The first table below looks at the demand for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 31 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 Merseyside 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 27 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.92% 0.85% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.25% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£310 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 - £37.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
129 160 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.17% 68.09% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 95 67
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Integration Testing
North West

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -2 2 £315 -30.00%
Integration Testing
North West

Integration Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) V-Model
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Web Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) V-Model
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB