Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Compatibility Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 833 851
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18 -56
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 48 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.040% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 8
England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +8.20%
10th Percentile £250 £276 £272
90th Percentile £475 £375 £407
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
England median hourly rate - £37.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.02% +0.95%
UK median hourly rate - £37.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -6.02% +0.95%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Compatibility Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 15 £375 +9.17%
South West +14 13 £350 +7.69% 1
London - 11 £425 - 1
East of England - 6 £250 -
North of England +70 4 £394 +21.15% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £394 - 2
Midlands +25 2 £300 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +27 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Compatibility Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 30 (62.50%) QA
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 19 (39.58%) Cucumber
5 18 (37.50%) Selenium
5 18 (37.50%) Finance
6 17 (35.42%) BDD
7 15 (31.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 14 (29.17%) SDLC
9 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (27.08%) SOAP
9 13 (27.08%) Windows
10 12 (25.00%) Marketing
10 12 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
11 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
11 11 (22.92%) .NET
11 11 (22.92%) C#
11 11 (22.92%) Migration
12 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
12 10 (20.83%) Electronics
12 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
12 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (20.83%) SAP
12 10 (20.83%) Programme Management
12 10 (20.83%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (20.83%) SCCM
12 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
12 10 (20.83%) Greenfield Project

Compatibility Testing
Co-occurring 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 5 (10.42%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Drupal
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (4.17%) WordPress
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Fireworks
1 2 (4.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Firebird
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Cucumber
2 18 (37.50%) Selenium
3 12 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
5 9 (18.75%) AdminStudio
5 9 (18.75%) MSI
6 6 (12.50%) JIRA
6 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.33%) JMeter
9 3 (6.25%) Burp Suite
9 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.17%) Codeception
10 2 (4.17%) PHPUnit
10 2 (4.17%) QUnit
10 2 (4.17%) Subversion
11 1 (2.08%) Calabash
11 1 (2.08%) Capybara
11 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Marketing
3 10 (20.83%) Electronics
3 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
3 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Retail
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Tester
2 15 (31.25%) QA Tester
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Software QA Tester
3 10 (20.83%) Software Tester
4 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Applications Packager
5 5 (10.42%) Unix Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Web Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (8.33%) Unix Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) SOAP
2 11 (22.92%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) CSS
3 4 (8.33%) CSS3
3 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) HTML5
3 4 (8.33%) jQuery
4 3 (6.25%) Spring
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (4.17%) Behat
5 2 (4.17%) LAMP
5 2 (4.17%) PhoneGap
5 2 (4.17%) REST
5 2 (4.17%) Sass
5 2 (4.17%) Symfony
5 2 (4.17%) XSLT
6 1 (2.08%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
3 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.58%) Linux
5 5 (10.42%) Unix
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) webOS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 17 (35.42%) BDD
4 15 (31.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 14 (29.17%) SDLC
5 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Migration
8 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (20.83%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (20.83%) Programme Management
9 9 (18.75%) Validation
10 6 (12.50%) Application Packaging
10 6 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (12.50%) Dependency Management
10 6 (12.50%) Open Source
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Scrum
10 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) C#
2 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
5 2 (4.17%) XPath
6 1 (2.08%) Delphi
6 1 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) RHCA
4 1 (2.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (10.42%) WAI
2 5 (10.42%) WCAG
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) SAP
2 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
2 5 (10.42%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) NetApp
4 1 (2.08%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.08%) Veracode