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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank - 138 126
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 0 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £260 £281
% change year-on-year
+20.19% -7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
- +17.45%
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
3086 2490 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1473 1042
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 113
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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