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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integration Testing
Rank 29 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.31% 1.22% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 1.43% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -7.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +11.11%
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
208 210 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 85.95% 85.37% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 68 31
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £222 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £20.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) WSDL
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) SOAP
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (60.00%) Banking
4 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 6 (60.00%) Servlets
4 6 (60.00%) IBM
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) CSS
6 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (40.00%) JUnit
6 4 (40.00%) XSL
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
6 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (30.00%) JAX-RS
7 3 (30.00%) PowerMock
7 3 (30.00%) RESTful
7 3 (30.00%) JAX-WS

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) Informix
2 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Mockito
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Cactus
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) Introscope
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 7 (70.00%) SOAP
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) WSDL
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) Servlets
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) XSL
5 4 (40.00%) JAX-RPC
6 3 (30.00%) XSLT
6 3 (30.00%) JDBC
6 3 (30.00%) JAX-WS
6 3 (30.00%) RESTful
6 3 (30.00%) JSON
6 3 (30.00%) PowerMock
6 3 (30.00%) JAX-RS
7 2 (20.00%) POJO
7 2 (20.00%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Perforce
4 1 (10.00%) Capita
4 1 (10.00%) Compuware
4 1 (10.00%) HP