The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 57 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.51% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£294 £385 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.70% +28.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £70.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +101.43%
Integration Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
442 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.79% 68.88% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 5 (29.41%) CRM
4 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
4 5 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) SAS
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 8

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
1 5 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (23.53%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) BGP
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) CaliberRM
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
1 3 (17.65%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) SAS Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP MM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP PP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ABAP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Curam
4 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) IBM