The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 60 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.63% 2.43% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 3.30% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 18
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£350 £405 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £463 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
691 515 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 73.68% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 362 289
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 25
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bristol region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bristol region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) QA
4 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) JIRA
5 6 (18.18%) Banking
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) ISEB
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) System Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
7 4 (12.12%) HTML
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) CSS
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 3 (9.09%) MS Office
8 3 (9.09%) PHP
8 3 (9.09%) .NET
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) Retail
8 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Web Development

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Workday HCM
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (6.06%) Haml
3 2 (6.06%) Sass
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Test Management
4 4 (12.12%) System Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Web Development
5 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Use Case
6 2 (6.06%) Release Management
6 2 (6.06%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) XenServer
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Open Text
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) HP