The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Somerset region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 5 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 87 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.47% 1.49% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.14% 2.52% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 0 7
Average daily rate £325 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.42% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-36.76% +30.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
346 119 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.41% 58.91% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +18 53 £325 - 4
Yeovil - 2 £298 - 1
Bath - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 65 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 60 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 56 (58.95%) Microsoft
4 37 (38.95%) Test Scripting
5 33 (34.74%) Test Management
6 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (29.47%) Project Management
7 27 (28.42%) ISEB
7 27 (28.42%) SAP
8 26 (27.37%) Test Strategy
9 25 (26.32%) Software Testing
10 22 (23.16%) Service Delivery
11 20 (21.05%) ITIL
11 20 (21.05%) ISTQB
12 18 (18.95%) PRINCE2
12 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
13 17 (17.89%) Windows
13 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
14 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (16.84%) Statistics
14 16 (16.84%) VMware
15 15 (15.79%) Front Office
15 15 (15.79%) Back Office
15 15 (15.79%) Service Management
15 15 (15.79%) UML
15 15 (15.79%) MCP
15 15 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
16 13 (13.68%) Use Case

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (2.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Summit
2 2 (2.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) SAN
1 2 (2.11%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.37%) WebDriver
2 7 (7.37%) Selenium
3 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.21%) MSTest
5 3 (3.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (15.79%) Front Office
1 15 (15.79%) Back Office
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (52.63%) Analyst
2 26 (27.37%) Business Analyst
3 24 (25.26%) Test Analyst
4 15 (15.79%) Tester
5 11 (11.58%) Network Support
6 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Network Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Test Specialist
9 6 (6.32%) Lead Network Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Specialist
11 4 (4.21%) Test Consultant
11 4 (4.21%) Consultant
11 4 (4.21%) Automation Specialist
12 3 (3.16%) Services Delivery Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Service Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
2 16 (16.84%) Statistics
3 9 (9.47%) CMDB
4 8 (8.42%) Replication
5 7 (7.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
1 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.11%) UNIX
2 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Test Scripting
2 33 (34.74%) Test Management
3 28 (29.47%) Project Management
4 26 (27.37%) Test Strategy
5 25 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 22 (23.16%) Service Delivery
7 20 (21.05%) ITIL
8 18 (18.95%) PRINCE2
9 15 (15.79%) UML
9 15 (15.79%) Service Management
9 15 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
9 15 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (13.68%) Use Case
10 13 (13.68%) Data Modelling
11 12 (12.63%) ITSM
12 11 (11.58%) Scrum
13 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
14 9 (9.47%) Portfolio Management
14 9 (9.47%) Capacity Management
14 9 (9.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) C#
1 6 (6.32%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) C
2 2 (2.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 60 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 27 (28.42%) ISEB
4 20 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 15 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (15.79%) MCP
6 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.11%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (58.95%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.42%) SAP
3 16 (16.84%) VMware
4 8 (8.42%) SolarWinds
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