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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 73 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 74 69 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.43% 2.15% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.78% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 90
Median daily rate £350 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £277 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £411 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -8.69%
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
2362 2478 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.67% 77.32% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1661 1530
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 111 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.63 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -10 24 £340 +4.61% 10
Dorset +8 15 £303 +51.25%
Wiltshire 0 13 £435 +35.30% 2
Gloucestershire +6 11 £350 +16.66% 4
Somerset +9 6 £213 -38.58%
Devon +9 3 £350 +12.00%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 55 (43.31%) Finance
2 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
3 22 (17.32%) Banking
3 22 (17.32%) SQL
4 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (13.39%) SAP
6 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (12.60%) Programme Management
6 16 (12.60%) Functional Testing
7 14 (11.02%) Retail
7 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
7 14 (11.02%) Oracle
8 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
9 12 (9.45%) JIRA
9 12 (9.45%) Windows
9 12 (9.45%) Migration
9 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
10 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (8.66%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (8.66%) Regression Testing
10 11 (8.66%) HP
11 10 (7.87%) Electronics
11 10 (7.87%) Manufacturing
11 10 (7.87%) QA
11 10 (7.87%) Marketing
11 10 (7.87%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (7.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (7.87%) Defect Management
12 9 (7.09%) Retail Banking

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 6 (4.72%) CICS
2 5 (3.94%) SAS
3 3 (2.36%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.57%) MS Office
4 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle iProcurement
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.36%) SAP PS
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.57%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.57%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.57%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.36%) HTTP
3 3 (2.36%) MQTT
3 3 (2.36%) SNMP
4 2 (1.57%) Skype
5 1 (0.79%) 3G
5 1 (0.79%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) DB2
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Discoverer
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.36%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.57%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) JIRA
2 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.57%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.79%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) PVCS
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.79%) TestLink
4 1 (0.79%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.79%) VisualAge
4 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (43.31%) Finance
2 22 (17.32%) Banking
3 14 (11.02%) Retail
4 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (7.87%) Electronics
5 10 (7.87%) Manufacturing
5 10 (7.87%) Marketing
6 9 (7.09%) Retail Banking
7 6 (4.72%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.57%) Back Office
8 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (44.09%) Analyst
2 29 (22.83%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) Test Manager
4 16 (12.60%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Developer
5 12 (9.45%) UAT Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Test Leader
6 11 (8.66%) Tester
7 9 (7.09%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) UAT Test Manager
9 7 (5.51%) Functional Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) UAT Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) UAT Test Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) Banking Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) COBOL Developer
10 6 (4.72%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) DB2 Developer
11 5 (3.94%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) .NET
2 5 (3.94%) XML
3 3 (2.36%) SOAP
4 2 (1.57%) HTML
4 2 (1.57%) Itk
4 2 (1.57%) jQuery
5 1 (0.79%) Ajax
5 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) HTML5
5 1 (0.79%) Lucene
5 1 (0.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) RESTful
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) XForms
5 1 (0.79%) XSD
5 1 (0.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Mainframe
2 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.15%) iPad
3 4 (3.15%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.57%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) NHS
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.45%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) zOS
4 3 (2.36%) Solaris
5 2 (1.57%) Unix
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) AIX
6 1 (0.79%) Android
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.47%) Test Scripting
2 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (12.60%) Functional Testing
3 16 (12.60%) Programme Management
3 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.45%) Migration
6 11 (8.66%) Regression Testing
6 11 (8.66%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (7.87%) Defect Management
7 10 (7.87%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (6.30%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.30%) Test Management
8 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
9 7 (5.51%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.51%) Change Management
9 7 (5.51%) Test Strategy
9 7 (5.51%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.72%) Cash Management
10 6 (4.72%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.32%) SQL
2 6 (4.72%) COBOL
3 4 (3.15%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.57%) VB
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.79%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.79%) VB6
5 1 (0.79%) VBA
5 1 (0.79%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) XPath
5 1 (0.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.51%) ISEB
5 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.36%) Degree
7 2 (1.57%) ACCA
7 2 (1.57%) CIMA
8 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.36%) SCOM
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.79%) Kibana
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) SAP
2 14 (11.02%) Oracle
3 11 (8.66%) HP
4 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.36%) hybris
5 3 (2.36%) Lotus
5 3 (2.36%) Murex
5 3 (2.36%) Splunk
5 3 (2.36%) Sun
5 3 (2.36%) Veritas
6 2 (1.57%) Anaplan
6 2 (1.57%) BMC
6 2 (1.57%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.57%) Rally
6 2 (1.57%) Teradata
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Tableau
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
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