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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 93 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 207 167 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 1.89% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.59% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 100 76
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £24.45 £20.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.25% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.01 £20.00 £27.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.89 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -35.79%
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
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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.

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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
Buckinghamshire +18 51 £320 +6.66% 8
Surrey +19 50 £375 +15.74% 12
Berkshire -6 45 £329 -22.64% 8
Hampshire -7 28 £350 +26.69% 11
West Sussex -15 9 £344 +14.58% 2
Oxfordshire -9 8 £350 - 3
Middlesex +2 6 £228 -26.13%
Kent -9 6 £385 -3.75% 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 119 (28.54%) Finance
2 103 (24.70%) Test Scripting
3 91 (21.82%) SQL
4 85 (20.38%) QA
5 73 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (17.51%) Migration
6 67 (16.07%) ISEB
6 67 (16.07%) Test Management
6 67 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
7 53 (12.71%) Integration Testing
7 53 (12.71%) Microsoft
8 48 (11.51%) Test Strategy
9 46 (11.03%) Waterfall
10 44 (10.55%) XML
10 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (10.07%) SAP
11 42 (10.07%) System Testing
11 42 (10.07%) Business Analysis
11 42 (10.07%) Software Testing
12 41 (9.83%) Project Management
12 41 (9.83%) Telecoms
13 40 (9.59%) Validation
13 40 (9.59%) Oracle
14 34 (8.15%) JIRA
15 33 (7.91%) Security Cleared
15 33 (7.91%) Java
15 33 (7.91%) Windows
15 33 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (7.67%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.44%) CMS
3 3 (0.72%) Lync
4 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.48%) IIS
4 2 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) Documentum
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Drupal
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.72%) MS Project
5 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.44%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.96%) SAP APO
3 4 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.96%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.72%) Exstream
4 3 (0.72%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.72%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.72%) SAP BCA
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.48%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.48%) Magento
6 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.16%) SaaS
2 3 (0.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.12%) Internet
2 10 (2.40%) Firewall
3 9 (2.16%) VoIP
4 8 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.44%) IP Telephony
5 6 (1.44%) WAN
5 6 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.44%) LAN
5 6 (1.44%) PBX
5 6 (1.44%) MPLS
5 6 (1.44%) BGP
6 5 (1.20%) Intranet
7 4 (0.96%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (0.96%) ISDN
8 3 (0.72%) DAB
9 2 (0.48%) X.509
9 2 (0.48%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) DHCP
9 2 (0.48%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.88%) SAP BW
5 10 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.40%) MarkLogic
6 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.92%) PowerCenter
8 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.20%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.96%) MySQL
10 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.72%) QlikView
12 2 (0.48%) MS Access
12 2 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (8.15%) JIRA
2 25 (6.00%) Selenium
3 13 (3.12%) JUnit
4 12 (2.88%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.40%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.44%) Subversion
8 6 (1.44%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.20%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.20%) JMeter
10 4 (0.96%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.72%) MSI
11 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.72%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 119 (28.54%) Finance
2 41 (9.83%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.08%) Banking
3 17 (4.08%) Retail
4 13 (3.12%) Publishing
5 12 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.64%) Legal
6 11 (2.64%) Billing
6 11 (2.64%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Front Office
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 174 (41.73%) Analyst
2 93 (22.30%) Test Analyst
3 70 (16.79%) Test Manager
4 51 (12.23%) Business Analyst
5 37 (8.87%) Tester
6 32 (7.67%) Developer
7 23 (5.52%) Test Leader
8 18 (4.32%) Consultant
9 17 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.40%) Programme Manager
10 10 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.16%) Junior
11 9 (2.16%) Functional Analyst
11 9 (2.16%) Programme Test Manager
12 8 (1.92%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (1.92%) UAT Analyst
12 8 (1.92%) UAT Tester
12 8 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
12 8 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
13 7 (1.68%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.55%) XML
2 23 (5.52%) .NET
3 10 (2.40%) XSLT
3 10 (2.40%) HTML
4 7 (1.68%) Web Services
4 7 (1.68%) MCollective
5 5 (1.20%) XML Messaging
6 4 (0.96%) jQuery
7 3 (0.72%) HTML5
7 3 (0.72%) Gherkin
7 3 (0.72%) Spring
7 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.72%) CSS
8 2 (0.48%) JSP
8 2 (0.48%) SOAP
8 2 (0.48%) XHTML
8 2 (0.48%) Ajax
8 2 (0.48%) XMPP
8 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.40%) Smart Meter
4 7 (1.68%) Visualisation
4 7 (1.68%) NHS
4 7 (1.68%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.44%) IVR
5 6 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.20%) User Experience
6 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.96%) Semantic Web
8 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.48%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.48%) Clustering
9 2 (0.48%) Open Source
10 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.91%) Windows
2 30 (7.19%) UNIX
3 15 (3.60%) Linux
3 15 (3.60%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.20%) Android
6 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.70%) Test Scripting
2 73 (17.51%) Migration
2 73 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (16.07%) Test Management
4 53 (12.71%) Integration Testing
5 48 (11.51%) Test Strategy
6 46 (11.03%) Waterfall
7 42 (10.07%) System Testing
7 42 (10.07%) Business Analysis
7 42 (10.07%) Software Testing
8 41 (9.83%) Project Management
9 40 (9.59%) Validation
10 33 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (7.67%) Regression Testing
12 29 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (6.47%) CRM
14 26 (6.24%) Data Migration
15 23 (5.52%) Change Management
15 23 (5.52%) Performance Testing
16 21 (5.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.82%) SQL
2 33 (7.91%) Java
3 17 (4.08%) Python
4 14 (3.36%) C#
5 10 (2.40%) XQuery
5 10 (2.40%) VBScript
5 10 (2.40%) C
5 10 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.92%) PHP
8 7 (1.68%) Perl
8 7 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.68%) Ruby
9 5 (1.20%) VBA
10 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) COBOL
11 1 (0.24%) VB6
11 1 (0.24%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (16.07%) ISEB
2 33 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.19%) ISTQB
4 25 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.32%) Degree
7 10 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.44%) CCNA
9 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.96%) VCP4
10 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.96%) PMP
10 4 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.48%) HND
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (20.38%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 67 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.12%) SCCM
3 10 (2.40%) Control-M
3 10 (2.40%) Puppet
4 6 (1.44%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 53 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.07%) SAP
3 40 (9.59%) Oracle
4 26 (6.24%) HP
5 14 (3.36%) Cisco
6 13 (3.12%) Informatica
7 8 (1.92%) VMware
8 7 (1.68%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.44%) Remedy
9 6 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.44%) F5
10 5 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.96%) Apple
11 4 (0.96%) IBM
11 4 (0.96%) Adobe
11 4 (0.96%) Telerik
11 4 (0.96%) Marketo
12 3 (0.72%) Trend Micro
12 3 (0.72%) Aprimo
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