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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 30 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.02% 5.80% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 7.20% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Median daily rate £375 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.02%
User Acceptance Testing
South East

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
219 236 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 82.64% 80.55% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 141 154
Median daily rate £368 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Median hourly rate £20.83 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £16.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 14 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
4 8 (38.10%) ISEB
5 7 (33.33%) Equities
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 6 (28.57%) Sonata
6 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) System Testing
7 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
8 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (19.05%) AS400
9 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
10 2 (9.52%) Selenium
10 2 (9.52%) QA
10 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
10 2 (9.52%) HTTP
10 2 (9.52%) Banking
10 2 (9.52%) Retail
10 2 (9.52%) Back Office
10 2 (9.52%) OpenID

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Sonata
2 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SilkTest
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
1 14 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) UAT Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) UAT Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) OAuth2
1 2 (9.52%) OpenID
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Equities
2 4 (19.05%) AS400
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) System Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Fund Management
8 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (38.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle