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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 110 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 27 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.93% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 10
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£320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.75
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
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 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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 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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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
Manchester +10 17 £310 +16.98% 1
Cheshire -6 5 £315 -16.00% 5
Lancashire -6 4 £350 -
Cumbria - - - -
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England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (45.28%) Test Scripting
2 15 (28.30%) ISEB
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
3 13 (24.53%) Finance
3 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (20.75%) HP
4 11 (20.75%) Java
4 11 (20.75%) Web Services
5 10 (18.87%) Linux
5 10 (18.87%) Apache
5 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
6 9 (16.98%) Oracle
6 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.09%) Validation
7 8 (15.09%) SUSE
7 8 (15.09%) TIBCO
7 8 (15.09%) SOA
7 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
7 8 (15.09%) HPUX
7 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
8 7 (13.21%) VB
8 7 (13.21%) .NET
8 7 (13.21%) QA
8 7 (13.21%) Release Management
8 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Spreadsheet

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (18.87%) Apache
2 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
2 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
3 6 (11.32%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) FTP
2 4 (7.55%) Wireless
3 3 (5.66%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) GSM
4 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.32%) MS Access
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.89%) OLAP
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) CaliberRM
3 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.77%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.89%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Tester
4 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Project Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Integration Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Java Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Web Services
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 5 (9.43%) SOAP
3 5 (9.43%) REST
4 3 (5.66%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) CSS
4 3 (5.66%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) Java EE 5
5 2 (3.77%) Django
5 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.77%) Java SE
5 2 (3.77%) Java EE
5 2 (3.77%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.89%) GWT
6 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) IVR
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) SUSE
2 8 (15.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
2 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.09%) Validation
4 8 (15.09%) SOA
5 7 (13.21%) Release Management
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.55%) V-Model
8 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.55%) Workflow
8 4 (7.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) VB
4 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.55%) C#
7 3 (5.66%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.89%) VBScript
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) ISEB
1 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (11.32%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) OCAJ
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) OCP
5 2 (3.77%) OCA
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) HP
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) TIBCO
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.66%) Curam
6 2 (3.77%) Serena
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Siebel
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