The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 792 870 839
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -31
Permanent jobs citing Compatibility Testing 123 62 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.053% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.064% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 112 50 31
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92977 96911 88131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.84% 82.75% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 76104 78052 72123
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK.

Compatibility Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Compatibility Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +101 120 £40,000 +6.66% 8
South East +41 43 £40,750 +1.87% 2
West Yorkshire +32 28 £45,000 +28.57%
Leeds +29 28 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire +24 28 £45,000 +28.57%
South West +5 19 £33,750 -19.64% 1
North West - 19 £37,500 - 1
Manchester - 19 £37,500 - 1
East Sussex +36 18 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Brighton +29 12 £41,000 +9.33% 1
West Sussex - 11 £41,000 - 1
Bristol -3 10 £30,000 -28.57%
Andover - 10 £32,000 -
Hampshire - 10 £32,000 -
London +18 9 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £37,500 - 1
Stockport - 4 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +14 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Godalming - 3 £32,500 -
Cheltenham - 3 £37,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £37,500 - 1
Salisbury - 2 £38,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £38,000 -
Scotland +7 1 - -
East of England +1 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Midlands -1 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Edinburgh -2 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £38,000 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £36,500 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £35,000 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 205 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (61.15%) Regression Testing
3 148 (53.24%) Integration Testing
4 136 (48.92%) SDLC
5 123 (44.24%) Java
6 121 (43.53%) QA
7 114 (41.01%) System Integration Testing
8 110 (39.57%) SQL
8 110 (39.57%) Web Services
9 105 (37.77%) TDD
10 97 (34.89%) ISEB
11 85 (30.58%) Automated Testing
12 71 (25.54%) Test Scripting
13 68 (24.46%) System Testing
14 66 (23.74%) Manual Testing
14 66 (23.74%) Unit Testing
15 63 (22.66%) Waterfall
16 60 (21.58%) C#
17 58 (20.86%) UNIX
18 57 (20.50%) Oracle
19 53 (19.06%) Finance
20 51 (18.35%) HP
21 50 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
22 49 (17.63%) BDD
23 46 (16.55%) Test Automation
24 45 (16.19%) Microsoft
25 44 (15.83%) Automation Testing
26 42 (15.11%) PowerShell
26 42 (15.11%) ITIL
26 42 (15.11%) SCCM

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.52%) Intranet
2 3 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.32%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (11.87%) Jenkins
2 30 (10.79%) SoapUI
2 30 (10.79%) SpecFlow
3 22 (7.91%) Selenium
4 21 (7.55%) TeamCity
4 21 (7.55%) Hudson
5 19 (6.83%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.40%) JIRA
7 12 (4.32%) Git (software)
7 12 (4.32%) Fiddler
8 11 (3.96%) Firebug
8 11 (3.96%) RSpec
8 11 (3.96%) Subversion
9 10 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.88%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.52%) JMeter
12 4 (1.44%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.72%) Appium
13 2 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 53 (19.06%) Finance
2 13 (4.68%) Retail
3 7 (2.52%) Marketing
4 5 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Electronics
5 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Publishing
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 69 (24.82%) QA Engineer
2 42 (15.11%) Tester
2 42 (15.11%) Analyst
2 42 (15.11%) Test Analyst
3 31 (11.15%) Test Engineer
4 24 (8.63%) Test Manager
5 22 (7.91%) Technical Leader
6 20 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (6.83%) Integration Engineer
7 19 (6.83%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 19 (6.83%) Test Leader
8 18 (6.47%) Software Engineer
9 16 (5.76%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) QA Consultant
10 14 (5.04%) Consultant
11 13 (4.68%) Technical Tester
12 10 (3.60%) Functional Test Engineer
12 10 (3.60%) Developer
13 8 (2.88%) Quality Engineer
14 7 (2.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (39.57%) Web Services
2 41 (14.75%) JSP
2 41 (14.75%) Software Packaging
3 31 (11.15%) .NET
4 23 (8.27%) HTML
5 21 (7.55%) CSS
6 18 (6.47%) SOAP
7 16 (5.76%) XML
8 12 (4.32%) JSON
9 11 (3.96%) Gherkin
10 10 (3.60%) Ajax
10 10 (3.60%) jQuery
10 10 (3.60%) RESTful
11 5 (1.80%) HTML5
12 2 (0.72%) REST
12 2 (0.72%) CSS3
12 2 (0.72%) PhoneGap
12 2 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.36%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.68%) Replication
2 12 (4.32%) User Experience
3 10 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.52%) W3C
5 4 (1.44%) DTV
5 4 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.72%) iPhone
6 2 (0.72%) Social Media
6 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.36%) Social Network
7 1 (0.36%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.36%) Photography
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 58 (20.86%) UNIX
2 20 (7.19%) Linux
3 7 (2.52%) CentOS
4 4 (1.44%) Android
5 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (61.15%) Regression Testing
3 148 (53.24%) Integration Testing
4 136 (48.92%) SDLC
5 114 (41.01%) System Integration Testing
6 105 (37.77%) TDD
7 85 (30.58%) Automated Testing
8 71 (25.54%) Test Scripting
9 68 (24.46%) System Testing
10 66 (23.74%) Manual Testing
10 66 (23.74%) Unit Testing
11 63 (22.66%) Waterfall
12 49 (17.63%) BDD
13 46 (16.55%) Test Automation
14 44 (15.83%) Automation Testing
15 42 (15.11%) ITIL
16 41 (14.75%) Software Distribution
17 40 (14.39%) Test Strategy
18 35 (12.59%) RAD
18 35 (12.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.24%) Java
2 110 (39.57%) SQL
3 60 (21.58%) C#
4 42 (15.11%) PowerShell
5 28 (10.07%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.68%) Ruby
7 3 (1.08%) Python
8 2 (0.72%) COBOL
8 2 (0.72%) VBScript
8 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) PHP
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) C
9 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (34.89%) ISEB
2 41 (14.75%) Security Cleared
3 32 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.51%) DV Cleared
4 27 (9.71%) Degree
5 17 (6.12%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.08%) IC3 Certification
8 2 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (43.53%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (14.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (15.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (20.50%) Oracle
2 51 (18.35%) HP
3 45 (16.19%) Microsoft
4 41 (14.75%) Citrix
5 13 (4.68%) Pega
6 8 (2.88%) SAP
7 7 (2.52%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.36%) ATG
9 1 (0.36%) Adobe
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