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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 572 568 538
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 28 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.050% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.066% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
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£316 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £311 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.33 -
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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 17 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 1 May 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 -11 24 £300 -20.00% 11
London +1 13 £313 -16.66% 3
South East -9 8 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire - 4 £500 -
Edinburgh - 3 £413 -
Scotland - 3 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Wiltshire +5 1 - - 1
South West +4 1 - - 2
City of London +2 1 £313 -16.66% 1
Hampshire -2 1 £300 -
North West -26 1 £225 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £288 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Bury - 1 £225 -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 2

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Android
4 11 (22.45%) Windows
4 11 (22.45%) BDD
5 10 (20.41%) Apple iOS
5 10 (20.41%) .NET
6 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
6 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
6 9 (18.37%) JIRA
6 9 (18.37%) QA
7 8 (16.33%) Selenium
7 8 (16.33%) Java
7 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
8 7 (14.29%) XenApp
8 7 (14.29%) MS Office
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.29%) Citrix
8 7 (14.29%) Application Packaging
8 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 7 (14.29%) AppSense
9 6 (12.24%) Validation
9 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Investment Management
9 6 (12.24%) Wealth Management
9 6 (12.24%) Active Directory

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (10.20%) CMS
2 4 (8.16%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
1 3 (6.12%) SS7
1 3 (6.12%) 3G
1 3 (6.12%) ISUP
1 3 (6.12%) SCCP
1 3 (6.12%) INAP
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
1 3 (6.12%) SGSN
1 3 (6.12%) 4G
2 2 (4.08%) LTE
3 1 (2.04%) GPRS
3 1 (2.04%) GSM
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.16%) Zephyr
4 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) MSI
5 3 (6.12%) Ant
5 3 (6.12%) Xcode
5 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.12%) Hudson
5 3 (6.12%) Calabash
5 3 (6.12%) Appium
5 3 (6.12%) Gradle
6 2 (4.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (4.08%) JBehave
6 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) Subversion
6 2 (4.08%) Firebug
General
1 4 (8.16%) Publishing
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
1 19 (38.78%) Test Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Applications Packager
4 4 (8.16%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Applications Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Web Editor
7 1 (2.04%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 5 (10.20%) XML
3 5 (10.20%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) REST
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) Ajax
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) J2ME
6 1 (2.04%) WAP
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Open Source
2 4 (8.16%) Handset
2 4 (8.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
5 1 (2.04%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.04%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Android
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Apple iOS
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) webOS
5 3 (6.12%) UNIX
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
3 11 (22.45%) BDD
4 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Investment Management
6 6 (12.24%) Wealth Management
7 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.20%) System Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.20%) Test Management
7 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) C
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) XenApp
2 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.29%) Citrix
1 7 (14.29%) AppSense
2 4 (8.16%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter