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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 55 80 53
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -27
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 99 29 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.12% 1.30% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 1.83% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 16 63
Average daily rate
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£320 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.58
% change year-on-year
+23.94% +0.96%
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
2263 1586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.32% 71.06% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1046 1275
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 154
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.29% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +10 31 £400 -1.23% 7
Bristol +2 26 £315 -17.10% 4
Wiltshire +6 19 £314 -33.13% 2
Dorset 0 8 £235 -41.25%
Gloucestershire -19 4 £338 - 4
Devon - 3 £320 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 100 (35.46%) Security Cleared
2 96 (34.04%) Test Scripting
3 89 (31.56%) SC Cleared
4 83 (29.43%) Microsoft
5 71 (25.18%) SAP
6 57 (20.21%) ISEB
7 50 (17.73%) Finance
8 47 (16.67%) Test Management
9 42 (14.89%) ITIL
10 39 (13.83%) Project Management
10 39 (13.83%) Business Analysis
11 38 (13.48%) ISTQB
11 38 (13.48%) Windows
11 38 (13.48%) Test Strategy
12 37 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
14 35 (12.41%) PRINCE2
15 32 (11.35%) Service Delivery
15 32 (11.35%) Windows 7
16 31 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (10.28%) Management Information System
17 29 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 24 (8.51%) MS Visio
18 24 (8.51%) Automated Testing
19 23 (8.16%) MS Excel
19 23 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 23 (8.16%) BDD
20 22 (7.80%) SQL
20 22 (7.80%) Service Management
21 21 (7.45%) Statistics

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (8.51%) MS Visio
2 23 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.61%) MS Office
4 4 (1.42%) MS Project
5 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.77%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.06%) SAP R/3
3 3 (1.06%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.06%) assyst
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.06%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.71%) Summit
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.48%) IP Telephony
2 6 (2.13%) LAN
2 6 (2.13%) WAN
2 6 (2.13%) SAN
3 3 (1.06%) Intranet
3 3 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) DHCP
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.90%) DTS
2 6 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.42%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) QlikView
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (6.03%) Selenium
3 13 (4.61%) Maven
3 13 (4.61%) WebDriver
3 13 (4.61%) TestNG
4 11 (3.90%) JIRA
5 10 (3.55%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.84%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.77%) MSTest
8 2 (0.71%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.35%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.35%) JUnit
9 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (17.73%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Back Office
3 20 (7.09%) Front Office
4 14 (4.96%) Retail
5 13 (4.61%) Banking
6 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.42%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (53.55%) Analyst
2 73 (25.89%) Test Analyst
3 72 (25.53%) Business Analyst
4 36 (12.77%) Tester
5 20 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (6.03%) Test Leader
8 16 (5.67%) Developer
9 14 (4.96%) Test Manager
10 13 (4.61%) Network Support
11 12 (4.26%) UAT Tester
12 10 (3.55%) Configuration Analyst
12 10 (3.55%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.55%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.84%) SAP Business Analyst
14 8 (2.84%) Network Support Engineer
14 8 (2.84%) UAT Analyst
14 8 (2.84%) Consultant
14 8 (2.84%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.19%) HTML
2 8 (2.84%) Web Services
3 6 (2.13%) CSS
4 5 (1.77%) .NET
5 4 (1.42%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.06%) XML
6 3 (1.06%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.71%) Sass
7 2 (0.71%) jQuery
7 2 (0.71%) Haml
7 2 (0.71%) WinForms
7 2 (0.71%) JSON
7 2 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.71%) XHTML
7 2 (0.71%) J2EE
8 1 (0.35%) XSLT
8 1 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.28%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.45%) Statistics
3 15 (5.32%) CMDB
4 14 (4.96%) GIS
5 11 (3.90%) NHS
6 7 (2.48%) IVR
7 4 (1.42%) Replication
8 2 (0.71%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) DTV
9 1 (0.35%) APACS
9 1 (0.35%) AS400
9 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.48%) Windows
2 32 (11.35%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.06%) UNIX
7 1 (0.35%) Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 47 (16.67%) Test Management
3 42 (14.89%) ITIL
4 39 (13.83%) Project Management
4 39 (13.83%) Business Analysis
5 38 (13.48%) Test Strategy
6 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
7 35 (12.41%) PRINCE2
8 32 (11.35%) Service Delivery
9 31 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 23 (8.16%) BDD
12 22 (7.80%) Service Management
13 20 (7.09%) UML
13 20 (7.09%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (7.09%) Risk Analysis
14 19 (6.74%) Asset Management
15 18 (6.38%) Security Testing
16 17 (6.03%) Migration
17 16 (5.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.80%) SQL
2 12 (4.26%) C#
3 7 (2.48%) Java
3 7 (2.48%) ABAP
3 7 (2.48%) PHP
4 6 (2.13%) C
5 4 (1.42%) VBA
5 4 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.06%) Scala
7 2 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) XQuery
8 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.35%) X++
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (35.46%) Security Cleared
2 89 (31.56%) SC Cleared
3 57 (20.21%) ISEB
4 38 (13.48%) ISTQB
5 29 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 19 (6.74%) MCP
8 18 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.42%) Degree
10 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) MCSE
12 1 (0.35%) CIMA
12 1 (0.35%) ACCA
12 1 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.13%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) Basel II
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.35%) COREP
5 1 (0.35%) FINREP
5 1 (0.35%) FATCA
5 1 (0.35%) Basel III
System Software
1 20 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.48%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 71 (25.18%) SAP
3 20 (7.09%) VMware
4 18 (6.38%) HP
5 14 (4.96%) SolarWinds
6 10 (3.55%) Oracle
7 7 (2.48%) Siemens
7 7 (2.48%) Genesys
7 7 (2.48%) Empirix
7 7 (2.48%) Cisco
7 7 (2.48%) Verint
8 6 (2.13%) Nortel
8 6 (2.13%) Avaya
9 4 (1.42%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.71%) Siebel
10 2 (0.71%) Baan
11 1 (0.35%) Citrix
11 1 (0.35%) SunGard
11 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.35%) Capita
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago