The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 816 825 931
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +106
Permanent jobs citing Compatibility Testing 100 145 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 88 134 48
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.85%

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
85739 96253 102832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.89% 86.87% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 71657 78628 83341
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 100 £40,000 - 9
South East +16 41 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +2 22 £34,000 +9.67%
Andover -6 20 £32,000 +3.22%
London +54 16 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands - 15 £30,000 - 2
North West +9 14 £60,000 +67.83% 1
West Sussex +3 10 £40,000 -20.00%
Manchester -4 10 £60,000 +67.83%
Lincolnshire - 10 £28,500 - 1
East Sussex -11 9 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Lincoln - 9 £28,500 - 1
West Midlands -3 6 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 6 £32,500 -
Telford - 6 £32,500 -
Yorkshire -22 4 £60,000 +33.33%
Lancashire - 4 £35,000 - 1
Blackpool - 4 £35,000 - 1
Leicester - 3 £52,500 -
Burgess Hill - 3 £60,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £52,500 -
East of England +40 2 - - 1
Brighton -3 2 £38,000 -5.00% 1
West Yorkshire -11 2 £60,000 +33.33%
Leeds -17 2 £60,000 +33.33%
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £36,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 147 (73.87%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (44.72%) Selenium
3 77 (38.69%) QA
4 73 (36.68%) TDD
5 67 (33.67%) WebDriver
6 63 (31.66%) Functional Testing
7 62 (31.16%) Integration Testing
7 62 (31.16%) Web Services
8 61 (30.65%) Java
8 61 (30.65%) BDD
8 61 (30.65%) System Integration Testing
9 60 (30.15%) Regression Testing
10 59 (29.65%) Automated Testing
11 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
11 57 (28.64%) HTML
12 55 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (27.64%) Manual Testing
13 54 (27.14%) Unit Testing
14 52 (26.13%) CSS
14 52 (26.13%) SDLC
15 51 (25.63%) User Stories
16 46 (23.12%) Performance Testing
17 45 (22.61%) JIRA
18 41 (20.60%) ISEB
19 37 (18.59%) Jenkins
20 36 (18.09%) Test Strategy
21 34 (17.09%) Cucumber
21 34 (17.09%) Finance
21 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
22 33 (16.58%) Degree

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.56%) IIS
2 18 (9.05%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.01%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) DSL
2 2 (1.01%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Skype
3 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) DB2
3 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.01%) MySQL
5 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 89 (44.72%) Selenium
2 67 (33.67%) WebDriver
3 45 (22.61%) JIRA
4 37 (18.59%) Jenkins
5 34 (17.09%) Cucumber
6 23 (11.56%) JMeter
6 23 (11.56%) JUnit
7 21 (10.55%) Git (software)
8 20 (10.05%) Maven
9 16 (8.04%) SoapUI
10 15 (7.54%) Ant
10 15 (7.54%) Gradle
10 15 (7.54%) Hudson
10 15 (7.54%) jMock
11 13 (6.53%) Appium
12 12 (6.03%) Firebug
12 12 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (5.03%) MSI
13 10 (5.03%) SpecFlow
13 10 (5.03%) TestNG
General
1 34 (17.09%) Finance
2 13 (6.53%) Marketing
3 8 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.52%) Electronics
4 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.51%) Banking
5 3 (1.51%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (26.63%) Analyst
1 53 (26.63%) Tester
2 39 (19.60%) Test Analyst
3 33 (16.58%) Test Leader
4 27 (13.57%) QA Engineer
5 25 (12.56%) Automation Tester
6 22 (11.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (7.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.54%) Agile Test Analyst
7 15 (7.54%) Developer
7 15 (7.54%) QA Tester
8 14 (7.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 14 (7.04%) Selenium Tester
8 14 (7.04%) Web Tester
9 13 (6.53%) Agile Tester
10 12 (6.03%) QA Leader
10 12 (6.03%) Software Tester
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
11 11 (5.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (31.16%) Web Services
2 57 (28.64%) HTML
3 52 (26.13%) CSS
4 32 (16.08%) Node.js
5 25 (12.56%) Ajax
6 19 (9.55%) REST
7 18 (9.05%) XML
8 16 (8.04%) JSON
9 15 (7.54%) Hibernate
9 15 (7.54%) Java EE
9 15 (7.54%) JMS
9 15 (7.54%) Software Packaging
9 15 (7.54%) Spring
9 15 (7.54%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (6.53%) .NET
11 12 (6.03%) ASP.NET
11 12 (6.03%) HTML5
12 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (3.52%) LAMP
12 7 (3.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (10.55%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (6.53%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.52%) User Experience
6 8 (4.02%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.01%) iPad
8 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.51%) Social Media
8 3 (1.51%) W3C
9 2 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.01%) CMDB
9 2 (1.01%) EPoS
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.55%) Linux
2 17 (8.54%) Windows
3 10 (5.03%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.52%) Android
4 9 (4.52%) CentOS
4 9 (4.52%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.01%) Unix
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (73.87%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.68%) TDD
3 63 (31.66%) Functional Testing
4 62 (31.16%) Integration Testing
5 61 (30.65%) BDD
5 61 (30.65%) System Integration Testing
6 60 (30.15%) Regression Testing
7 59 (29.65%) Automated Testing
8 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
9 55 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (27.64%) Manual Testing
10 54 (27.14%) Unit Testing
11 52 (26.13%) SDLC
12 51 (25.63%) User Stories
13 46 (23.12%) Performance Testing
14 36 (18.09%) Test Strategy
15 33 (16.58%) Defect Management
16 31 (15.58%) ITIL
16 31 (15.58%) Scrum
16 31 (15.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.65%) Java
2 32 (16.08%) JavaScript
2 32 (16.08%) PowerShell
3 25 (12.56%) SQL
4 24 (12.06%) Scala
5 21 (10.55%) Groovy
6 18 (9.05%) PHP
7 17 (8.54%) C#
8 7 (3.52%) Ruby
9 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.01%) COBOL
10 4 (2.01%) Python
11 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.01%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (20.60%) ISEB
2 33 (16.58%) Degree
3 26 (13.07%) ISTQB
4 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (38.69%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (12.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (12.56%) SCCM
2 20 (10.05%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.52%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.05%) HP
3 15 (7.54%) Citrix
3 15 (7.54%) Rally
4 14 (7.04%) Atlassian
5 12 (6.03%) Oracle
6 10 (5.03%) SAP
7 9 (4.52%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.52%) Pega
9 4 (2.01%) Dynatrace
9 4 (2.01%) New Relic
10 2 (1.01%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.50%) Adobe
11 1 (0.50%) Apple
11 1 (0.50%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.50%) Google
11 1 (0.50%) Informatica
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