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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 85 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 197 213 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.13% 2.37% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.25% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 150 120
Average daily rate
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£340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £236 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.90 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+37.07% -25.83%
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
7060 6547 5727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.37% 72.91% 71.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4055 3616 3016
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 241
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
Hampshire +22 48 £350 -15.15% 13
Berkshire +4 46 £355 -2.73% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 43 £325 +4.00% 12
Surrey -14 27 £270 -8.47% 9
Oxfordshire -29 12 £220 -31.25% 3
West Sussex -22 6 £325 -9.72%
East Sussex -8 5 £375 - 1
Kent +4 3 £575 -
Middlesex -3 3 £271 -33.84%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 97 (24.01%) Test Scripting
2 95 (23.51%) Finance
3 81 (20.05%) SQL
4 76 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (17.82%) QA
6 64 (15.84%) ISEB
7 58 (14.36%) XML
8 56 (13.86%) Migration
8 56 (13.86%) Test Management
9 54 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
10 51 (12.62%) System Testing
11 50 (12.38%) HP
12 48 (11.88%) Microsoft
13 47 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (10.89%) Oracle
15 42 (10.40%) Security Cleared
15 42 (10.40%) Test Strategy
16 41 (10.15%) System Integration Testing
16 41 (10.15%) SAP
17 40 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (9.65%) Waterfall
19 38 (9.41%) Java
19 38 (9.41%) MS Excel
20 36 (8.91%) Project Management
21 35 (8.66%) Integration Testing
22 34 (8.42%) Software Testing
22 34 (8.42%) SDLC
23 31 (7.67%) Validation
24 30 (7.43%) Business Analysis
25 29 (7.18%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.22%) CMS
3 8 (1.98%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.74%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) Documentum
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.24%) MS Project
5 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.99%) Exstream
4 3 (0.74%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.74%) SAP BCA
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.74%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.74%) Magento
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) SaaS
2 4 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.99%) Google Checkout
3 2 (0.50%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.25%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Taleo
4 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.21%) Internet
2 8 (1.98%) Intranet
3 5 (1.24%) Firewall
4 3 (0.74%) Extranet
4 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.50%) VLAN
5 2 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.50%) 3G
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) VoIP
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
5 2 (0.50%) X.509
5 2 (0.50%) MGCP
5 2 (0.50%) RTP
6 1 (0.25%) SS7
6 1 (0.25%) GSM
6 1 (0.25%) Megaco
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.22%) MarkLogic
4 12 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.23%) PowerCenter
5 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.98%) SAP BW
7 7 (1.73%) DB2
7 7 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.24%) Data Mart
8 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.99%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.99%) MySQL
9 4 (0.99%) MS Access
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (6.68%) Selenium
2 20 (4.95%) JIRA
3 16 (3.96%) JUnit
3 16 (3.96%) Cucumber
4 12 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (2.23%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.98%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.73%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.49%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.24%) Subversion
11 4 (0.99%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.74%) TestPartner
12 3 (0.74%) Maven
12 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.50%) RequisitePro
13 2 (0.50%) CaliberRM
General
1 95 (23.51%) Finance
2 22 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.95%) Billing
4 19 (4.70%) Banking
5 18 (4.46%) Retail
6 15 (3.71%) Publishing
7 11 (2.72%) Legal
8 9 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.73%) Automotive
10 5 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Front Office
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 170 (42.08%) Analyst
2 93 (23.02%) Test Analyst
3 53 (13.12%) Test Manager
4 46 (11.39%) Developer
5 35 (8.66%) Test Leader
6 33 (8.17%) Business Analyst
7 29 (7.18%) Tester
8 23 (5.69%) Consultant
9 12 (2.97%) Support Analyst
10 11 (2.72%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.48%) Data Analyst
11 10 (2.48%) Functional Analyst
11 10 (2.48%) UAT Analyst
12 9 (2.23%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.23%) DBA
12 9 (2.23%) UAT Test Analyst
12 9 (2.23%) ServiceNow Developer
13 8 (1.98%) Automation Analyst
13 8 (1.98%) QA Manager
13 8 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.36%) XML
2 26 (6.44%) HTML
2 26 (6.44%) Web Services
3 19 (4.70%) CSS
4 16 (3.96%) .NET
5 13 (3.22%) XSLT
6 11 (2.72%) Gherkin
7 8 (1.98%) XML Messaging
8 6 (1.49%) Spring
8 6 (1.49%) Ajax
9 5 (1.24%) JSP
9 5 (1.24%) HTML5
10 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.99%) DHTML
10 4 (0.99%) Struts
11 3 (0.74%) SOAP
11 3 (0.74%) XHTML
11 3 (0.74%) jQuery
11 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.72%) Management Information System
2 11 (2.72%) CMDB
3 9 (2.23%) NHS
4 6 (1.49%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.49%) Visualisation
5 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (0.99%) User Experience
5 4 (0.99%) Data Centre
5 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.74%) Life Science
6 3 (0.74%) Replication
6 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.50%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.50%) Statistics
7 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.18%) UNIX
2 25 (6.19%) Windows
3 16 (3.96%) Linux
4 13 (3.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.99%) Android
6 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.01%) Test Scripting
2 76 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (13.86%) Migration
3 56 (13.86%) Test Management
4 51 (12.62%) System Testing
5 47 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (10.40%) Test Strategy
7 41 (10.15%) System Integration Testing
8 39 (9.65%) Waterfall
9 36 (8.91%) Project Management
10 35 (8.66%) Integration Testing
11 34 (8.42%) Software Testing
11 34 (8.42%) SDLC
12 31 (7.67%) Validation
13 30 (7.43%) Business Analysis
14 29 (7.18%) CRM
15 28 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (6.44%) Regression Testing
17 24 (5.94%) E-Commerce
17 24 (5.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.05%) SQL
2 38 (9.41%) Java
3 15 (3.71%) Python
4 13 (3.22%) XQuery
4 13 (3.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.72%) C#
6 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.24%) VBScript
8 5 (1.24%) VBA
9 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.74%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) C
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.25%) COBOL
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (15.84%) ISEB
2 42 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.44%) ISTQB
5 22 (5.45%) Degree
6 16 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.74%) MCSE
11 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.50%) MCSD
12 1 (0.25%) CBAP
12 1 (0.25%) MCITP
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.25%) CCNP
12 1 (0.25%) CCIP
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (17.82%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) GxP
3 3 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.74%) GAMP
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.50%) XenApp
4 1 (0.25%) Varnish
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.72%) Control-M
3 7 (1.73%) SCCM
4 5 (1.24%) Puppet
5 3 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 50 (12.38%) HP
2 48 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.89%) Oracle
4 41 (10.15%) SAP
5 13 (3.22%) CA
5 13 (3.22%) Informatica
6 11 (2.72%) BMC
6 11 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.23%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.73%) VMware
9 5 (1.24%) Apple
9 5 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.24%) Cisco
9 5 (1.24%) Google
10 4 (0.99%) Coremetrics
10 4 (0.99%) PayPal
10 4 (0.99%) Remedy
11 3 (0.74%) Symantec
11 3 (0.74%) Telerik
11 3 (0.74%) Trend Micro
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