The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 121 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £254 £340
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.78 -
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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 Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1806 1756 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.59% 68.06% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 835 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Compatibility 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 Compatibility Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agilent
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) HSPA
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Compatibility 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 Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
1 1 (33.33%) HSPA
1 1 (33.33%) GPRS
1 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) IPv6
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Appcelerator
1 1 (33.33%) Agilent
1 1 (33.33%) HP