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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 84 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +17
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 56 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 3.47% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 4.83% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 62 47
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£363 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
Bristol +1 20 £350 -7.28% 7
Wiltshire -23 11 £390 +116.66% 2
Gloucestershire -13 7 £375 - 1
Dorset -17 6 £450 +44.00% 1
Somerset -12 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Devon - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
3 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 22 (21.57%) ISEB
5 20 (19.61%) Test Management
5 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 17 (16.67%) QA
7 14 (13.73%) Integration Testing
7 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
7 14 (13.73%) SQL
8 13 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (12.75%) Test Strategy
9 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 12 (11.76%) Windows
9 12 (11.76%) CRM
9 12 (11.76%) Project Management
9 12 (11.76%) Migration
9 12 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 11 (10.78%) SAP
10 11 (10.78%) System Testing
11 10 (9.80%) JIRA
11 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Legal
11 10 (9.80%) Scrum
12 9 (8.82%) Banking
12 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.82%) MS Office
12 9 (8.82%) Marketing
12 9 (8.82%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.96%) Lync
2 2 (1.96%) SAS
2 2 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Office
2 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Agresso
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.98%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.98%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.98%) Findur
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.98%) DB2
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.98%) DataStage
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.98%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.98%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) JIRA
2 7 (6.86%) Selenium
3 6 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.94%) Maven
6 2 (1.96%) MSI
6 2 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.98%) JMeter
7 1 (0.98%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.98%) Hudson
7 1 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Legal
3 9 (8.82%) Banking
3 9 (8.82%) Marketing
4 7 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Electronics
6 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Analyst
2 31 (30.39%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.59%) Business Analyst
4 19 (18.63%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Tester
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.92%) UAT Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 2 (1.96%) SAP Manager
11 2 (1.96%) UAT Tester
11 2 (1.96%) UAT Test Manager
11 2 (1.96%) Programme Test Manager
11 2 (1.96%) CRM Manager
11 2 (1.96%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) Web Services
4 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.92%) XML
4 4 (3.92%) CSS
5 3 (2.94%) SOAP
5 3 (2.94%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.96%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.96%) WCF
7 1 (0.98%) Middleware
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.98%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 6 (5.88%) User Experience
2 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.96%) DTV
4 2 (1.96%) Replication
4 2 (1.96%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.98%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.98%) Equities
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.98%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (3.92%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) CentOS
3 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) UNIX
5 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
2 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.61%) Test Management
3 20 (19.61%) Software Testing
4 14 (13.73%) Integration Testing
5 13 (12.75%) Test Strategy
6 12 (11.76%) CRM
6 12 (11.76%) Project Management
6 12 (11.76%) Migration
6 12 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 11 (10.78%) System Testing
8 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
8 10 (9.80%) Scrum
9 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.82%) Test Planning
10 8 (7.84%) Use Case
10 8 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.84%) User Stories
10 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) SQL
2 7 (6.86%) C#
3 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.92%) Python
3 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.94%) Java
4 3 (2.94%) Ruby
5 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.96%) VBScript
6 1 (0.98%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.98%) VBA
6 1 (0.98%) COBOL
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) ISEB
2 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.84%) Degree
4 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.98%) OCA
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.98%) PMP
7 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) COREP
2 1 (0.98%) FINREP
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Basel III
2 1 (0.98%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) vCloud
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.94%) Puppet
3 3 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) SAP
3 4 (3.92%) VMware
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (1.96%) Murex
4 2 (1.96%) Citrix
4 2 (1.96%) Open Text
4 2 (1.96%) Dell
5 1 (0.98%) Teradata
5 1 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.98%) NetApp
5 1 (0.98%) CODA
5 1 (0.98%) Talend
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