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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 86 72 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 213 207 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 2.29% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 3.15% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 136 94
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£334 £338 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 27 March 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
Surrey +12 52 £325 - 13
Berkshire -18 48 £328 -12.66% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 44 £308 -8.88% 9
Hampshire -8 32 £361 +30.18% 5
West Sussex -19 10 £325 +8.33% 2
Middlesex +4 6 £228 -
Oxfordshire -19 6 £375 +120.58% 3
East Sussex -3 5 £375 -37.50%
Kent -6 2 £400 - 4
Home Counties +3 1 £413 -
Sussex - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 117 (27.92%) Finance
2 111 (26.49%) Test Scripting
3 88 (21.00%) QA
4 87 (20.76%) SQL
5 75 (17.90%) ISEB
5 75 (17.90%) HP Quality Center
5 75 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (16.47%) Migration
6 69 (16.47%) Test Management
7 54 (12.89%) XML
7 54 (12.89%) Test Strategy
8 53 (12.65%) Integration Testing
9 50 (11.93%) SAP
9 50 (11.93%) Waterfall
10 48 (11.46%) System Testing
11 44 (10.50%) Oracle
11 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
12 42 (10.02%) Validation
12 42 (10.02%) Software Testing
13 39 (9.31%) Telecoms
13 39 (9.31%) Project Management
14 38 (9.07%) Security Cleared
15 37 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (8.59%) HP
17 35 (8.35%) Java
18 34 (8.11%) Windows
19 33 (7.88%) UNIX
19 33 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
20 31 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (7.40%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.39%) CMS
3 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) JBoss
6 2 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Documentum
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.15%) MS Office
3 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.95%) MS Project
5 3 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.95%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.95%) SAP APO
2 4 (0.95%) Exstream
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.72%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.72%) SAP BCA
3 3 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.48%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.53%) Internet
2 12 (2.86%) Firewall
3 8 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (1.67%) Intranet
4 7 (1.67%) VoIP
5 6 (1.43%) WAN
5 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.43%) LAN
5 6 (1.43%) PBX
5 6 (1.43%) MPLS
5 6 (1.43%) BGP
5 6 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.43%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.95%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (0.95%) ISDN
7 3 (0.72%) Extranet
8 2 (0.48%) 3G
8 2 (0.48%) DNS
8 2 (0.48%) MGCP
8 2 (0.48%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.82%) MarkLogic
5 13 (3.10%) SAP BW
6 10 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.15%) PowerCenter
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.19%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.95%) MySQL
10 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.72%) MS Access
12 2 (0.48%) DB2
12 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (6.92%) JIRA
2 24 (5.73%) Selenium
3 17 (4.06%) JUnit
4 13 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (1.91%) LoadRunner
9 6 (1.43%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.19%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.95%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.72%) Subversion
12 3 (0.72%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.72%) MSI
12 3 (0.72%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 117 (27.92%) Finance
2 39 (9.31%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.01%) Banking
4 18 (4.30%) Publishing
5 15 (3.58%) Retail
5 15 (3.58%) Legal
6 14 (3.34%) Billing
7 13 (3.10%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.39%) Marketing
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (37.95%) Analyst
2 95 (22.67%) Test Analyst
3 74 (17.66%) Test Manager
4 37 (8.83%) Business Analyst
5 36 (8.59%) Developer
6 35 (8.35%) Tester
7 28 (6.68%) Test Leader
8 21 (5.01%) Consultant
9 16 (3.82%) Project Manager
10 11 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
10 11 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
11 10 (2.39%) Functional Analyst
11 10 (2.39%) UAT Test Analyst
12 9 (2.15%) Automation Analyst
12 9 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.15%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (2.15%) UAT Tester
12 9 (2.15%) Programme Manager
13 8 (1.91%) Programme Test Manager
14 7 (1.67%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.89%) XML
2 20 (4.77%) .NET
3 17 (4.06%) HTML
4 16 (3.82%) XSLT
5 14 (3.34%) Web Services
6 9 (2.15%) CSS
7 6 (1.43%) XML Messaging
7 6 (1.43%) MCollective
8 5 (1.19%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.95%) HTML5
9 4 (0.95%) JSP
9 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.72%) SOAP
10 3 (0.72%) Spring
10 3 (0.72%) Ajax
10 3 (0.72%) XHTML
10 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.72%) jQuery
10 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 2 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.39%) Smart Meter
4 9 (2.15%) NHS
5 6 (1.43%) IVR
5 6 (1.43%) User Experience
6 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.95%) Semantic Web
8 3 (0.72%) CMDB
8 3 (0.72%) Open Source
8 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.48%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.11%) Windows
2 33 (7.88%) UNIX
3 16 (3.82%) Linux
4 14 (3.34%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) Android
8 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.49%) Test Scripting
2 75 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (16.47%) Migration
3 69 (16.47%) Test Management
4 54 (12.89%) Test Strategy
5 53 (12.65%) Integration Testing
6 50 (11.93%) Waterfall
7 48 (11.46%) System Testing
8 42 (10.02%) Validation
8 42 (10.02%) Software Testing
9 39 (9.31%) Project Management
10 33 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (7.16%) Business Analysis
13 29 (6.92%) Regression Testing
14 27 (6.44%) Data Migration
15 23 (5.49%) Performance Testing
16 22 (5.25%) V-Model
17 21 (5.01%) ETL
17 21 (5.01%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 87 (20.76%) SQL
2 35 (8.35%) Java
3 22 (5.25%) Python
4 16 (3.82%) XQuery
5 12 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.63%) C#
6 11 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.39%) VBScript
8 8 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.67%) PHP
10 6 (1.43%) Perl
10 6 (1.43%) C
10 6 (1.43%) Ruby
11 4 (0.95%) VBA
12 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.24%) COBOL
13 1 (0.24%) VB6
13 1 (0.24%) VB
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (17.90%) ISEB
2 38 (9.07%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.40%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.21%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.10%) Degree
7 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.43%) CCNA
10 4 (0.95%) PMP
10 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (21.00%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) GxP
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) XenApp
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 75 (17.90%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.63%) Control-M
3 10 (2.39%) SCCM
4 9 (2.15%) Puppet
5 6 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (11.93%) SAP
2 44 (10.50%) Oracle
2 44 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.59%) HP
4 14 (3.34%) Cisco
5 13 (3.10%) Informatica
6 9 (2.15%) VMware
7 7 (1.67%) Remedy
7 7 (1.67%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.43%) F5
8 6 (1.43%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.19%) Apple
9 5 (1.19%) CA
10 4 (0.95%) BMC
10 4 (0.95%) IBM
10 4 (0.95%) Adobe
10 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.95%) Marketo
11 3 (0.72%) Nintex
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Stott & May
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £410.45 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £285 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £520 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago