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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 558 536 513
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 23 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.059% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.079% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
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£290 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £251 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £281 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.77% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £34.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 -

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 25 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 4 March 2015. 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 -10 23 £290 -6.45% 7
South East -25 10 £260 -0.95% 2
London -6 7 £319 -12.73% 2
North West -20 5 £270 -10.00%
Manchester - 1 £225 -
Norwich - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Luton - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Andover - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Windows
3 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
4 11 (29.73%) XenApp
4 11 (29.73%) AppSense
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Citrix
5 10 (27.03%) BDD
6 9 (24.32%) MS Office
6 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
7 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
7 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
7 8 (21.62%) Selenium
8 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (18.92%) SCCM
8 7 (18.92%) Application Packaging
8 7 (18.92%) Android
8 7 (18.92%) Validation
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (16.22%) C
9 6 (16.22%) Java
9 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
10 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) QA
10 5 (13.51%) System Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Degree
10 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
10 5 (13.51%) PowerShell

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (8.11%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SGSN
1 3 (8.11%) 4G
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) SS7
1 3 (8.11%) 3G
1 3 (8.11%) ISUP
1 3 (8.11%) SCCP
1 3 (8.11%) INAP
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) LTE
3 1 (2.70%) GPRS
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
3 1 (2.70%) SMS
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) MSI
3 4 (10.81%) AdminStudio
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) JBehave
5 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) Firebug
5 2 (5.41%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Hudson
6 1 (2.70%) Behat
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.81%) Publishing
2 3 (8.11%) Multimedia
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
1 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Applications Packager
4 6 (16.22%) Applications Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Web Editor
6 1 (2.70%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) SCCM Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Application Packaging
2 5 (13.51%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 2 (5.41%) J2ME
4 2 (5.41%) Ajax
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Handset
2 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Android
4 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.11%) webOS
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.41%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) BDD
3 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
4 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) System Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Usability Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.41%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C
1 6 (16.22%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) VBScript
3 4 (10.81%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) VCP4
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) XenApp
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) AppSense
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
1 11 (29.73%) Citrix
2 3 (8.11%) Appcelerator
2 3 (8.11%) Sitecore
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) Informatica
3 1 (2.70%) Apple