The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 422 411 413
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.041% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
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£300 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £161 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £443 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -19.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+23.59% -
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19071 19669 18770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.41% 77.64% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13778 13777 12793
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 231 331
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 2 £275 +83.33%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) QA
2 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Appium
5 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (21.43%) Android
5 3 (21.43%) iPhone
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) User Experience
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Retail

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
3 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (7.14%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
2 3 (21.43%) Appium
3 2 (14.29%) Capybara
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) RSpec
4 1 (7.14%) WATIR
4 1 (7.14%) MSI
4 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
4 1 (7.14%) AdminStudio
4 1 (7.14%) Calabash
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Android
3 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp