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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 29 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.79% 0.75% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 1.20% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-42.70% +4.34%
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
206 167 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.03% 62.78% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 98 111
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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User Acceptance Testing
South East

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Fund Management
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (13.33%) Puppet
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
1 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Fund Management
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Northgate
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com