The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills 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 User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 89 40 75
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +35
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 53 116 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 4.10% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 5.53% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 83 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -36.75%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2319 2099 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.71% 74.25% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1276 1095
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 72
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.31 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Bristol -5 19 £355 -5.96% 1
Gloucestershire -9 8 £300 -20.00%
Dorset -12 7 £500 +81.81% 3
Wiltshire -28 7 £363 +90.78% 3
Somerset -22 2 £445 +18.66% 2
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.77%) Test Scripting
4 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
5 21 (19.27%) ISEB
6 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
7 19 (17.43%) Test Management
8 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
8 18 (16.51%) QA
9 16 (14.68%) Windows
9 16 (14.68%) CRM
10 14 (12.84%) SQL
10 14 (12.84%) Project Management
10 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
10 14 (12.84%) Integration Testing
10 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
11 13 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (11.01%) ISTQB
12 12 (11.01%) JIRA
12 12 (11.01%) Scrum
13 11 (10.09%) Migration
13 11 (10.09%) System Testing
14 10 (9.17%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.17%) Automated Testing
14 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.17%) HTML
14 10 (9.17%) MS Office
15 9 (8.26%) C#
15 9 (8.26%) .NET
15 9 (8.26%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.83%) Lync
2 2 (1.83%) SAS
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Agresso
3 2 (1.83%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.92%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.92%) Findur
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.92%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) WAN
1 1 (0.92%) DNS
1 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.83%) DB2
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.92%) DataStage
4 1 (0.92%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) JIRA
2 7 (6.42%) Selenium
3 6 (5.50%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.75%) MSI
6 3 (2.75%) Maven
6 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.83%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.92%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.92%) JMeter
8 1 (0.92%) Hudson
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Legal
2 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (48.62%) Analyst
2 33 (30.28%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) Test Manager
4 17 (15.60%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Test Leader
6 6 (5.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Tester
7 5 (4.59%) Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Change Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.75%) CRM Manager
9 3 (2.75%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (1.83%) Lead Project Manager
10 2 (1.83%) Test Programme Manager
10 2 (1.83%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) HTML
2 9 (8.26%) .NET
3 6 (5.50%) CSS
4 5 (4.59%) Web Services
4 5 (4.59%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.75%) SOAP
6 3 (2.75%) WCF
6 3 (2.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.75%) RESTful
7 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.92%) XHTML
8 1 (0.92%) Middleware
8 1 (0.92%) Ajax
8 1 (0.92%) jQuery
8 1 (0.92%) HTML5
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
1 6 (5.50%) User Experience
2 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.83%) Replication
4 2 (1.83%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.92%) Equities
5 1 (0.92%) DTV
5 1 (0.92%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.92%) Derivative
5 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.68%) Windows
2 6 (5.50%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) UNIX
3 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.75%) CentOS
3 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) AIX
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) Test Scripting
3 20 (18.35%) Software Testing
4 19 (17.43%) Test Management
5 16 (14.68%) CRM
6 14 (12.84%) Project Management
6 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
6 14 (12.84%) Integration Testing
6 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
7 12 (11.01%) Scrum
8 11 (10.09%) Migration
8 11 (10.09%) System Testing
9 10 (9.17%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.26%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.34%) BDD
11 8 (7.34%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.34%) Use Case
11 8 (7.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) SQL
2 9 (8.26%) C#
3 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.67%) Python
5 3 (2.75%) VBScript
5 3 (2.75%) Ruby
6 2 (1.83%) Java
7 1 (0.92%) COBOL
7 1 (0.92%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) ISEB
2 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.01%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) Degree
6 4 (3.67%) VCP4
7 2 (1.83%) PMP
7 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.92%) CISSP
8 1 (0.92%) OCA
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.51%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) vCloud
3 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) SAP
3 5 (4.59%) VMware
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle
5 3 (2.75%) Cognos
6 2 (1.83%) Open Text
6 2 (1.83%) HP
6 2 (1.83%) Dell
6 2 (1.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.83%) Murex
6 2 (1.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.92%) NetApp
7 1 (0.92%) CODA
7 1 (0.92%) McAfee
7 1 (0.92%) Teradata
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago