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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 30 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 0.44% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.62% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £425 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +51.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+41.86% -28.33%
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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
173 161 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.19% 70.61% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 99 98
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.25 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -11.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) NHS
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) GitHub
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (10.00%) Teradata