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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 252 233 247
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.092% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.13% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£363 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.46% -16.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -19.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+23.59% -
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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
7009 6206 6826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.42% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3989 3480 3291
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 245 340
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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

Compatibility Testing
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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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 20 October 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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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
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (25.00%) Appcelerator
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agilent
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) HSPA
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) GPRS
1 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (25.00%) UMTS
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) IPv6
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (25.00%) HSPA
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Agilent
1 1 (25.00%) Appcelerator