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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 389 381 361
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.056% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.071% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
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£300 £338 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £207 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £383 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £281 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.55% -33.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.81 -
% change year-on-year
+21.93% -
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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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Android
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Handset
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) webOS
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (23.08%) CMS
1 3 (23.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) GPRS
1 1 (7.69%) GSM
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) JBehave
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Firebug
3 2 (15.38%) Fiddler
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Behat
4 1 (7.69%) Appium
4 1 (7.69%) YouTrack
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) J2ME
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
2 1 (7.69%) WAP
2 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
2 3 (23.08%) Handset
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (15.38%) iPhone
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Android
2 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) webOS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Apple