The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 37 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.97% 7.56% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 11.39% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 1
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£325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £344
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-41.48% -8.73%
User Acceptance Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
222 158 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.79% 66.39% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 114 66
Average daily rate £360 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 5
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £19.30 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -18 4 £338 -3.57%
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (45.00%) SAP
1 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) BPMN
5 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (15.00%) User Stories

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HCM
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) Hudson
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) MSI
5 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Tester
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Change Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
1 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (30.00%) Test Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) BPMN
4 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Stories
6 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) SAP
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago