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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 91 103 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 184 143 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.01% 1.70% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.35% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 82 99
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.36% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +12.50%
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
6866 6076 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.87% 72.14% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3791 3186 2665
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 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Berkshire +2 45 £350 -22.22% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 41 £306 +2.08% 11
Surrey +18 37 £331 -2.57% 14
Hampshire -10 28 £350 +30.23% 4
Kent -3 9 £375 - 2
West Sussex -13 9 £338 -20.58% 2
Oxfordshire -11 6 £475 +35.71% 2
Middlesex 0 5 £228 -37.92% 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 120 (29.85%) Finance
2 88 (21.89%) SQL
3 82 (20.40%) QA
3 82 (20.40%) Test Scripting
4 74 (18.41%) Migration
5 69 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (14.43%) Test Management
7 54 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
8 51 (12.69%) Microsoft
9 50 (12.44%) ISEB
10 48 (11.94%) Integration Testing
11 47 (11.69%) Test Strategy
12 44 (10.95%) Business Analysis
12 44 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (10.45%) Waterfall
14 39 (9.70%) SAP
14 39 (9.70%) Project Management
15 38 (9.45%) Telecoms
16 36 (8.96%) System Testing
16 36 (8.96%) JIRA
17 34 (8.46%) Validation
17 34 (8.46%) Windows
17 34 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (8.21%) XML
18 33 (8.21%) Oracle
19 32 (7.96%) Java
19 32 (7.96%) Software Testing
20 29 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
21 28 (6.97%) CRM
22 27 (6.72%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.74%) CMS
3 3 (0.75%) Lync
4 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.49%) MS Office
3 7 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.74%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.00%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.00%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.75%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.75%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.50%) Exstream
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.50%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.50%) SAP BCA
6 1 (0.25%) Agresso
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.99%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.99%) Internet
2 11 (2.74%) VoIP
3 10 (2.49%) Firewall
4 7 (1.74%) WAN
4 7 (1.74%) LAN
5 6 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.49%) IP Telephony
5 6 (1.49%) PBX
5 6 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.49%) BGP
5 6 (1.49%) MPLS
6 4 (1.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (1.00%) ISDN
7 3 (0.75%) Intranet
7 3 (0.75%) DAB
8 2 (0.50%) VLAN
8 2 (0.50%) DHCP
8 2 (0.50%) DNS
9 1 (0.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.23%) QlikView
5 10 (2.49%) MarkLogic
6 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.99%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.00%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.00%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.75%) MS Access
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.75%) MySQL
11 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (8.96%) JIRA
2 24 (5.97%) Selenium
3 14 (3.48%) JUnit
4 10 (2.49%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.99%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (1.74%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.49%) JMeter
9 5 (1.24%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.24%) Subversion
10 4 (1.00%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.75%) LSMW
11 3 (0.75%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.75%) WatiN
11 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 120 (29.85%) Finance
2 38 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.98%) Publishing
4 19 (4.73%) Banking
5 16 (3.98%) Retail
6 13 (3.23%) Marketing
7 12 (2.99%) Legal
8 11 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.24%) Billing
10 4 (1.00%) Front Office
11 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.75%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 163 (40.55%) Analyst
2 70 (17.41%) Test Analyst
3 65 (16.17%) Business Analyst
4 63 (15.67%) Test Manager
5 38 (9.45%) Tester
6 35 (8.71%) Developer
7 20 (4.98%) Test Leader
7 20 (4.98%) Consultant
8 14 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 11 (2.74%) Programme Manager
9 11 (2.74%) QA Tester
9 11 (2.74%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (2.49%) Programme Test Manager
10 10 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.24%) Junior
12 8 (1.99%) Microstrategy Developer
12 8 (1.99%) QA Analyst
13 7 (1.74%) Coordinator
13 7 (1.74%) Functional Analyst
13 7 (1.74%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.21%) XML
2 25 (6.22%) .NET
3 11 (2.74%) XSLT
4 7 (1.74%) MCollective
5 6 (1.49%) HTML
6 5 (1.24%) Web Services
7 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.75%) Spring
7 3 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.50%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.50%) CSLA.NET
8 2 (0.50%) jQuery
8 2 (0.50%) Ajax
8 2 (0.50%) JSP
9 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.25%) ODBC
9 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.74%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.49%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.74%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.74%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.49%) IVR
6 6 (1.49%) NHS
7 5 (1.24%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.00%) User Experience
8 4 (1.00%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.00%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.50%) AS400
10 2 (0.50%) PMI
11 1 (0.25%) DTV
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.46%) Windows
2 16 (3.98%) Windows 7
2 16 (3.98%) UNIX
3 13 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.24%) Linux
5 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.50%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.40%) Test Scripting
2 74 (18.41%) Migration
3 69 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (14.43%) Test Management
5 48 (11.94%) Integration Testing
6 47 (11.69%) Test Strategy
7 44 (10.95%) Business Analysis
8 42 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 39 (9.70%) Project Management
10 36 (8.96%) System Testing
11 34 (8.46%) Validation
11 34 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (7.96%) Software Testing
13 28 (6.97%) CRM
14 27 (6.72%) Data Migration
15 25 (6.22%) Regression Testing
16 24 (5.97%) Scrum
17 22 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (5.22%) Change Management
18 21 (5.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.89%) SQL
2 32 (7.96%) Java
3 21 (5.22%) C#
4 18 (4.48%) Python
5 11 (2.74%) XQuery
5 11 (2.74%) VBScript
6 10 (2.49%) C
7 8 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.74%) Perl
8 7 (1.74%) PHP
8 7 (1.74%) Ruby
9 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.00%) VBA
11 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.50%) VB
12 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) ABAP
13 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (12.44%) ISEB
2 23 (5.72%) ISTQB
3 22 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 18 (4.48%) Degree
6 10 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.49%) CCNA
10 4 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.75%) PMP
11 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.75%) HND
12 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (20.40%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) GxP
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 54 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.23%) SCCM
3 10 (2.49%) Puppet
4 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.24%) Control-M
6 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.70%) SAP
3 33 (8.21%) Oracle
4 25 (6.22%) HP
5 12 (2.99%) Informatica
5 12 (2.99%) Cisco
6 8 (1.99%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (1.74%) Remedy
8 6 (1.49%) F5
8 6 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.24%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.24%) VMware
10 4 (1.00%) Marketo
10 4 (1.00%) Adobe
11 3 (0.75%) Sun
11 3 (0.75%) IBM
11 3 (0.75%) Citrix
11 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.75%) Symantec
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