The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 32 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.18% 1.30% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 2.11% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
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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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 142 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.14% 61.47% 54.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 91
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -30.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (42.86%) NHS
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Puppet
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Legal

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Fund Management
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Northgate
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com