The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Chester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 38 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.22% 0.65% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.86% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
205 116 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.33% 75.32% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Integration Testing
Cheshire

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 24 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Data Security
2 3 (75.00%) Back Office
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Axis
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (25.00%) Mule
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Mule
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
1 1 (25.00%) WSDL
1 1 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (25.00%) JAXB
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Axis
1 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (25.00%) JiBX
1 1 (25.00%) POJO
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Data Security
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce