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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 410 411 412
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.038% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.048% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £288 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £281 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
18668 18664 19051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.27% 79.03% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13353 13049 13235
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 227 267
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £53.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) Wealth Management
4 6 (35.29%) Investment Management
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (23.53%) Zephyr
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
8 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Calabash
8 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Capybara
8 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (11.76%) RSpec
8 2 (11.76%) WebDriver

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Zephyr
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.76%) RSpec
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Calabash
4 2 (11.76%) Capybara
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) MSI
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (5.88%) Firebug
5 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
2 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.88%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Wealth Management
3 6 (35.29%) Investment Management
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore