The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank - 156 133
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.026% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.033% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £341
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.33
Compatibility Testing
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3294 3016 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.62% 77.59% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1667 1222
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 146 126
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West