The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integration Testing
Rank 107 106 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 29 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.58% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.83% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 14
Average daily rate £310 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Integration Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 11 £310 -17.33% 4
Cheshire -7 6 £310 -17.33% 1
Merseyside +6 3 £310 - 1
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (52.63%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) SOAP
3 14 (36.84%) Finance
4 13 (34.21%) XML
5 12 (31.58%) Web Services
5 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
7 9 (23.68%) HTML
7 9 (23.68%) CSS
7 9 (23.68%) HTTP
7 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.05%) REST
8 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.05%) TDD
8 8 (21.05%) Validation
8 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 7 (18.42%) WCF
9 7 (18.42%) C#
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.42%) OOP
9 7 (18.42%) CRM
9 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
9 7 (18.42%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (18.42%) Apex Code
10 6 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (15.79%) ISEB
10 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 6 (15.79%) .NET
10 6 (15.79%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Mule
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.26%) Informix
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
2 4 (10.53%) Ant
2 4 (10.53%) JUnit
2 4 (10.53%) HttpUnit
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) XMLUnit
2 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Avionics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Project Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Java Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) SOAP
2 13 (34.21%) XML
3 12 (31.58%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) HTML
4 9 (23.68%) CSS
5 8 (21.05%) REST
6 7 (18.42%) WCF
7 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 5 (13.16%) Spring
9 4 (10.53%) J2EE
9 4 (10.53%) RESTful
10 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.89%) JAX-RPC
10 3 (7.89%) WSDL
11 2 (5.26%) XSL
11 2 (5.26%) JDBC
12 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
12 1 (2.63%) POJO
12 1 (2.63%) JiBX
12 1 (2.63%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) SUSE
2 3 (7.89%) HPUX
3 2 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
3 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 8 (21.05%) Validation
3 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 7 (18.42%) OOP
4 7 (18.42%) CRM
5 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Data Security
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow
7 3 (7.89%) SOA
7 3 (7.89%) ETL
8 2 (5.26%) Migration
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Test Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.42%) C#
5 7 (18.42%) Apex Code
6 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) sed
7 1 (2.63%) XPath
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) OCAJ
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) OCP
3 1 (2.63%) OCA
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (2.63%) Perforce
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
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