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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 101 94 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 215 209 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.23% 2.10% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.70% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 128 145
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.90 £21.94
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -13.84%
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
7680 7754 7021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.56% 77.89% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4713 4364 3912
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 285 277
Median hourly rate £37.00 £32.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% +21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.11 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.79 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 61 £400 +33.33% 7
Hampshire +5 40 £350 -6.04% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 29 £350 +16.66% 7
Surrey -17 22 £358 +23.27% 11
Kent -7 17 £210 -
West Sussex -21 15 £323 +1.17%
Oxfordshire +3 7 £320 -22.42% 2
Middlesex -2 4 £210 -42.26%
East Sussex 0 3 £381 +1.66% 4
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 102 (25.89%) Finance
2 99 (25.13%) Test Scripting
3 93 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (17.26%) Integration Testing
5 65 (16.50%) System Integration Testing
6 61 (15.48%) Migration
7 56 (14.21%) SQL
7 56 (14.21%) ISEB
8 54 (13.71%) Test Strategy
9 48 (12.18%) Microsoft
9 48 (12.18%) Oracle
9 48 (12.18%) ISTQB
10 46 (11.68%) Business Analysis
10 46 (11.68%) Security Cleared
11 44 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (10.66%) HP
13 41 (10.41%) Regression Testing
13 41 (10.41%) Test Management
14 40 (10.15%) CRM
15 39 (9.90%) Project Management
16 38 (9.64%) SAP
17 37 (9.39%) QA
17 37 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
18 36 (9.14%) Windows
19 35 (8.88%) MS Excel
19 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
20 34 (8.63%) Functional Testing
20 34 (8.63%) SDLC
20 34 (8.63%) Software Testing
21 33 (8.38%) SC Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.76%) IIS
2 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.51%) CMS
3 2 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.25%) Documentum
4 1 (0.25%) JBoss
4 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.25%) MTS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.25%) SAS
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.85%) MS Office
3 14 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.27%) Primavera
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.51%) HFM
7 2 (0.51%) Maximo
7 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.51%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.51%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) SaaS
1 6 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.27%) HP Helion
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Boomi
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (1.78%) Internet
1 7 (1.78%) MPLS
2 5 (1.27%) Firewall
3 4 (1.02%) HTTP
3 4 (1.02%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.51%) 3G
4 2 (0.51%) WebEx
5 1 (0.25%) 2G
5 1 (0.25%) 4G
5 1 (0.25%) BGP
5 1 (0.25%) DNS
5 1 (0.25%) GSM
5 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.25%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) NGN
5 1 (0.25%) SMTP
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.02%) Informix
8 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.76%) MS Access
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.51%) OLAP
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.51%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.51%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (5.58%) JIRA
2 15 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.55%) Selenium
4 12 (3.05%) HP UFT
5 8 (2.03%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.27%) LabVIEW
6 5 (1.27%) Toad
6 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.02%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.76%) eggPlant
8 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.76%) MSI
8 3 (0.76%) Subversion
8 3 (0.76%) TestComplete
8 3 (0.76%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.76%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.51%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.51%) Log4j
9 2 (0.51%) QARun
General
1 102 (25.89%) Finance
2 31 (7.87%) Banking
2 31 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.33%) Retail
4 8 (2.03%) Marketing
5 5 (1.27%) Billing
6 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.02%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Electronics
7 3 (0.76%) Local Government
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.76%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 172 (43.65%) Analyst
2 91 (23.10%) Test Analyst
3 51 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 46 (11.68%) Test Manager
5 33 (8.38%) Tester
6 24 (6.09%) Consultant
7 19 (4.82%) UAT Analyst
8 17 (4.31%) Developer
9 16 (4.06%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.55%) Test Leader
10 14 (3.55%) UAT Test Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) Banking Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.30%) UAT Tester
12 11 (2.79%) Financial Analyst
13 10 (2.54%) AS400 Test Analyst
13 10 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.28%) Manual Test Analyst
14 9 (2.28%) Report Analyst
14 9 (2.28%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.84%) XML
2 11 (2.79%) Web Services
3 10 (2.54%) .NET
4 7 (1.78%) Middleware
5 5 (1.27%) SOAP
6 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.76%) CSS
7 3 (0.76%) HTML
7 3 (0.76%) XSLT
8 2 (0.51%) J2SE
8 2 (0.51%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.51%) OpenID
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.51%) REST
8 2 (0.51%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.51%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.25%) Qt
9 1 (0.25%) RESTful
9 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.54%) AS400
3 10 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.03%) User Experience
5 7 (1.78%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.27%) SCADA
8 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.76%) EPoS
9 3 (0.76%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.76%) Statistics
9 3 (0.76%) Wiki
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.14%) Windows
2 16 (4.06%) Linux
3 14 (3.55%) Unix
4 12 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Android
7 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.13%) Test Scripting
2 93 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (17.26%) Integration Testing
4 65 (16.50%) System Integration Testing
5 61 (15.48%) Migration
6 54 (13.71%) Test Strategy
7 46 (11.68%) Business Analysis
8 44 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (10.41%) Regression Testing
9 41 (10.41%) Test Management
10 40 (10.15%) CRM
11 39 (9.90%) Project Management
12 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
13 34 (8.63%) Functional Testing
13 34 (8.63%) SDLC
13 34 (8.63%) Software Testing
14 31 (7.87%) System Testing
15 29 (7.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 27 (6.85%) Data Migration
17 25 (6.35%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.21%) SQL
2 14 (3.55%) C#
3 12 (3.05%) PL/SQL
4 11 (2.79%) Java
4 11 (2.79%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.27%) Python
5 5 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.51%) C++
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
7 2 (0.51%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.25%) Groovy
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (14.21%) ISEB
2 48 (12.18%) ISTQB
3 46 (11.68%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 25 (6.35%) Degree
6 21 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (2.28%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.02%) ACCA
10 4 (1.02%) CIMA
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.51%) IIBA
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.51%) MCSD
13 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.39%) QA
2 11 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.78%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) FATCA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (2.28%) vCloud
1 9 (2.28%) vSphere
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.25%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.02%) SCCM
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 48 (12.18%) Microsoft
1 48 (12.18%) Oracle
2 42 (10.66%) HP
3 38 (9.64%) SAP
4 14 (3.55%) VMware
5 11 (2.79%) Cisco
5 11 (2.79%) Remedy
6 4 (1.02%) Arqiva
6 4 (1.02%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.02%) Sybase
7 3 (0.76%) Citrix
7 3 (0.76%) Concur
7 3 (0.76%) Huawei
7 3 (0.76%) hybris
7 3 (0.76%) Nokia
7 3 (0.76%) Pega
7 3 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.51%) Ariba
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Surrey
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Buckinghamshire
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Experis Ltd
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Talent Spa
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