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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 105 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 179 234 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 2.36% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.97% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 152 132
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.25 £23.75 £23.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £17.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £32.75 £29.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.02%
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
7086 7866 7014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.84% 79.38% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4323 4814 3945
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £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 268 259 265
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +17 64 £388 +6.89% 7
Surrey +10 31 £350 -11.61% 6
Hampshire +4 27 £335 +1.51% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 13 £268 -16.40% 3
West Sussex -2 11 £356 +18.75% 5
Kent -3 8 £375 +87.50%
Oxfordshire -7 7 £500 +21.21%
Middlesex -7 4 £388 +10.55%
East Sussex +5 2 £380 +38.18% 4
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
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 31 August 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 95 (24.11%) Finance
2 90 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (22.59%) Test Scripting
4 76 (19.29%) Migration
5 56 (14.21%) Regression Testing
6 47 (11.93%) SQL
6 47 (11.93%) ISTQB
7 46 (11.68%) System Integration Testing
8 44 (11.17%) Oracle
8 44 (11.17%) SAP
9 43 (10.91%) Microsoft
10 42 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (10.66%) Data Migration
10 42 (10.66%) SDLC
11 41 (10.41%) ISEB
12 40 (10.15%) HP
13 39 (9.90%) Security Cleared
13 39 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
13 39 (9.90%) Integration Testing
13 39 (9.90%) Test Strategy
14 38 (9.64%) QA
15 37 (9.39%) Project Management
15 37 (9.39%) Banking
16 36 (9.14%) SC Cleared
16 36 (9.14%) Defect Management
17 35 (8.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
18 32 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (8.12%) ITIL
19 31 (7.87%) JIRA

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 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.03%) CMS
3 6 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.25%) Documentum
5 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 27 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.08%) MS Office
3 10 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.28%) MS Project
5 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (4.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.30%) Sonata
4 9 (2.28%) Temenos T24
5 7 (1.78%) Primavera
6 6 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.02%) Maximo
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.51%) Infor SunSystems
10 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.51%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.03%) SaaS
2 6 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.27%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.51%) Force.com
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Boomi
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) Firewall
2 4 (1.02%) HTTP
3 2 (0.51%) 3G
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.51%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) 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%) WebEx
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.27%) DB2
4 5 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.02%) Data Mart
5 4 (1.02%) DataStage
5 4 (1.02%) OLAP
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.51%) MS Access
6 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.25%) GIS
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (7.87%) JIRA
2 16 (4.06%) Selenium
3 12 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.79%) HP UFT
5 8 (2.03%) Toad
6 6 (1.52%) Log4j
7 5 (1.27%) LSMW
7 5 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.76%) TestComplete
9 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.51%) JUnit
10 2 (0.51%) QARun
10 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.51%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.51%) WinRunner
General
1 95 (24.11%) Finance
2 37 (9.39%) Banking
3 22 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.33%) Retail
5 10 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.28%) Back Office
6 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Marketing
8 4 (1.02%) Publishing
9 3 (0.76%) Automotive
9 3 (0.76%) Billing
9 3 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (38.83%) Analyst
2 72 (18.27%) Test Analyst
3 59 (14.97%) Consultant
4 52 (13.20%) Business Analyst
5 38 (9.64%) Tester
6 28 (7.11%) Test Manager
7 23 (5.84%) Oracle Consultant
8 22 (5.58%) UAT Analyst
9 20 (5.08%) Data Consultant
9 20 (5.08%) UAT Test Analyst
10 19 (4.82%) Test Leader
11 17 (4.31%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.06%) Data Migration Consultant
12 16 (4.06%) Migration Consultant
13 15 (3.81%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
14 14 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (3.30%) Architect
15 13 (3.30%) Designer
15 13 (3.30%) Infrastructure Designer
15 13 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.33%) XML
2 10 (2.54%) Web Services
3 7 (1.78%) .NET
4 6 (1.52%) J2SE
4 6 (1.52%) Middleware
4 6 (1.52%) XML Schema
4 6 (1.52%) XSLT
5 5 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.27%) CSS
5 5 (1.27%) HTML
6 4 (1.02%) Mason
7 3 (0.76%) SOAP
8 2 (0.51%) COM
8 2 (0.51%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.51%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.51%) OpenID
8 2 (0.51%) REST
8 2 (0.51%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.51%) XMPP
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.79%) Virtual Team
4 10 (2.54%) Equities
4 10 (2.54%) User Experience
5 9 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.28%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.52%) CMDB
6 6 (1.52%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.27%) AS400
7 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.27%) SCADA
8 2 (0.51%) Handset
8 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.25%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.25%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.06%) Linux
1 16 (4.06%) Windows
2 11 (2.79%) Unix
3 7 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.76%) AIX
5 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (22.59%) Test Scripting
3 76 (19.29%) Migration
4 56 (14.21%) Regression Testing
5 46 (11.68%) System Integration Testing
6 42 (10.66%) Data Migration
6 42 (10.66%) SDLC
6 42 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (9.90%) Integration Testing
7 39 (9.90%) Test Strategy
8 37 (9.39%) Project Management
9 36 (9.14%) Defect Management
10 35 (8.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
11 32 (8.12%) ITIL
12 29 (7.36%) Business Analysis
13 26 (6.60%) Scrum
14 24 (6.09%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.09%) Validation
15 22 (5.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.93%) SQL
2 18 (4.57%) Java
3 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.03%) Python
4 7 (1.78%) C#
4 7 (1.78%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.52%) C
6 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby
8 2 (0.51%) VBScript
9 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.25%) Groovy
9 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (11.93%) ISTQB
2 41 (10.41%) ISEB
3 39 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 36 (9.14%) SC Cleared
5 31 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (5.08%) Degree
7 7 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.02%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ACCA
10 1 (0.25%) CIMA
10 1 (0.25%) IIBA
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.64%) QA
2 13 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.27%) GxP
3 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.27%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.51%) 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 44 (11.17%) Oracle
1 44 (11.17%) SAP
2 43 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 40 (10.15%) HP
4 16 (4.06%) Cisco
5 9 (2.28%) VMware
6 8 (2.03%) IBM
6 8 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.78%) F5
8 6 (1.52%) Juniper
8 6 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.52%) Temenos
9 5 (1.27%) BMC
9 5 (1.27%) Cognos
9 5 (1.27%) Thunderhead
10 4 (1.02%) CA
10 4 (1.02%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.02%) Informatica
11 3 (0.76%) Concur
11 3 (0.76%) Remedy
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