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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 33 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.56% 7.76% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 11.04% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 1
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£350 £380 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
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
247 154 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.29% 70.32% 61.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 104 58
Average daily rate £326 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
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 £17.50 £19.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.50
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 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 18 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -16 10 £350 -7.89%
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (61.36%) SAP
2 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
6 15 (34.09%) Business Analysis
7 11 (25.00%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
9 9 (20.45%) ISEB
10 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
10 8 (18.18%) Test Management
10 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (15.91%) BDD
11 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
11 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
11 7 (15.91%) Scrum
11 7 (15.91%) ABAP
11 7 (15.91%) MS Office
11 7 (15.91%) SAP SD
12 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
12 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Migration
13 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
13 5 (11.36%) BPMN

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) SAP SD
2 2 (4.55%) SAP PM
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.27%) assyst
3 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.27%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) QlikView
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.27%) MSTest
4 1 (2.27%) Hudson
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.27%) MSI
4 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Publishing
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (4.55%) Front Office
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) ABAP Developer
6 5 (11.36%) SAP Business Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Configuration Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
9 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Tester
9 2 (4.55%) SAP Tester
9 2 (4.55%) QlikView Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Technician
10 1 (2.27%) SAP SD Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) UAT Test Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) SAP Change Manager
10 1 (2.27%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Statistics
2 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (34.09%) Business Analysis
3 11 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
6 8 (18.18%) Test Management
7 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
7 7 (15.91%) BDD
7 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
8 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) BPMN
9 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
9 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) ABAP
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) ISEB
4 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) SAP
2 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
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