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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 879 871 929
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +58
Permanent jobs citing Compatibility Testing 72 70 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.067% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.079% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 53 62 15
Average salary £42,500 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +18.33%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 72 £42,500 +19.71% 10
West Midlands - 21 £42,500 - 1
North West +2 16 £32,500 -10.95% 1
Manchester +15 15 £32,500 -10.95%
South East -3 13 £43,750 +45.83% 2
London +1 10 £66,500 +47.77% 3
East Sussex - 7 £47,500 -
South West -6 6 £37,500 +2.73% 1
Birmingham - 6 £42,500 -
Solihull - 6 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 6 £41,250 - 1
Worcester - 6 £41,250 -
Brighton - 6 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £37,500 -
East of England +4 4 £71,250 +119.23%
Stockport -3 3 £38,500 +5.47%
Gloucester - 3 £37,500 -
Guildford - 3 £47,500 - 1
Surrey - 3 £47,500 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £40,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £28,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £72,500 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Shropshire - 2 £32,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Burgess Hill - 2 £41,250 - 1
Telford - 2 £32,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 -
Somerset -8 1 £37,000 +1.36%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £28,500 -

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 106 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (65.63%) QA
3 70 (54.69%) Web Services
4 66 (51.56%) Regression Testing
4 66 (51.56%) Integration Testing
5 63 (49.22%) SDLC
6 62 (48.44%) TDD
7 60 (46.88%) Waterfall
7 60 (46.88%) System Integration Testing
8 56 (43.75%) Functional Testing
9 54 (42.19%) Automated Testing
10 53 (41.41%) Manual Testing
11 50 (39.06%) Unit Testing
12 49 (38.28%) HP Quality Center
13 48 (37.50%) HP
14 46 (35.94%) RAD
15 43 (33.59%) Java
15 43 (33.59%) Performance Testing
16 37 (28.91%) Finance
17 36 (28.13%) User Stories
18 34 (26.56%) ISEB
19 33 (25.78%) Selenium
19 33 (25.78%) Continuous Improvement
20 32 (25.00%) ISTQB
21 30 (23.44%) Scrum
22 27 (21.09%) Oracle
23 24 (18.75%) Marketing
23 24 (18.75%) Security Testing
23 24 (18.75%) BDD
24 23 (17.97%) WebDriver

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 18 (14.06%) IIS
2 6 (4.69%) CMS
3 2 (1.56%) Node.js
3 2 (1.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.78%) Lync
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.78%) InDesign
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (10.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Skype
2 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) DB2
2 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.13%) MySQL
4 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (25.78%) Selenium
2 23 (17.97%) WebDriver
3 18 (14.06%) LoadRunner
4 15 (11.72%) SpecFlow
5 14 (10.94%) JMeter
6 12 (9.38%) TestNG
7 11 (8.59%) Appium
8 10 (7.81%) Cucumber
8 10 (7.81%) Eclipse
8 10 (7.81%) JBehave
8 10 (7.81%) JUnit
8 10 (7.81%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (6.25%) JIRA
10 7 (5.47%) NeoLoad
10 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.69%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.34%) Fiddler
12 3 (2.34%) Firebug
12 3 (2.34%) HP UFT
12 3 (2.34%) MSTest
General
1 37 (28.91%) Finance
2 24 (18.75%) Marketing
3 18 (14.06%) Telecoms
4 14 (10.94%) Electronics
4 14 (10.94%) Manufacturing
5 13 (10.16%) Retail
6 4 (3.13%) Banking
6 4 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (35.16%) QA Engineer
2 39 (30.47%) Tester
3 24 (18.75%) Analyst
4 23 (17.97%) Test Analyst
5 18 (14.06%) Test Leader
6 16 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 14 (10.94%) Java Engineer
7 14 (10.94%) Systems Tester
8 11 (8.59%) QA Leader
9 8 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.25%) Manual Tester
9 8 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Software QA Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.47%) Software Quality Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (4.69%) Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (54.69%) Web Services
2 23 (17.97%) HTML
3 16 (12.50%) CSS
4 14 (10.94%) XML
5 12 (9.38%) HTML5
6 6 (4.69%) JSON
6 6 (4.69%) SOAP
7 4 (3.13%) .NET
8 3 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.34%) RESTful
9 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.56%) jQuery
10 1 (0.78%) Ajax
10 1 (0.78%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.78%) CSS3
10 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.78%) Middleware
10 1 (0.78%) REST
10 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.59%) EPoS
3 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 7 (5.47%) Social Media
6 5 (3.91%) User Experience
6 5 (3.91%) W3C
7 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.34%) CMDB
8 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.78%) Blog
10 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.25%) Android
4 6 (4.69%) CentOS
4 6 (4.69%) Unix
4 6 (4.69%) Windows
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.56%) Integration Testing
2 66 (51.56%) Regression Testing
3 63 (49.22%) SDLC
4 62 (48.44%) TDD
5 60 (46.88%) System Integration Testing
5 60 (46.88%) Waterfall
6 56 (43.75%) Functional Testing
7 54 (42.19%) Automated Testing
8 53 (41.41%) Manual Testing
9 50 (39.06%) Unit Testing
10 46 (35.94%) RAD
11 43 (33.59%) Performance Testing
12 36 (28.13%) User Stories
13 33 (25.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (23.44%) Scrum
15 24 (18.75%) BDD
15 24 (18.75%) Security Testing
16 20 (15.63%) E-Commerce
16 20 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.59%) Java
2 13 (10.16%) SQL
3 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.47%) COBOL
5 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.34%) C#
6 3 (2.34%) Perl
6 3 (2.34%) Python
6 3 (2.34%) Ruby
7 2 (1.56%) PHP
7 2 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (26.56%) ISEB
2 32 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (16.41%) Degree
4 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (65.63%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (38.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (37.50%) HP
2 27 (21.09%) Oracle
3 14 (10.94%) SAP
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.91%) Dynatrace
6 5 (3.91%) New Relic
6 5 (3.91%) Pega
7 3 (2.34%) Informatica
7 3 (2.34%) Rally
8 2 (1.56%) Adobe
8 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix
8 2 (1.56%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.56%) Google
8 2 (1.56%) Reuters
8 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Apigee
9 1 (0.78%) Apple
9 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
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