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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 91 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 183 196 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.14% 2.05% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.66% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 84
Average daily rate £346 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.01% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 48 £368 +5.00% 11
Hampshire +16 38 £325 -7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 31 £325 +3.58% 12
Surrey -33 18 £375 - 8
Oxfordshire +7 12 £300 -24.93% 3
West Sussex +7 8 £360 +6.66% 1
Kent -7 7 £210 -45.45% 3
East Sussex - 6 £283 -
Middlesex -8 2 £406 +78.57%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (29.77%) Finance
2 88 (25.43%) Test Scripting
3 74 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (17.34%) SQL
5 54 (15.61%) Integration Testing
6 47 (13.58%) Oracle
6 47 (13.58%) Test Strategy
7 45 (13.01%) System Integration Testing
7 45 (13.01%) Windows
7 45 (13.01%) ISEB
8 44 (12.72%) Microsoft
9 41 (11.85%) Test Management
10 39 (11.27%) System Testing
11 37 (10.69%) Migration
12 36 (10.40%) CRM
12 36 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
12 36 (10.40%) ISTQB
13 35 (10.12%) Degree
13 35 (10.12%) SAP
14 34 (9.83%) Software Testing
14 34 (9.83%) QA
15 32 (9.25%) Business Analysis
16 31 (8.96%) Project Management
17 29 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (8.38%) Banking
17 29 (8.38%) Waterfall
18 27 (7.80%) Functional Testing
18 27 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (7.80%) MS Excel
19 25 (7.23%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.87%) SAS
2 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.58%) IIS
3 2 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.29%) MTS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.36%) MS Office
3 19 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.45%) MS Project
4 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) GIMP
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.45%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.45%) SAP BRIM
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.87%) SAP Convergent Charging
4 3 (0.87%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.58%) Endur
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.58%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.58%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.29%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) Internet
2 4 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (1.16%) MPLS
3 3 (0.87%) Firewall
3 3 (0.87%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.29%) BGP
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
5 1 (0.29%) SMTP
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) VoIP
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.31%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.02%) SAP BW
5 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.45%) Data Mart
7 5 (1.45%) QlikView
7 5 (1.45%) SAP BI
8 4 (1.16%) Informix
8 4 (1.16%) OLAP
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (5.20%) JIRA
2 17 (4.91%) Selenium
3 9 (2.60%) HP UFT
3 9 (2.60%) SoapUI
3 9 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.73%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.16%) Toad
6 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.87%) eggPlant
6 3 (0.87%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.87%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.58%) MSI
7 2 (0.58%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.58%) WatiN
7 2 (0.58%) WATIR
7 2 (0.58%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 103 (29.77%) Finance
2 29 (8.38%) Banking
3 23 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.91%) Retail
5 8 (2.31%) Billing
6 7 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.16%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
8 3 (0.87%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
9 2 (0.58%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (41.33%) Analyst
2 73 (21.10%) Test Analyst
3 43 (12.43%) Business Analyst
3 43 (12.43%) Test Manager
4 29 (8.38%) Tester
5 24 (6.94%) Developer
6 21 (6.07%) UAT Analyst
7 19 (5.49%) Consultant
8 13 (3.76%) Financial Analyst
8 13 (3.76%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.76%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.18%) Banking Analyst
9 11 (3.18%) SAP Analyst
9 11 (3.18%) UAT Test Analyst
9 11 (3.18%) UAT Tester
10 10 (2.89%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (2.60%) IT Engineer
11 9 (2.60%) IT Support
11 9 (2.60%) Test Leader
11 9 (2.60%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.36%) XML
2 10 (2.89%) Web Services
3 9 (2.60%) .NET
4 4 (1.16%) HTML
5 3 (0.87%) CSS
5 3 (0.87%) Middleware
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.58%) RESTful
6 2 (0.58%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.29%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.29%) JSP
7 1 (0.29%) LAMP
7 1 (0.29%) MDX
7 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.29%) WSDL
7 1 (0.29%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.02%) AS400
5 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.45%) User Experience
7 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.87%) EPoS
8 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.58%) iSeries
9 2 (0.58%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
10 1 (0.29%) CCTV
10 1 (0.29%) IVR
10 1 (0.29%) Life Science
10 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.01%) Windows
2 17 (4.91%) Unix
3 13 (3.76%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.89%) Linux
4 10 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.87%) Android
7 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) CentOS
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.43%) Test Scripting
2 74 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.61%) Integration Testing
4 47 (13.58%) Test Strategy
5 45 (13.01%) System Integration Testing
6 41 (11.85%) Test Management
7 39 (11.27%) System Testing
8 37 (10.69%) Migration
9 36 (10.40%) CRM
10 34 (9.83%) Software Testing
11 32 (9.25%) Business Analysis
12 31 (8.96%) Project Management
13 29 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (8.38%) Waterfall
14 27 (7.80%) Functional Testing
15 25 (7.23%) Mentoring
15 25 (7.23%) SDLC
16 23 (6.65%) ITIL
17 21 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (6.07%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.34%) SQL
2 13 (3.76%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.89%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.60%) Java
5 8 (2.31%) C#
6 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.16%) VBA
8 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.29%) COBOL
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Python
9 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (13.01%) ISEB
2 36 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 35 (10.12%) Degree
4 25 (7.23%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.58%) ACCA
11 2 (0.58%) CIMA
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.29%) IIBA
12 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.29%) MCSD
12 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.83%) QA
2 6 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.58%) FATCA
5 1 (0.29%) CDISC
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.60%) vCloud
1 9 (2.60%) vSphere
2 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) KVM
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Xen
3 1 (0.29%) XenApp
3 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (10.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.87%) Control-M
2 3 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) Cacti
3 1 (0.29%) Nagios
3 1 (0.29%) OpenNMS
3 1 (0.29%) SCOM
3 1 (0.29%) ThinApp
3 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 47 (13.58%) Oracle
2 44 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.12%) SAP
4 24 (6.94%) HP
5 14 (4.05%) VMware
6 13 (3.76%) Citrix
7 10 (2.89%) Remedy
8 7 (2.02%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.73%) Cisco
10 5 (1.45%) Informatica
11 4 (1.16%) hybris
11 4 (1.16%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.16%) Sybase
11 4 (1.16%) Tableau
12 3 (0.87%) Cognos
12 3 (0.87%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.58%) OpenLink
13 2 (0.58%) Progress
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