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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 615 619 605
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 31 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.059% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 13
Median daily rate £413 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £281 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 19 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 29 May 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 +19 31 £413 +37.50% 6
London +11 18 £466 +49.20% 1
South East +6 8 £350 +16.66% 2
City of London +49 7 £475 +52.00%
East Sussex - 7 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Leeds - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
North West +1 1 £315 +40.00% 1
Manchester -8 1 £315 +40.00%
West Midlands -10 1 £280 -8.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £280 -
North East - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (46.30%) QA
2 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.04%) Finance
4 18 (33.33%) Selenium
4 18 (33.33%) BDD
5 17 (31.48%) ISEB
6 16 (29.63%) WebDriver
6 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (29.63%) Performance Testing
6 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
7 15 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 15 (27.78%) Regression Testing
7 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 14 (25.93%) JIRA
8 14 (25.93%) JMeter
8 14 (25.93%) User Stories
9 13 (24.07%) Integration Testing
9 13 (24.07%) Java
9 13 (24.07%) TDD
10 12 (22.22%) Web Services
10 12 (22.22%) Windows
10 12 (22.22%) Confluence
10 12 (22.22%) REST
11 11 (20.37%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Groovy
11 11 (20.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 12 (22.22%) Confluence
2 10 (18.52%) IIS
3 7 (12.96%) OpenStack
4 6 (11.11%) WordPress
5 3 (5.56%) CMS
6 1 (1.85%) Drupal
6 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (11.11%) LDAP
1 6 (11.11%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
3 3 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Selenium
2 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 16 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 15 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 14 (25.93%) JIRA
4 14 (25.93%) JMeter
5 10 (18.52%) Ant
5 10 (18.52%) Gradle
5 10 (18.52%) Hudson
5 10 (18.52%) jMock
5 10 (18.52%) JUnit
5 10 (18.52%) Maven
5 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.56%) Subversion
8 1 (1.85%) Appium
8 1 (1.85%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.85%) Gatling
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 3 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Test Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Developer
4 10 (18.52%) QA Analyst
4 10 (18.52%) QA Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Analyst Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Developer in Test
5 8 (14.81%) Java Analyst Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Java Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (12.96%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Test Automation Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Test Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Java Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 5 (9.26%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) REST
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 11 (20.37%) Ajax
2 11 (20.37%) Spring
3 10 (18.52%) Hibernate
3 10 (18.52%) Java EE
3 10 (18.52%) JMS
3 10 (18.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (9.26%) CSS
4 5 (9.26%) HTML
5 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) LAMP
6 2 (3.70%) CSS3
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) SOAP
7 1 (1.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Animation
3 3 (5.56%) W3C
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Unix
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) BDD
3 16 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 15 (27.78%) Regression Testing
4 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 14 (25.93%) User Stories
6 13 (24.07%) Integration Testing
6 13 (24.07%) TDD
7 11 (20.37%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
8 10 (18.52%) Domain-Driven Design
8 10 (18.52%) Migration
9 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (14.81%) Test Management
11 7 (12.96%) Open Source
11 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) Groovy
3 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) PHP
3 4 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) ISEB
2 15 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 10 (18.52%) Degree
4 7 (12.96%) RHCA
4 7 (12.96%) RHCE
4 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (46.30%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) WCAG
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) SDET
3 1 (1.85%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) NFS
1 6 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Nagios
3 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 9 (16.67%) Rally
2 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.96%) HP
3 7 (12.96%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 6 (11.11%) NetApp
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) Dell
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft