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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 77 47 76
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 70 111 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 3.62% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 4.88% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 87 21
Average daily rate
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£339 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £203 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £472 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 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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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
Bristol +2 32 £325 +8.33% 13
Somerset -21 12 £347 -1.56% 2
Wiltshire -11 9 £322 -2.87% 4
Dorset -8 4 £200 -20.00% 2
Gloucestershire 0 3 £300 -15.78% 2
Devon 0 2 £313 - 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (27.20%) Finance
2 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (21.60%) Test Scripting
4 21 (16.80%) Integration Testing
5 19 (15.20%) SQL
6 18 (14.40%) SAP
7 17 (13.60%) SDLC
8 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
9 15 (12.00%) ISEB
10 14 (11.20%) .NET
11 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
11 13 (10.40%) ISTQB
11 13 (10.40%) User Experience
12 12 (9.60%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (9.60%) Marketing
12 12 (9.60%) Data Analysis
12 12 (9.60%) Software Testing
12 12 (9.60%) Test Management
12 12 (9.60%) Regression Testing
13 11 (8.80%) Migration
13 11 (8.80%) Scrum
13 11 (8.80%) HP
14 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (8.00%) QA
14 10 (8.00%) CRM
14 10 (8.00%) C#
15 9 (7.20%) Project Management
15 9 (7.20%) JIRA
15 9 (7.20%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (1.60%) SAS
2 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.80%) IIS
2 1 (0.80%) Apache
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.60%) MS Office
5 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.40%) Exstream
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.60%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.60%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.60%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.80%) Agresso
3 1 (0.80%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.80%) Maximo
3 1 (0.80%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.80%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) JIRA
2 7 (5.60%) Selenium
2 7 (5.60%) Axure RP
3 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.60%) MSI
5 2 (1.60%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.60%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.80%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.80%) MSTest
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Marketing
3 9 (7.20%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Front Office
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Billing
5 1 (0.80%) Local Government
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (38.40%) Analyst
2 27 (21.60%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.60%) Business Analyst
4 15 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 12 (9.60%) Consultant
5 12 (9.60%) Developer
6 11 (8.80%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.60%) Tester
7 7 (5.60%) SAP Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.00%) User Experience Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Change Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (3.20%) SAP Test Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) SAP Business Analyst
11 3 (2.40%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) .NET
2 7 (5.60%) HTML
3 6 (4.80%) CSS
4 5 (4.00%) Web Services
5 3 (2.40%) jQuery
5 3 (2.40%) HTML5
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.60%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.80%) WCF
7 1 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.80%) XHTML
7 1 (0.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) User Experience
2 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) NHS
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) FMCG
5 2 (1.60%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.80%) Statistics
6 1 (0.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) AIX
5 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.80%) zOS
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.60%) Test Scripting
3 21 (16.80%) Integration Testing
4 17 (13.60%) SDLC
5 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.60%) Data Analysis
6 12 (9.60%) Software Testing
6 12 (9.60%) Regression Testing
6 12 (9.60%) Test Management
6 12 (9.60%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (8.80%) Scrum
7 11 (8.80%) Migration
8 10 (8.00%) CRM
9 9 (7.20%) Project Management
9 9 (7.20%) Business Analysis
9 9 (7.20%) User Stories
10 8 (6.40%) Automation Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Security Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.60%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.20%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) C#
3 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.00%) Apple Swift
5 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.40%) PHP
6 3 (2.40%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.80%) Java
8 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) ISEB
2 13 (10.40%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.20%) Degree
5 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.80%) CISSP
7 1 (0.80%) PMP
7 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
3 1 (0.80%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) SAP
2 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) HP
4 7 (5.60%) Google
4 7 (5.60%) Tableau
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle
5 4 (3.20%) Murex
5 4 (3.20%) Cognos
5 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.40%) OpenText
6 3 (2.40%) IBM
7 2 (1.60%) VMware
7 2 (1.60%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.80%) McAfee
8 1 (0.80%) Teradata
8 1 (0.80%) Northgate
8 1 (0.80%) Sun
8 1 (0.80%) Citrix
8 1 (0.80%) Cerner
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