The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UAT Tester
Rank 143 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 3 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.090% - 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 13
Average daily rate
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£313 - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £347 £303
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £8.66
% change year-on-year
- +130.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3110 1974 2837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.79% 92.33% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 1264 1616
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 168 241
Average hourly rate £20.63 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester across the South West region.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester across the South West region.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UAT Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited UAT Tester in their job title 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 with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited UAT Tester in their job title 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 with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) TestNG
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP