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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 91 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 209 220 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 2.35% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.26% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 145 116
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £21.94 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -40.70%
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
7464 6742 5950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.01% 72.15% 71.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3768 3122
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 261 256
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Berkshire +4 50 £300 -20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 45 £300 -2.04% 3
Hampshire +5 44 £373 +24.16% 4
Surrey -8 35 £290 -1.69% 8
Oxfordshire -30 12 £413 +28.90% 1
West Sussex -22 10 £319 -9.57%
East Sussex -12 5 £375 -37.50%
Kent -4 2 - -
Middlesex -4 2 £364 -10.18%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (24.25%) Finance
2 96 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 83 (20.75%) QA
4 79 (19.75%) SQL
5 70 (17.50%) ISEB
5 70 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (15.00%) XML
7 59 (14.75%) Test Management
8 56 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
8 56 (14.00%) Migration
9 49 (12.25%) Test Strategy
10 48 (12.00%) System Testing
11 47 (11.75%) HP
12 46 (11.50%) Microsoft
13 44 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (10.25%) Oracle
16 40 (10.00%) Integration Testing
17 39 (9.75%) Security Cleared
17 39 (9.75%) Project Management
18 38 (9.50%) SAP
19 36 (9.00%) Java
19 36 (9.00%) Waterfall
20 35 (8.75%) Software Testing
21 33 (8.25%) MS Excel
21 33 (8.25%) Business Analysis
22 32 (8.00%) UNIX
22 32 (8.00%) Validation
23 30 (7.50%) Telecoms
23 30 (7.50%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.50%) CMS
3 7 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.75%) IIS
6 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.50%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) Drupal
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) JBoss
7 1 (0.25%) Documentum
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 33 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.50%) MS Office
3 7 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.25%) MS Project
5 3 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.00%) Exstream
3 3 (0.75%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.75%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.75%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.75%) SAP BCA
3 3 (0.75%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.75%) Magento
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) SaaS
2 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) Google Checkout
4 2 (0.50%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.25%) Taleo
5 1 (0.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.50%) Internet
2 9 (2.25%) Firewall
3 8 (2.00%) Intranet
4 5 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.75%) Extranet
5 3 (0.75%) VoIP
5 3 (0.75%) MPLS
5 3 (0.75%) BGP
6 2 (0.50%) MGCP
6 2 (0.50%) RTP
6 2 (0.50%) LAN
6 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 2 (0.50%) 3G
6 2 (0.50%) X.509
6 2 (0.50%) VLAN
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.25%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.25%) Network Security
7 1 (0.25%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.50%) MarkLogic
4 17 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.25%) PowerCenter
6 8 (2.00%) SAP BW
7 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.25%) Data Mart
8 5 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.00%) MySQL
9 4 (1.00%) MS Access
9 4 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.50%) DB2
11 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (7.00%) JIRA
2 27 (6.75%) Selenium
3 20 (5.00%) JUnit
4 15 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.75%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (2.25%) LoadRunner
6 6 (1.50%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.25%) Subversion
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.75%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.75%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.50%) RequisitePro
10 2 (0.50%) Ant
General
1 97 (24.25%) Finance
2 30 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.25%) Banking
3 21 (5.25%) Billing
4 20 (5.00%) Publishing
5 13 (3.25%) Retail
5 13 (3.25%) Legal
6 8 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.25%) Marketing
8 4 (1.00%) Automotive
8 4 (1.00%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (41.50%) Analyst
2 95 (23.75%) Test Analyst
3 62 (15.50%) Test Manager
4 41 (10.25%) Developer
5 39 (9.75%) Business Analyst
6 34 (8.50%) Tester
7 32 (8.00%) Test Leader
8 17 (4.25%) Consultant
9 11 (2.75%) UAT Analyst
10 10 (2.50%) Functional Analyst
10 10 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
11 9 (2.25%) Automation Analyst
11 9 (2.25%) UAT Tester
11 9 (2.25%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (2.25%) QA Manager
12 8 (2.00%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.00%) UAT Manager
13 7 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (1.75%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.00%) XML
2 22 (5.50%) Web Services
3 20 (5.00%) HTML
4 18 (4.50%) XSLT
5 15 (3.75%) .NET
5 15 (3.75%) CSS
6 9 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.00%) XML Messaging
8 5 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.25%) Spring
8 5 (1.25%) Ajax
9 4 (1.00%) HTML5
9 4 (1.00%) JSP
10 3 (0.75%) SOAP
10 3 (0.75%) Struts
10 3 (0.75%) DHTML
10 3 (0.75%) XHTML
10 3 (0.75%) jQuery
10 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 2 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.00%) NHS
3 8 (2.00%) CMDB
4 7 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.50%) User Experience
6 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.00%) Semantic Web
8 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.50%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.50%) Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) Open Source
9 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.00%) UNIX
2 25 (6.25%) Windows
3 16 (4.00%) Linux
4 10 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.00%) Android
6 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 70 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (14.75%) Test Management
4 56 (14.00%) Migration
5 49 (12.25%) Test Strategy
6 48 (12.00%) System Testing
7 44 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 39 (9.75%) Project Management
10 36 (9.00%) Waterfall
11 35 (8.75%) Software Testing
12 33 (8.25%) Business Analysis
13 32 (8.00%) Validation
14 27 (6.75%) Regression Testing
14 27 (6.75%) CRM
15 23 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (5.25%) ERP
17 20 (5.00%) E-Commerce
17 20 (5.00%) Automated Testing
17 20 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.75%) SQL
2 36 (9.00%) Java
3 20 (5.00%) Python
4 18 (4.50%) XQuery
5 11 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.75%) C#
6 10 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.50%) VBScript
9 5 (1.25%) VBA
10 3 (0.75%) C
10 3 (0.75%) PHP
10 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.25%) VB6
12 1 (0.25%) VB
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 70 (17.50%) ISEB
2 39 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (4.25%) Degree
7 7 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.50%) PMP
10 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) MCSE
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) CBAP
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (20.75%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) GxP
2 2 (0.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 56 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.75%) Control-M
3 8 (2.00%) SCCM
4 4 (1.00%) Puppet
5 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (11.75%) HP
2 46 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 41 (10.25%) Oracle
4 38 (9.50%) SAP
5 13 (3.25%) Informatica
6 10 (2.50%) CA
7 9 (2.25%) BMC
8 8 (2.00%) VMware
8 8 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.75%) Cisco
10 5 (1.25%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.25%) Apple
10 5 (1.25%) Remedy
11 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.00%) Adobe
11 4 (1.00%) Marketo
12 3 (0.75%) Nintex
12 3 (0.75%) Aprimo
12 3 (0.75%) Trend Micro
12 3 (0.75%) F5
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £20,000 per annum (pro rota) - 6 months fixed term
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago