The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 600 650 623
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -27
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 20 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.016% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Median daily rate £325 £308 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £322 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £39.37 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.37 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.32%

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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 19 £325 - 2
South East +30 7 £350 -
South West +16 6 £325 - 1
Bristol - 6 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
Oxford - 3 £400 -
Worthing - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Scotland +13 1 £300 +3.44%
London -12 1 £345 -
North West - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 £344 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 22 (64.71%) QA
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Selenium
3 19 (55.88%) BDD
4 17 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 16 (47.06%) Finance
6 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
6 14 (41.18%) JMeter
6 14 (41.18%) Java
6 14 (41.18%) JIRA
6 14 (41.18%) Spring
6 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
6 14 (41.18%) Performance Testing
6 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
7 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (38.24%) User Stories
8 12 (35.29%) Web Services
9 11 (32.35%) Functional Testing
9 11 (32.35%) SoapUI
9 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
10 10 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
12 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
12 8 (23.53%) Hibernate
12 8 (23.53%) TDD
12 8 (23.53%) ISEB
12 8 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (23.53%) Confluence
12 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
12 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (23.53%) Confluence
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) DHCP
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
1 4 (11.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Selenium
2 17 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
3 14 (41.18%) JIRA
3 14 (41.18%) JMeter
4 11 (32.35%) SoapUI
4 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
5 7 (20.59%) Ant
5 7 (20.59%) Gradle
5 7 (20.59%) Hudson
5 7 (20.59%) jMock
5 7 (20.59%) JUnit
5 7 (20.59%) Maven
6 6 (17.65%) Burp Suite
6 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 5 (14.71%) Electronics
3 5 (14.71%) Marketing
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Software Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) QA Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Spring
2 12 (35.29%) Web Services
3 8 (23.53%) Hibernate
4 7 (20.59%) Ajax
4 7 (20.59%) Java EE
4 7 (20.59%) JMS
4 7 (20.59%) REST
4 7 (20.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (8.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 8 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (11.76%) BYOD
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.88%) RIA
6 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) BDD
3 14 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (38.24%) User Stories
5 11 (32.35%) Functional Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (23.53%) TDD
7 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (20.59%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 6 (17.65%) OWASP
9 6 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) Groovy
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.59%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) QA
2 6 (17.65%) WAI
2 6 (17.65%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (11.76%) vSphere
1 4 (11.76%) XenApp
1 4 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) AppDNA
1 4 (11.76%) EdgeSight
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
1 4 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Atlassian
1 7 (20.59%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
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