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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 87 93 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 57 56 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.74% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.31% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 69
Average daily rate £365 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol 0 18 £375 +7.14% 5
Somerset +13 15 £475 +23.37% 6
Wiltshire -5 11 £313 -15.25% 3
Gloucestershire +12 8 £400 +6.66% 7
Dorset 0 2 £400 -11.11%
Devon +1 1 £300 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 43 (35.25%) Finance
2 37 (30.33%) Test Scripting
3 31 (25.41%) Security Cleared
4 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (18.85%) QA
6 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
7 17 (13.93%) Banking
7 17 (13.93%) SQL
8 14 (11.48%) Linux
9 12 (9.84%) ITIL
9 12 (9.84%) Integration Testing
10 11 (9.02%) SAP
10 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
10 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.20%) Migration
11 10 (8.20%) ISEB
11 10 (8.20%) Windows
11 10 (8.20%) Scrum
11 10 (8.20%) ISTQB
11 10 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (7.38%) Defect Management
12 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
12 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.56%) HP
13 8 (6.56%) Python
13 8 (6.56%) Java
13 8 (6.56%) Oracle
13 8 (6.56%) Shell Script
13 8 (6.56%) Regression Testing
13 8 (6.56%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.46%) WordPress
3 2 (1.64%) CICS
3 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.82%) CMS
4 1 (0.82%) Drupal
4 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.10%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.46%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (1.64%) Hi Portfolio
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.64%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.82%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.82%) Exstream
6 1 (0.82%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.82%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) SaaS
2 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) HTTP
1 3 (2.46%) Internet
1 3 (2.46%) MQTT
1 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) DB2
3 2 (1.64%) Essbase
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.82%) Big Data
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) JIRA
2 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.92%) HP UFT
3 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
3 5 (4.10%) RSpec
3 5 (4.10%) Selenium
4 3 (2.46%) JDeveloper
4 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.82%) MSTest
5 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.82%) WinRunner
General
1 43 (35.25%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Electronics
3 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.10%) Marketing
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.46%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (41.80%) Analyst
2 30 (24.59%) Test Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Developer
4 12 (9.84%) Test Manager
5 11 (9.02%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Tester
6 10 (8.20%) Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) UAT Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) UAT Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) UAT Test Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Business Test Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) Middleware
2 3 (2.46%) .NET
2 3 (2.46%) HTML
2 3 (2.46%) jQuery
2 3 (2.46%) XSLT
3 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.64%) CSS
3 2 (1.64%) HTML5
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.82%) Lucene
4 1 (0.82%) RESTful
4 1 (0.82%) WCF
4 1 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.82%) XForms
4 1 (0.82%) XSD
4 1 (0.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.46%) User Experience
3 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) Unix
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.33%) Test Scripting
2 26 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.84%) Integration Testing
3 12 (9.84%) ITIL
4 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.20%) Migration
5 10 (8.20%) Scrum
6 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.38%) Defect Management
7 8 (6.56%) Manual Testing
7 8 (6.56%) Programme Management
7 8 (6.56%) Regression Testing
7 8 (6.56%) Test Strategy
8 7 (5.74%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.74%) Workflow
9 6 (4.92%) Change Management
9 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.92%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.92%) Logistics
9 6 (4.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.93%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.56%) Bash Shell
3 8 (6.56%) Java
3 8 (6.56%) Python
3 8 (6.56%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.92%) VB
5 4 (3.28%) XQuery
6 3 (2.46%) C#
6 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.64%) COBOL
7 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (0.82%) ABAP
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (25.41%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.20%) ISEB
3 10 (8.20%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.56%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.85%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) XenApp
2 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.02%) SAP
2 8 (6.56%) HP
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle
3 5 (4.10%) BMC
4 4 (3.28%) Rally
5 3 (2.46%) Citrix
5 3 (2.46%) hybris
5 3 (2.46%) Informatica
5 3 (2.46%) Siebel
5 3 (2.46%) Splunk
5 3 (2.46%) Teradata
6 2 (1.64%) Cognos
6 2 (1.64%) IBM
6 2 (1.64%) Lotus
6 2 (1.64%) Murex
6 2 (1.64%) Thunderhead
6 2 (1.64%) Wyse
7 1 (0.82%) AppSense
7 1 (0.82%) VMware
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