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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 58 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 100 33 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.09% 1.47% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 2.08% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 18 66
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£320 £384 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.61% +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
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
2299 1585 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.00% 70.48% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1040 1301
Average daily rate £393 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 72 150
Average hourly rate £34.85 £19.30 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.56% -37.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £9.20 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +8 32 £400 - 5
Bristol 0 25 £315 -17.10% 5
Wiltshire +3 19 £314 -33.13% 2
Dorset -2 8 £235 -39.35% 1
Gloucestershire -15 4 £338 - 4
Devon - 4 £310 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 94 (35.34%) Test Scripting
2 93 (34.96%) Security Cleared
3 82 (30.83%) SC Cleared
4 77 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 69 (25.94%) SAP
6 55 (20.68%) ISEB
7 47 (17.67%) Finance
8 46 (17.29%) Test Management
9 38 (14.29%) Project Management
9 38 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 37 (13.91%) ITIL
10 37 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (13.53%) Software Testing
12 34 (12.78%) PRINCE2
12 34 (12.78%) Test Strategy
13 33 (12.41%) Windows
14 29 (10.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (10.15%) Service Delivery
16 27 (10.15%) Windows 7
17 25 (9.40%) Management Information System
18 24 (9.02%) MS Visio
19 23 (8.65%) BDD
20 22 (8.27%) MS Excel
20 22 (8.27%) Automated Testing
21 20 (7.52%) SQL
21 20 (7.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
22 19 (7.14%) UML
22 19 (7.14%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (9.02%) MS Visio
2 22 (8.27%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.89%) MS Office
4 4 (1.50%) MS Project
5 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.63%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.88%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.13%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.13%) assyst
4 2 (0.75%) Summit
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.13%) Internet
2 3 (1.13%) LAN
2 3 (1.13%) WAN
3 2 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.14%) DTS
2 6 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.50%) MySQL
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) QlikView
4 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (6.39%) Selenium
3 13 (4.89%) TestNG
3 13 (4.89%) WebDriver
3 13 (4.89%) Maven
4 10 (3.76%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.38%) JIRA
6 8 (3.01%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.88%) MSTest
8 2 (0.75%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.38%) JUnit
General
1 47 (17.67%) Finance
2 17 (6.39%) Back Office
3 16 (6.02%) Front Office
4 14 (5.26%) Retail
5 12 (4.51%) Banking
6 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.88%) Legal
7 5 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Marketing
9 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (56.02%) Analyst
2 73 (27.44%) Test Analyst
3 71 (26.69%) Business Analyst
4 35 (13.16%) Tester
5 20 (7.52%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (6.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 16 (6.02%) Developer
8 13 (4.89%) Test Manager
8 13 (4.89%) Network Support
8 13 (4.89%) Test Leader
9 11 (4.14%) UAT Tester
10 10 (3.76%) Configuration Analyst
10 10 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.01%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.01%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (3.01%) SAP Business Analyst
13 7 (2.63%) ABAP Developer
13 7 (2.63%) Consultant
13 7 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.38%) HTML
2 8 (3.01%) Web Services
3 6 (2.26%) CSS
4 5 (1.88%) .NET
5 4 (1.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.13%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.13%) XML
7 2 (0.75%) XHTML
7 2 (0.75%) J2EE
7 2 (0.75%) Sass
7 2 (0.75%) jQuery
7 2 (0.75%) Haml
7 2 (0.75%) WinForms
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.75%) JSON
8 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.38%) SOAP
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.02%) Statistics
3 15 (5.64%) CMDB
4 14 (5.26%) GIS
5 11 (4.14%) NHS
6 7 (2.63%) IVR
7 4 (1.50%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.38%) APACS
9 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.38%) DTV
9 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.38%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.41%) Windows
2 27 (10.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.13%) UNIX
4 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.34%) Test Scripting
2 46 (17.29%) Test Management
3 38 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 38 (14.29%) Project Management
4 37 (13.91%) ITIL
5 36 (13.53%) Software Testing
6 34 (12.78%) PRINCE2
6 34 (12.78%) Test Strategy
7 28 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (10.15%) Service Delivery
9 23 (8.65%) BDD
10 22 (8.27%) Automated Testing
11 19 (7.14%) Service Management
11 19 (7.14%) UML
11 19 (7.14%) Asset Management
12 18 (6.77%) Security Testing
13 16 (6.02%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (6.02%) Migration
13 16 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (5.64%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.52%) SQL
2 12 (4.51%) C#
3 7 (2.63%) Java
3 7 (2.63%) PHP
3 7 (2.63%) ABAP
4 6 (2.26%) C
5 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.50%) VBA
6 3 (1.13%) Scala
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.38%) X++
8 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (34.96%) Security Cleared
2 82 (30.83%) SC Cleared
3 55 (20.68%) ISEB
4 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 29 (10.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (7.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (6.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (6.02%) MCP
9 13 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.88%) Degree
11 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.75%) MCSE
12 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.38%) ACCA
13 1 (0.38%) CIMA
13 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.51%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) QA
3 5 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.75%) Basel II
4 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.38%) Basel III
5 1 (0.38%) FATCA
5 1 (0.38%) COREP
5 1 (0.38%) FINREP
System Software
1 15 (5.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 15 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.77%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.63%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
3 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 69 (25.94%) SAP
3 18 (6.77%) HP
4 15 (5.64%) VMware
5 14 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 8 (3.01%) Oracle
7 7 (2.63%) Genesys
7 7 (2.63%) Empirix
7 7 (2.63%) Siemens
7 7 (2.63%) Verint
8 4 (1.50%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.50%) Cisco
9 3 (1.13%) Avaya
9 3 (1.13%) Nortel
10 2 (0.75%) Siebel
10 2 (0.75%) Baan
11 1 (0.38%) Capita
11 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.38%) Citrix
11 1 (0.38%) SunGard
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