The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 44 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -17
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 115 38 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.76% 1.78% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 2.52% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 21 65
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£313 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £303 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +14 40 £353 -11.87% 9
Bristol +3 28 £300 -24.24% 9
Wiltshire -1 21 £314 -26.05% 5
Dorset +7 12 £250 -33.42%
Gloucestershire -14 2 £375 - 1
Devon - 2 £300 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 107 (34.52%) Security Cleared
2 96 (30.97%) SC Cleared
3 94 (30.32%) Test Scripting
4 88 (28.39%) Microsoft
5 70 (22.58%) SAP
6 59 (19.03%) ISEB
7 52 (16.77%) Finance
8 48 (15.48%) ITIL
9 47 (15.16%) Test Management
10 45 (14.52%) Test Strategy
10 45 (14.52%) Project Management
11 44 (14.19%) Windows
12 42 (13.55%) PRINCE2
13 40 (12.90%) Software Testing
13 40 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 39 (12.58%) Windows 7
15 38 (12.26%) Business Analysis
15 38 (12.26%) ISTQB
16 36 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (10.32%) Service Delivery
18 29 (9.35%) Management Information System
19 28 (9.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 26 (8.39%) SQL
21 25 (8.06%) UML
21 25 (8.06%) Migration
22 24 (7.74%) Automated Testing
22 24 (7.74%) MS Visio
23 23 (7.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 23 (7.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
23 23 (7.42%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 9 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (7.74%) MS Visio
2 22 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.87%) MS Office
4 4 (1.29%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.97%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.26%) SAP SD
3 4 (1.29%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.97%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.97%) assyst
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.65%) Summit
5 2 (0.65%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.90%) IP Telephony
2 8 (2.58%) LAN
2 8 (2.58%) WAN
3 6 (1.94%) SAN
4 3 (0.97%) Intranet
5 2 (0.65%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.81%) DTS
2 10 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (0.97%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.65%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (5.48%) Selenium
3 13 (4.19%) Maven
3 13 (4.19%) WebDriver
3 13 (4.19%) TestNG
4 12 (3.87%) JIRA
5 11 (3.55%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.58%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.61%) MSTest
8 4 (1.29%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.65%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.32%) JUnit
11 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 52 (16.77%) Finance
2 21 (6.77%) Back Office
3 20 (6.45%) Front Office
4 14 (4.52%) Retail
5 12 (3.87%) Banking
6 5 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 165 (53.23%) Analyst
2 74 (23.87%) Business Analyst
3 72 (23.23%) Test Analyst
4 32 (10.32%) Tester
5 20 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 18 (5.81%) Developer
6 18 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (5.48%) Test Manager
7 17 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (5.48%) Configuration Analyst
8 13 (4.19%) Network Support
9 11 (3.55%) UAT Tester
10 10 (3.23%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.23%) Consultant
10 10 (3.23%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.58%) SAP Business Analyst
12 8 (2.58%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (2.58%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.58%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.58%) HTML
1 8 (2.58%) Web Services
2 7 (2.26%) .NET
3 6 (1.94%) CSS
4 4 (1.29%) XSLT
4 4 (1.29%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.29%) MDX
4 4 (1.29%) WebCenter
5 3 (0.97%) Gherkin
5 3 (0.97%) XML
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) jQuery
6 2 (0.65%) Sass
6 2 (0.65%) JSON
6 2 (0.65%) Haml
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.77%) Statistics
3 18 (5.81%) NHS
4 16 (5.16%) GIS
5 15 (4.84%) CMDB
6 9 (2.90%) IVR
7 4 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.32%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.32%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.32%) APACS
9 1 (0.32%) AS400
9 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.19%) Windows
2 39 (12.58%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.26%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.29%) UNIX
6 4 (1.29%) Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.32%) Test Scripting
2 48 (15.48%) ITIL
3 47 (15.16%) Test Management
4 45 (14.52%) Project Management
4 45 (14.52%) Test Strategy
5 42 (13.55%) PRINCE2
6 40 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 38 (12.26%) Business Analysis
8 36 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (10.32%) Service Delivery
10 25 (8.06%) UML
10 25 (8.06%) Migration
11 24 (7.74%) Automated Testing
12 23 (7.42%) BDD
13 22 (7.10%) Service Management
14 20 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
14 20 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
15 19 (6.13%) Workflow
15 19 (6.13%) Asset Management
16 18 (5.81%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.39%) SQL
2 15 (4.84%) C#
3 7 (2.26%) ABAP
4 6 (1.94%) Java
4 6 (1.94%) PHP
4 6 (1.94%) C
5 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.29%) VBA
5 4 (1.29%) XQuery
5 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.97%) Scala
6 3 (0.97%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 2 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) X++
8 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (34.52%) Security Cleared
2 96 (30.97%) SC Cleared
3 59 (19.03%) ISEB
4 38 (12.26%) ISTQB
5 28 (9.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (7.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 23 (7.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (6.13%) MCP
8 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.61%) Degree
10 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.65%) MCSE
11 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.32%) ACCA
12 1 (0.32%) CIMA
12 1 (0.32%) MBA
12 1 (0.32%) MCITP
12 1 (0.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.87%) SLA
2 9 (2.90%) QA
3 5 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.65%) Basel II
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 10 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.90%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.97%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (28.39%) Microsoft
2 70 (22.58%) SAP
3 20 (6.45%) HP
3 20 (6.45%) VMware
4 15 (4.84%) Oracle
5 14 (4.52%) SolarWinds
6 9 (2.90%) Verint
6 9 (2.90%) Cisco
6 9 (2.90%) Genesys
6 9 (2.90%) Empirix
6 9 (2.90%) Siemens
7 8 (2.58%) Avaya
7 8 (2.58%) Nortel
8 4 (1.29%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.97%) Talend
10 2 (0.65%) Siebel
10 2 (0.65%) Baan
11 1 (0.32%) Capita
11 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.32%) Citrix
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