Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 344 382
Rank change year-on-year +1 +38 -14
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 15 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.13% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
South East median daily rate £375 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -1.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £356 £305 £334
90th Percentile £464 £375 £503
England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
South East median hourly rate - £37.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.02% -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Compatibility Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Compatibility Testing in the South East

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the South East

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in the South East

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the South East

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Hampshire +10 9 £375 -
West Sussex -7 4 £473 +52.42%
Thames Valley -8 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Compatibility Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 10
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) Migration
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (66.67%) SCCM
4 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (60.00%) Validation
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (60.00%) MSI
4 9 (60.00%) AdminStudio
5 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Application Packaging
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) BDD
8 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Application Discovery
9 2 (13.33%) User Stories
9 2 (13.33%) Burp Suite
9 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
9 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (13.33%) WCAG
9 2 (13.33%) WAI

Compatibility Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) AdminStudio
1 9 (60.00%) MSI
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Burp Suite
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) MSI Packager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
1 11 (73.33%) Windows 10
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Migration
1 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Validation
3 6 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Application Discovery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PMP
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) WAI
2 2 (13.33%) WCAG
3 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Perfecto Mobile