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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 62 65 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.26% 2.06% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.56% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 43
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £296 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.22 £30.91 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-21.65% +128.96%
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
2160 2539 2557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.66% 80.50% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1772 1735
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 108 124
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Gloucestershire +19 19 £390 -2.50% 2
Bristol +2 19 £338 -3.57% 2
Wiltshire -7 13 £350 +7.69% 1
Somerset +18 7 £225 -35.71%
Dorset -1 2 £325 - 2
Devon +2 1 £300 +14.28% 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 73 (52.90%) Finance
2 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting
3 30 (21.74%) Banking
4 25 (18.12%) SQL
4 25 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.49%) Retail
6 19 (13.77%) Migration
6 19 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (13.04%) SAP
8 17 (12.32%) Retail Banking
9 16 (11.59%) Regression Testing
9 16 (11.59%) Defect Management
10 15 (10.87%) Oracle
10 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
12 12 (8.70%) JIRA
12 12 (8.70%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (7.97%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (7.97%) Scrum
13 11 (7.97%) Programme Management
13 11 (7.97%) SAS
14 10 (7.25%) HP
14 10 (7.25%) Data Protection
14 10 (7.25%) QA
15 9 (6.52%) Automated Testing
15 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
15 9 (6.52%) XML
16 8 (5.80%) .NET

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 11 (7.97%) SAS
2 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.45%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (5.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle iProcurement
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (3.62%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.62%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.45%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SNMP
1 3 (2.17%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.45%) ATM
2 2 (1.45%) BGP
2 2 (1.45%) Firewall
2 2 (1.45%) HSRP
2 2 (1.45%) MPLS
2 2 (1.45%) OSPF
2 2 (1.45%) PPP
2 2 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (0.72%) 3G
3 1 (0.72%) 4G
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) Base SAS
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (2.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.45%) QlikView
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.72%) MS Access
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) JIRA
2 6 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.45%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.45%) Toad
3 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (52.90%) Finance
2 30 (21.74%) Banking
3 20 (14.49%) Retail
4 17 (12.32%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.07%) Electronics
6 7 (5.07%) General Ledger
6 7 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.07%) Marketing
7 3 (2.17%) Law
8 2 (1.45%) Back Office
8 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.45%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Billing
9 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (44.93%) Analyst
2 30 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.29%) Test Manager
4 13 (9.42%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 11 (7.97%) Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Consultant
7 10 (7.25%) UAT Manager
8 9 (6.52%) Finance Manager
9 8 (5.80%) Banking Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Functional Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Tester
9 8 (5.80%) UAT Test Manager
10 6 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) UAT Lead
10 6 (4.35%) UAT Test Lead
11 5 (3.62%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) XML
2 8 (5.80%) .NET
3 2 (1.45%) J2EE
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.17%) iPad
4 2 (1.45%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.72%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) RIA
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.07%) Windows
2 3 (2.17%) Solaris
3 2 (1.45%) Linux
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.72%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting
2 25 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.77%) Migration
3 19 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (11.59%) Defect Management
4 16 (11.59%) Regression Testing
5 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 12 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (7.97%) Programme Management
7 11 (7.97%) Scrum
8 10 (7.25%) Data Protection
9 9 (6.52%) Automated Testing
10 8 (5.80%) Test Management
10 8 (5.80%) Test Strategy
11 7 (5.07%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.07%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (4.35%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.12%) SQL
2 5 (3.62%) C#
3 3 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.45%) Java
4 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.45%) VBA
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.17%) ISEB
4 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) SAP
2 15 (10.87%) Oracle
3 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.25%) HP
5 3 (2.17%) Lotus
5 3 (2.17%) Murex
5 3 (2.17%) Sun
5 3 (2.17%) Veritas
6 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.45%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.72%) Anaplan
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) BMC
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.72%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.72%) hybris
7 1 (0.72%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.72%) Reuters
7 1 (0.72%) Talend
7 1 (0.72%) Teradata
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