The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 32 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.44% - 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% - 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£241 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
Integration Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
192 133 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.06% 63.03% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 78
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Perforce
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
1 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Perl Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Siebel