (30.00%) Workflow
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Perforce