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 3 months to 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 260 265
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 6 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.15% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £394 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6447 7396 7617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.98% 81.98% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4529 4403
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 274 265
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +18.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in the South East

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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

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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 3 months to 22 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
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £500 +25.00%
Berkshire - 1 £313 -
Compatibility Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) V-Model
7 4 (26.67%) RAD
7 4 (26.67%) RUP
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
7 4 (26.67%) MSI
7 4 (26.67%) AdminStudio
7 4 (26.67%) Validation
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Unified Process
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Time Management
8 2 (13.33%) Service Design
8 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) AdminStudio
1 4 (26.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Applications Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Packager
4 1 (6.67%) MSI Packager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 5 (33.33%) SDLC
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) RAD
4 4 (26.67%) RUP
4 4 (26.67%) Unified Process
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Design
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix