The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 106 93 94
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 171 210 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 2.12% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.65% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 142 122
Median daily rate £350 £345 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £220 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £32.73 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +32.24%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6833 7918 6986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.56% 79.78% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4186 4861 3893
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 268 268
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +19 54 £388 +10.71% 6
Surrey +16 37 £350 -11.61% 6
Hampshire +15 29 £335 -4.28% 7
Buckinghamshire -19 12 £315 +5.00% 6
West Sussex +2 11 £413 +43.47% 2
Kent -4 8 £350 +75.00% 5
Oxfordshire -17 5 £300 -27.27% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Middlesex -9 2 £388 +10.55%
East Sussex -1 1 - - 3
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 97 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.18%) Finance
3 83 (20.91%) Test Scripting
4 76 (19.14%) Migration
5 54 (13.60%) SQL
6 53 (13.35%) Regression Testing
7 49 (12.34%) Oracle
8 47 (11.84%) Microsoft
9 45 (11.34%) SAP
10 44 (11.08%) Data Migration
11 43 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
12 42 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
13 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (10.08%) QA
15 39 (9.82%) Banking
15 39 (9.82%) ISTQB
15 39 (9.82%) Waterfall
15 39 (9.82%) SDLC
15 39 (9.82%) Defect Management
16 38 (9.57%) Test Strategy
16 38 (9.57%) HP
17 37 (9.32%) ISEB
17 37 (9.32%) Security Cleared
18 36 (9.07%) SC Cleared
19 34 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
20 33 (8.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
20 33 (8.31%) ITIL
21 32 (8.06%) Integration Testing
22 30 (7.56%) JIRA
23 29 (7.30%) Project Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.02%) CMS
2 6 (1.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.51%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.25%) SAS
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.53%) MS Office
3 11 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.27%) MS Project
5 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (5.04%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (4.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.27%) Sonata
4 8 (2.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (2.02%) Temenos T24
5 7 (1.76%) Primavera
6 6 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (1.01%) Maximo
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.76%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 3 (0.76%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.50%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.51%) SaaS
2 5 (1.26%) HP Helion
2 5 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) Force.com
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Boomi
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Firewall
2 4 (1.01%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) 3G
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.25%) 2G
4 1 (0.25%) 4G
4 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.25%) CTI
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) GSM
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) MPLS
4 1 (0.25%) NAS
4 1 (0.25%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) SSH
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.76%) Data Mart
6 6 (1.51%) DataStage
6 6 (1.51%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.26%) DB2
8 4 (1.01%) OLAP
8 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.50%) MS Access
10 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.25%) Big Data
11 1 (0.25%) GIS
11 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (7.56%) JIRA
2 21 (5.29%) Selenium
3 14 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.02%) Toad
5 10 (2.52%) HP UFT
6 6 (1.51%) Log4j
6 6 (1.51%) LSMW
6 6 (1.51%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.01%) JUnit
7 4 (1.01%) Robot Framework
7 4 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.76%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.76%) NetBeans
8 3 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.76%) TestComplete
8 3 (0.76%) TestNG
8 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (24.18%) Finance
2 39 (9.82%) Banking
3 25 (6.30%) Retail
4 19 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.27%) Back Office
6 9 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.76%) Automotive
8 5 (1.26%) Marketing
9 3 (0.76%) Billing
9 3 (0.76%) Front Office
9 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.76%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (35.52%) Analyst
2 62 (15.62%) Test Analyst
3 60 (15.11%) Consultant
4 52 (13.10%) Business Analyst
5 41 (10.33%) Tester
6 31 (7.81%) Test Manager
7 24 (6.05%) Oracle Consultant
8 22 (5.54%) Developer
8 22 (5.54%) Test Leader
9 20 (5.04%) Data Consultant
9 20 (5.04%) UAT Analyst
10 18 (4.53%) UAT Test Analyst
11 17 (4.28%) Architect
12 16 (4.03%) Data Migration Consultant
12 16 (4.03%) Migration Consultant
12 16 (4.03%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.78%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
14 13 (3.27%) Designer
14 13 (3.27%) Infrastructure Designer
14 13 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.54%) XML
2 13 (3.27%) HTML
3 12 (3.02%) Web Services
4 11 (2.77%) CSS
5 9 (2.27%) .NET
6 6 (1.51%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.51%) J2SE
6 6 (1.51%) Middleware
6 6 (1.51%) XML Schema
6 6 (1.51%) XSLT
7 4 (1.01%) Mason
8 3 (0.76%) BAPI
8 3 (0.76%) SOAP
9 2 (0.50%) COM
9 2 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.50%) REST
9 2 (0.50%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.50%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.50%) SAPUI5
9 2 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.27%) Virtual Team
4 10 (2.52%) Equities
5 9 (2.27%) Data Extraction
5 9 (2.27%) User Experience
6 7 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.26%) CMDB
8 5 (1.26%) Data Conversion
8 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.26%) SCADA
9 4 (1.01%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) Handset
11 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.53%) Linux
1 18 (4.53%) Windows
2 13 (3.27%) Unix
3 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.76%) AIX
5 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.50%) Solaris
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.91%) Test Scripting
3 76 (19.14%) Migration
4 53 (13.35%) Regression Testing
5 44 (11.08%) Data Migration
6 43 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
7 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (9.82%) Defect Management
8 39 (9.82%) SDLC
8 39 (9.82%) Waterfall
9 38 (9.57%) Test Strategy
10 33 (8.31%) ITIL
10 33 (8.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 32 (8.06%) Integration Testing
12 29 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (7.30%) Project Management
13 28 (7.05%) Business Analysis
13 28 (7.05%) Scrum
14 26 (6.55%) Test Planning
15 25 (6.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.60%) SQL
2 21 (5.29%) Java
3 12 (3.02%) C
4 10 (2.52%) C#
5 8 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.02%) Python
6 7 (1.76%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.51%) C++
7 6 (1.51%) Perl
8 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.01%) COBOL
10 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.50%) ABAP
11 2 (0.50%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 2 (0.50%) VBScript
12 1 (0.25%) Groovy
12 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (9.82%) ISTQB
2 37 (9.32%) ISEB
2 37 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.07%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (5.54%) Degree
6 6 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.26%) BC Cleared
7 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.50%) PMP
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.08%) QA
2 13 (3.27%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.26%) GxP
4 4 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.25%) OpenView
4 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (12.34%) Oracle
2 47 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 45 (11.34%) SAP
4 38 (9.57%) HP
5 16 (4.03%) Cisco
6 9 (2.27%) Cognos
6 9 (2.27%) VMware
7 8 (2.02%) IBM
8 7 (1.76%) F5
8 7 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.51%) Informatica
9 6 (1.51%) Juniper
9 6 (1.51%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.26%) BMC
10 5 (1.26%) Temenos
10 5 (1.26%) Thunderhead
11 4 (1.01%) CA
11 4 (1.01%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.01%) Remedy
11 4 (1.01%) T-Plan
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