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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 601 603
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 12 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.063% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.075% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 8
Median daily rate £408 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.42% +9.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in England

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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

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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 June 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 +25 5 £313 -10.71% 1
London +4 3 £415 -12.63% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £450 +5.88% 3
South West - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £240 -
Compatibility Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) QA
2 16 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
5 12 (30.00%) SDLC
6 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (22.50%) Selenium
8 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
9 7 (17.50%) C#
9 7 (17.50%) RAD
9 7 (17.50%) V-Model
9 7 (17.50%) Degree
10 6 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (15.00%) Marketing
10 6 (15.00%) RUP
10 6 (15.00%) SOAP
10 6 (15.00%) .NET
10 6 (15.00%) SAP
10 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (15.00%) Electronics

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 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (22.50%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) AdminStudio
3 5 (12.50%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) MSI
3 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) Appium
6 1 (2.50%) Calabash
6 1 (2.50%) Capybara
6 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) MSTest
6 1 (2.50%) NUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
1 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Test Manager
2 10 (25.00%) Tester
3 8 (20.00%) Applications Manager
4 6 (15.00%) QA Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Packager
6 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Electrical Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) MSI Packager
9 1 (2.50%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
1 6 (15.00%) SOAP
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (5.00%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) JRuby
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) HoloLens
4 2 (5.00%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
3 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
5 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (20.00%) BDD
6 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (17.50%) RAD
7 7 (17.50%) V-Model
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
8 6 (15.00%) RUP
8 6 (15.00%) Service Design
8 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Unified Process
9 5 (12.50%) Analytics
9 5 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C#
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) Degree
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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