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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 93 86 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -59
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 49 55 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.80% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.31% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 161
Median daily rate £384 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% +22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £514 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.90 £21.94
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -13.84%
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
2280 2383 2562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.38% 78.03% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1535 1604
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 95 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 May 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 May 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 -6 18 £407 +6.97% 1
Gloucestershire +12 10 £363 +20.83% 1
Wiltshire +5 10 £375 -8.80% 2
Dorset -8 6 £400 -17.94% 2
Somerset +7 2 £491 +10.39% 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 42 (39.62%) Finance
2 31 (29.25%) Test Scripting
3 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.75%) SQL
5 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.21%) QA
8 13 (12.26%) Banking
8 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.32%) SAP
9 12 (11.32%) Linux
9 12 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
10 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.38%) Programme Management
10 11 (10.38%) Defect Management
11 10 (9.43%) ISEB
12 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (7.55%) Windows
13 8 (7.55%) DB2
13 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
13 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
14 7 (6.60%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (6.60%) Marketing
14 7 (6.60%) JIRA
14 7 (6.60%) Logistics
14 7 (6.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (6.60%) COBOL
14 7 (6.60%) Java
14 7 (6.60%) Python

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 (6.60%) CICS
2 3 (2.83%) WordPress
3 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.89%) SAS
3 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) Drupal
4 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.89%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.94%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.94%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) MQTT
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) DB2
2 6 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) JIRA
2 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.77%) HP UFT
2 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.77%) Selenium
3 3 (2.83%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.83%) RSpec
4 2 (1.89%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.94%) TestLink
5 1 (0.94%) VisualAge
General
1 42 (39.62%) Finance
2 13 (12.26%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Electronics
3 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.60%) Marketing
3 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.66%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Analyst
2 26 (24.53%) Test Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Test Manager
5 11 (10.38%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) Tester
6 8 (7.55%) UAT Manager
7 7 (6.60%) COBOL Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) DB2 Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.66%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Business Test Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (3.77%) UAT Tester
11 3 (2.83%) Banking Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) XML
3 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.89%) HTML
3 2 (1.89%) Itk
3 2 (1.89%) SOAP
3 2 (1.89%) XForms
3 2 (1.89%) XSD
3 2 (1.89%) XSL
4 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.94%) CSS
4 1 (0.94%) HTML5
4 1 (0.94%) jQuery
4 1 (0.94%) Lucene
4 1 (0.94%) RESTful
4 1 (0.94%) WCF
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Mainframe
1 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) NHS
4 2 (1.89%) Replication
4 2 (1.89%) User Experience
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.32%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Windows
3 7 (6.60%) zOS
4 4 (3.77%) Unix
5 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) Test Scripting
2 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.38%) Defect Management
4 11 (10.38%) Programme Management
5 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.60%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (6.60%) Functional Testing
7 7 (6.60%) Logistics
7 7 (6.60%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (6.60%) Test Strategy
8 6 (5.66%) Change Management
8 6 (5.66%) ITIL
8 6 (5.66%) Migration
8 6 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Software Testing
8 6 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (4.72%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) COBOL
2 7 (6.60%) Java
2 7 (6.60%) Python
3 6 (5.66%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.77%) C#
5 4 (3.77%) VB
6 2 (1.89%) XPath
6 2 (1.89%) XQuery
7 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.43%) ISEB
5 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.83%) Degree
8 2 (1.89%) ACCA
8 2 (1.89%) CIMA
9 1 (0.94%) CCNA
9 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.21%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) HL7
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.94%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) SAP
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) HP
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) Rally
4 4 (3.77%) Teradata
5 3 (2.83%) hybris
5 3 (2.83%) Splunk
6 2 (1.89%) Lotus
6 2 (1.89%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.94%) BMC
7 1 (0.94%) EMC
7 1 (0.94%) Murex
7 1 (0.94%) Tableau
7 1 (0.94%) VMware
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