The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 31 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 201 54 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.07% 2.32% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.01% 3.31% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 38 99
Average daily rate £315 £319 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Somerset +37 85 £325 - 25
Wiltshire +7 34 £275 -15.05% 1
Bristol -9 29 £330 +10.00% 8
Dorset +4 24 £250 -25.92% 2
Gloucestershire +6 4 £378 -34.34% 1
Devon -6 1 £300 -16.66% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 79 (28.01%) SC Cleared
3 75 (26.60%) Microsoft
4 69 (24.47%) Test Scripting
5 52 (18.44%) Test Strategy
6 48 (17.02%) Finance
7 47 (16.67%) ISEB
8 42 (14.89%) Windows
8 42 (14.89%) Test Management
9 41 (14.54%) Project Management
10 38 (13.48%) SAP
11 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
11 36 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (12.77%) Windows 7
12 32 (11.35%) ITIL
13 31 (10.99%) PRINCE2
14 30 (10.64%) SQL
15 29 (10.28%) Migration
16 27 (9.57%) Service Delivery
16 27 (9.57%) Management Information System
17 26 (9.22%) NHS
17 26 (9.22%) DTS
17 26 (9.22%) ISTQB
17 26 (9.22%) Software Deployment
18 24 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (8.16%) Data Modelling
19 23 (8.16%) UML
19 23 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 22 (7.80%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.06%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.48%) Agresso
3 4 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.06%) Summit
4 3 (1.06%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.35%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.84%) LAN
1 8 (2.84%) WAN
2 5 (1.77%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.42%) SAN
4 3 (1.06%) Intranet
5 1 (0.35%) RTP
5 1 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.22%) DTS
2 9 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.32%) WebDriver
2 15 (5.32%) Selenium
3 9 (3.19%) JIRA
3 9 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.84%) Maven
4 8 (2.84%) TestNG
5 4 (1.42%) JDeveloper
5 4 (1.42%) MSI
5 4 (1.42%) MSTest
5 4 (1.42%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.71%) Toad
7 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.35%) LSMW
8 1 (0.35%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 48 (17.02%) Finance
2 19 (6.74%) Front Office
2 19 (6.74%) Back Office
3 12 (4.26%) Banking
4 10 (3.55%) Retail
5 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 130 (46.10%) Analyst
2 49 (17.38%) Business Analyst
3 46 (16.31%) Test Analyst
4 30 (10.64%) Tester
5 21 (7.45%) Test Manager
6 20 (7.09%) Test Leader
7 19 (6.74%) Configuration Analyst
8 16 (5.67%) Consultant
9 13 (4.61%) Network Support
10 12 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) UAT Tester
12 9 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.84%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.84%) Developer
13 8 (2.84%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (2.84%) UAT Analyst
13 8 (2.84%) Product Specialist
14 7 (2.48%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.90%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.13%) .NET
3 5 (1.77%) Web Services
4 4 (1.42%) HTML
4 4 (1.42%) CSS
4 4 (1.42%) XSLT
4 4 (1.42%) MDX
4 4 (1.42%) WebCenter
5 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.35%) BAPI
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.35%) WCF
7 1 (0.35%) Middleware
7 1 (0.35%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.57%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.22%) NHS
3 20 (7.09%) Statistics
4 13 (4.61%) GIS
5 11 (3.90%) CMDB
6 8 (2.84%) Replication
7 5 (1.77%) IVR
8 4 (1.42%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.35%) APACS
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.89%) Windows
2 36 (12.77%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.61%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.13%) Linux
6 4 (1.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.47%) Test Scripting
2 52 (18.44%) Test Strategy
3 42 (14.89%) Test Management
4 41 (14.54%) Project Management
5 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
6 32 (11.35%) ITIL
7 31 (10.99%) PRINCE2
8 29 (10.28%) Migration
9 27 (9.57%) Service Delivery
10 26 (9.22%) Software Deployment
11 24 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (8.16%) Data Modelling
12 23 (8.16%) UML
13 22 (7.80%) Automated Testing
14 21 (7.45%) Use Case
14 21 (7.45%) Workflow
15 18 (6.38%) Risk Analysis
15 18 (6.38%) System Testing
15 18 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.64%) SQL
2 13 (4.61%) C#
3 6 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.77%) PHP
5 4 (1.42%) XQuery
5 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.42%) VBA
6 3 (1.06%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
6 3 (1.06%) C
6 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.71%) Korn
7 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) Scala
8 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 85 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 79 (28.01%) SC Cleared
3 47 (16.67%) ISEB
4 26 (9.22%) ISTQB
5 23 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (6.03%) MCP
7 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.84%) Degree
9 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.06%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) ACCA
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.35%) MBA
12 1 (0.35%) CIMA
12 1 (0.35%) OCP
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.74%) QA
2 11 (3.90%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) Basel II
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) GxP
System Software
1 19 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (3.19%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.77%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (1.42%) SCCM
3 4 (1.42%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (26.60%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.48%) SAP
3 19 (6.74%) VMware
4 13 (4.61%) Oracle
5 10 (3.55%) SolarWinds
5 10 (3.55%) HP
6 8 (2.84%) Nortel
6 8 (2.84%) Cisco
6 8 (2.84%) Avaya
7 5 (1.77%) Verint
7 5 (1.77%) Siemens
7 5 (1.77%) Genesys
7 5 (1.77%) Empirix
8 3 (1.06%) Talend
8 3 (1.06%) Capita
9 2 (0.71%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.71%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.35%) CODA
10 1 (0.35%) Baan
10 1 (0.35%) JD Edwards
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