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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 600 580 556
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 19 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.041% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.053% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 9
Average daily rate £288 £280 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £233 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £361 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £260 £281
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
- +26.76%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 22 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 14 £306 +9.37% 10
South West +7 5 £303 - 1
Scotland - 5 £285 -
London -11 4 £310 +3.33% 3
Somerset - 3 £294 -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £285 -
Motherwell - 2 £285 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £288 - 1
South East -1 1 £325 +27.45% 2
West Lothian - 1 £285 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £288 -
Gloucester - 1 £325 -
Telford - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £285 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - 1 £280 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) JIRA
3 8 (32.00%) QA
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (24.00%) ISEB
5 6 (24.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) JMeter
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) WordPress
7 4 (16.00%) V-Model
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (16.00%) WordPress
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (16.00%) JMeter
7 2 (8.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.00%) Ant
8 1 (4.00%) Appium
8 1 (4.00%) Gatling
8 1 (4.00%) Gradle
8 1 (4.00%) Hudson
8 1 (4.00%) jMock
8 1 (4.00%) JUnit
8 1 (4.00%) Maven
8 1 (4.00%) MSI
8 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Web Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.00%) QA Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) CentOS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) BDD
3 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Test Management
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) User Stories
5 4 (16.00%) V-Model
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.00%) Web Development
6 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) OWASP
7 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Groovy
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCDST
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) WCAG
3 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) AppDNA
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Dell
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago