The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Integration Testing
Rank 131 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 25 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.21% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
Average daily rate £350 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £216 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +15.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.75% -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +5 9 - - 6
Manchester -24 9 £425 +60.37% 9
Cheshire -8 7 £331 +20.45%
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (38.71%) Unit Testing
2 22 (35.48%) System Integration Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
4 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (27.42%) Java
5 15 (24.19%) Finance
5 15 (24.19%) Unix
6 14 (22.58%) XML
7 12 (19.35%) Oracle
7 12 (19.35%) Windows
7 12 (19.35%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (17.74%) IBM
8 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 10 (16.13%) OO
9 10 (16.13%) UML
9 10 (16.13%) C++
10 9 (14.52%) SQL
10 9 (14.52%) MS Office
10 9 (14.52%) Degree
10 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
11 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.90%) JIRA
11 8 (12.90%) WebSphere
11 8 (12.90%) Ada
11 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.90%) HTTP
12 7 (11.29%) SAP
12 7 (11.29%) JDBC

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Office
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.23%) ResourceLink
5 1 (1.61%) Magento
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.61%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 5 (8.06%) FTP
2 5 (8.06%) SMTP
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (12.90%) JIRA
3 7 (11.29%) Selenium
4 5 (8.06%) Subversion
4 5 (8.06%) VectorCAST
5 4 (6.45%) JUnit
5 4 (6.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
7 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Appium
8 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.61%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.23%) Avionics
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Military
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Analyst
2 12 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Ada Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Ada Software Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Hybris Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Programmer
7 4 (6.45%) webMethods Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Programme Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Senior webMethods Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Server Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) XML
2 7 (11.29%) JDBC
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
3 6 (9.68%) JSP
3 6 (9.68%) Spring
3 6 (9.68%) Spring MVC
4 5 (8.06%) CSS
4 5 (8.06%) jQuery
4 5 (8.06%) SAP XI
4 5 (8.06%) XSD
5 4 (6.45%) .NET
5 4 (6.45%) Ajax
5 4 (6.45%) SOAP
6 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (4.84%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (4.84%) XSLT
7 2 (3.23%) J2EE
7 2 (3.23%) Middleware
7 2 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) iPad
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Unix
2 12 (19.35%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Solaris
3 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Unit Testing
2 22 (35.48%) System Integration Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
4 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
6 10 (16.13%) OO
6 10 (16.13%) UML
7 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.68%) MVC
10 6 (9.68%) OOP
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) System Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) C++
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) Ada
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.61%) ISO26262
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (1.61%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Oracle
2 11 (17.74%) IBM
3 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.29%) SAP
5 5 (8.06%) webMethods
6 4 (6.45%) hybris
6 4 (6.45%) Serena
7 1 (1.61%) CA
7 1 (1.61%) Facebook
7 1 (1.61%) Perforce
7 1 (1.61%) Sybase
7 1 (1.61%) Twitter
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
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