The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 259 237 230
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 8 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.11% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.16% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.33 -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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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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
Hampshire -12 1 £300 - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Adobe
3 3 (25.00%) ISUP
3 3 (25.00%) SCCP
3 3 (25.00%) INAP
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Publishing
3 3 (25.00%) 3G
3 3 (25.00%) SS7
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) SGSN
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 3 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator
4 2 (16.67%) LTE
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) 3G
1 3 (25.00%) SS7
1 3 (25.00%) ISUP
1 3 (25.00%) SCCP
1 3 (25.00%) INAP
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) SGSN
1 3 (25.00%) 4G
2 2 (16.67%) LTE
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
1 3 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Web Editor
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (16.67%) Appcelerator
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) AppSense