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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 618 585 557
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -28
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 15 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.045% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.059% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 15
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£330 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £273 £254
% change year-on-year
+22.93% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £31.56

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 23 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 4 September 2015. 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 12 £330 +20.00% 7
South East -22 5 £350 -6.66% 4
London +2 3 £273 -9.16%
Scotland - 3 £363 -
Berkshire -2 2 £439 +17.00%
Reading -6 2 £439 +17.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £300 - 2
Oxford - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £363 -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £330 -
North West -33 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
North East - 1 £335 -
Marlow - 1 £330 -
Chester - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £300 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) .NET
3 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
3 11 (27.50%) QA
4 10 (25.00%) HTML
4 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (17.50%) CSS
6 7 (17.50%) ISEB
6 7 (17.50%) Selenium
6 7 (17.50%) JIRA
6 7 (17.50%) Android
6 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Investment Management
7 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Wealth Management
7 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) Windows
8 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 5 (12.50%) Java
8 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Jenkins

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (7.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (17.50%) JIRA
2 7 (17.50%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.50%) Calabash
4 4 (10.00%) Zephyr
4 4 (10.00%) Appium
4 4 (10.00%) Hudson
4 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.50%) Xcode
5 3 (7.50%) Maven
5 3 (7.50%) Ant
5 3 (7.50%) Gradle
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) Capybara
6 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.00%) MSI
6 2 (5.00%) RSpec
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Publishing
1 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Editor
7 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 10 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (17.50%) CSS
4 4 (10.00%) XML
4 4 (10.00%) HTML5
5 3 (7.50%) REST
5 3 (7.50%) CSS3
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) SOAP
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.50%) Sass
7 1 (2.50%) LESS
7 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) Handset
3 1 (2.50%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.50%) Android
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) webOS
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (17.50%) BDD
5 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Investment Management
5 6 (15.00%) Wealth Management
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Test Management
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) VBScript
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCDST
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.50%) Twitter
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy
4 1 (2.50%) AppSense
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