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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 33 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 13 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.41% 9.25% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 11.11% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 3
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£346 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £279 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £498 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
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
250 288 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.75% 83.24% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 215 119
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 12 2
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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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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 -2 7 £347 -24.97%
Street +6 2 - -
Bath -4 1 £300 -7.69% 1
User Acceptance Testing
South West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (33.33%) User Stories
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (13.33%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) thinkFolio
8 2 (13.33%) LatentZero
8 2 (13.33%) Front Office
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) CRM
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
9 1 (6.67%) SOAP
9 1 (6.67%) Windows
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (6.67%) C#

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) LatentZero
1 2 (13.33%) thinkFolio
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Front Office
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Testing Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) CRM
8 2 (13.33%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
9 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 1 (6.67%) SOA
9 1 (6.67%) Project Management
9 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) VMware