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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Compatibility Testing
UK
Rank 572 602 594
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 23 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.032% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.039% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 12
Median daily rate £325 £288 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £460 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 21 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +25 22 £325 +6.12% 6
South East - 10 £363 - 1
South West +15 7 £325 - 1
Bristol - 7 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £363 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
London +8 3 £258 -16.93% 1
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
Oxford - 3 £400 -
Worthing - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Scotland +24 1 £300 +5.26%
Yorkshire +14 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £363 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
Sheffield - 1 £363 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (58.14%) QA
2 23 (53.49%) Selenium
3 22 (51.16%) BDD
4 20 (46.51%) Cucumber
5 17 (39.53%) Java
5 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
6 16 (37.21%) Finance
7 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
8 14 (32.56%) User Stories
8 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
8 14 (32.56%) JMeter
8 14 (32.56%) Web Services
8 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (32.56%) Performance Testing
8 14 (32.56%) Spring
9 13 (30.23%) JIRA
9 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
10 12 (27.91%) Functional Testing
10 12 (27.91%) SoapUI
11 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
12 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
12 10 (23.26%) TDD
12 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (20.93%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
13 9 (20.93%) Windows
13 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
13 9 (20.93%) Test Automation

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 7 (16.28%) Confluence
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
3 1 (2.33%) GitHub
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) DHCP
1 4 (9.30%) DNS
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 20 (46.51%) Cucumber
3 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
4 14 (32.56%) JMeter
5 13 (30.23%) JIRA
5 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
6 12 (27.91%) SoapUI
7 7 (16.28%) Burp Suite
7 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
7 7 (16.28%) Hudson
7 7 (16.28%) JUnit
8 6 (13.95%) Ant
8 6 (13.95%) Gradle
8 6 (13.95%) jMock
8 6 (13.95%) Maven
9 4 (9.30%) AdminStudio
9 4 (9.30%) MSI
10 2 (4.65%) Appium
10 2 (4.65%) Ranorex
11 1 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
3 7 (16.28%) Electronics
3 7 (16.28%) Marketing
3 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Tester
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Test Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Software Tester
4 9 (20.93%) QA Tester
5 8 (18.60%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Applications Packager
7 4 (9.30%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) Spring
1 14 (32.56%) Web Services
2 8 (18.60%) .NET
3 7 (16.28%) Hibernate
3 7 (16.28%) REST
4 6 (13.95%) Ajax
4 6 (13.95%) Java EE
4 6 (13.95%) JMS
4 6 (13.95%) SOAP
4 6 (13.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.33%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (9.30%) BYOD
3 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) RIA
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) BDD
3 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
4 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (32.56%) Performance Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Regression Testing
4 14 (32.56%) User Stories
5 12 (27.91%) Functional Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Manual Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
7 10 (23.26%) TDD
8 9 (20.93%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
8 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Programme Management
9 8 (18.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.28%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) Groovy
5 5 (11.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
1 6 (13.95%) ISEB
1 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (58.14%) QA
2 7 (16.28%) WAI
2 7 (16.28%) WCAG
3 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.30%) vSphere
2 4 (9.30%) XenApp
2 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) AppDNA
2 4 (9.30%) EdgeSight
2 4 (9.30%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) SAP
3 6 (13.95%) Atlassian
3 6 (13.95%) CA Agile Central
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
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