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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 80 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -46
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 65 63 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.18% 2.05% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.64% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 130
Median daily rate £368 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £285 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £414 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.11%
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
2320 2390 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.83% 77.62% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1624 1603
Median daily rate £388 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 105 123
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 24 £340 -2.85% 10
Wiltshire 0 13 £450 +28.57% 1
Dorset +1 12 £290 +5.45% 3
Gloucestershire +4 11 £330 -4.00% 4
Devon +2 1 - -
Somerset +2 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 47 (41.59%) Finance
2 24 (21.24%) SQL
2 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
3 18 (15.93%) Banking
4 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.39%) Oracle
6 13 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.62%) Programme Management
7 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
7 12 (10.62%) SAP
7 12 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (10.62%) Defect Management
8 11 (9.73%) ISTQB
8 11 (9.73%) Retail
9 10 (8.85%) DB2
10 9 (7.96%) Functional Testing
10 9 (7.96%) Linux
10 9 (7.96%) Windows
10 9 (7.96%) HP
10 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
10 9 (7.96%) Migration
10 9 (7.96%) JIRA
10 9 (7.96%) QA
11 8 (7.08%) Unit Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Test Management
11 8 (7.08%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.08%) Mainframe
11 8 (7.08%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.19%) CICS
2 4 (3.54%) SAS
3 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.77%) MS Office
4 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (6.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle iProcurement
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.77%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Internet
2 3 (2.65%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) MQTT
2 3 (2.65%) SNMP
2 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) DB2
2 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.77%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) JIRA
2 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.88%) PVCS
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.88%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.88%) TestLink
4 1 (0.88%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) VisualAge
4 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (41.59%) Finance
2 18 (15.93%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Retail
4 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.19%) Electronics
5 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.19%) Marketing
5 7 (6.19%) Retail Banking
6 5 (4.42%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.77%) Back Office
7 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (44.25%) Analyst
2 22 (19.47%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.27%) Test Manager
5 12 (10.62%) Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Test Leader
7 9 (7.96%) UAT Manager
8 8 (7.08%) Tester
9 7 (6.19%) COBOL Developer
9 7 (6.19%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Banking Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) DB2 Developer
10 6 (5.31%) UAT Test Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Oracle Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Business Test Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Risk Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Service Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) .NET
2 5 (4.42%) XML
3 3 (2.65%) SOAP
4 2 (1.77%) HTML
4 2 (1.77%) Itk
4 2 (1.77%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) Ajax
5 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
5 1 (0.88%) Lucene
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) RESTful
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XForms
5 1 (0.88%) XSD
5 1 (0.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Mainframe
2 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) SWIFT
3 4 (3.54%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.96%) Linux
1 9 (7.96%) Windows
2 7 (6.19%) zOS
3 3 (2.65%) Solaris
4 2 (1.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
2 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (10.62%) Defect Management
4 12 (10.62%) Programme Management
5 9 (7.96%) Functional Testing
5 9 (7.96%) Migration
6 8 (7.08%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.08%) Test Management
6 8 (7.08%) Test Strategy
6 8 (7.08%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.19%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (6.19%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (6.19%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.31%) Change Management
8 6 (5.31%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (4.42%) Cash Management
9 5 (4.42%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.24%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) COBOL
3 4 (3.54%) C#
4 3 (2.65%) Java
4 3 (2.65%) Python
5 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.77%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.88%) VB6
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) XPath
6 1 (0.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.19%) ISEB
5 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) Degree
6 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.77%) ACCA
7 2 (1.77%) CIMA
8 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) HL7
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.65%) SCOM
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.88%) Kibana
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 14 (12.39%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) SAP
3 9 (7.96%) HP
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.54%) Teradata
6 3 (2.65%) hybris
6 3 (2.65%) Murex
6 3 (2.65%) Splunk
6 3 (2.65%) Sun
6 3 (2.65%) Veritas
7 2 (1.77%) BMC
7 2 (1.77%) Rally
8 1 (0.88%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Lotus
8 1 (0.88%) Tableau
8 1 (0.88%) VMware
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