The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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.

Compatibility Testing
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 624 600
Rank change year-on-year +59 -24  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 35 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.030% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.036% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 13
Median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £306 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £270
% change year-on-year +11.53% +20.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Compatibility Testing in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Compatibility Testing in the UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +67 33 £363 +7.40% 14
South East +30 14 £475 +46.15% 1
London +39 11 £415 +3.75% 4
Milton Keynes - 9 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £500 -
Bristol +11 4 £325 +16.07%
South West +3 4 £325 +4.00%
Hampshire - 4 £363 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Yorkshire - 3 £363 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Scotland +21 1 £300 -33.33%
City of London +11 1 £525 +50.00% 2
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £363 -
Leeds - 1 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) QA
3 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (33.96%) SDLC
5 17 (32.08%) Windows
6 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
6 16 (30.19%) Windows 10
6 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
7 15 (28.30%) BDD
7 15 (28.30%) Selenium
7 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
8 12 (22.64%) Manufacturing
8 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
8 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
9 11 (20.75%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (20.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (20.75%) Marketing
9 11 (20.75%) Programme Management
9 11 (20.75%) Electronics
9 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
9 11 (20.75%) Finance
9 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (20.75%) C#
9 11 (20.75%) .NET
9 11 (20.75%) SAP
9 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
9 11 (20.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 9 (16.98%) Service Design
10 9 (16.98%) SOAP
10 9 (16.98%) WebDriver

Compatibility Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (20.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
3 2 (3.77%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DHCP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
1 4 (7.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
2 15 (28.30%) Selenium
3 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 8 (15.09%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.55%) AdminStudio
6 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.55%) MSI
7 3 (5.66%) Burp Suite
7 3 (5.66%) JIRA
7 3 (5.66%) JMeter
7 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.77%) Appium
8 2 (3.77%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.89%) Calabash
9 1 (1.89%) Capybara
9 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.89%) Hudson
9 1 (1.89%) JUnit
9 1 (1.89%) NUnit
General
1 12 (22.64%) Manufacturing
2 11 (20.75%) Electronics
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Marketing
2 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Tester
2 15 (28.30%) Test Manager
3 12 (22.64%) QA Tester
4 11 (20.75%) Software Tester
5 10 (18.87%) Software QA Tester
6 8 (15.09%) Applications Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Packager
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) SOAP
3 8 (15.09%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) Spring
4 3 (5.66%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (3.77%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.89%) Apache CXF
6 1 (1.89%) CSS
6 1 (1.89%) HTML
6 1 (1.89%) JRuby
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
6 1 (1.89%) Node.js
6 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) BYOD
1 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
1 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) HoloLens
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows 10
3 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (33.96%) SDLC
4 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
5 15 (28.30%) BDD
6 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
7 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (20.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 11 (20.75%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (20.75%) Programme Management
7 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
8 9 (16.98%) Service Design
9 8 (15.09%) RAD
10 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (13.21%) TDD
10 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
11 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.32%) RUP
11 6 (11.32%) Unified Process
11 6 (11.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) C#
2 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (13.21%) Java
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (47.17%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) WAI
2 3 (5.66%) WCAG
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Firmware
2 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
2 4 (7.55%) XenApp
2 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.66%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) AppDNA
2 4 (7.55%) EdgeSight
2 4 (7.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) SAP
2 8 (15.09%) Citrix
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
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