The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 562 529 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +35
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 25 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.031% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.043% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
Average daily rate £375 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £229 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £240
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.33 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 - £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.71 - £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.33 - £16.75
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 25 £375 +15.38% 8
London - 9 £375 - 2
South East -12 8 £375 -11.76%
Cheshire -7 6 - -
North West -11 6 - -
Hampshire +9 5 - -
Chester - 5 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
City of London - 2 £375 -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Northern Ireland - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Ely - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (36.00%) Citrix
5 18 (36.00%) XenApp
6 17 (34.00%) PowerShell
7 13 (26.00%) VBScript
8 12 (24.00%) VB
8 12 (24.00%) SCCM
9 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
9 11 (22.00%) AdminStudio
9 11 (22.00%) AppSense
10 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.00%) Migration
10 10 (20.00%) Ruby
11 9 (18.00%) Selenium
11 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
12 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
13 7 (14.00%) Local Government
13 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Application Packaging
13 7 (14.00%) QA
13 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.00%) HTML
14 6 (12.00%) Java
14 6 (12.00%) ITIL

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.00%) CMS
1 4 (8.00%) Drupal
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) AdminStudio
2 9 (18.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.00%) JIRA
6 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.00%) Capybara
6 3 (6.00%) MSI
7 2 (4.00%) RSpec
7 2 (4.00%) Calabash
8 1 (2.00%) WATIR
8 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
8 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (14.00%) Local Government
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) Applications Packager
4 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Desktop Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Deployment Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Defect Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Web Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Developer
7 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (12.00%) HTML
3 5 (10.00%) JSP
4 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 2 (4.00%) Ajax
5 2 (4.00%) OAuth
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) New Media
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 5 (10.00%) Software Distribution
6 5 (10.00%) Content Management
6 5 (10.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.00%) CRM
9 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Test Management
9 2 (4.00%) System Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (26.00%) VBScript
3 12 (24.00%) VB
4 10 (20.00%) Ruby
5 6 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (36.00%) XenApp
3 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) Citrix
3 11 (22.00%) AppSense
4 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) RedDot
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
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