The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 547 550 557
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 25 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.031% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.043% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £153 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £448 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 22 July 2014.

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 24 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 22 July 2014. 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 +3 25 £310 -14.48% 8
London +15 8 £338 -3.57% 2
East of England -21 2 £248 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £273 - 3
City of London +23 1 £250 -37.50%
South East -7 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Windows 7
3 24 (48.00%) PowerShell
3 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.00%) SCCM
5 19 (38.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (36.00%) Citrix
6 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (30.00%) Software Distribution
7 15 (30.00%) ITIL
7 15 (30.00%) JSP
8 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (24.00%) XenApp
10 11 (22.00%) AppDNA
10 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
11 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.00%) ITIL V3
12 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
13 8 (16.00%) MSI
13 8 (16.00%) VBScript
13 8 (16.00%) VB
13 8 (16.00%) BDD
14 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
14 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
15 6 (12.00%) QA
15 6 (12.00%) Software Packaging
15 6 (12.00%) Selenium
15 6 (12.00%) Ruby

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.00%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) HSPA
2 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) IPv6
2 1 (2.00%) GPRS
2 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.00%) UMTS
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MSI
2 6 (12.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) AdminStudio
3 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.00%) Capybara
4 3 (6.00%) RSpec
4 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.00%) Calabash
4 3 (6.00%) JIRA
5 2 (4.00%) WATIR
5 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Local Government
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Applications Packager
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) JSP
2 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
3 6 (12.00%) Software Packaging
4 4 (8.00%) HTML
5 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.00%) JSON
6 2 (4.00%) SOAP
6 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 2 (4.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (2.00%) HTML5
7 1 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) CSS
7 1 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Statistics
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Android
5 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Software Distribution
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 8 (16.00%) BDD
4 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Test Management
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Service Management
9 2 (4.00%) ITSM
9 2 (4.00%) CRM
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) VBScript
2 8 (16.00%) VB
3 6 (12.00%) Ruby
4 3 (6.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (24.00%) XenApp
3 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (46.00%) SCCM
2 11 (22.00%) AppDNA
3 5 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (10.00%) WSUS
4 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.00%) MOM
5 1 (2.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.00%) Citrix
3 6 (12.00%) AppSense
4 5 (10.00%) Lumension
4 5 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) NetApp
6 1 (2.00%) Novell
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Agilent
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