The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integration Testing
Rank 29 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.01% 0.62% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.75% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£401 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.19% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%
Integration Testing
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
174 134 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.88% 83.23% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 42 37
Average daily rate £388 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.07 £31.51 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) SDLC
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) WSDL
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) SOAP
3 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (75.00%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) Servlets
4 5 (62.50%) IBM
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) Banking
5 4 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (50.00%) CSS
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (37.50%) Online Banking
6 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) XSL
6 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (37.50%) JAX-RPC
6 3 (37.50%) XPath
6 3 (37.50%) JAX-WS

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Informix
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Mockito
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Cactus
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) WSDL
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) Servlets
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) XSL
5 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 3 (37.50%) JAX-RPC
5 3 (37.50%) JAX-WS
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 2 (25.00%) JiBX
6 2 (25.00%) POJO
6 2 (25.00%) PowerMock
6 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
6 2 (25.00%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Online Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) SDLC
3 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Web Design
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce