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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 251 272 247
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 14 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.050% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.064% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £344 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £335 £261
% change year-on-year
-0.22% +28.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
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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
7086 7866 7014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.84% 79.38% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4323 4814 3945
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 259 265
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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

Compatibility Testing
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

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
East Sussex - 6 £344 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
West Sussex - 3 £310 -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 20 (90.91%) Regression Testing
1 20 (90.91%) JIRA
2 17 (77.27%) Selenium
2 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 17 (77.27%) Functional Testing
3 16 (72.73%) Jenkins
3 16 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
3 16 (72.73%) Cucumber
3 16 (72.73%) BDD
3 16 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 16 (72.73%) JMeter
3 16 (72.73%) Hibernate
3 16 (72.73%) Spring
3 16 (72.73%) Java
3 16 (72.73%) Web Services
3 16 (72.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (72.73%) QA
3 16 (72.73%) TDD
3 16 (72.73%) Unit Testing
3 16 (72.73%) Integration Testing
3 16 (72.73%) WebDriver
4 15 (68.18%) Confluence
4 15 (68.18%) Domain-Driven Design
4 15 (68.18%) Performance Testing
4 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (68.18%) Groovy
4 15 (68.18%) Ajax
4 15 (68.18%) ISTQB
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (68.18%) Java EE

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (68.18%) Confluence
1 15 (68.18%) IIS
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) JIRA
2 17 (77.27%) Selenium
3 16 (72.73%) Cucumber
3 16 (72.73%) Jenkins
3 16 (72.73%) JMeter
3 16 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 16 (72.73%) WebDriver
4 15 (68.18%) Ant
4 15 (68.18%) Gradle
4 15 (68.18%) Hudson
4 15 (68.18%) jMock
4 15 (68.18%) JUnit
4 15 (68.18%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
1 14 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (40.91%) QA Engineer
4 7 (31.82%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Developer in Test
4 7 (31.82%) Java Analyst Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Test Automation Developer
5 6 (27.27%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) Java Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) QA Analyst
6 5 (22.73%) QA Automation Analyst
6 5 (22.73%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (18.18%) Software Tester
7 4 (18.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) Hibernate
1 16 (72.73%) Spring
1 16 (72.73%) Web Services
2 15 (68.18%) Ajax
2 15 (68.18%) Java EE
2 15 (68.18%) JMS
2 15 (68.18%) REST
2 15 (68.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (68.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Regression Testing
2 17 (77.27%) Functional Testing
3 16 (72.73%) BDD
3 16 (72.73%) Integration Testing
3 16 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
3 16 (72.73%) TDD
3 16 (72.73%) Unit Testing
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (68.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (68.18%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (68.18%) Domain-Driven Design
4 15 (68.18%) Performance Testing
4 15 (68.18%) User Stories
5 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) QA Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (4.55%) API Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) Groovy
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
1 15 (68.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Atlassian
1 15 (68.18%) Rally