The first table below looks at the demand for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Cheshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank - - 54
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 0 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.22 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- -46.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Compatibility Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (100.00%) VBScript
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) AppSense
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) AdminStudio
4 2 (33.33%) Local Government
4 2 (33.33%) MSI
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) AdminStudio
2 2 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) VBScript
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) AppSense