The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 127 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.095% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £253 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £425 £342
% change year-on-year
-33.82% +24.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1479 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.49% 70.40% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 941 1292
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 65 116
Average hourly rate £34.85 £18.90 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.39% -39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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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

Compatibility Testing
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

Compatibility Testing
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

Compatibility Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (100.00%) JSP
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (100.00%) SCCM
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 9 (100.00%) Software Distribution
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (55.56%) Lumension
2 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (55.56%) WSUS
2 5 (55.56%) Software Packaging
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) MSI
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (44.44%) AppDNA
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (55.56%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MSI
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) JSP
2 5 (55.56%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 9 (100.00%) Software Distribution
2 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (55.56%) WSUS
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (44.44%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
1 5 (55.56%) Symantec
1 5 (55.56%) Lumension