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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 617 652 621
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -31
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 19 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.026% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 10
Median daily rate £344 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £258 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £476 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.35% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £39.37 -
% change year-on-year
-6.01% -

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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
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 16 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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 18 £344 +4.09% 5
South East +19 12 £344 -21.70% 1
East Sussex - 7 £344 -
Hampshire +16 5 - -
Portsmouth -5 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
North West +5 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £325 - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Dorset - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Bournemouth - 1 £325 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 (51.02%) QA
2 24 (48.98%) Finance
3 23 (46.94%) Regression Testing
3 23 (46.94%) Selenium
4 22 (44.90%) JIRA
4 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (42.86%) ISEB
5 21 (42.86%) Java
5 21 (42.86%) JMeter
5 21 (42.86%) Spring
5 21 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 21 (42.86%) BDD
5 21 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 20 (40.82%) User Stories
6 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (38.78%) ISTQB
7 19 (38.78%) Functional Testing
8 18 (36.73%) REST
8 18 (36.73%) Degree
9 17 (34.69%) Unit Testing
9 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
9 17 (34.69%) WebDriver
9 17 (34.69%) TDD
9 17 (34.69%) Hibernate
9 17 (34.69%) Web Services
9 17 (34.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (34.69%) SoapUI
9 17 (34.69%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (32.65%) Gradle

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 16 (32.65%) Confluence
1 16 (32.65%) IIS
2 7 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.08%) WordPress
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (12.24%) LDAP
1 6 (12.24%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Selenium
2 22 (44.90%) JIRA
3 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 21 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 21 (42.86%) JMeter
4 17 (34.69%) SoapUI
4 17 (34.69%) WebDriver
5 16 (32.65%) Ant
5 16 (32.65%) Gradle
5 16 (32.65%) Hudson
5 16 (32.65%) jMock
5 16 (32.65%) JUnit
5 16 (32.65%) Maven
6 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
7 4 (8.16%) Burp Suite
8 2 (4.08%) Subversion
9 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (48.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Analyst
1 22 (44.90%) Test Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 9 (18.37%) QA Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 7 (14.29%) Java Analyst Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Java Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) Spring
2 18 (36.73%) REST
3 17 (34.69%) Hibernate
3 17 (34.69%) Web Services
4 16 (32.65%) Ajax
4 16 (32.65%) Java EE
4 16 (32.65%) JMS
4 16 (32.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) CSS3
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (32.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) RIA
3 2 (4.08%) W3C
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
1 7 (14.29%) Unix
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Regression Testing
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.86%) BDD
3 21 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (40.82%) User Stories
5 19 (38.78%) Functional Testing
6 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
6 17 (34.69%) System Integration Testing
6 17 (34.69%) TDD
6 17 (34.69%) Unit Testing
7 16 (32.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (32.65%) Domain-Driven Design
8 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.41%) Migration
9 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
11 7 (14.29%) Dependency Management
11 7 (14.29%) Open Source
12 6 (12.24%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) Groovy
3 6 (12.24%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) ISEB
2 19 (38.78%) ISTQB
3 18 (36.73%) Degree
4 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) RHCA
5 7 (14.29%) RHCE
5 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) WAI
2 4 (8.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) NFS
1 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
2 6 (12.24%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Atlassian
1 16 (32.65%) Rally
2 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) ArcSight
3 6 (12.24%) HP
3 6 (12.24%) NetApp
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
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