The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 72 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 17 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.25% 0.25% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.33% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £265 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -41.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
Integration Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1015 908 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.52% 74.73% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 478 495
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Apache
3 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (24.00%) ISEB
4 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Release Management
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (20.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) FTP
5 5 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 5 (20.00%) SUSE
5 5 (20.00%) VB
5 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.00%) HPUX
5 5 (20.00%) MS Access

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (28.00%) Apache
1 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.00%) NetWeaver
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BPC
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) FTP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) MS Access
3 3 (12.00%) SAP BW
4 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.00%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Operations Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.00%) Django
3 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) SUSE
2 5 (20.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Release Management
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (20.00%) SOA
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) Code Coverage
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) VB
1 5 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Apex Code
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.00%) Serena
6 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com