The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Manchester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 68 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 13 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% - 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate
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£323 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 - £38.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
870 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.49% 73.74% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 445 466
Average daily rate £350 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 9 (37.50%) REST
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) Web Services
3 9 (37.50%) ISEB
3 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) Apache
4 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (29.17%) CRM
5 7 (29.17%) OOP
5 7 (29.17%) XML
5 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
5 7 (29.17%) HTTP
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 7 (29.17%) CSS
5 7 (29.17%) SOAP
5 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) WCF
5 7 (29.17%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Apex Code
6 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Security Testing

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (33.33%) Apache
1 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) HTTP
2 6 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) MS Access
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) OLAP
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
1 7 (29.17%) Salesforce.com Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
1 9 (37.50%) REST
2 7 (29.17%) WCF
2 7 (29.17%) XML
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) SOAP
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) SUSE
2 6 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 7 (29.17%) OOP
2 7 (29.17%) CRM
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
3 6 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) Release Management
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (8.33%) Code Coverage
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Apex Code
4 6 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 6 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Serena