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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 833 825 811
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Compatibility Testing 66 48 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.045% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.057% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 57 27 39
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £46,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-24.73% +24.00%

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 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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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 -20 60 £35,000 -14.11% 5
London +7 28 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Cambridge -5 8 £32,500 -21.21%
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £32,500 -31.57%
East of England -12 8 £32,500 -31.57%
Yorkshire -45 7 £33,000 - 1
South East - 7 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £37,500 -
City of London -1 5 £42,500 +123.68%
Edinburgh -7 4 £51,250 +46.42%
Scotland -15 4 £51,250 +46.42%
West Yorkshire - 4 £32,000 - 1
Leeds - 4 £32,000 - 1
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £32,500 - 1
Petersfield - 3 £32,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
South West -18 2 £42,000 +40.00%
Surrey - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £26,250 -
Sheffield - 2 £35,250 -
Bristol - 2 £42,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £26,250 -
Belfast - 2 £26,250 -
Brighton - 1 £37,500 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 75 (58.14%) QA
2 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (37.21%) Automated Testing
4 47 (36.43%) Selenium
5 41 (31.78%) JIRA
6 38 (29.46%) ISEB
7 36 (27.91%) Scrum
8 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
9 34 (26.36%) Microsoft
10 33 (25.58%) TDD
11 32 (24.81%) HTML
11 32 (24.81%) CSS
12 30 (23.26%) Test Scripting
13 28 (21.71%) ISTQB
14 26 (20.16%) Regression Testing
15 25 (19.38%) Windows
15 25 (19.38%) Java
15 25 (19.38%) Test Automation
16 24 (18.60%) WebDriver
16 24 (18.60%) Integration Testing
17 23 (17.83%) Mobile App
18 22 (17.05%) Cucumber
19 21 (16.28%) System Testing
19 21 (16.28%) SQL
19 21 (16.28%) Citrix
20 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
20 20 (15.50%) XenDesktop
20 20 (15.50%) Waterfall
20 20 (15.50%) Software Testing
20 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (10.08%) IIS
2 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.88%) Joomla!
5 5 (3.88%) Drupal
5 5 (3.88%) WordPress
5 5 (3.88%) CICS
6 3 (2.33%) CMS
6 3 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.63%) HTTP
2 12 (9.30%) Internet
3 8 (6.20%) Firewall
3 8 (6.20%) DHCP
3 8 (6.20%) DNS
3 8 (6.20%) SAN
3 8 (6.20%) NAS
4 7 (5.43%) NetScaler
5 5 (3.88%) Wireless
6 3 (2.33%) Intranet
7 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) MySQL
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) DB2
5 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (36.43%) Selenium
2 41 (31.78%) JIRA
3 24 (18.60%) WebDriver
4 22 (17.05%) Cucumber
5 19 (14.73%) Fiddler
6 18 (13.95%) Jenkins
7 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
8 15 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (10.08%) InstallShield
9 13 (10.08%) AdminStudio
10 12 (9.30%) Firebug
11 8 (6.20%) MSI
11 8 (6.20%) Subversion
11 8 (6.20%) JUnit
11 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio
11 8 (6.20%) Eclipse
12 7 (5.43%) Bugzilla
12 7 (5.43%) RSpec
12 7 (5.43%) FogBugz
12 7 (5.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (7.75%) Banking
2 7 (5.43%) Retail
2 7 (5.43%) Games
3 5 (3.88%) Back Office
3 5 (3.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.33%) Legal
4 3 (2.33%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) German Language
5 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Analyst
2 33 (25.58%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.18%) Tester
4 16 (12.40%) Test Manager
5 13 (10.08%) QA Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Automation Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Senior QA Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Systems Tester
11 5 (3.88%) QA Manager
11 5 (3.88%) Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Applications Specialist
11 5 (3.88%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.10%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.81%) HTML
1 32 (24.81%) CSS
2 19 (14.73%) Web Services
3 13 (10.08%) Application Packaging
4 10 (7.75%) Ajax
5 9 (6.98%) XML
6 8 (6.20%) JSON
6 8 (6.20%) REST
7 7 (5.43%) jQuery
8 6 (4.65%) SOAP
8 6 (4.65%) CodeIgniter
8 6 (4.65%) CakePHP
8 6 (4.65%) Flash
8 6 (4.65%) .NET
9 5 (3.88%) Kohana
9 5 (3.88%) Gherkin
10 4 (3.10%) RESTful
11 3 (2.33%) XHTML
11 3 (2.33%) LAMP
12 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.20%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.20%) Clustering
4 7 (5.43%) iPhone
4 7 (5.43%) Open Source
5 5 (3.88%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.88%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.10%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) New Media
7 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.38%) Windows
2 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (10.08%) Linux
4 10 (7.75%) Android
5 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.65%) UNIX
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) Automated Testing
3 36 (27.91%) Scrum
4 33 (25.58%) TDD
5 30 (23.26%) Test Scripting
6 26 (20.16%) Regression Testing
7 25 (19.38%) Test Automation
8 24 (18.60%) Integration Testing
9 21 (16.28%) System Testing
10 20 (15.50%) Waterfall
10 20 (15.50%) Software Testing
11 19 (14.73%) Performance Testing
11 19 (14.73%) BDD
12 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (10.08%) ITIL
15 12 (9.30%) E-Commerce
16 10 (7.75%) User Stories
17 9 (6.98%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
2 25 (19.38%) Java
3 21 (16.28%) SQL
4 16 (12.40%) Ruby
5 14 (10.85%) VBScript
6 13 (10.08%) VB
6 13 (10.08%) PowerShell
7 12 (9.30%) PHP
8 7 (5.43%) Python
9 4 (3.10%) C#
9 4 (3.10%) Perl
10 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.55%) Clojure
11 1 (0.78%) R
11 1 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 38 (29.46%) ISEB
2 28 (21.71%) ISTQB
3 13 (10.08%) Degree
4 9 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.10%) MCSE
7 3 (2.33%) MCP
7 3 (2.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (58.14%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
1 20 (15.50%) XenDesktop
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (6.20%) VMware ESX
3 8 (6.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) AppDNA
2 11 (8.53%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (7.75%) SCCM
4 8 (6.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (6.20%) NetBackup
4 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (26.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.28%) Citrix
3 12 (9.30%) VMware
4 8 (6.20%) Veritas
4 8 (6.20%) Symantec
4 8 (6.20%) Sophos
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle
5 6 (4.65%) HP
6 5 (3.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.55%) Atmel
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) Zend
9 1 (0.78%) Informatica
Leeds, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago