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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 74 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 77 52 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.29% 2.27% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.17% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 31 69
Average daily rate
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£310 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -5.26%
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
2475 1640 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.57% 71.65% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1113 1257
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 85 153
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 -4 20 £325 -16.23% 7
Wiltshire 0 17 £298 -40.50%
Somerset -12 16 £310 -20.00%
Dorset -6 8 £295 -21.33% 5
Devon - 6 £300 -
Gloucestershire -17 4 £314 - 5
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 77 (35.81%) Test Scripting
2 70 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 69 (32.09%) SAP
4 62 (28.84%) Microsoft
5 61 (28.37%) SC Cleared
6 50 (23.26%) ISEB
7 44 (20.47%) Finance
8 37 (17.21%) Test Management
9 34 (15.81%) Business Analysis
10 32 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (14.88%) ISTQB
11 30 (13.95%) Software Testing
11 30 (13.95%) PRINCE2
12 29 (13.49%) ITIL
13 27 (12.56%) Project Management
13 27 (12.56%) Test Strategy
14 26 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (11.16%) Test Planning
16 22 (10.23%) Service Delivery
16 22 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (9.77%) Windows
18 20 (9.30%) MS Visio
19 19 (8.84%) SQL
19 19 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
20 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (8.37%) MS Excel
20 18 (8.37%) Asset Management
21 17 (7.91%) HP
22 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
23 15 (6.98%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.93%) CMS
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) SAS
3 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 18 (8.37%) MS Excel
3 13 (6.05%) MS Office
4 5 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.86%) MS Project
6 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.33%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.40%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.40%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.40%) Agresso
3 3 (1.40%) assyst
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.86%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.40%) DTS
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.40%) MySQL
4 2 (0.93%) QlikView
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.65%) Selenium
3 6 (2.79%) TestNG
3 6 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.79%) Maven
3 6 (2.79%) WebDriver
3 6 (2.79%) SpecFlow
4 5 (2.33%) JIRA
5 3 (1.40%) MSTest
6 2 (0.93%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.47%) JUnit
7 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (20.47%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Retail
3 13 (6.05%) Banking
4 8 (3.72%) Front Office
4 8 (3.72%) Back Office
5 7 (3.26%) Legal
5 7 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.33%) Marketing
8 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Publishing
9 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (59.53%) Analyst
2 66 (30.70%) Business Analyst
3 64 (29.77%) Test Analyst
4 24 (11.16%) Tester
5 20 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (8.37%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (7.91%) Developer
8 12 (5.58%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.65%) Test Manager
10 8 (3.72%) SAP Business Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) UAT Tester
11 7 (3.26%) UAT Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) Business Test Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.26%) ABAP Developer
11 7 (3.26%) SAP Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) UAT Test Analyst
12 6 (2.79%) Configuration Analyst
12 6 (2.79%) Network Support
13 5 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.72%) HTML
1 8 (3.72%) .NET
1 8 (3.72%) Web Services
2 5 (2.33%) CSS
3 4 (1.86%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.86%) XML
4 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.40%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.93%) Sass
5 2 (0.93%) jQuery
5 2 (0.93%) Haml
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.93%) WinForms
5 2 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.93%) XHTML
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) J2EE
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) SOAP
6 1 (0.47%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.98%) CMDB
4 13 (6.05%) GIS
5 8 (3.72%) Statistics
6 5 (2.33%) User Experience
7 4 (1.86%) IVR
8 3 (1.40%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.47%) DTV
10 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.47%) AS400
10 1 (0.47%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.77%) Windows
2 15 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.40%) UNIX
4 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.81%) Test Scripting
2 37 (17.21%) Test Management
3 34 (15.81%) Business Analysis
4 32 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (13.95%) PRINCE2
5 30 (13.95%) Software Testing
6 29 (13.49%) ITIL
7 27 (12.56%) Project Management
7 27 (12.56%) Test Strategy
8 24 (11.16%) Test Planning
9 22 (10.23%) Service Delivery
10 18 (8.37%) Asset Management
11 15 (6.98%) Migration
11 15 (6.98%) UML
11 15 (6.98%) Operations Management
11 15 (6.98%) Capacity Management
11 15 (6.98%) Portfolio Management
11 15 (6.98%) BPMN
12 14 (6.51%) BDD
13 13 (6.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.84%) SQL
2 9 (4.19%) C#
3 7 (3.26%) ABAP
4 6 (2.79%) Java
4 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.33%) C
6 4 (1.86%) PHP
7 2 (0.93%) VBA
7 2 (0.93%) Ruby
7 2 (0.93%) Scala
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) X++
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 61 (28.37%) SC Cleared
3 50 (23.26%) ISEB
4 32 (14.88%) ISTQB
5 22 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (5.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (3.72%) MCP
9 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.26%) Degree
10 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.93%) MCSE
12 1 (0.47%) MCITP
12 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 4 (1.86%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.47%) Basel III
4 1 (0.47%) FATCA
4 1 (0.47%) COREP
4 1 (0.47%) FINREP
System Software
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.86%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (32.09%) SAP
2 62 (28.84%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.91%) HP
4 14 (6.51%) SolarWinds
5 8 (3.72%) Oracle
6 7 (3.26%) VMware
7 4 (1.86%) Verint
7 4 (1.86%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.86%) Genesys
7 4 (1.86%) Empirix
7 4 (1.86%) Siemens
8 2 (0.93%) Siebel
8 2 (0.93%) Open Text
8 2 (0.93%) Baan
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix
9 1 (0.47%) Talend
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco
9 1 (0.47%) Murex
9 1 (0.47%) SunGard
9 1 (0.47%) CODA
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