The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Compatibility Testing
England / North West
Rank - - 143
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £270
% change year-on-year +11.53% +20.37%  
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2110 3146 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.42% 82.42% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1901 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 126 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £50.00 £60.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the North West

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the North West