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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 102 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 47 62 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 2.87% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 4.07% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 61
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£325 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +22.36%
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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
2421 1523 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.72% 70.48% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1007 1162
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 99 146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.51 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -20 14 £325 -16.12% 3
Bristol -19 11 £325 -16.66% 4
Wiltshire -18 7 £313 -26.47%
Dorset -3 5 £295 -9.23% 2
Devon - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire -8 3 £345 -13.75% 3
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 60 (37.97%) Test Scripting
2 41 (25.95%) SAP
3 40 (25.32%) Finance
3 40 (25.32%) Security Cleared
4 33 (20.89%) Microsoft
5 31 (19.62%) SC Cleared
6 30 (18.99%) ISEB
7 28 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (15.82%) Business Analysis
9 24 (15.19%) Test Management
10 22 (13.92%) Software Testing
11 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
12 19 (12.03%) SQL
13 18 (11.39%) Migration
14 17 (10.76%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (10.76%) Test Strategy
14 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (10.13%) Windows
16 15 (9.49%) PRINCE2
16 15 (9.49%) MS Visio
17 14 (8.86%) HP
17 14 (8.86%) ITIL
17 14 (8.86%) MS Office
17 14 (8.86%) Integration Testing
17 14 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
18 13 (8.23%) Banking
19 12 (7.59%) Retail
19 12 (7.59%) Automated Testing
19 12 (7.59%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) SAS
2 1 (0.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) MS Visio
2 14 (8.86%) MS Office
3 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.53%) MS Project
4 4 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) SAP SD
2 5 (3.16%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.90%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.90%) assyst
3 3 (1.90%) Agresso
4 1 (0.63%) Summit
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) DHCP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) DTS
4 2 (1.27%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.70%) SpecFlow
2 9 (5.70%) Selenium
3 5 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.53%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.90%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.27%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.27%) TestNG
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.63%) MSI
7 1 (0.63%) JUnit
7 1 (0.63%) MSTest
7 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.63%) Hudson
7 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (25.32%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Banking
3 12 (7.59%) Retail
4 6 (3.80%) Legal
5 5 (3.16%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.16%) Marketing
5 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (56.96%) Analyst
2 51 (32.28%) Test Analyst
3 39 (24.68%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.13%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (10.13%) Tester
4 16 (10.13%) Developer
5 14 (8.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (6.96%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.06%) SAP Business Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) ABAP Developer
8 7 (4.43%) SAP Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Test Leader
9 6 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.80%) UAT Tester
9 6 (3.80%) UAT Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Configuration Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) UAT Test Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (1.90%) Contracts Manager
11 3 (1.90%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) HTML
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.80%) Gherkin
2 6 (3.80%) Web Services
3 5 (3.16%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.53%) XML
4 4 (2.53%) CSS
5 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.90%) SOAP
6 2 (1.27%) Sass
6 2 (1.27%) Haml
6 2 (1.27%) XHTML
6 2 (1.27%) jQuery
6 2 (1.27%) JSON
6 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.27%) WinForms
7 1 (0.63%) MDX
7 1 (0.63%) Middleware
7 1 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.16%) User Experience
4 4 (2.53%) IVR
5 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.27%) NHS
5 2 (1.27%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.27%) Statistics
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.63%) DTV
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.13%) Windows
2 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.53%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) UNIX
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) Test Scripting
2 28 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.82%) Business Analysis
4 24 (15.19%) Test Management
5 22 (13.92%) Software Testing
6 18 (11.39%) Migration
7 17 (10.76%) Test Strategy
8 15 (9.49%) PRINCE2
9 14 (8.86%) ITIL
9 14 (8.86%) Integration Testing
10 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.59%) Automated Testing
11 12 (7.59%) Scrum
11 12 (7.59%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.59%) BDD
12 11 (6.96%) Project Management
12 11 (6.96%) System Testing
13 10 (6.33%) BPMN
13 10 (6.33%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.03%) SQL
2 8 (5.06%) C#
3 7 (4.43%) ABAP
4 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.53%) Java
6 3 (1.90%) PHP
7 2 (1.27%) Scala
7 2 (1.27%) C
7 2 (1.27%) VBA
7 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.63%) X++
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 40 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.62%) SC Cleared
3 30 (18.99%) ISEB
4 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
5 11 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.80%) Degree
7 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.63%) Basel III
4 1 (0.63%) FATCA
4 1 (0.63%) COREP
4 1 (0.63%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.63%) XenServer
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (10.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.53%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.27%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (25.95%) SAP
2 33 (20.89%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.86%) HP
4 4 (2.53%) Verint
4 4 (2.53%) Genesys
4 4 (2.53%) Empirix
4 4 (2.53%) Siemens
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (1.27%) Open Text
6 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Murex
6 1 (0.63%) SunGard
6 1 (0.63%) CODA
6 1 (0.63%) Talend
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