The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Compatibility Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Compatibility Testing
UK / England
Rank 555 602 583
Rank change year-on-year +47 -19  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 28 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.037% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 10
Median daily rate £363 £338 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £389 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £270
% change year-on-year +11.53% +20.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Compatibility Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Compatibility Testing in England

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in England

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in England

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Compatibility Testing in England

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +34 10 £475 +46.15% 2
London +32 10 £325 -18.75% 3
South West -1 4 £325 +4.00%
Yorkshire +14 3 £363 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Compatibility Testing
UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) QA
3 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
3 17 (37.78%) SDLC
4 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 16 (35.56%) Selenium
4 16 (35.56%) Windows
5 15 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
7 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (24.44%) Finance
8 11 (24.44%) Manufacturing
8 11 (24.44%) C#
8 11 (24.44%) .NET
8 11 (24.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 10 (22.22%) SAP
9 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 10 (22.22%) Electronics
9 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (22.22%) Marketing
9 10 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (20.00%) SOAP
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
11 8 (17.78%) Service Design

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) DHCP
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
1 4 (8.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
2 16 (35.56%) Selenium
3 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.89%) AdminStudio
6 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.89%) JIRA
6 4 (8.89%) JMeter
6 4 (8.89%) MSI
7 3 (6.67%) Burp Suite
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.44%) Appium
8 2 (4.44%) Hudson
8 2 (4.44%) JUnit
8 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.22%) Ant
9 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.22%) jMock
9 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
1 11 (24.44%) Manufacturing
2 10 (22.22%) Electronics
2 10 (22.22%) Marketing
2 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Tester
2 12 (26.67%) QA Tester
3 10 (22.22%) Software QA Tester
3 10 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Test Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Applications Packager
6 4 (8.89%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) SOAP
2 9 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) Spring
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (4.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) Apache CXF
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) Java EE
6 1 (2.22%) JMS
6 1 (2.22%) JRuby
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) BYOD
1 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) HoloLens
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) SDLC
3 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
5 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (22.22%) Programme Management
7 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Service Design
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
9 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.56%) RAD
10 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 5 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) C#
2 8 (17.78%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Groovy
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) WAI
2 3 (6.67%) WCAG
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Firmware
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
2 4 (8.89%) XenApp
2 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) AppDNA
2 4 (8.89%) EdgeSight
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) SAP
2 8 (17.78%) Citrix
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
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