Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 850 873
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 -40
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 59 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.034% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.041% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 11
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £280 £275
90th Percentile £475 £375 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
UK median hourly rate - £37.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.02% -0.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -6.02% -0.33%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Compatibility Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Compatibility Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 12 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 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +47 50 £350 +7.69% 4
England +7 48 £350 +7.69% 5
South East -2 15 £375 +9.17%
South West +4 13 £350 +7.69% 1
London - 11 £425 - 1
Scotland +12 10 £300 -
East of England - 6 £250 -
North of England +56 4 £394 +21.15% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £394 - 2
Midlands +32 2 £300 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +20 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 37 (62.71%) QA
2 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) Test Automation
4 21 (35.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
5 20 (33.90%) Selenium
6 19 (32.20%) Cucumber
7 18 (30.51%) Finance
8 17 (28.81%) BDD
9 15 (25.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 14 (23.73%) SDLC
10 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
11 13 (22.03%) SOAP
12 12 (20.34%) C#
12 12 (20.34%) Regression Testing
12 12 (20.34%) Marketing
13 11 (18.64%) Migration
13 11 (18.64%) .NET
13 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
13 11 (18.64%) Windows 10
14 10 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
14 10 (16.95%) SCCM
14 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 10 (16.95%) SAP
14 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
14 10 (16.95%) Validation
14 10 (16.95%) Electronics

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 5 (8.47%) OpenStack
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Apache
2 4 (6.78%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.08%) Drupal
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.39%) WordPress
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
5 1 (1.69%) Confluence
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Fireworks
1 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) IaaS
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.39%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.69%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Big Data
2 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.69%) Firebird
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Selenium
2 19 (32.20%) Cucumber
3 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
4 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
5 9 (15.25%) AdminStudio
5 9 (15.25%) MSI
6 6 (10.17%) JIRA
6 6 (10.17%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.78%) JMeter
8 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.08%) Burp Suite
10 2 (3.39%) Codeception
10 2 (3.39%) Fiddler
10 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
10 2 (3.39%) QUnit
10 2 (3.39%) Subversion
11 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Marketing
3 10 (16.95%) Electronics
3 10 (16.95%) Manufacturing
3 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.47%) Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Retail
6 2 (3.39%) Legal
7 1 (1.69%) Back Office
7 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Tester
2 16 (27.12%) QA Tester
2 16 (27.12%) Software Tester
3 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Software QA Tester
4 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Applications Packager
5 5 (8.47%) Unix Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Web Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.78%) Unix Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) SOAP
2 11 (18.64%) .NET
3 4 (6.78%) CSS
3 4 (6.78%) CSS3
3 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) HTML5
3 4 (6.78%) jQuery
4 3 (5.08%) Spring
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (3.39%) Behat
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) LAMP
5 2 (3.39%) PhoneGap
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 2 (3.39%) Sass
5 2 (3.39%) Symfony
5 2 (3.39%) XSLT
6 1 (1.69%) Swagger
6 1 (1.69%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.78%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows 10
3 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.86%) Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Unix
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) webOS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.07%) Test Automation
3 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
3 21 (35.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (28.81%) BDD
5 15 (25.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 14 (23.73%) SDLC
7 12 (20.34%) Regression Testing
8 11 (18.64%) Migration
9 10 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (16.95%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (16.95%) Programme Management
9 10 (16.95%) Validation
10 9 (15.25%) Test Strategy
11 8 (13.56%) User Stories
11 8 (13.56%) Web Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Application Packaging
12 6 (10.17%) Dependency Management
12 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) C#
2 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 2 (3.39%) XPath
6 1 (1.69%) Delphi
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) RHCA
4 1 (1.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (62.71%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) WAI
2 5 (8.47%) WCAG
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) SAP
2 5 (8.47%) ArcSight
2 5 (8.47%) HP
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) NetApp
5 1 (1.69%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.69%) Veracode