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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 166 144 132
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.027% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.035% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £315 £225 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -22.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Compatibility Testing
England

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
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 1 £315 +40.00% 1
Compatibility Testing
England

Compatibility Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA