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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 129 123 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.25% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.34% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.56 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+25.17% -5.80%
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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
2337 2053 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 74.04% 65.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1012 1025
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 112 86
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.65 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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

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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

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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

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +9 4 - -
Lancashire - 3 £275 -
Manchester - - - - 1
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Compatibility Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) AppSense
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
4 3 (42.86%) VB
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) AdminStudio
5 2 (28.57%) MSI
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) SMS
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) AdminStudio
2 2 (28.57%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Applications Packager
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) VBScript
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) C
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) AppSense
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft