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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 628 602 593
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 30 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.066% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
Average daily rate £356 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.33
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 - £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.77 - £32.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.33

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 21 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 30 £356 +18.75% 6
London -1 17 £475 +52.00%
South East -20 9 £350 -12.50% 2
City of London +47 6 £475 +52.00%
East Sussex - 6 £356 -
West Midlands -5 2 £280 -2.60% 1
West Sussex - 2 £319 -
South West +9 1 £313 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £280 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 £363 -
Telford - 1 - - 1
Burgess Hill - 1 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) QA
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 17 (36.17%) BDD
5 16 (34.04%) Selenium
6 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
6 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Performance Testing
6 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
7 13 (27.66%) Functional Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
7 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.53%) User Stories
8 12 (25.53%) JIRA
8 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
8 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
8 12 (25.53%) JMeter
8 12 (25.53%) ISEB
9 11 (23.40%) Java
9 11 (23.40%) Web Services
9 11 (23.40%) TDD
9 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
10 10 (21.28%) Confluence
10 10 (21.28%) Windows
10 10 (21.28%) Linux
11 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (19.15%) Spring
11 9 (19.15%) Ajax
11 9 (19.15%) Groovy

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (21.28%) Confluence
2 8 (17.02%) IIS
3 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.51%) WordPress
5 2 (4.26%) CMS
6 1 (2.13%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (10.64%) LDAP
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
2 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
3 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
4 12 (25.53%) JIRA
4 12 (25.53%) JMeter
5 8 (17.02%) Ant
5 8 (17.02%) Gradle
5 8 (17.02%) Hudson
5 8 (17.02%) jMock
5 8 (17.02%) JUnit
5 8 (17.02%) Maven
5 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
7 1 (2.13%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.13%) Gatling
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
2 3 (6.38%) Games
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 8 (17.02%) QA Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) QA Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Developer in Test
4 6 (12.77%) Java Analyst Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Java Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) Web Services
2 9 (19.15%) Ajax
2 9 (19.15%) Spring
3 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
3 8 (17.02%) Java EE
3 8 (17.02%) JMS
3 8 (17.02%) REST
3 8 (17.02%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) LAMP
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.13%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Animation
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Linux
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Unix
2 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) BDD
3 14 (29.79%) Performance Testing
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.66%) Functional Testing
4 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
5 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
5 12 (25.53%) User Stories
6 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
6 11 (23.40%) TDD
7 9 (19.15%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (17.02%) Migration
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.89%) Security Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.77%) Test Management
11 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) Groovy
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
1 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) RHCA
4 5 (10.64%) RHCE
5 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (46.81%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) WCAG
3 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) SDET
3 1 (2.13%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) NFS
1 5 (10.64%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Nagios
1 5 (10.64%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Atlassian
1 7 (14.89%) Rally
1 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) ArcSight
3 5 (10.64%) NetApp
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft