Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 196 220
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 -21
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.12% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Compatibility Testing in the South West

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the South West

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in the South West

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -7 12 £350 +7.69% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Compatibility Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) QA
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
1 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
1 12 (92.31%) BDD
2 11 (84.62%) SoapUI
2 11 (84.62%) SDLC
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 11 (84.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 11 (84.62%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) SOAP
3 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (76.92%) SAP
3 10 (76.92%) Manufacturing
3 10 (76.92%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (76.92%) Electronics
3 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (76.92%) Programme Management
3 10 (76.92%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (76.92%) Marketing
4 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing

Compatibility Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
1 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
2 11 (84.62%) SoapUI
3 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 10 (76.92%) Electronics
2 10 (76.92%) Manufacturing
2 10 (76.92%) Marketing
2 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) QA Tester
1 12 (92.31%) Tester
2 10 (76.92%) Software QA Tester
2 10 (76.92%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) BDD
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 11 (84.62%) SDLC
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 10 (76.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (76.92%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (76.92%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Veracode