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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 84 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 220 213 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.47% 2.26% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.84% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 124 142
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £18.90 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
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
7170 7498 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.66% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 4359 3857
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 243 260
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +6 74 £404 +7.66% 12
Hampshire -10 37 £363 +3.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 34 £300 -11.76% 3
Surrey -7 16 £395 -4.24% 7
Oxfordshire +12 13 £425 +93.18% 1
West Sussex -3 12 £410 +31.20% 3
Kent +12 10 £338 -12.90%
Middlesex -3 6 £375 +8.69% 1
East Sussex +5 2 £365 +32.72% 4
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
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 1 July 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.

1 108 (25.84%) Finance
2 97 (23.21%) Test Scripting
3 95 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (19.14%) Migration
5 61 (14.59%) System Integration Testing
6 58 (13.88%) Integration Testing
7 53 (12.68%) Oracle
8 52 (12.44%) ISTQB
9 51 (12.20%) Security Cleared
9 51 (12.20%) SQL
10 47 (11.24%) ISEB
11 46 (11.00%) Microsoft
11 46 (11.00%) Banking
12 45 (10.77%) Test Strategy
13 43 (10.29%) QA
13 43 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (9.81%) Data Migration
14 41 (9.81%) SDLC
15 40 (9.57%) SC Cleared
15 40 (9.57%) HP
16 39 (9.33%) Project Management
16 39 (9.33%) Regression Testing
17 38 (9.09%) SAP
17 38 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 37 (8.85%) HP Quality Center
18 37 (8.85%) Business Analysis
19 35 (8.37%) Defect Management
20 33 (7.89%) ITIL
20 33 (7.89%) MS Excel
20 33 (7.89%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
4 4 (0.96%) Confluence
5 3 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.24%) Documentum
6 1 (0.24%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.70%) MS Office
3 15 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.67%) MS Project
6 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (4.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.15%) Temenos T24
3 8 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (1.67%) Primavera
5 6 (1.44%) Maximo
5 6 (1.44%) Sonata
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.72%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.72%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.48%) HFM
8 2 (0.48%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.91%) SaaS
2 6 (1.44%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.20%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Boomi
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Force.com
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (0.96%) HTTP
1 4 (0.96%) Internet
1 4 (0.96%) MPLS
2 2 (0.48%) 3G
2 2 (0.48%) Firewall
2 2 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.48%) WebEx
2 2 (0.48%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.24%) 2G
3 1 (0.24%) 4G
3 1 (0.24%) BGP
3 1 (0.24%) DNS
3 1 (0.24%) GSM
3 1 (0.24%) Network Security
3 1 (0.24%) NGN
3 1 (0.24%) SMTP
3 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.96%) Data Mart
6 4 (0.96%) DB2
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.72%) DataStage
7 3 (0.72%) MS Access
7 3 (0.72%) OLAP
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.48%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (7.18%) JIRA
2 15 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.87%) HP UFT
4 11 (2.63%) Selenium
5 6 (1.44%) Log4j
5 6 (1.44%) Toad
6 4 (0.96%) TestComplete
6 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.72%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.72%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.72%) Subversion
7 3 (0.72%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.48%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.48%) MSI
8 2 (0.48%) MSTest
8 2 (0.48%) QARun
8 2 (0.48%) WinRunner
General
1 108 (25.84%) Finance
2 46 (11.00%) Banking
3 32 (7.66%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.74%) Retail
5 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.91%) Marketing
5 8 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.44%) Back Office
7 4 (0.96%) Publishing
7 4 (0.96%) Wholesale Banking
8 3 (0.72%) Front Office
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Local Government
9 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 175 (41.87%) Analyst
2 87 (20.81%) Test Analyst
3 50 (11.96%) Business Analyst
4 46 (11.00%) Consultant
5 36 (8.61%) Test Manager
6 34 (8.13%) Tester
7 24 (5.74%) UAT Analyst
8 23 (5.50%) Project Manager
9 21 (5.02%) Test Leader
10 20 (4.78%) Oracle Consultant
11 18 (4.31%) UAT Test Analyst
12 16 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (3.59%) Senior Test Analyst
14 14 (3.35%) Designer
15 13 (3.11%) Data Consultant
15 13 (3.11%) Data Migration Consultant
15 13 (3.11%) Infrastructure Designer
15 13 (3.11%) Migration Consultant
15 13 (3.11%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
15 13 (3.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.55%) XML
2 8 (1.91%) Web Services
3 7 (1.67%) .NET
3 7 (1.67%) XSLT
4 6 (1.44%) J2SE
4 6 (1.44%) XML Schema
5 5 (1.20%) Middleware
6 4 (0.96%) CSS
6 4 (0.96%) HTML
6 4 (0.96%) SOAP
7 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.48%) COM
8 2 (0.48%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.48%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.48%) OpenID
8 2 (0.48%) REST
8 2 (0.48%) XMPP
9 1 (0.24%) Mason
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.24%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.87%) User Experience
3 11 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.91%) AS400
5 7 (1.67%) Equities
6 6 (1.44%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.20%) SCADA
8 3 (0.72%) CMDB
8 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.72%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.72%) Wiki
9 2 (0.48%) EPoS
9 2 (0.48%) Handset
9 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.31%) Linux
1 18 (4.31%) Windows
2 10 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (2.15%) Unix
4 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) AIX
5 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.21%) Test Scripting
2 95 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (19.14%) Migration
4 61 (14.59%) System Integration Testing
5 58 (13.88%) Integration Testing
6 45 (10.77%) Test Strategy
7 43 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (9.81%) Data Migration
8 41 (9.81%) SDLC
9 39 (9.33%) Project Management
9 39 (9.33%) Regression Testing
10 38 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 37 (8.85%) Business Analysis
12 35 (8.37%) Defect Management
13 33 (7.89%) ITIL
14 31 (7.42%) Waterfall
15 30 (7.18%) Functional Testing
16 27 (6.46%) Scrum
16 27 (6.46%) System Testing
16 27 (6.46%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.20%) SQL
2 17 (4.07%) Java
3 11 (2.63%) C#
4 10 (2.39%) Python
5 8 (1.91%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.44%) C
7 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.48%) C++
9 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.24%) Groovy
10 1 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.24%) VBA
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (12.44%) ISTQB
2 51 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 47 (11.24%) ISEB
4 40 (9.57%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (4.78%) Degree
7 9 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ACCA
8 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) CIMA
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.48%) IIBA
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.48%) MCSD
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.29%) QA
2 10 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.44%) SLA
4 4 (0.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (8.85%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 53 (12.68%) Oracle
2 46 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (9.57%) HP
4 38 (9.09%) SAP
5 11 (2.63%) Cisco
6 6 (1.44%) IBM
6 6 (1.44%) Remedy
6 6 (1.44%) Temenos
7 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.96%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.96%) VMware
9 3 (0.72%) Ariba
9 3 (0.72%) Arqiva
9 3 (0.72%) Cognos
9 3 (0.72%) Concur
9 3 (0.72%) Informatica
9 3 (0.72%) Pega
9 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.48%) SunGard
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