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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 584 561 559
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 19 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.047% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.061% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £252 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £281 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average 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
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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 -23 17 £325 +1.96% 18
London +1 8 £313 -16.66% 3
South East -19 5 £315 - 7
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £306 -
South West -7 1 - - 2
Wiltshire -12 1 - -
North East - 1 £335 -
Marlow - 1 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Fife - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Scotland - 1 £300 - 1

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
4 10 (21.74%) QA
4 10 (21.74%) HTML
4 10 (21.74%) .NET
5 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
5 9 (19.57%) BDD
6 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
6 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) JIRA
6 8 (17.39%) Degree
7 7 (15.22%) ISEB
7 7 (15.22%) XML
7 7 (15.22%) Windows
7 7 (15.22%) MS Office
7 7 (15.22%) Apple iOS
7 7 (15.22%) Android
8 6 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (13.04%) Java
8 6 (13.04%) Adobe
8 6 (13.04%) Selenium
8 6 (13.04%) Wealth Management
8 6 (13.04%) Investment Management
8 6 (13.04%) Multimedia
8 6 (13.04%) Publishing
9 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Management
9 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (6.52%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Office
3 6 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
1 3 (6.52%) 3G
1 3 (6.52%) SS7
1 3 (6.52%) ISUP
1 3 (6.52%) SCCP
1 3 (6.52%) INAP
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
1 3 (6.52%) SGSN
1 3 (6.52%) 4G
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) JIRA
1 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.70%) Zephyr
4 4 (8.70%) Hudson
4 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.52%) Xcode
5 3 (6.52%) Ant
5 3 (6.52%) Appium
5 3 (6.52%) Calabash
5 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.52%) Gradle
6 2 (4.35%) Capybara
6 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.35%) RSpec
7 1 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (2.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (2.17%) Behat
General
1 6 (13.04%) Publishing
1 6 (13.04%) Multimedia
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Electronics
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 17 (36.96%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Web Editor
7 1 (2.17%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Digital Producer
7 1 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) HTML
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) XML
3 4 (8.70%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
4 3 (6.52%) REST
5 2 (4.35%) Ajax
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) J2ME
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) CSS3
6 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Handset
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
1 7 (15.22%) Android
1 7 (15.22%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) webOS
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
3 9 (19.57%) BDD
4 6 (13.04%) Wealth Management
4 6 (13.04%) Investment Management
5 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Test Management
5 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.70%) Validation
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) C
4 3 (6.52%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) ISEB
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Adobe
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 3 (6.52%) AppSense
4 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.17%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.17%) Twitter
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
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