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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 30 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 20 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.81% 7.37% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 9.70% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 4
Average daily rate
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£318 £400 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £402 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
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
285 165 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.85% 76.04% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 122 76
Average daily rate £360 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% +55.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -16 8 £400 -
Street - 2 £275 -
Bath - 1 £325 -
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 66 (65.35%) Security Cleared
2 60 (59.41%) SC Cleared
3 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
4 54 (53.47%) SAP
5 38 (37.62%) Test Scripting
6 31 (30.69%) ITIL
7 28 (27.72%) ISEB
8 25 (24.75%) Service Delivery
9 23 (22.77%) Software Testing
10 21 (20.79%) ISTQB
10 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
10 21 (20.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (19.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (18.81%) Test Management
12 19 (18.81%) Project Management
12 19 (18.81%) Business Analysis
13 18 (17.82%) Service Management
13 18 (17.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (16.83%) Test Strategy
14 17 (16.83%) Management Information System
15 16 (15.84%) Front Office
15 16 (15.84%) Back Office
15 16 (15.84%) Windows
15 16 (15.84%) Statistics
15 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
15 16 (15.84%) Capacity Planning
16 15 (14.85%) MCP
17 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 14 (13.86%) Asset Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (0.99%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.93%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.97%) assyst
3 2 (1.98%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.98%) QlikView
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.95%) MSTest
3 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.98%) Selenium
General
1 16 (15.84%) Front Office
1 16 (15.84%) Back Office
2 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.97%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (58.42%) Analyst
2 34 (33.66%) Business Analyst
3 25 (24.75%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Network Support
5 11 (10.89%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (9.90%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (8.91%) Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Network Engineer
8 8 (7.92%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (6.93%) Lead Network Engineer
9 7 (6.93%) Tester
9 7 (6.93%) ABAP Developer
10 5 (4.95%) SAP Business Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) Test Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) SAP Analyst
12 3 (2.97%) Windows Support Engineer
12 3 (2.97%) Configuration Analyst
12 3 (2.97%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Management Information System
2 16 (15.84%) Statistics
3 13 (12.87%) CMDB
4 10 (9.90%) GIS
5 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.98%) UNIX
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.62%) Test Scripting
2 31 (30.69%) ITIL
3 25 (24.75%) Service Delivery
4 23 (22.77%) Software Testing
5 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
6 19 (18.81%) Project Management
6 19 (18.81%) Business Analysis
6 19 (18.81%) Test Management
7 18 (17.82%) Service Management
8 17 (16.83%) Test Strategy
9 16 (15.84%) Capacity Planning
9 16 (15.84%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (13.86%) Asset Management
10 14 (13.86%) Test Planning
11 13 (12.87%) Capacity Management
11 13 (12.87%) Portfolio Management
11 13 (12.87%) Operations Management
12 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.89%) ITSM
13 11 (10.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.92%) C#
1 8 (7.92%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) ABAP
3 3 (2.97%) C
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (65.35%) Security Cleared
2 60 (59.41%) SC Cleared
3 28 (27.72%) ISEB
4 21 (20.79%) ISTQB
5 20 (19.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 18 (17.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (14.85%) MCP
8 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (8.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.99%) MCSE
11 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.99%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 54 (53.47%) SAP
3 14 (13.86%) VMware
4 12 (11.88%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.96%) HP
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix