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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 843 816 935
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +119
Permanent jobs citing Compatibility Testing 105 155 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 91 145 43
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +21.53%

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
90517 95084 102220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.94% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 75230 76808 82364
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016 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 April 2016. 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 -41 105 £42,500 -5.55% 6
South East -18 34 £40,000 -15.78% 2
London +16 22 £45,000 -
North West +25 17 £60,000 +71.42% 1
West Sussex -10 17 £40,000 -20.00%
Manchester -3 15 £60,000 +71.42% 1
East Midlands - 14 £49,500 -
Leicestershire - 12 £49,500 -
Leicester - 12 £49,500 -
East Sussex 0 9 £65,000 +30.00%
West Midlands -15 9 £32,500 - 1
Andover -7 7 £32,000 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -20 7 £32,000 +6.66% 2
Shropshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
Worthing - 7 £35,000 -
Telford - 7 £32,500 - 1
East of England +17 4 £35,000 -41.66% 2
Suffolk - 4 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 4 £35,000 -
City of London +46 2 £80,000 +146.15%
Brighton -2 2 - -
Yorkshire -18 2 - -
York - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Surrey +10 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Stockport +9 1 £38,500 +5.47%
South West +3 1 £42,500 +28.78%
Birmingham -17 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Gloucester - 1 £42,500 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 142 (81.14%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (41.71%) QA
3 70 (40.00%) Selenium
4 63 (36.00%) Web Services
5 61 (34.86%) TDD
5 61 (34.86%) SDLC
6 58 (33.14%) Automated Testing
7 57 (32.57%) Manual Testing
8 56 (32.00%) HTML
9 53 (30.29%) WebDriver
10 51 (29.14%) BDD
10 51 (29.14%) System Integration Testing
11 50 (28.57%) Regression Testing
12 49 (28.00%) Integration Testing
13 47 (26.86%) CSS
13 47 (26.86%) Functional Testing
14 45 (25.71%) Unit Testing
15 44 (25.14%) Java
16 43 (24.57%) Waterfall
17 39 (22.29%) User Stories
18 38 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (20.57%) ISEB
19 36 (20.57%) Performance Testing
20 32 (18.29%) SQL
20 32 (18.29%) Scrum
20 32 (18.29%) Test Strategy
21 31 (17.71%) Finance
22 30 (17.14%) Test Scripting
23 29 (16.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
24 28 (16.00%) JIRA

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (14.29%) Node.js
2 18 (10.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) DB2
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.71%) MySQL
5 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (40.00%) Selenium
2 53 (30.29%) WebDriver
3 28 (16.00%) JIRA
4 21 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.86%) Cucumber
6 17 (9.71%) JMeter
6 17 (9.71%) JUnit
6 17 (9.71%) LoadRunner
7 16 (9.14%) Git (software)
8 15 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (8.00%) SpecFlow
10 12 (6.86%) Appium
10 12 (6.86%) Firebug
11 11 (6.29%) TestNG
12 10 (5.71%) Eclipse
12 10 (5.71%) JBehave
12 10 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
13 9 (5.14%) Fiddler
13 9 (5.14%) SoapUI
14 8 (4.57%) Maven
General
1 31 (17.71%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Marketing
3 17 (9.71%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.00%) Electronics
4 14 (8.00%) Manufacturing
5 12 (6.86%) Retail
6 6 (3.43%) Banking
7 4 (2.29%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (30.86%) Tester
2 46 (26.29%) Analyst
3 37 (21.14%) Test Analyst
4 30 (17.14%) Test Leader
5 29 (16.57%) QA Engineer
6 24 (13.71%) Automation Tester
7 17 (9.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 15 (8.57%) Developer
8 15 (8.57%) QA Tester
9 13 (7.43%) Agile Test Analyst
9 13 (7.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 13 (7.43%) Selenium Tester
10 12 (6.86%) QA Leader
10 12 (6.86%) Quality Engineer
10 12 (6.86%) Web Tester
11 11 (6.29%) Agile Tester
12 9 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (5.14%) Web Automation Tester
13 8 (4.57%) Java Automation Tester
13 8 (4.57%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (36.00%) Web Services
2 56 (32.00%) HTML
3 47 (26.86%) CSS
4 23 (13.14%) XML
5 18 (10.29%) HTML5
5 18 (10.29%) JSON
6 16 (9.14%) .NET
7 13 (7.43%) Ajax
8 12 (6.86%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.57%) REST
10 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.00%) Software Packaging
10 7 (4.00%) WinForms
11 6 (3.43%) CSS3
11 6 (3.43%) SOAP
12 5 (2.86%) RESTful
13 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 4 (2.29%) Java EE
13 4 (2.29%) Spring
13 4 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.86%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.86%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.29%) EPoS
5 9 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.14%) User Experience
6 8 (4.57%) Social Media
7 6 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.29%) W3C
9 3 (1.71%) CMDB
10 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.57%) Linux
2 12 (6.86%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.29%) Android
4 8 (4.57%) Windows
5 6 (3.43%) CentOS
6 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.71%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (81.14%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.86%) SDLC
2 61 (34.86%) TDD
3 58 (33.14%) Automated Testing
4 57 (32.57%) Manual Testing
5 51 (29.14%) BDD
5 51 (29.14%) System Integration Testing
6 50 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 49 (28.00%) Integration Testing
8 47 (26.86%) Functional Testing
9 45 (25.71%) Unit Testing
10 43 (24.57%) Waterfall
11 39 (22.29%) User Stories
12 38 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (20.57%) Performance Testing
14 32 (18.29%) Scrum
14 32 (18.29%) Test Strategy
15 30 (17.14%) Test Scripting
16 29 (16.57%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 27 (15.43%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.14%) Java
2 32 (18.29%) SQL
3 23 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.29%) Scala
5 16 (9.14%) C#
6 15 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.57%) COBOL
7 8 (4.57%) Ruby
8 6 (3.43%) Groovy
8 6 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.86%) Python
10 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.29%) PHP
11 3 (1.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (20.57%) ISEB
2 27 (15.43%) ISTQB
3 23 (13.14%) Degree
4 16 (9.14%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (41.71%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (14.86%) HP
2 17 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.57%) SAP
4 12 (6.86%) Oracle
5 9 (5.14%) Citrix
6 7 (4.00%) Pega
7 6 (3.43%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.86%) Dynatrace
8 5 (2.86%) New Relic
8 5 (2.86%) Rally
9 4 (2.29%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.14%) Fidessa
10 2 (1.14%) Reuters
10 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.57%) Adobe
11 1 (0.57%) Apple
11 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.57%) Google
11 1 (0.57%) Informatica
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