The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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.

Compatibility Testing
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 428 413
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.056% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.031% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Median daily rate £415 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +26.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £360 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £351
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in London

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in London

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Compatibility Testing in London

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +11 1 £525 +50.00% 2
Compatibility Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) QA
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) RAD
4 4 (28.57%) Firmware
4 4 (28.57%) Code Coverage
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Service Design
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Unified Process
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) RUP
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Compatibility Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Appium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Ranorex
3 1 (7.14%) Capybara
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) JRuby
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) HoloLens
1 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Code Coverage
3 4 (28.57%) RAD
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Service Design
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) RUP
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Unified Process
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) V-Model
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) SAP
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