The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 142 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.059% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -20.28%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2479 1501 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.43% 70.77% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 997 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 12 (92.31%) JSP
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
1 12 (92.31%) SCCM
1 12 (92.31%) SC Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) PowerShell
1 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL V3
1 12 (92.31%) Software Distribution
2 7 (53.85%) AppDNA
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (53.85%) MSI
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (38.46%) WSUS
3 5 (38.46%) Software Packaging
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (38.46%) Lumension
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MSI
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Applications Packager
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) JSP
2 5 (38.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL V3
1 12 (92.31%) Software Distribution
2 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) SC Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) AppDNA
3 5 (38.46%) WSUS
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
1 5 (38.46%) Symantec
1 5 (38.46%) Lumension