The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Integration Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integration Testing
Rank 66 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.83% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£350 £425 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -42.85%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
737 602 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.40% 69.12% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 311 366
Average daily rate £418 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 21
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -37.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 11 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (31.58%) SAP
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) ISEB
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
7 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.79%) XML
8 3 (15.79%) XSD
8 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (15.79%) Citrix
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared

Integration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Business Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) XSD
2 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) AS400
1 1 (5.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 11 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management
8 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 1 (5.26%) Release Management
9 1 (5.26%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (5.26%) TDD
9 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Capita
5 1 (5.26%) Endeca
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) Coremetrics
5 1 (5.26%) Ariba
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle