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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 65 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 86 41 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.58% 1.83% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 2.58% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 26 72
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.22% +12.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
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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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 19 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
Somerset -8 22 £325 -18.75% 1
Wiltshire +7 20 £305 -39.00% 1
Bristol -1 18 £325 -16.23% 4
Dorset 0 8 £290 -25.16% 2
Devon - 6 £300 -
Gloucestershire -14 3 £314 - 2
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 79 (32.92%) Test Scripting
1 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
2 71 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 70 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 69 (28.75%) SAP
5 51 (21.25%) ISEB
6 47 (19.58%) Finance
7 38 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (15.83%) Business Analysis
7 38 (15.83%) Test Management
8 37 (15.42%) ITIL
9 35 (14.58%) ISTQB
10 34 (14.17%) Project Management
11 32 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 31 (12.92%) PRINCE2
13 30 (12.50%) Windows
13 30 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (11.25%) Test Strategy
14 27 (11.25%) Service Delivery
15 25 (10.42%) Management Information System
15 25 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (10.00%) Windows 7
17 22 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (9.17%) Test Planning
18 21 (8.75%) SQL
18 21 (8.75%) MS Visio
19 20 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 19 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
20 19 (7.92%) Asset Management
20 19 (7.92%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.42%) SAS
3 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (8.75%) MS Visio
2 17 (7.08%) MS Excel
3 13 (5.42%) MS Office
4 4 (1.67%) MS Project
5 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.42%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.92%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.08%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.25%) SAP PM
3 3 (1.25%) assyst
3 3 (1.25%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.83%) Agresso
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.08%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.25%) Internet
3 2 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.92%) SQL Server
1 7 (2.92%) DTS
2 6 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.25%) MySQL
3 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.83%) QlikView
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.17%) Selenium
3 8 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 6 (2.50%) TestNG
4 6 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (2.50%) Maven
5 5 (2.08%) JIRA
5 5 (2.08%) MSTest
6 2 (0.83%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.42%) JUnit
7 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (19.58%) Finance
2 16 (6.67%) Front Office
2 16 (6.67%) Back Office
2 16 (6.67%) Retail
3 12 (5.00%) Banking
4 7 (2.92%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.92%) Legal
5 6 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.08%) Marketing
6 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Publishing
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (57.92%) Analyst
2 71 (29.58%) Business Analyst
3 67 (27.92%) Test Analyst
4 23 (9.58%) Tester
5 20 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (7.08%) Developer
8 13 (5.42%) Network Support
9 11 (4.58%) Test Leader
10 10 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.17%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.33%) UAT Test Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (3.33%) Configuration Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) SAP Business Analyst
13 7 (2.92%) ABAP Developer
13 7 (2.92%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.75%) HTML
2 8 (3.33%) Web Services
3 6 (2.50%) .NET
3 6 (2.50%) CSS
4 4 (1.67%) XML
4 4 (1.67%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.83%) Sass
6 2 (0.83%) Haml
6 2 (0.83%) XHTML
6 2 (0.83%) jQuery
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.83%) JSON
6 2 (0.83%) WinForms
7 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.42%) MDX
7 1 (0.42%) J2EE
7 1 (0.42%) SOAP
7 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.67%) Statistics
4 15 (6.25%) CMDB
5 13 (5.42%) GIS
6 8 (3.33%) User Experience
7 7 (2.92%) NHS
8 5 (2.08%) IVR
9 2 (0.83%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.42%) APACS
10 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.42%) AS400
10 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.42%) DTV
10 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.50%) Windows
2 24 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.25%) UNIX
4 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (32.92%) Test Scripting
2 38 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.83%) Business Analysis
2 38 (15.83%) Test Management
3 37 (15.42%) ITIL
4 34 (14.17%) Project Management
5 32 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 31 (12.92%) PRINCE2
7 27 (11.25%) Test Strategy
7 27 (11.25%) Service Delivery
8 22 (9.17%) Test Planning
9 19 (7.92%) Asset Management
9 19 (7.92%) Service Management
10 18 (7.50%) BDD
11 16 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
11 16 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
12 15 (6.25%) Capacity Management
12 15 (6.25%) BPMN
12 15 (6.25%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.75%) SQL
2 13 (5.42%) C#
3 7 (2.92%) ABAP
4 6 (2.50%) Java
4 6 (2.50%) C
4 6 (2.50%) PHP
5 4 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.83%) Scala
6 2 (0.83%) VBA
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) X++
7 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
2 71 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 51 (21.25%) ISEB
4 35 (14.58%) ISTQB
5 25 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (6.67%) MCP
8 14 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.92%) Degree
11 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.83%) MCSE
13 1 (0.42%) MCITP
13 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) SLA
2 6 (2.50%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.42%) COREP
4 1 (0.42%) FINREP
4 1 (0.42%) Basel III
4 1 (0.42%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.42%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 69 (28.75%) SAP
3 18 (7.50%) HP
4 15 (6.25%) VMware
5 14 (5.83%) SolarWinds
6 8 (3.33%) Oracle
7 5 (2.08%) Siemens
7 5 (2.08%) Genesys
7 5 (2.08%) Empirix
7 5 (2.08%) Verint
8 4 (1.67%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.83%) Baan
9 2 (0.83%) Siebel
10 1 (0.42%) Capita
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix
10 1 (0.42%) Murex
10 1 (0.42%) SunGard
10 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.42%) CODA
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