The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 569 545 537
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 19 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.048% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.066% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 13
Average daily rate
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£305 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.40% -2.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.81 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+20.40% -2.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41311 38113 35700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.71% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27017 23507 20994
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1171 1474
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 December 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
England -29 19 £305 -1.61% 7
North West -9 8 £275 -8.33% 1
London +4 6 £325 -3.70% 3
Cheshire +1 5 £310 +3.33%
City of London +20 2 £400 +93.93%
South West -29 2 £350 -
South East -31 2 £250 -9.09%
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Taunton - 2 £350 -
Lancashire - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Andover - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) SCCM
5 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (28.21%) Citrix
8 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (25.64%) BDD
9 9 (23.08%) XenApp
9 9 (23.08%) Android
9 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) QA
9 9 (23.08%) MS Office
9 9 (23.08%) MSI
9 9 (23.08%) AppSense
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
10 8 (20.51%) JSP
10 8 (20.51%) Java
10 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
10 8 (20.51%) Selenium
10 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL V3
10 8 (20.51%) Software Distribution
10 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
11 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) GPRS
2 1 (2.56%) GSM
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MSI
2 8 (20.51%) Selenium
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
4 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.26%) AdminStudio
6 3 (7.69%) Appium
6 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.13%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) Firebug
7 2 (5.13%) Fiddler
7 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.13%) JBehave
7 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
1 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Applications Packager
3 8 (20.51%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SCCM Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) JSP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
3 3 (7.69%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) Ajax
4 2 (5.13%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.56%) WPF
5 1 (2.56%) J2ME
5 1 (2.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) iPhone
2 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) Handset
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Android
4 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Linux
6 2 (5.13%) webOS
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) BDD
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL V3
3 8 (20.51%) Software Distribution
4 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Web Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.26%) System Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.69%) DevOps
8 3 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) VBScript
4 4 (10.26%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) C#
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) C
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (23.08%) XenApp
3 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) SCCM
2 6 (15.38%) AppDNA
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Citrix
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) AppSense
4 2 (5.13%) Symantec
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.13%) Lumension
4 2 (5.13%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
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