The table below looks at the statistics for Integration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integration Testing
Rank 109 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 33 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
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£400 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2386 2214 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.94% 75.85% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1337 1081
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 88 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.31 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Integration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Integration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Integration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Integration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Integration Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Integration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Integration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Integration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire 0 17 £400 -
Bristol - 11 £400 - 2
Wiltshire +1 3 £300 +9.09%
Integration Testing
England

Integration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
2 15 (23.44%) BDD
3 14 (21.88%) User Stories
3 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
4 13 (20.31%) SQL
4 13 (20.31%) ISEB
5 12 (18.75%) HTML
5 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.19%) C
6 11 (17.19%) TDD
7 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (15.63%) Web Services
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
7 10 (15.63%) DO-178B
8 9 (14.06%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (14.06%) System Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Linux
8 9 (14.06%) Serena
8 9 (14.06%) Aerospace
9 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
9 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Maven
9 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Embedded C

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (7.81%) Mule
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.69%) Maximo
3 2 (3.13%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.56%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.56%) WLAN
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.50%) Maven
3 7 (10.94%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.81%) JIRA
5 4 (6.25%) JUnit
6 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (4.69%) Selenium
6 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.69%) TestNG
6 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.13%) Hudson
7 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.13%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.56%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (14.06%) Aerospace
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.94%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Avionics
4 5 (7.81%) Electronics
4 5 (7.81%) Marketing
4 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.69%) Automotive
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
2 17 (26.56%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Consultant
6 6 (9.38%) Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Applications Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Java Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Development Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Agile Development Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) HTML
2 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.94%) Spring
4 7 (10.94%) JPA
5 6 (9.38%) CSS
5 6 (9.38%) Spring MVC
6 5 (7.81%) SOAP
6 5 (7.81%) XML
6 5 (7.81%) HTML5
6 5 (7.81%) Gherkin
6 5 (7.81%) Apache Camel
7 4 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.25%) .NET
7 4 (6.25%) jQuery
8 3 (4.69%) JSON
8 3 (4.69%) REST
9 2 (3.13%) CSS3
10 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) DTV
1 5 (7.81%) Open Source
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) CAN bus
2 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.56%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) UNIX
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) bada
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) Software Engineering
2 15 (23.44%) BDD
3 14 (21.88%) User Stories
3 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
5 11 (17.19%) TDD
5 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
6 9 (14.06%) System Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.50%) Project Management
7 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.94%) MVC
8 7 (10.94%) Test Management
9 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.38%) Release Management
10 5 (7.81%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) C
4 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 6 (9.38%) C#
6 6 (9.38%) Ruby
7 5 (7.81%) PHP
8 3 (4.69%) Python
8 3 (4.69%) Ada
9 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.56%) C++
10 1 (1.56%) Perl
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) ISEB
2 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.81%) Degree
5 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.56%) HND
8 1 (1.56%) CCNP
8 1 (1.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) DO-178B
2 5 (7.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Serena
3 7 (10.94%) SAP
4 3 (4.69%) Wind River
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) Symbian
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Murex
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle