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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 72 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 250 185 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.62% 2.02% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.71% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 129 124
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.90 £23.55 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.74% +54.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £17.19 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £29.91 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +21.05%
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
7392 6819 6075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.38% 74.32% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4444 3742 3240
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 252 273
Average hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Buckinghamshire +22 73 £331 +1.92% 3
Berkshire +12 53 £376 +14.88% 11
Hampshire +21 47 £330 -17.50% 9
Surrey -6 28 £410 +15.08% 9
Oxfordshire -14 18 £413 +14.58% 4
Kent +1 11 £200 -57.89% 6
Middlesex +7 10 £375 -20.21% 1
West Sussex -9 8 £313 -16.66% 1
East Sussex -8 4 £303 -13.57% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 121 (26.13%) Finance
2 106 (22.89%) Test Scripting
3 104 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (18.57%) SQL
5 73 (15.77%) ISEB
6 65 (14.04%) QA
7 59 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
8 58 (12.53%) Oracle
9 57 (12.31%) Migration
9 57 (12.31%) Java
9 57 (12.31%) Test Management
10 49 (10.58%) HP
10 49 (10.58%) Test Strategy
11 48 (10.37%) XML
11 48 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (9.94%) Waterfall
13 44 (9.50%) Microsoft
14 43 (9.29%) System Testing
15 42 (9.07%) MS Excel
16 39 (8.42%) Security Cleared
16 39 (8.42%) ISTQB
16 39 (8.42%) Software Testing
17 38 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (7.99%) SAP
18 37 (7.99%) Banking
19 34 (7.34%) Project Management
20 33 (7.13%) System Integration Testing
20 33 (7.13%) Regression Testing
20 33 (7.13%) E-Commerce
20 33 (7.13%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (3.02%) CMS
2 13 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.86%) Documentum
7 3 (0.65%) IIS
8 2 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) Drupal
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) Apache
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 42 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.02%) MS Office
3 10 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) GIMP
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Magento
2 8 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.65%) Exstream
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.43%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.43%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BCA
7 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.16%) SaaS
2 5 (1.08%) Google Checkout
3 3 (0.65%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.22%) Taleo
5 1 (0.22%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.24%) Internet
2 6 (1.30%) DAB
2 6 (1.30%) Firewall
3 5 (1.08%) Intranet
4 4 (0.86%) LAN
4 4 (0.86%) VoIP
4 4 (0.86%) WAN
5 3 (0.65%) Extranet
5 3 (0.65%) 3G
5 3 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.43%) X.509
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.43%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.43%) MGCP
6 2 (0.43%) RTP
7 1 (0.22%) SS7
7 1 (0.22%) GSM
7 1 (0.22%) 2G
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.16%) MarkLogic
5 10 (2.16%) PowerCenter
6 9 (1.94%) DB2
7 7 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.51%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.30%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.08%) DataStage
9 5 (1.08%) OLAP
9 5 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.86%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 33 (7.13%) Selenium
2 25 (5.40%) Cucumber
3 18 (3.89%) JUnit
3 18 (3.89%) JIRA
4 14 (3.02%) HP UFT
5 12 (2.59%) LoadRunner
5 12 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.73%) Subversion
8 6 (1.30%) JMeter
8 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.08%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.08%) Toad
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.86%) Maven
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.65%) TestPartner
11 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.43%) RequisitePro
General
1 121 (26.13%) Finance
2 37 (7.99%) Banking
3 25 (5.40%) Retail
4 24 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.97%) Billing
6 13 (2.81%) Publishing
7 10 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.94%) Automotive
8 9 (1.94%) Legal
9 6 (1.30%) Spanish Language
10 5 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.86%) Marketing
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (45.36%) Analyst
2 114 (24.62%) Test Analyst
3 58 (12.53%) Test Manager
4 47 (10.15%) Business Analyst
4 47 (10.15%) Developer
5 38 (8.21%) Tester
6 34 (7.34%) Test Leader
7 20 (4.32%) Consultant
8 17 (3.67%) Systems Analyst
9 15 (3.24%) UAT Tester
10 13 (2.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (2.81%) Project Manager
10 13 (2.81%) UAT Manager
10 13 (2.81%) Automation Analyst
11 12 (2.59%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.16%) DBA
12 10 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.16%) Data Analyst
12 10 (2.16%) QA Leader
13 9 (1.94%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.37%) XML
2 31 (6.70%) Web Services
3 27 (5.83%) HTML
4 21 (4.54%) CSS
5 19 (4.10%) .NET
6 12 (2.59%) Spring
6 12 (2.59%) Gherkin
7 10 (2.16%) XSLT
8 9 (1.94%) XML Messaging
9 7 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.51%) Ajax
10 6 (1.30%) JSP
11 5 (1.08%) DHTML
11 5 (1.08%) Struts
11 5 (1.08%) HTML5
12 4 (0.86%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.86%) jQuery
12 4 (0.86%) SOAP
13 3 (0.65%) XHTML
13 3 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.38%) CMDB
4 9 (1.94%) NHS
5 7 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.30%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.86%) Statistics
8 4 (0.86%) User Experience
9 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.65%) Life Science
9 3 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.65%) Replication
10 2 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.26%) UNIX
2 24 (5.18%) Windows
3 19 (4.10%) Linux
4 13 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.86%) Android
6 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.89%) Test Scripting
2 104 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (12.31%) Migration
3 57 (12.31%) Test Management
4 49 (10.58%) Test Strategy
5 48 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (9.94%) Waterfall
7 43 (9.29%) System Testing
8 39 (8.42%) Software Testing
9 34 (7.34%) Project Management
10 33 (7.13%) Regression Testing
10 33 (7.13%) E-Commerce
10 33 (7.13%) System Integration Testing
11 32 (6.91%) CRM
11 32 (6.91%) Scrum
12 30 (6.48%) Integration Testing
12 30 (6.48%) Performance Testing
13 29 (6.26%) Business Analysis
13 29 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (5.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.57%) SQL
2 57 (12.31%) Java
3 17 (3.67%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.81%) C#
5 11 (2.38%) Python
6 10 (2.16%) XQuery
7 9 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.86%) VBA
9 4 (0.86%) C
10 2 (0.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.43%) VBScript
11 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (15.77%) ISEB
2 39 (8.42%) ISTQB
2 39 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.26%) SC Cleared
4 28 (6.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (5.18%) Degree
6 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.65%) MCSE
10 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.43%) MCSD
11 1 (0.22%) CBAP
11 1 (0.22%) PMP
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCVP
11 1 (0.22%) CCNP
11 1 (0.22%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (14.04%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) GxP
3 3 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.65%) GAMP
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 59 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.16%) Control-M
3 4 (0.86%) SCCM
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (12.53%) Oracle
2 49 (10.58%) HP
3 44 (9.50%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.99%) SAP
5 12 (2.59%) ServiceNow
6 11 (2.38%) BMC
6 11 (2.38%) CA
6 11 (2.38%) Informatica
7 7 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (1.51%) Cisco
7 7 (1.51%) VMware
7 7 (1.51%) Google
8 6 (1.30%) Coremetrics
9 5 (1.08%) PayPal
9 5 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.08%) Cognos
10 4 (0.86%) IBM
10 4 (0.86%) Remedy
11 3 (0.65%) Telerik
11 3 (0.65%) Hyperion
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago