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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 592 555 587
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +32
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 20 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.059% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.079% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £157 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £415 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £254 £340
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £30.78 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.78 -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -17 20 £338 +35.00% 9
South West -37 9 - - 1
London +14 7 £325 +30.00% 2
South East +2 3 £363 +17.88% 1
City of London +29 2 £275 +83.33%
North West -13 1 £250 +25.00%
Bristol - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Brighton - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows 7
3 17 (41.46%) SCCM
4 16 (39.02%) PowerShell
5 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
5 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
5 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Telecoms
6 12 (29.27%) JSP
6 12 (29.27%) ITIL
6 12 (29.27%) ITIL V3
6 12 (29.27%) Software Distribution
7 11 (26.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (24.39%) QA
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
8 10 (24.39%) BDD
9 9 (21.95%) Citrix
9 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
9 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
10 8 (19.51%) MSI
10 8 (19.51%) AppDNA
11 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
11 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (17.07%) Migration
12 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
12 6 (14.63%) JIRA
12 6 (14.63%) Software Packaging
12 6 (14.63%) MS Office
12 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.44%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.44%) CorelDRAW
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
1 1 (2.44%) IPv6
1 1 (2.44%) GPRS
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
1 1 (2.44%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.44%) UMTS
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
1 1 (2.44%) FTP
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.44%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MSI
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) Selenium
4 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.76%) Capybara
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) RSpec
5 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.32%) Calabash
5 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.32%) AdminStudio
6 1 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.44%) WATIR
6 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (31.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Applications Packager
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) QA Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) JSP
2 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
2 6 (14.63%) Software Packaging
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) XSLT
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) WPF
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) iPhone
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
5 5 (12.20%) Android
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL V3
2 12 (29.27%) Software Distribution
3 10 (24.39%) BDD
4 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.07%) Migration
6 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.32%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (7.32%) DevOps
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) Ruby
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) VBScript
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) SC Cleared
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMP
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.32%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) SCCM
2 8 (19.51%) AppDNA
3 5 (12.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (12.20%) WSUS
4 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.44%) ZENworks
5 1 (2.44%) MOM
5 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) Lumension
3 5 (12.20%) Symantec
4 3 (7.32%) AppSense
5 1 (2.44%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.44%) McAfee
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Novell
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) Agilent