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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 623 622
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1  
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 15 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.057% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.069% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 24 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 27 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
England 0 9 £325 -7.14% 6
Scotland - 5 £350 -
Yorkshire +32 3 £450 +5.88% 3
South East +6 2 £313 -10.71% 1
London -10 2 £411 -13.42% 1
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
West Lothian - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £240 -
South West - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 £275 -
York - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Livingston - 1 £363 -
Bradford - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £313 -
Maidenhead - 1 £313 -
Slough - 1 £313 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £240 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (40.43%) QA
4 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
5 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) Windows
7 14 (29.79%) Test Strategy
7 14 (29.79%) Windows 10
8 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
9 12 (25.53%) SDLC
10 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
10 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
11 10 (21.28%) Selenium
12 8 (17.02%) BDD
12 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
13 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
13 7 (14.89%) V-Model
13 7 (14.89%) Degree
13 7 (14.89%) Finance
13 7 (14.89%) Manufacturing
13 7 (14.89%) C#
14 6 (12.77%) .NET
14 6 (12.77%) SAP
14 6 (12.77%) RAD
14 6 (12.77%) RUP
14 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (12.77%) SOAP
14 6 (12.77%) Unified Process
14 6 (12.77%) Electronics
14 6 (12.77%) Telecoms

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 1 (2.13%) Confluence
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
2 10 (21.28%) Selenium
3 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.64%) AdminStudio
4 5 (10.64%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) MSI
4 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.13%) Calabash
8 1 (2.13%) Capybara
8 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.13%) Hudson
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) MSTest
8 1 (2.13%) NUnit
8 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.77%) Electronics
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Test Manager
2 12 (25.53%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Applications Manager
4 7 (14.89%) QA Tester
4 7 (14.89%) Software Tester
5 6 (12.77%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Packager
7 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Bid Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
1 6 (12.77%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) JSON
2 3 (6.38%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) RESTful
3 2 (4.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) JRuby
4 1 (2.13%) Node.js
4 1 (2.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) HoloLens
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Windows 10
3 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
4 14 (29.79%) Test Strategy
5 12 (25.53%) SDLC
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.89%) V-Model
9 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.77%) Programme Management
9 6 (12.77%) RAD
9 6 (12.77%) RUP
9 6 (12.77%) Service Design
9 6 (12.77%) Unified Process
10 5 (10.64%) Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) C#
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) ISEB
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (8.51%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) SAP
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
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