The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 21 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.86% 2.00% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 2.88% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£298 £600 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.41% +41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.91%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 104 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.14% 69.33% 65.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 77
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) XML Schema
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP