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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 409 423
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 3 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.070% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.082% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Median daily rate £415 £475 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +52.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £480 £323
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 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 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
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 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 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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Firmware
3 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (23.08%) Service Design
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) RAD
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
3 1 (7.69%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) Capybara
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) MSI
3 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (15.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) JRuby
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) HoloLens
1 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Code Coverage
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) RAD
4 3 (23.08%) Service Design
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) SAP